Wax [N]

Made by melting the combs of bees. Mentioned ( Psalms 22:14 ; 68:2 ; 97:5 ; Micah 1:4 ) in illustration.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Wax". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


To grow; become; advance.

Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which WAX not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. ( Luke 12:33 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Wax'". A King James Dictionary.



(1) Noun (donagh):

Used only in a simile of melting (Psalms 22:14; 68:2; 97:5; Micah 1:4).


(2) A now archaic verb, meaning "to grow," used freely in English Versions of the Bible as a translation of various terms in Greek and Hebrew. The past participle in the King James Version and the English Revised Version is "waxen," except in Genesis 18:12. There (and throughout in the American Standard Revised Version) the form is "waxed."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'WAX'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.