Conception; Conceive


kon-sep'-shun, kon-sev' (harah, and derivatives; sullambano):

Physically, the beginning of a new life in the womb of a mother, "to catch on," used thus some forty times, as in Genesis 3:16; 4:1; Psalms 51:5. Metaphorically, applied to the start and growth within the heart, of thought, purpose, desire, e.g. "conceive mischief" (Job 15:35; Psalms 7:14), "conceive chaff" (Isaiah 33:11). This figure is carried out in details in James 1:15: "Lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin."

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