Near, Nigh


ner, ni (chiefly qarobh, "to draw near," qarabh; eggus):

Used of proximity in place (Genesis 19:20; 45:10; Exodus 13:17; Psalms 22:11; John 3:23, etc.), time (Jeremiah 48:16; Ezekiel 7:7; 30:3; Mark 13:28), or kinship (Leviticus 21:2; Ruth 3:12), but also employed of moral nearness. Yahweh is "nigh" to them that are of a broken heart (Psalms 34:18). God draws nigh to His people, and they to Him (James 4:8). The antithesis is God's "farness" from the wicked.

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