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measure

Several words are translated as “measure” in the King James Version:

  1. Those which are indefinite.

    1. Hok, Isaiah 5:14, elsewhere “statute.”
    2. Mad, Job 11:9; Jeremiah 13:25, elsewhere “garment.”
    3. Middah, the word most frequently thus translated, Exodus 26:2, 8, etc.
    4. Mesurah, Leviticus 19:35; 1 Chronicles 23:29.
    5. Mishpat, Jeremiah 30:11, elsewhere “judgment.”
    6. Mithkoneth and token, Ezek. 45:11.
    7. In New Testament metron, the usual Greek word thus translated (Matthew 7:2; 23:32; Mark 4:24).
  2. Those which are definite.

    1. 'Eyphah, Deuteronomy 25:14-15, usually “ephah.”
    2. Ammah, Jeremiah 51:13, usually “cubit.”
    3. Kor, 1 Kings 4:22, elsewhere “cor;” Greek koros, Luke 16:7.
    4. Seah, Genesis 18:6; 1 Samuel 25:18, a seah; Greek saton, Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:21.
    5. Shalish, “a great measure,” Isaiah 40:12; literally a third, i.e., of an ephah.
    6. In New Testament batos, Luke 16:6, the Hebrew “bath;” and choinix, Rev. 6:6, the choenix, equal in dry commodities to one-eighth of a modius.
Author: Matthew G. Easton.

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