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choler in the King James Version

This old English word means rage, anger, irascibility, or disposed to be irritated. It appears only twice in the KJV.

Daniel 8 vision

And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand. —Daniel 8:7 KJV


…he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram… —Daniel 8:7 NKJV excerpt

…he was enraged at him; and he struck the ram… —Daniel 8:7 NASB excerpt

…he was enraged against him and struck the ram… —Daniel 8:7 ESV excerpt

Daniel 11 vision

And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand. —Daniel 11:11 KJV

…moved with rage… —Daniel 11:11 NKJV excerpt

…enraged… —Daniel 11:11 NASB excerpt

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