Treasury of Scripture
Then said they to him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.
Matthew 26:73 And after a while came to him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely you also are one of them; for your speech denudes you.
Mark 14:70 And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely you are one of them: for you are a Galilaean...
Shibboleth. which signifieth a stream, or flood
Psalm 69:2,15 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me...
Isaiah 27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river to the stream of Egypt...
Shibboleth. also means an ear of corn
Job 24:24 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other...
and sibboleth signifies a burden.
Exodus 6:6 Why say to the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians...
and a heavy burden they were obliged to bear who could not pronounce this test letter. It is well known that several nations cannot pronounce certain letters. The sound of th cannot be pronounced by the Persians, no more than by some of our Continental neighbours; though it is a common sound among the Arabians. To this day, many of the German Jews cannot articulate th, for which they substitute ss; thus for baith, a house, they say baiss. there fell.
Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
Ecclesiastes 10:12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation...
Galatians 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not consumed one of another.
forty. Arbaim ooshenayim Aleph. `forty and two thousand.' and many mean simple addition; and this number may denote
2040 and not
42,000. At the last census of the Israelites
Numbers 26:37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred...
the whole tribe of Ephraim only amounted to
32,500 compared with which this last number appears far too great.
Strong's ConcordanceThen said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce [it] right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.
Topical BibleAble Chiefs Correctly Couldn't Crossing-places Death Ephraim Ephraimites E'phraimites Fall Fell Fords Forty Forty-two Frame Hold Jordan Killed Laid Manage Passages Prepared Pronounce Say'shibboleth Seize Seized Shibboleth Sibboleth Slaughter Slew Speak Thousand Thus
Judges Chapter 12 Verse 6
Alphabetical: All and at because But correctly could Ephraim Ephraimites fell for fords Forty-two he him If it Jordan killed not now of pronounce right said say seized Shibboleth Sibboleth slew that the then there they thousand Thus time to were word would
OT History: Judges 12:6 Then said they to him Say now (Jd Judg. Jdg)