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Wild (147 Occurrences)

Matthew 3:4 Now John himself wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 6:28 And why be anxious about clothing? Learn a lesson from the wild lilies. Watch their growth. They neither toil nor spin, (WEY)

Matthew 6:30 And if God so clothes the wild herbage which to-day flourishes and to-morrow is thrown into the oven, is it not much more certain that He will clothe you, you men of little faith? (WEY)

Mark 1:6 John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 1:13 He was there in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals; and the angels were serving him. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 15:13 Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living. (See NIV)

Acts 10:12 in which were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, reptiles, and birds of the sky. (WEB KJV WBS YLT)

Acts 11:6 When I had looked intently at it, I considered, and saw the four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Acts 26:11 In all the synagogues also I punished them many a time, and tried to make them blaspheme; and in my wild fury I chased them even to foreign towns. (WEY)

Romans 11:17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree; (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 11:24 For if you were cut out of that which is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more will these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:32 If from merely human motives I have fought with wild beasts in Ephesus, what profit is it to me? If the dead do not rise, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we are to die. (WEY YLT NAS NIV)

Titus 1:6 wherever there is a man of blameless life, true to his one wife, having children who are themselves believers and are free from every reproach of profligacy or of stubborn self-will. (See NIV)

Titus 1:12 One of themselves, a prophet of their own, has said, Cretans are always liars, evil wild beasts, lazy gluttons. (DBY)

Hebrews 12:20 For they could not endure the order which had been given, "Even a wild beast, if it touches the mountain, shall be stoned to death;" (WEY)

James 1:10 But the man of wealth, that he is made low; because like the flower of the grass he will come to his end. (See NIV)

1 Peter 4:4 They think it is strange that you don't run with them into the same excess of riot, blaspheming: (See RSV)

Jude 1:13 wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever. (WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 6:8 And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him. (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 11:7 "And when they have fully delivered their testimony, the Wild Beast which is to rise out of the bottomless pit will make war upon them and overcome them and kill them. (WEY)

Revelation 13:2 The Wild Beast which I saw resembled a leopard, and had feet like the feet of a bear, and his mouth was like the mouth of a lion; and it was to the Dragon that he owed his power and his throne and his wide dominion. (WEY)

Revelation 13:4 And they offered worship to the Dragon, because it was to him that the Wild Beast owed his dominion; and they also offered worship to the Wild Beast, and said, "Who is there like him? And who is able to engage in battle with him?" (WEY)

Revelation 13:11 Then I saw another Wild Beast, coming up out of the earth. He had two horns like those of a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. (WEY)

Revelation 13:12 And the authority of the first Wild Beast--the whole of that authority--he exercises in his presence, and he causes the earth and its inhabitants to worship the first Wild Beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. (WEY)

Revelation 13:14 And his power of leading astray the inhabitants of the earth is due to the marvels which he has been permitted to work in the presence of the Wild Beast. And he told the inhabitants of the earth to erect a statue to the Wild Beast who had received the sword-stroke and yet had recovered. (WEY)

Revelation 13:15 And power was granted him to give breath to the statue of the Wild Beast, so that the statue of the Wild Beast could even speak and cause all who refuse to worship it to be put to death. (WEY)

Revelation 13:17 in order that no one should be allowed to buy or sell unless he had the mark--either the name of the Wild Beast or the number which his name represents. (WEY)

Revelation 13:18 Here is scope for ingenuity. Let people of shrewd intelligence calculate the number of the Wild Beast; for it indicates a certain man, and his number is 666. (WEY)

Revelation 14:9 And another, a third angel, followed them, exclaiming in a loud voice, "If any one worships the Wild Beast and his statue, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, (WEY)

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment goes up until the Ages of the Ages; and the worshipers of the Wild Beast and his statue have no rest day or night, nor has any one who receives the mark of his name. (WEY)

Revelation 15:2 And I saw what seemed to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had gained the victory over the Wild Beast and over his statue and the number of his name, standing by the sea of glass and having harps which belonged to God. (WEY)

Revelation 16:2 So the first angel went away and poured his bowl on to the earth; and it brought a bad and painful sore upon the men who had on them the mark of the Wild Beast and worshipped his statue. (WEY)

Revelation 16:10 The fifth angel poured his bowl on to the throne of the Wild Beast; and his kingdom became darkened. People gnawed their tongues because of the pain, (WEY)

Revelation 16:13 Then I saw three foul spirits, resembling frogs, issue from the mouth of the Dragon, from the mouth of the Wild Beast, and from the mouth of the false Prophet. (WEY)

Revelation 17:7 Then the angel said to me, "Why are you so astonished? I will explain to you the secret meaning of the woman and of the seven-headed, ten-horned Wild Beast which carries her. (WEY)

Revelation 17:8 "The Wild Beast which you have seen was, and is not, and yet is destined to re-ascend, before long, out of the bottomless pit and go his way into perdition. And the inhabitants of the earth will be filled with amazement--all whose names are not in the Book of Life, having been recorded there ever since the creation of the world--when they see the Wild Beast: because he was, and is not, and yet is to come. (WEY)

Revelation 17:11 And the Wild Beast which once existed but does not now exist--he is an eighth king and yet is one of the seven and he goes his way into perdition. (WEY)

Revelation 17:13 They have one common policy, and they are to give their power and authority to the Wild Beast. (WEY)

Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns that you have seen--and the Wild Beast--these will hate the Harlot, and they will cause her to be laid waste and will strip her bare. They will eat her flesh, and burn her up with fire. (WEY)

Revelation 17:17 For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His purpose, and to carry out a common purpose and to give their kingdom to the Wild Beast until God's words have come to pass. (WEY)

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the Wild Beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, all assembled to make war, once for all, against the Rider upon the horse and against His army. And the Wild Beast was captured, and with him the false Prophet (WEY)

Revelation 19:20 who had done the miracles in his presence with which he had led astray those who had received the mark of the Wild Beast, and those who worshipped his statue. Both of them were thrown alive into the Lake of fire that was all ablaze with sulphur. (WEY)

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and some who were seated on them, to whom judgment was entrusted. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded on account of the testimony that they had borne to Jesus and on account of God's Message, and also the souls of those who had not worshipped the Wild Beast or his statue, nor received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands; and they came to Life and were kings with Christ for a thousand years. (WEY)

Revelation 20:10 and the Devil, who had been leading them astray, was thrown into the Lake of fire and sulphur where the Wild Beast and the false Prophet were, and day and night they will suffer torture until the Ages of the Ages. (WEY)

Genesis 1:24 God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind;" and it was so. (See NIV)

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Has God really said,'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'" (See RSV NIV)

Genesis 3:14 And the Lord God said to the snake, Because you have done this you are cursed more than all cattle and every beast of the field; you will go flat on the earth, and dust will be your food all the days of your life: (See RSV NIV)

Genesis 7:21 All flesh died that moved on the earth, including birds, livestock, animals, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man. (See NIV)

Genesis 8:1 God remembered Noah, all the animals, and all the livestock that were with him in the ship; and God made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters subsided. (See NIV)

Genesis 9:10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the livestock, and every animal of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ship, even every animal of the earth. (See NIV)

Genesis 16:12 He will be like a wild donkey among men. His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him. He will live opposite all of his brothers." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 25:28 Now Isaac loved Esau, because he ate his venison. Rebekah loved Jacob. (See NIV)

Genesis 27:3 Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison. (See NIV)

Genesis 31:39 That which was torn of animals, I didn't bring to you. I bore its loss. Of my hand you required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night. (See RSV NIV)

Genesis 37:20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say: An evil beast hath devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams.' (See NAS RSV)

Genesis 37:33 He recognized it, and said, "It is my son's coat. An evil animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces." (See NAS RSV)

Exodus 22:13 But if it has been damaged by a beast, and he is able to make this clear, he will not have to make payment for what was damaged. (See NIV)

Exodus 22:31 "You shall be holy men to me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh that is torn by animals in the field. You shall cast it to the dogs. (See NIV)

Exodus 23:11 but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the animal of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard and with your olive grove. (See RSV NIV)

Exodus 23:29 I will not drive them out from before thee in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against thee. (See RSV NIV)

Exodus 30:23 And thou, take to thyself principal spices, wild honey five hundred 'shekels'; and spice-cinnamon, the half of that, two hundred and fifty; and spice-cane two hundred and fifty; (YLT)

Exodus 32:25 When Moses saw that the people had broken loose, (for Aaron had let them loose for a derision among their enemies), (See NIV)

Leviticus 5:2 If anyone becomes unclean through touching unconsciously some unclean thing, such as the dead body of an unclean beast or of unclean cattle or of any unclean animal which goes flat on the earth, he will be responsible: (See NIV)

Leviticus 7:24 The fat of that which dies of itself, and the fat of that which is torn of animals, may be used for any other service, but you shall in no way eat of it. (See NIV)

Leviticus 17:15 And anyone who takes as food anything which has come to a natural end, or anything which has been put to death by beasts, if he is one of you by birth, or of another nation, will have to have his clothing washed and his body bathed in water and be unclean till evening, and then he will be clean. (See NIV)

Leviticus 22:8 That which comes to a natural death, or is attacked by beasts, he may not take as food, for it will make him unclean: I am the Lord. (See NIV)

Leviticus 25:7 And for your cattle and the beasts on the land; all the natural increase of the land will be for food. (See NIV)

Leviticus 26:22 I will send the wild animals among you, which will rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your roads will become desolate. (WEB KJV WBS RSV NIV)

Numbers 23:22 God brings them out of Egypt. He has as it were the strength of the wild ox. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 24:8 God brings him out of Egypt. He has as it were the strength of the wild ox. He shall eat up the nations his adversaries, shall break their bones in pieces, and pierce them with his arrows. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 7:22 And the LORD thy God will cast out those nations before thee by little and little; thou mayest not consume them quickly, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. (See NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 14:5 the hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the ibex, and the antelope, and the chamois. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 32:24 The wasting of hunger, and the devouring of the fiery bolt, and bitter destruction; and the teeth of beasts will I send upon them, with the venom of crawling things of the dust. (See NIV)

Deuteronomy 33:17 The firstborn of his herd, majesty is his. His horns are the horns of the wild ox. With them he shall push the peoples all of them, even the ends of the earth: They are the ten thousands of Ephraim. They are the thousands of Manasseh." (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 17:46 Today, Yahweh will deliver you into my hand. I will strike you, and take your head from off you. I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky, and to the wild animals of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 24:2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men on the rocks of the wild goats. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 2:18 The three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild gazelle. (WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 17:8 Hushai said moreover: 'Thou knowest thy father and his men, that they are mighty men, and they are embittered in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field; and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people. (See NIV)

2 Samuel 21:10 Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water was poured on them from the sky. She allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day, nor the animals of the field by night. (See NIV)

2 Kings 4:39 One went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered of it wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of stew; for they didn't recognize them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 14:9 Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying,'Give your daughter to my son as wife. Then wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by, and trampled down the thistle. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 25:18 Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son as wife: and there passed by a wild animal that was in Lebanon, and trod down the thistle. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 8:15 and that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth to the mountain, and get olive branches, and branches of wild olive, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Job 5:22 You will make sport of destruction and need, and will have no fear of the beasts of the earth. (See NAS)

Job 5:23 For you will be in agreement with the stones of the earth, and the beasts of the field will be at peace with you. (See NIV)

Job 6:5 Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? Or does the ox low over his fodder? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 11:12 An empty-headed man becomes wise when a man is born as a wild donkey's colt. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 24:5 Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food. The wilderness yields them bread for their children. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 37:8 And the wild beast goeth into its lair, and they remain in their dens. (DBY)

Job 39:1 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Job 39:5 "Who has set the wild donkey free? Or who has loosened the bonds of the swift donkey, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 39:9 "Will the wild ox be content to serve you? Or will he stay by your feeding trough? (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Job 39:10 Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you? (WEB JPS ASV NAS)

Job 39:15 and forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild animal may trample them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Job 40:20 Surely the mountains produce food for him, where all the animals of the field play. (See RSV NIV)

Psalms 22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth! Yes, from the horns of the wild oxen, you have answered me. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 29:6 He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young, wild ox. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 50:11 I know all the birds of the mountains. The wild animals of the field are mine. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Psalms 74:19 Don't deliver the soul of your dove to wild beasts. Don't forget the life of your poor forever. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 79:2 They gave the dead bodies of Thy servants Food for the fowls of the heavens, The flesh of Thy saints For the wild beast of the earth. (YLT)


Wild (147 Occurrences)
... inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not
easily approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild...
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Wild-ox (6 Occurrences)
Wild-ox. << Wildly, Wild-ox. Wild-oxen >>. Multi-Version Concordance
Wild-ox (6 Occurrences). Numbers 23:22 God bringeth ...
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Wild-cats (2 Occurrences)
Wild-cats. << Wild-ass, Wild-cats. Wild-dogs >>. Multi-Version Concordance
Wild-cats (2 Occurrences). Isaiah 13:21 But wild beasts of ...
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Wild-oxen (2 Occurrences)
Wild-oxen. << Wild-ox, Wild-oxen. Wilds >>. Multi-Version Concordance
Wild-oxen (2 Occurrences). Psalms 22:21 Save me from ...
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Wild-ass (1 Occurrence)
Wild-ass. << Wild, Wild-ass. Wild-cats >>. Multi-Version Concordance
Wild-ass (1 Occurrence). Genesis 16:12 And he will be a wild-ass ...
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Wild-goat (1 Occurrence)
Wild-goat. << Wilderness, Wild-goat. Wildgoats >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Wild-goat (1 Occurrence). Deuteronomy 14:5 The ...
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Wild-dogs (2 Occurrences)
Wild-dogs. << Wild-cats, Wild-dogs. Wilder >>. Multi-Version Concordance
Wild-dogs (2 Occurrences). Isaiah 13:22 And wolves ...
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Ox (197 Occurrences)
... Uzzi. WILD OX. ... rhinoceros"). the Revised Version (British and American) has
everywhere "wild-ox" (margin "ox-antelope," Numbers 23:22). ...
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Statue (15 Occurrences)
... 13:14 And his power of leading astray the inhabitants of the earth is due to the
marvels which he has been permitted to work in the presence of the Wild Beast. ...
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... Easton's Bible Dictionary Hairy one. Mentioned in Greek mythology as a creature
composed of a man and a goat, supposed to inhabit wild and desolate regions. ...
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65. agrielaios -- of the wild olive
... of the wild olive. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: agrielaios Phonetic
Spelling: (ag-ree-el'-ah-yos) Short Definition: a wild olive tree ...
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2341. theriomacheo -- to fight with wild beasts
... to fight with wild beasts. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: theriomacheo Phonetic
Spelling: (thay-ree-om-akh-eh'-o) Short Definition: I fight with wild ...
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66. agrios -- living in the fields, wild, savage, fierce
... living in the fields, wild, savage, fierce. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration:
agrios Phonetic Spelling: (ag'-ree-os) Short Definition: wild, fierce ...
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2342. therion -- a wild beast
... a wild beast. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: therion Phonetic Spelling:
(thay-ree'-on) Short Definition: a wild beast, animal Definition: properly ...
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2339. thera -- a hunting, prey
... Word Origin from ther (a wild beast) Definition a hunting, prey NASB Word
Usage trap (1). trap. From ther (a wild animal, as game ...
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67. Agrippas -- Agrippa, the name of two descendant of Herod the ...
... Agrippa. Apparently from agrios and hippos; wild-horse tamer; Agrippas, one
of the Herods -- Agrippa. see GREEK agrios. see GREEK hippos. ...
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20. agalliasis -- exultation, exuberant joy
... Noun, Feminine Transliteration: agalliasis Phonetic Spelling: (ag-al-lee'-as-is)
Short Definition: exultation, exhilaration Definition: wild joy, ecstatic ...
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2918. krinon -- a lily
... of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: krinon Phonetic Spelling: (kree'-non) Short
Definition: a lily Definition: a lily growing wild, variously identified ...
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2970. komos -- a village festival, revel
... had the original meaning, " 'a carousal,' such as a party of revelers parading
the streets, or revels held in religious ceremonies, wild, furious, and ...
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4808. suke -- a fig tree
... Definition: a fig-tree. 4808 -- fig tree which grows plentifully in Palestine
as a wild and cultivated tree. The fig tree bears ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

wild (paqqu`oth sadheh, 2 Kings 4:39): The root paqa`, means "to split" or "burst open," and on this ground these "wild gourds" have been identified with the fruit of the squirting cucumber (Ecballium elaterium). This little gourd, 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, when fully ripe falls suddenly when touched or shaken, the bitter, irritating juice is squirted to a considerable distance, and the seeds are thrown all around. It is exceedingly common in Palestine, and its familiar poisonous properties, as a drastic cathartic, made it unlikely that under any circumstances its fruit could be mistaken for any edible gourd; it is, too, in no way vinelike ("wild vine," 2 Kings 4:39) in appearance; the stem is stiff and upright, and there are no tendrils. The traditional plant, Cucumis prophetarium, which grows in the desert, and has very small "gourds," has nothing really to recommend it. By far the most probable plant is the Colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis), belonging like the last two, to Natural Order, Cucurbitaceae. This view has the support of the Septuagint and Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) It is a vinelike plant which spreads over the ground or attaches itself by its spiral tendrils to other plants. The rounded "gourds" are 3 inches or more in diameter, and contain a pulp intensely bitter and, in any but minute quantities, extremely poisonous.

E. W. G. Masterman


(be'ushim, Isaiah 5:2, 4): A word closely allied to bo'shah, Job 31:40, translated "cockle" (which see). It implies something noisome or worthless, but no particular fruit.


Figuratively used in Romans 11:17, 24 for the Gentiles, grafted into "the good olive tree" of Israel.



wild best:

(1) ziz, only with sadhay, "field," in the expression, ziz sadhay, translated "wild beasts of the field" (Psalm 50:11; Psalm 80:13); compare Targum to Psalm 80:13, ziza', "worm" (BDB); Arabic ziz, "worm."

(2) tsiyim (Isaiah 13:21; Isaiah 34:14 Jeremiah 50:39).

(3) 'iyim (Isaiah 13:21; Isaiah 34:14 Jeremiah 50:39).

(4) chay, "living thing," often translated "wild beast" in English Versions of the Bible (1 Samuel 17:46, etc.).

(5) In Apocrypha (Additions to Esther 16:24, etc.) and the New Testament (Mark 1:13), therion.

(6) Acts 10:12 the King James Version; Acts 11:6, tetrapodon, the Revised Version (British and American) "four-rooted beast."

(1), (2) and (3) are of doubtful etymology, but the context makes it clear in each case that wild beasts of some sort are meant. The Targum ziza', "worm," is possible in Psalm 80:13, though not probable in view of the parallel "boar": "The boar out of the wood doth ravage it, and the wild beasts of the field feed on it," i.e. on the vine (figurative) brought out of Egypt. In Psalm 50:11, however, such an interpretation is out of the question. All the references from 50:8 to 50:13 are to large animals, bullocks, goats, cattle and birds. Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) and the Septuagint have in 80:13 "wild beast" and in 50:11 "beauty of the field" (translated)!

Tsiyim, doubtfully referred to tsiydh, "drought," occurs in prophecies of the desolation of Babylon in Isaiah 13:21 ("wild beasts of the desert") and Jeremiah 50:39, of Edom in Isaiah 34:14, of Assyria in Isaiah 23:13 ("them that dwell in the wilderness"). It is associated in these passages with names of wild beasts and birds, some of them of very doubtful meaning, such as tannim, 'ochim, 'iyim, se`irim, benoth ya`anah. Wild beasts of some sort are clearly meant, though the kind can only be conjectured. The word occurs in Psalm 74:14 ("the people inhabiting the wilderness") where it is possible to understand "beasts" instead of people. It occurs also in Psalm 72:9 ("they that dwell in the wilderness"), where it seems necessary to understand "men." If the reading stands, it is not easy to reconcile this passage with the others.

'Iyim occurs in Isaiah 13:21 and 34:14 and in Jeremiah 50:39, three of the passages cited for tsiyim. the King James Version referring to 'i, "island," renders "wild beasts of the islands" (Isaiah 13:22). the Revised Version (British and American) has "wolves," margin "howling creatures"; compare Arabic `anwa', "to howl," and ibn-'awa' or wawi, "jackal."


Alfred Ely


(re'em): The word "unicorn" occurs in the King James Version in Numbers 23:22; Numbers 24:8 Deuteronomy 33:17 Job 39:9, 10 Psalm 22:21; Psalm 29:6; Psalm 92:10 Isaiah 34:7 (the King James Version margin "rhinoceros"). the Revised Version (British and American) has everywhere "wild-ox" (margin "ox-antelope," Numbers 23:22). The Septuagint has monokeros, "one-horned," except in Isaiah 34:7, where we find hoi hadroi, "the large ones," "the bulky ones." In this passage also the Septuagint has hoi krioi, "the rams," instead of English Versions of the Bible "bullocks." Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) has rhinoceros in Numbers 23:22; Numbers 24:8 Deuteronomy 33:17 Job 39:9, 10; and unicornis in Psalm 22:21 (21:22); 29:6 (28:6); 92:10 (91:11); Isaiah 34:7.

As stated in the articles on ANTELOPE and CATTLE, re'em and te'o (Deuteronomy 14:5 Isaiah 51:20) may both be the Arabian oryx (Oryx beatrix), of which the common vernacular name means "wild-ox." It may be presumed that "ox-antelope" of Numbers 23:22 the Revised Version margin is meant to indicate this animal, which is swift and fierce, and has a pair of very long, sharp and nearly straight horns. The writer feels, however, that more consideration should be given to the view of Tristram (Natural History of the Bible) that re'em is the urus or aurochs, the primitive Bos taurus, which seems to be depicted in Assyrian monuments and referred to as remu (BDB). The etymology of re'em is uncertain, but the word may be from a root signifying "to rise" or "to be high." At any rate, there is no etymological warrant for the assumption that it was a one-horned creature. The Arabic raim, is used of a light-colored gazelle. The great strength and fierceness implied in most of the references suit the wild-ox better than the oryx. On the other hand, Edom (Isaiah 34:7) was adjacent to the present home of the oryx, while there is no reason to suppose that the wild-ox came nearer than Northern Assyria. There is possibly a reference to the long horns of the oryx in "But my horn hast thou exalted like the horn of the wild-ox" (Psalm 92:10). For te'o, The Septuagint has orux, in Deuteronomy 14:5 (but seutlion hemiephthon, "half-boiled beet" (!) in Isaiah 51:20). Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) has oryx in both passages. While we admit that both re'em and te'o may be the oryx, it is perhaps best to follow the Revised Version margin, rendering re'em "wild-ox." The rendering of "antelope" (Revised Version) for te'o is defensible, but "oryx" would be better, because the oryx is the only antelope that could possibly be meant, it and the gazelle (tsebhi), already mentioned in Deuteronomy 14:5, being the only antelopes known to occur in Palestine and Arabia. In Isaiah 34:7 it seems to be implied that the re'em might be used in sacrifice.

Figurative: The wild-ox is used as a symbol of the strength of Israel: "He hath as it were the strength of the wild-ox". (Numbers 23:22; Numbers 24:8). In the blessing of the children of Israel by Moses it is said of Joseph:

"And his horns are the horns of the wild-ox:

With them he shall push the peoples all of them,

even the ends of the earth" (Deuteronomy 33:17).

The Psalmist (Psalm 29:5, 6) in describing the power of Yahweh says:

"Yea, Yahweh breaketh in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

He maketh them also to skip like a calf;

Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild-ox."

Again, in praise for Yahweh's goodness (Psalm 92:10): "But my horn hast thou exalted like the horn of the wildox."

In Job 39:9-12 the subduing and training of the wild-ox are cited among the things beyond man's power and understanding.


Alfred Ely Day






Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Living in a state of nature; inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not easily approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild ox; a wild cat.

2. (superl.) Growing or produced without culture; growing or prepared without the aid and care of man; native; not cultivated; brought forth by unassisted nature or by animals not domesticated; as, wild parsnip, wild camomile, wild strawberry, wild honey.

3. (superl.) Desert; not inhabited or cultivated; as, wild land.

4. (superl.) Savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious; rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America.

5. (superl.) Not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation; turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious; inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary; visionary; crazy.

6. (superl.) Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered; as, a wild roadstead.

7. (superl.) Indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or /bewilderment; as, a wild look.

8. (superl.) Hard to steer; -- said of a vessel.

9. (n.) An uninhabited and uncultivated tract or region; a forest or desert; a wilderness; a waste; as, the wilds of America; the wilds of Africa.

10. (adv.) Wildly; as, to talk wild.

Strong's Hebrew
6501. pere -- a wild donkey
... << 6500, 6501. pere. 6502 >>. a wild donkey. Transliteration: pere Phonetic
Spelling: (peh'-reh) Short Definition: donkey. Word Origin ...
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7214. reem -- a wild ox
... << 7213, 7214. reem or reem or rem or rem. 7215 >>. a wild ox. Transliteration:
reem or reem or rem or rem Phonetic Spelling: (reh-ame') Short Definition: ox. ...
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6167. arad -- a wild donkey
... << 6166b, 6167. arad. 6168 >>. a wild donkey. Transliteration: arad Phonetic
Spelling: (ar-awd') Short Definition: donkeys. ... wild ass. ...
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689. aqqo -- perhaps a wild goat
... << 688, 689. aqqo. 690 >>. perhaps a wild goat. Transliteration: aqqo Phonetic
Spelling: (ak-ko') Short Definition: goat. Word ... 1). wild goat. ...
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891. beushim -- stinking or worthless (things), wild grapes
... beushim. 892 >>. stinking or worthless (things), wild grapes. Transliteration: beushim
Phonetic Spelling: (be-oo-sheem') Short Definition: ones. ... wild grapes. ...
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6728. tsiyyi -- wild beast of the desert, that dwell in inhabiting ...
... tsiyyi. 6729 >>. wild beast of the desert, that dwell in inhabiting the wilderness.
Transliteration: tsiyyi Phonetic Spelling: (tsee-ee') Short Definition: desert ...
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6171. arod -- a wild donkey
... << 6170, 6171. arod. 6172 >>. a wild donkey. Transliteration: arod Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-rode') Short Definition: donkey. Word ... 1). wild ass. ...
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7692. Shiggayon -- perhaps a wild passionate song with rapid ...
... perhaps a wild passionate song with rapid changes of rhythm. Transliteration: Shiggayon
or Shiggayonah Phonetic Spelling: (shig-gaw-yone') Short Definition ...
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6716b. tsi -- (a wild animal) perhaps desert dweller
... << 6716a, 6716b. tsi. 6717 >>. (a wild animal) perhaps desert dweller.
Transliteration: tsi Short Definition: creatures. Word Origin ...
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3277. yael -- mountain goat
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition mountain goat NASB Word Usage mountain
goats* (1), wild goats (1), Wild Goats (1). wild goat. ...
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