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ABI'DE, 5:1:pert. and part. abode.

abada, to be, or exist, to continue W. bod, to be to dwell, rest, continue, stand firm, or be stationary for anytime indefinitely. Class Bd. No 7.

1. To rest, or dwell. Genesis 29:19.
2. To tarry or stay for a short time. Genesis 24:55.
3. To continue permanently or in the same state to be firm and immovable. Psalms 119:90.
4. To remain, to continue. Acts 27:31. Ecclesiastes 8:15.


1. To wait for to be prepared for to await.

Bonds and afflictions abide me. Acts 20:23.

For is here understood.

2. To endure or sustain.

To abide the indignation of the Lord. Joel 2:11 .

3. To bear or endure to bear patiently. "I cannot abide his impertinence."

This verb when intransitive, is followed by in or at before the place, and with before the person. "Abide with me - at Jerusalem or in this land." Sometimes by on, the sword shall abide on his cities and in the sense of wait, by far, abide for me. Hosea 3:3. Sometimes by by, abide by the crib. Job 39:

In general, abide by signifies to adhere to, maintain defend, or stand to, as to abide by a promise, or by a friend or to suffer the consequences, as to abide by the event, that is, to be fixed or permanent in a particular condition.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Abide'. King James Dictionary.

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