International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ut´ẽr - mōst : A pleonastic compound of a comparative ("utter"; compare "outer") and a superlative ("most"), in the King James Version used interchangeably with the ordinary superlative forms "utmost" (compare Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31 ) and "outmost" (compare Exodus 26:4 , Exodus 26:10 ). The Revised Version (British and American) adds still another form, "outermost," in 2 Kings 7:5 , 2 Kings 7:8 (the King James Version "uttermost"). the Revised Version (British and American) has made a few changes to secure a more accurate translation ( Jeremiah 9:26; Joel 2:20 , etc.) or to give uniformity (Exodus 26:4; Matthew 5:26; Matthew 12:42 , etc.), but for the most part has left the King James Version undisturbed.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Uttermost'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/u/uttermost.html. 1915.