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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Folk

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FOLK . This Eng. word is used in the NT indefinitely for ‘persons,’ there being no word in the Gr. ( Mark 6:5 , John 5:3 , Acts 5:16 ). But in the OT the word has the definite meaning of nation or people , even Proverbs 30:26 ‘The conies are but a feeble folk,’ having this meaning. In the metrical version of Psalms 100:3 , ‘flock’ should be ‘folk,’ corresponding to ‘people’ in the prose version. So the author wrote

‘The Lord ye know is God in dede

With out our aide, he did us make:

We are his folek, he doth us fede,

And for his shepe, he doth us take.’

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Folk'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/f/folk.html. 1909.

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