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1. To strengthen to invigorate to cheer or enliven.

Light excelleth in comforting the spirits of men.

Comfort ye your hearts. Genesis 18 .

2. To strengthen the mind when depressed or enfeebled to console to give new vigor to the spirits to cheer, or relieve from depression, or trouble.

His friends came to mourn with him and to comfort him. Job 2 .

3. In law, to relieve, assist or encourage, as the accessory to a crime after the fact.


1. Relief from pain ease rest or moderate pleasure after pain, cold or distress or uneasiness of body. The word signifies properly new strength, or animation and relief from pain is often the effect of strength. In a popular sense, the word signifies rather negatively the absence of pain and the consequent quiet, than positive animation.
2. Relief from distress of mind the ease and quiet which is experienced when pain, trouble, agitation or affliction ceases. It implies also some degree of positive animation of the spirits or some pleasurable sensations derived from hope, and agreeable prospects consolation.

Let me alone, that I may take comfort a little. Job 10 .

Daughter, be of good comfort thy faith hath made thee whole. Matthew 9 .

3. Support consolation under calamity, distress or danger.

Let thy merciful kindness be for my comfort. Psalms 119 .

4. That which gives strength or support in distress, difficulty, danger, or infirmity.

Pious children are the comfort of their aged parents.

5. In law, support assistance countenance encouragement as, an accessory affords aid or comfort to a felon.
6. That which gives security from want and furnishes moderate enjoyment as the comforts of life.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
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.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Comfort'. King James Dictionary.

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