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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Scorch, Scorching

A — 1: καυματίζω

(Strong's #2739 — Verb — kaumatizo — kow-mat-id'-zo )

"to scorch" (from kauma, "heat"), is used (a) of seed that had not much earth, Matthew 13:6; Mark 4:6; (b) of men, stricken retributively by the sun's heat, Revelation 16:8,9 .

B — 1: καύσων

(Strong's #2742 — Noun Masculine — kauson — kow'-sone )

"burning heat" (akin to kaio, "to burn"), is translated "scorching heat" in Matthew 20:12 (AV, "heat"); Luke 12:55 (ditto); in James 1:11 , RV, "scorching wind" (AV, "burning heat"), here the reference is to a hot wind from the east (cp. Job 1:19 ). See HEAT. In the Sept., Job 27:21; Jeremiah 18:17; 51:1; Ezekiel 17:10; 19:12; Hosea 12:1; 13:15; Jonah 4:8 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Scorch, Scorching'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/s/scorch-scorching.html. 1940.

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