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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Carry

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kar´i ( נשא , nāsā ), נהג , nāhagh ): The English Versions of the Bible rendering of a number of Hebrew and Greek words, and it has several shades of meaning, of which the following are the most important:

(1) "To take up," "to bear," "to transport from one place to another," as, "to carry away handkerchiefs" (Acts 19:12 ), "to carry a corpse" (Genesis 50:13 ), and "to be carried away by the wind" (Daniel 2:35 ).

(2) "To cause to go" or "come," "to lead," "to drive" as, "to be carried away to Babylon" (2 Kings 20:17 ), "to be carried" away to Pilate" (Mark 15:1 ), "to carry away cattle" (Genesis 31:18 ), and "to carry daughters" (Genesis 31:26 ).

(3) "To uphold," or "sustain," "and even to hoar hairs will I carry you" (Isaiah 46:4 ).

(4) "To bear," or "endure," as, "to carry sorrows" (Isaiah 53:4 ).

(5) "To overwhelm," "to bear away," "to destroy," as, "to carry away as with a flood" (Psalm 90:5 ).

(6) "To influence," "to move," as, "to carry away with dissimulation" (Galatians 2:13 ), "to carry away with error" (2 Peter 3:17 ), "to be carried away by strange teachings" (Hebrews 13:9 ).

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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Carry'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/c/carry.html. 1915.

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