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suk´ẽr , suk´ẽr - ẽr ( אזר , 'āzar ; βοηθέω , boēthéō , προστάτις , prostátis ): Is the translation of 'āzar , "to gird" ( 2 Samuel 8:5 , etc.); of boētheō , "to come in aid of" (2 Corinthians 6:2 , "In a day of salvation did I succor thee"; Hebrews 2:18 , "He is able to succor them that are tempted"); of prostatis , "one standing before" (Romans 16:2 , the American Standard Revised Version "helper of many"); of antı́lēpsis (Ecclesiasticus 51:7, the King James Version "I looked for the succour of men, but there was none"); of phugadeutḗrion (1 Macc 1:53, "flee for succor," the Revised Version (British and American) "place of refuge"); of sṓzō (1 Macc 2:44, "for succor," the Revised Version (British and American) "for safety"); of sképē (2 Macc 5:9, the Revised Version (British and American) "shelter"); "succors" occurs (The Wisdom of Solomon 17:12, the King James Version boḗthema , "for fear is nothing else but a betraying (the Revised Version (British and American) "surrender") of the succours which reason offereth"); "succoreth" (1 Macc 12:15, boētheō , "help from heaven that succoureth us," the Revised Version (British and American) "to help us"). the Revised Version (British and American) has "succor" for "help" (1 Chronicles 18:5 ); "O thou my succor," for "O my strength" (Psalm 22:19 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Succor; Succorer'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/s/succor-succorer.html. 1915.

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