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Bullinger's Figures of Speech Used in the Bible

Euche; or Prayer

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An Expression of Feeling by way of Prayer, Curse, or Imprecation

Eu´-chee. Greek, εὐχή, a prayer, wish, or vow. Latin VOTUM.

This includes a prayer, or wish; also a prayer for evil; hence curse, imprecation.

This figure is a change by which a statement is expressed as a prayer, instead of as a matter of fact. And where the prayer comes in by way of parenthesis caused by the sudden change.

Its use arises from and betokens an excited Condition of feeling.

The Scriptures abound with examples of all kinds, which may be sought out and studied for instruction and example.

The subject to which this figure introduces us may be treated of quite separately: as the prayer may be introduced as an ejaculation, as a parenthesis, or as an addition or conclusion, etc.

Psalms 118:25.-"Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity."

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Bullinger, E. W., D.D. Entry for 'Euche; or Prayer'. Bullinger's Figures of Speech Used in the Bible.

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