Bible Dictionary: U. 1840
- U'CAL, [h] (power or prevalency), a pupil
or disciple of the prophet Agur; to
whom was delivered an inspired dis-
course, Prov. 30:1.
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- U'LAI, [h] (strength or fool), a river of
Persia, near to which was the royal city
of Shushan, Dan. 8:2, 16. This river
is now called Kerah.
- UNACCUSTOMED, not trained or used,
- UNADVISEDLY, inconsiderately or
rashly, Psal. 106:33.
- UNAWARES, secretly or without notice,
Gen. 31:20; Gal. 2:4: without design,
Num. 35:11: not expected, Heb.
- UNBELIEF, incredulity or infidelity,
Matt. 13:; Rom. 3:3; Heb. 3:12:
weak confidence, Mark 9:24. Unbelief,
as felt and lamented by pious persons,
is imperfect confidence: but this may
be remedied by contemplating the faith-
fulness of God, as exhibited in the
gospel, and by prayer for the grace of
the Holy Spirit, 1 Cor. 1:9; 10:13; Rom.
15:13. Unbelief, as cherished by un-
godly men, increases in strength and
leads to perdition; as it arises from the
corruption of the heart in a state of
enmity against God, Heb. 4:11; Acts
14:2; Rev. 21:8.
- UNBELIEVER, one not believing the
gospel, 1 Cor. 14:23: an infidel, an obsti-
nate rejecter of the published gospel of
Christ, Luke 12:46: a heathen, 1 Cor.
6:6; 2 Cor. 6:14.
- UNBELIEVING, infidel, the state of un-
belief, Acts 14:2; Rev. 21:8.
- UNBLAMEABLE, not censurable or
meriting reproach, Col. 1:22; 1 Thess.
- UNBLAMEABLY, irreproachably exem-
plarily, 1 Thess. 2:10.
- UNCERTAIN, doubtful, 1 Cor. 14:8:
not permanent, 1 Tim. 6:17.
- UNCERTAINTY, doubtful, without secu-
rity, 1 Cor. 9:26.
- UNCHANGEABLE, immutable, perma-
nent, not passing to another, Heb. 7:
- UNCIRCUMCISED, not circumcised, Gen.
17:14; Jer. 9:25: ungodly, Judg. 15:
7; Isa. 52:1: unqualified, as the lips for
eloquent speaking, Exod. 6:12; or the
heart for holy obedience, Acts 7:51.
- UNCIRCUMCISION, the state of being
uncircumcised, Rom. 4:10: the Gentile
world, as contradistinguished from the
Jews, who were privileged with the
covenant of circumcision, Rom. 3:30.
- UNCLE, a father's or mother's brother,
Lev. 10:4; Est. 2:7.
- UNCLEAN, filthy, Lev. 14:40; Rev.
18:2: morally impure, as a wicked
man, Eph. 5:5; or an evil spirit, Luke
4:33; Acts 5:16: ceremonially disallowed,
as persons under particular circumstances,
Lev. 22:5; Acts 10:28; or as food, Lev.
11:4, 8. The children of the heathen,
not being in covenant with God, were
regarded as unclean, but holy, or entitled
to religious privileges, when one of the
parents had become a believer, 1 Cor.
- UNCLEANNESS, filth, Lev. 5:3; Matt.
23:27: moral impurity or sin, Zech.
13:1; Ezek. 36:29: lewdness, Rom.
- UNCLOTHED, dislodged, as the soul
from the body at death, 2 Cor. 5:4.
- UNCOMELY, wanting elegance or
beauty, 1 Cor. 12:23.
- UNCOMELY, unbecomingly or shame-
fully, 1 Cor. 7:36.
- UNCONDEMNED, not convicted or found
guilty, or not examined judicially, Acts
- UNCORRUPTNESS, purity, as of doc-
trine, Tit. 2:7.
- UNCOVER, to make bare, as the head,
Lev. 10:6; Num. 5:18; or the body, 2
- UNCOVERED, did uncover or strip off
clothes, 2 Sam. 6:20.
- UNCOVERED, stripped or made bare,
Gen. :21; Isa. 20:4: unveiled, 1 Cor.
- UNCTION, an anointing, as the grace
of the Holy Spirit in regenerating and
sanctifying believers is called, 1 John 2:
20. See ANOINTING.
- UNDEFILED, not corrupted or vitiated,
Heb. 13:4: holy, as the nature and life
of Christ, 7:26; as the heavenly state,
1 Pet. 1:4.
- UNDER, beneath, Gen. 49:25; 1 Kings
18:23: in a state of subjection, 2 Kings
8:20; Rom. 3:9; Jude 6.
- UNDERGIRDING, binding round the
bottom, as a ship with ropes, to prevent
it falling to pieces, Acts 27:17.
- UNDERNEATH, below, as a support
under, Deut. 33:27.
- UNDERSETTERS, props, as feet to the
brazen lavers of Solomon, 1 Kings 7:
- UNDERSTAND, to know or compre-
hend, as the meaning of words, Gen. 11:
7; or of a dream, 41:15; or a language,
1 Kings 18:26; or divine doctrine,
Prov. 2:5; 8:5; or the prophetical
Scriptures, Luke 24:45. God graci-
ously gives wisdom to His people praying
for it to understand his loving-kindness
and his holy will, Psal. 107:43; 119:27;
- UNDERSTANDING, that noble faculty
of the mind by which it perceives and
knows, Luke 24:45; Eph. 1:18: know-
ledge and wisdom which indicate that
faculty, Exod. 31:3; 1 Kings 3:11;
Luke 1:3; 2 Tim. 2:7. God's under-
standing is infinite, Psal. 147:5: the
understanding of wicked men is darkened
by their unholy prejudices in the blind-
ness of their heart, Eph. 4:18.
- UNDERSTANDING, knowing, wise, skil-
ful, Deut. 4:6; 1 Kings 3:9-12; Prov.
- UNDERSTOOD, did understand or dis-
cover, Gen. 42:23; Dan. 9:2; Acts
- UNDERTAKE, to engage or act, as in
favour of another, Isa. 38:14.
- UNDERTOOK, did undertake, Est. 9:
- UNDO, to unloose, as from an oppres-
sive burden or service, Isa. 58:6; Zeph.
- UNDONE, not done, Josh. 11:15; Luke
11:42: ruined, Num. 21:29; Isa. 6:5.
- UNDRESSED, not prepared, as a vine
not pruned in the year of release, Lev.
- UNEQUAL, not equal, or unjust, Ezek.
- UNEQUALLY, not equally, not suitably,
as to religious principles and character,
2 Cor. 6:14.
- UNFAITHFUL, not faithful, perfidious,
- UNFAITHFULLY, falsely, perfidiously,
- UNFEIGNED, sincere, without dissimu-
lation, 2 Cor. 6:6; 1 Pet. 1:22.
- UNFRUITFUL, not fruitful, barren; as
a useless life, 2 Pet. 1:8; as ungodli-
ness, Eph. 5:11.
- UNGIRDED, did ungird or unload, as
camels of their burden, Gen. 24:32.
- UNGODLINESS, irreligion, impiety, 2
Tim. 2:16; Tit. 2:12: wickedness in
general, Rom. 1:18.
- UNGODLY, irreligious, unlike in tem-
per and practice to the character of
God, 2 Chron. 19:2; Rom. 5:6; 2 Pet.
- UNHOLY, corrupt, as ungodly men,
1 Tim. 1:9; 2 Tim. 3:2: ceremonially
unlawful, Lev. 10:10: common or worth-
less, Heb. 10:29.
- UNICORN, a beast of prodigious strength,
having a powerful horn erect upon the
head, between the forehead and nose:
it is generally described as having a
single horn, Num. 23:22; 24:8;
Deut. 33:17; Job 39:9, 10;
Psal. 22:21; 29:6; 92:10. In all
these places the original is [h], Reem,
which the Sept. renders μονοκερως
(one-horned): it is believed that the ani-
mal was sometimes found with two
horns; hence "his [Joseph's] horns are
like the horns of unicorns [or reems,]"
Deut. 33:17. Some commentators
have supposed a species of wild bull to
have been intended; but most agree
with the Abyssinian traveller, Bruce.
Mr. Bruce says, "The reem I suppose
to be the rhinoceros. The derivation of
this word, both in the Hebrew and
Ethiopic, seems to be from erectness or
standing straight. The horns of all
other animals are inclined to some de-
gree of parallelism with the nose or os
frontis. The horn of the rhinoceros
alone is erect and perpendicular to this
bone, on which it stands at right angles;
thereby possessing a greater purchase or
power, as a lever, than any horn could
possibly have in any other position.
This situation of the horn is very hap-
pily alluded to in the sacred writings:
'my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn
of an unicorn [reem,]' Psal. 92:10. Balaam, a
priest of Midian, and so in the neigh-
bourhood of the haunts of the rhino-
ceros, and intimately connected with
Ethiopia, in a transport, from contem-
plating the strength of Israel, whom he
was brought to curse, says, that they
had as it were the strength of the reem,
Num. 23:22. Job makes frequent
allusion to his great strength, ferocity,
and indocility, 39:9, 10. If the
Abyssinian rhinoceros had invariably
two horns, it seems to me improbable
the Sept. would call him mono-
keros, especially as they must have seen
an animal of this kind exposed at Alex-
andria in their time, when first men-
tioned in history, at an exhibition given
to Ptolemy Philadelphus, at his acces-
sion to the crown, before the death of
his father. The principal reason for
translating the word reem unicorn, and
not rhinoceros, is from a prejudice that
he must have but one horn." Next to
the elephant, the rhinoceros is believed
to be the most powerful of beasts; he is
frequently twelve feet long from the tip
of the nose to the tail, from six to seven
feet high, and the circumference of its
body nearly equal to its length. The
skin of this monster is naked, rough, and
knotty, lying upon the body in folds,
and so thick as to turn the edge of a
scimiter, and to resist a musket-ball.
Defended on every side by such a hide,
which the claws of the tiger and lion
are unable to pierce, and armed with a
weapon which the elephant will not
oppose, this terrible animal fears no
enemy. Travellers indeed have assured
us, that the elephant is sometimes found
dead in the forests, pierced with the
horn of the rhinoceros. Yet he is
neither ferocious nor carnivorous: he is
perfectly indocile and untractable: he is
subsists principally on plants, shrubs,
and branches of trees, and lives to the
age of seventy or eighty years. Dr.
Parsons has given drawings of the horns
of the rhinoceros, from Dr. Mead's and
from Sir Hans Sloane's collections: from
these we ascertain that the straight horn
on a double-horned animal was twenty-
five inches in length; the curved one
being somewhat shorter; and the two
diameters of the bases thirteen inches.
But he mentions a horn of the larger
kind thirty-two inches, and another
thirty-seven inches. Buffon mentions
one whose length was three feet eight
inches, fully justifying the allusions of
the sacred writers.
- UNITE, to join together: God unites
the heart to fear His name, by the graci-
ous influences of his Spirit, Psal. 86:
11; Rom. 8:14-16.
- UNITED, joined together, as a com-
pany of men for any purpose, Gen.
- UNITY, union, oneness, concord or
agreement, as a united family, Psal.
133:1; as in affection and faith, Eph.
- UNJUST, not just, unrighteous, as all
men are, examined by the law of God,
1 Pet. 3:18: wicked, as irreligious,
impenitent men are, Acts 24:15; 2 Pet.
2:19: unfaithful or dishonest, as a servant
may be, Luke 16:8: partial, as a magi-
strate may be, violating equity, 18:6;
1 Cor. 6:1.
- UNJUSTLY, dishonestly, Psal. 82:2;
- UNKNOWN, not known personally, Gal.
1:22: strange, as a foreign tongue, need-
ing an interpreter, 1 Cor. 14:2, 4, 14, 27.
- UNKNOWN GOD: this title the apostle
found on an altar at Athens, and he made
it his text in preaching to the judges at
Areopagus, Acts 17:23, 24. How it
came to be so inscribed we cannot learn:
but it is supposed to have been in honour
of Jehovah, whose fame had been reported
by the Jews, who yet scrupled to mention
His name. Inscriptions were numerous
at Athens in honour of benefactors: the
following, among others, is still found on
a column in that city, and it will illustrate
Acts 17:23 :--"The people [honour]
Lucius Cæsar, the son of the emperor
Augustus Cæsar, the son of the God."
- UNLADE, to unload, Acts 21:3.
- UNLAWFUL, not allowed by law as
commonly interpreted, Acts 10:28; Deut.
7:2: criminal, by the moral law, 2 Pet.
- UNLEARNED, uneducated, not exer-
cised in letters, Acts 4:13: imperfectly
instructed, 1 Cor. 14:16, 23; 2 Pet 3:
16. Unlearned questions are such as
conduce not to edification, 2 Tim. 2:23.
- UNLEAVENED, not prepared with
leaven, as cakes of bread made in haste,
Exod. 12:39; Josh. 5:11. Negligent
Christians are called unleavened, because
of manifest inperfections, 1 Cor. 5:7.
- UNLESS, except, if not, Lev. 22:6; 1
- UNLOOSE, to untie, Mark 1:7.
- UNMARRIED, not married, in a single
state, 1 Cor. 7:8, 32.
- UNMERCIFUL, cruel, without tender-
ness, Rom. 1:31.
- UNMINDFUL, regardless, ungrateful,
- UNMOVEABLE, fixed, not to be moved,
as a ship driven into a sandy shore, Acts
27:41; or minds established in true
principles of religion, 1 Cor. 15:58.
- UNOCCUPIED, not used, as roads in a
disordered country, Judg. 5:6.
- Unpardonable Sin. See
BLASPHEMY against the Holy Ghost.
- UNPERFECT, imperfect, unformed,
- UNPREPARED, not ready or furnished,
2 Cor. 9:4.
- UNPROFITABLE, useless, not beneficial,
Job 15:3; Matt. 25:30; Tit. 3:9: in-
jurious, Phil. 11: distressing, Heb. 13:17.
- UNPROFITABLENESS, producing no
essential service, Heb. 7:18.
- UNPUNISHED, exempted or excused
from punishment, Prov. 11:21; Jer. 49:
- UNQUENCHABLE, which cannot be
extinguished, as the fire of Divine
wrath against the impenitent, Matt. 3:
- UNREASONABLE, irrational or foolish,
Acts 25:27: passionate with bigotry,
2 Thess. 3:2.
- UNREBUKABLE, without deserving re-
proach, 1 Tim. 6:14.
- UNREPROVEABLE, not meriting cen-
sure, Col. 1:22.
- UNRIGHTEOUS, unjust, as a false wit-
ness, Exod. 23:1; as oppressive rulers,
Isa. 10:1; as impenitent violators of the
holy law of God, 1 Cor. 6:9. God is
not unrighteous, either in governing the
world; punishing the wicked; Rom. 3:
5; or in rewarding the benevolent works
of His people, Heb. 6:10.
- UNRIGHTEOUSLY, unjustly, Deut. 25:
- UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, injustice, as in exe-
cuting the laws, Lev. 19:15; or in ordi-
nary transactions among men, Jer. 22:
13; as sin or wickedness against the law
of God, Rom. 1:18, 29; Heb. 8:12; 1
John 5:17: deceitfulness or falsehood,
- UNRIPE, not grown to maturity, Job
- UNRULY, disorderly, as licentious pro-
fessors, 1 Thess. 5:14; as ungoverned
children, Tit. 1:6; or an unrestrained
tongue, Jam. 3:8.
- UNSATIABLE, not to be satisfied, as the
Jews in their idolatry, Ezek. 16:28.
- UNSAVORY, not palatable or relishing,
- UNSEARCHABLE, that cannot be fully
explored, as the works, Job 5:9; Rom. 11:
33, and perfections of God, Psal. 145:3;
and the treasures of blessings in the cove-
nant of grace by Christ, Eph. 3:8.
- UNSEEMLY, unbecoming, Rom. 1:27.
- UNSHOD, without shoes, so as to serve
idols, Jer. 2:25.
- UNSKILFUL, inexpert from ignorance,
- UNSPEAKABLE, what cannot be ex-
pressed in words, as the value of God's
gift of Christ, 2 Cor. 9:15; as the lan-
guage of paradise, 12:41; and the delight-
fulness of Christian joy, 1 Pet. 1:8.
- UNSPOTTED, unstained by immoral,
though fashionable practices, in the world,
- UNSTABLE, unfixed or unsteady, as a
person of a fickle mind, Gen. 49:4; Jam.
1:8; 2 Pet. 3:16.
- UNSTOPPED, opened, as the ears of the
deaf, Isa. 35:5.
- UNTAKEN, not taken, 2 Cor. 3:14.
- UNTEMPERED, not duly prepared; such
were the deceitful schemes of false
teachers, proposed to the distracted Jews,
Ezek. 13:10, 15; 22:28.
- UNTHANKFUL, regardless of received
favours, as irreligious men, for the mercies
of God, Luke 6:35; 2 Tim. 3:2.
- UNTIL, to the time that, Matt. 2:13;
- UNTIMELY, unseasonable, Job 3:16;
- UNTOWARD, perverse, as the Jews
were, in rejecting and crucifying Christ,
- UNWALLED, without walls or fortifica-
tions, as small towns, Deut. 3:5; Esth.
- UNWASHED, not washed, as the hands,
- UNWEIGHED, not weighed, or not com-
puted as to weight, 1 Kings 7:47.
- UNWISE, inconsiderate, especially as to
the will of God, Deut. 32:6; Hos. 13:
13; Eph. 5:17: unlearned or uncivilised,
- UNWITTINGLY, ignorantly, Lev. 22:
14: unintentionally, Josh. 20:3.
- UNWORTHILY, unbecomingly, or im-
properly, as some Christians of Corinth
partook of the Lord's supper, irreverently
and with various irregularities, dishonour-
ing the ordinance and their own profes-
sion, 1 Cor. 11:27, 29.
- UNWORTHY, unqualified, or unfit, 1 Cor.
6:2. The infidel Jews acted as if they
judged themselves unworthy of everlast-
ing life, in rejecting the gospel, Acts 13:
- UP, to rise, Gen. 19:14; 44:4; Exod.
- UP, risen, Judg. 8:13; Matt. 13:6.
- UP, on high, Num. 14:42: to the top,
- UPBRAID, to reproach, Judg. 8:15;
Jam. 1:5: to censure, as our Saviour
censured the infidelity of the citizens of
Bethsaida, Capernaum, and Chorazin,
- UPHAR'SIN, [h] (and they are divided),
the last of the mysterious words written
on the wall of Belshazzar's palace.
Though they are Chaldee words, the
reason of their not being read, some sup-
pose, was, their being written in the
Samaritan or Hebrew character: the
interpretation, however, could be given
only by one inspired of God, Dan. 5:7,
25. The whole sentence may be trans-
lated thus :--"He is numbered: he is
numbered: he is weighed: and they are
- U'PHAZ, [h] (gold of Phasis), a place
famous for its gold, believed by some to
be the same as Ophir; by others to have
been called Paz or Topaz, and situated
on the river Phasis on the Black sea, Jer.
10:9; Dan. 10:5.
- UPHELD, did uphold or sustain, Isa.
- UPHOLD, to sustain or support, as God
supports His people by the influences of
his Spirit, Psal. 37:17, 24; 51:12; Isa.
41:10: to assist, Ezek. 30:6.
- UPHOLDEN, supported or honoured,
- UPHOLDING, sustaining or preserving,
- UPPER, higher, Exod. 12:7; Deut. 24:
6; Acts 1:13.
- UPPERMOST, the most elevated, Gen.
40:17; Isa. 17:6: the most honourable,
- UPRIGHT, erect, as a pillar or a palm-
tree, Gen. 37:7; Jer. 10:5: honest,
faithful, and sincere, 1 Sam. 29:6; Job
1:1: holy, or sinless, as man at his crea-
tion, Eccles. 7:29; Gen. 1:26, 27.
- UPRIGHTLY, sincerely, faithfully, Psal.
15:2; Gal. 2:14.
- UPRIGHTNESS, faithfulness, honesty, or
sincerity, 1 Kings 3:6; Psal. 9:8.
- UPRISING, the act of rising, as in the
morning from sleep, Psal. 139:2.
- UPROAR, a tumult or confusion, as
among the people of a city, 1 Kings 1:41;
- UPSIDE, the upper part, 2 Kings 21:
13. Turning upside-down, denotes making
confusion, Isa. 29:16; Acts 17:6.
- UPWARD, above, in a higher place, 1
Sam. 9:2; Eccles. 3:21: in a higher
degree, Exod. 38:26; Num. 4:3.
- UR, [h] (light or fire), the birthplace of
Abraham, in Chaldea, Gen. 11:28, beyond
the river Euphrates, near to the river
Tigris, 15:17; Josh. 24:3. Tradition
reports Ur to have been the site of the
modern Orfah, which is said to contain
20,000, or, according to others, 50,000
inhabitants; as it lies in the route from
Aleppo into Persia.
- UR'BANE, Ούρβανος (polite), a Roman
Christian, a friend and helper of the
apostle Paul, Rom. 16:9.
- URGE, to intreat earnestly, Luke 11:
- URGED, did urge, or intreat earnestly,
Gen. 33:11; Judg. 16:16; 2 Kings 5:
- URGENT, pressing, requiring haste,
Exod. 12:33; Dan. 3:22.
- U'RI, [h] (fire or light), the father of
Bezaleel, one of the inspired artificers who
constructed the tabernacle, Exod. 31:2.
- URI'AH, [h] (the Lord is my light, or
light of the Lord), a brave commander in
the army of David, who basely contrived
his death, for the purpose of concealing
his own guilt, after criminal intercourse
with his beautiful wife Bathsheba, 2 Sam.
- U'RIEL, [h] (the fire of God), the
father of Michaiah, a wife of king Reho-
boam, mother of Abijah, king of Judah,
2 Chron. 12:16; 13:1, 2.
- URI'JAH, as URIAH, the high- priest of
Israel in the reign of Ahaz, whose ini-
quitous order he obeyed in making an
altar, after the fashion of that which the
king had dedicated to idolatry at Damas-
cus; and he further complied with king
Ahaz in using it for sacrifice, instead of
the proper altar in the temple of the
Lord, 2 Kings 16:10, 12, 16.
- URIJAH, a faithful prophet of God in
the time of Jeremiah, murdered by order
of king Jehoiakim, with his nobles, on
account of his fidelity in warning the
Jews of their impending calamities, for
their apostacy, idolatry, and wickedness,
Jer. 26:20, 21.
- U'RIM, [h] (lights). Urim and Thum-
mim, signifying lights and perfections, formed
the oracle of God put into the sacred
breastplate of judgment of Aaron, by
which the Divine will was to be sought
on solemn occasions: but while learned
men have offered many and various con-
jectures, it is not agreed what they were,
as it is not fully declared by Moses, Exod.
28:30; Lev. 8:8. Josephus supposes
they were the twelve precious stones of
the breastplate, on which were engraven
the names of the several tribes of Israel,
Exod. 28:15, 21; and that God gave
answers to the high-priest inquiring be-
fore the most holy place, by an extraordi-
nary glory illustrating the letters: but
others are of opinion that they were given
by an audible voice from the Shekinah,
in the cloud of glory over the mercy seat,
Psal. 80:1; 99:1. This oracle, it is
believed, was not used during the life of
Moses, as God spake to him directly,
Exod. 33:11; Num. 7:89; and after-
wards only in national difficulties, by the
high-priest only, and not for any private
person, Num. 27:21; Josh. 7:6, 15.
This sacred instrument is supposed to
have been destroyed with the temple of
Solomon, if not before; as the Jews ac-
knowledge that it did not exist in the
second temple, Ezra 2:13; Neh. 7:65.
The rabbins indeed say, that it con-
tinued in use only under the tabernacle,
1 Sam. 28:6: they have a maxim that
the Holy Ghost spoke to Israel under the
tabernacle by Urim and Thummim;
under the first temple by prophets; and
after the captivity of Babylon, by the
Bath-kol, or Daughter of the voice; mean-
ing a voice from heaven, as at the bap-
tism, and transfiguration of Christ, Matt.
3:17; 17:5; 2 Pet. 1:17. See THUMMIM,
- US, the oblique case of we, Deut. 5:3.
God sometimes uses this pronoun, to indi-
cate a plurality of Persons in the God-
head, Gen. 1:; 11:7; Isa. 6:8.
- Us, the Holy Trinity of God, Gen. 3:22
- USE, service or purpose, Lev. 7:24;
Tit. 3:14: exercise, 2 Sam. 1:18; Heb. 5:
- USE, to employ, Lev. 19:26; Jer. 23:
31: to make use of, Num. 10:2; 1 Chron.
12:2: to exercise, 1 Tim. 3:10.
- USED, did employ, Lev. 7:24; Acts
8:9: did practice, Acts 19:19.
- USING, making use of, Col. 2:22; 1 Pet.
- USURP, to claim haughtily, 1 Tim. 2:
- USURER, one who takes unlawful in-
terest or payment, for the loan of money
or goods, Exod. 22:25.
- USURY, unlawful profit, by lending
money or goods, Exod. 22:25; Jer. 15:
10: lawful profit upon goods or money
lent: profit of this kind was allowed to
the Jews in relation to strangers, but not
to be taken of their own brethren, Deut.
23:19; Matt. 25:27. Considering the
pastoral character of the Israelites, and
their limited commercial transactions in
the early ages, the laws of Moses on the
subject of usury have been regarded as
exceedingly wise and merciful. But as
their foreign commerce increased, usu-
rious transactions became attended with
most oppressive and ruinous extortion,
Ezek. 22:12; Neh. 5:7-10.
- UTMOST, the outermost, Gen. 49:26;
- UTTER, to speak, tell, or publish, Lev.
5:1; Josh. 2:14, 20; 1 Cor. 14:9.
- UTTER, extreme, as in place, Ezek. 10:
5; or in ruin, 1 Kings 20:42; Nah. 1:8.
- UTTERANCE, pronunciation, Acts 2:4:
eloquence, 1 Cor. 1:5: liberty to preach,
Eph. 6:19; Col. 4:3.
- UTTERED, did utter or declare, Num.
30:6: did publish, Rev. 10:3, 4.
- UTTERING, declaring, Isa. 59:13.
- UTTERLY, altogether or wholly, Exod.
17:14; 1 Kings 9:21; 2 Pet. 2:12.
- UTTERMOST, outermost, 2 Kings 7:5:
the whole, Acts 24:22: the extreme,
as of necessity or distress, Heb. 7:25.
- UZ, [h] (counsel), the eldest son of Aram,
and grandson of Shem, Gen. 10:23.
- UZ, a son of Dishan the Horite, Gen.
- UZ, LAND OF, an extensive district of
Arabia Deserta, extending, on the east of
Jordan, from Egypt even to the Euphrates:
it was famous as the country of the pa-
triarch Job, Job 1:1. Idumea appears
evidently to have been a part of the land
of Uz, Gen. 36:21, 31, 43; Jer. 25:
20; Lam. 4:21.
- UZ'ZAH, [h] (strength, a goat, or a kid), a
Levite, who was smitten to death while
removing the ark of God from Kirjath-
jearim, 2 Sam. 6:2, 4, 7; 1 Chron. 13:
5, 11; Josh. 15:9, 10; 1 Sam. 7:1, 2.
Uzziah's "error," appears to have been in
suffering the ark to be carried in a cart,
exposed, and in danger of being injured:
he being a Levite, and having the direc-
tion of its removal, should have kept
it covered, while it should have been
borne on the shoulders of his brethren,
Exod. 25:14; Josh. 3:6, 17. Some sup-
pose that while urging the restive beast,
Uzziah fell, and was mortally wounded by
the wheels of the carriage, which was
understood as an immediate visitation of
God, 1 Chron. 15:13.
- UZ'ZI, [h] (my strength, or my kid), the
sixth high-priest of Israel, 1 Chron. 6:5, 6.
- UZZI'AH, [h] (strength of the Lord), son of
Uriel, and father of Shaul, a Levite of the
family of Kohath, 1 Chron. 6:22, 24.
- UZZI'AH, son of Amaziah, king of
Judah, called also Azariah, 2 Kings 14:
21; 15:13; 2 Chron. 25:25; 26:1, 23.
Uzziah reigned fifty-two years, in the
former of which he served the Lord faith-
fully, and his kingdom greatly prospered:
but presuming to invade the priest's
office, he was struck with an incurable
leprosy. There is no record of repentance,
which seems probable, as he enjoyed the
ministry of the prophet Isaiah, 2 Chron.
26:22; Isa. 1:1; 6:1.
- UZZI'EL, [h] (strength of God), a son of
Kohath, a Levite, and chief of a family in
Israel, Exod. 6:18, 22; Num. 3:19, 27.
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