Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular present simple form of hew

Etymologies

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hew +‎ -eth

Examples

  • Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • What hast thou here, and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth a habitation for himself in a rock?

    Isaiah 22.

  • ¶ Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.

    Isaiah 10.

  • "Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood."

    Usury A Scriptural, Ethical and Economic View

  • As a man seeth sooner the stroke of a man that heweth a tree, than he heareth the noise of the stroke.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • And he that heweth the wood is like a man that is in sin, and putteth none away by penance, but putteth always wickedness to wickedness.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • And 'shall the axe boast itself,' either 'against' or apart from 'Him that heweth therewith'?

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: the Acts

  • He uses them as His weapons in the contest of His love with the world's hatred; but the hand that forged, and tempered, and sharpened the blade is that which smites with it; and the axe must not boast itself against him that heweth.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Isaiah and Jeremiah

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