Dictionary Mode: easton:Lip
Lip @ besides its literal sense Isaiah:37:29, etc.), is used in the original (saphah) metaphorically for an edge or border, as of a cup (kjvKings:7:26), a garment Exodus:28:32), a curtain (26:4), the sea Genesis:22:17), the Jordan ( 2Kings:2:13). To "open the lips" is to begin to speak Job:11:5); to "refrain the lips" is to keep silence Psalms:40:9; 1Peter:3:10). The "fruit of the lips" Hebrews:13:15) is praise, and the "calves of the lips" thank-offerings Hosea:14:2). To "shoot out the lip" is to manifest scorn and defiance Psalms:22:7). Many similar forms of expression are found in Scripture.
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