Abide

My word of the year is ABIDE which is similar to rest. I think of it ‘Sustaining in the God’s flow’

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Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

  1. (v. i.) To stay; to continue in a place; to have one’s abode; to dwell; to sojourn; — with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place.
  2. (v. i.) To wait; to pause; to delay.
  3. (v. i.) To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
  4. (v. t.) To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.
  5. (v. t.) To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
  6. (v. t.) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
  7. (v. t.) To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABIDE
a-bid’: Old English word signifying progressively to “await,” “remain,” “lodge,” “sojourn,” “dwell,” “continue,” “endure”; represented richly in Old Testament (King James Version) by 12 Hebrew and in New Testament by as many Greek words. In the Revised Version (British and American) displaced often by words meaning “to sojourn,” “dwell,” “encamp.” The Hebrew and Greek originals in most frequent use are yashabh, “to dwell”; meno, “to remain.” “Abide (sit or tarry) ye here” (Genesis 22:5); “The earth abide (continueth) forever” (Ecclesiastes 1:4); “Who can abide (bear or endure) the day?” (Malachi 3:2); “Afflictions abide (await) me” (Acts 20:23). The past tense abode, in frequent use, has the same meaning. “His bow abide (remained) in strength” (Genesis 49:24); “There he abide” (dwelt) (John 10:40).

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