International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGARNISH
gar'-nish (tsippah, shiphrah; kosmeo):
The word is used twice in the Old Testament. In 2 Chronicles 3:6, tsippah means "to overlay," or "to plate." Thus, he "garnished" the house or "overlaid" it, "studded" it, with precious stones, and thus adorned and beautified it. In Job 26:13, shiphrah is a feminine noun meaning "fairness," "beauty," "brilliancy." "By his Spirit the heavens are garnished," i.e. the clouds are driven off by the wind or breath of Yahweh, and the sky made bright and clear.
In the New Testament (Matthew 12:44; Matthew 23:29) the word kosmeo means "set in order," "make ready," "adorn," etc. In Matthew 25:7 it is translated "trimmed," and in Revelation 21:19 "adorned."
J. J. Reeve
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Overlay with stones (2 Chronicles 3:6
), adorn (Revelation 21:19
), deck with garlands (Matthew 23:29
), furnish (12:44
In Job 26:13 (Hebrews shiphrah, meaning "brightness"), "By his spirit the heavens are brightness" i.e., are bright, splendid, beautiful.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.
) To surround with additions; to adorn; to embellish.
2. (v. t.) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
3. (v. t.) To furnish; to supply.
4. (v. t.) To fit with fetters.
5. (v. t.) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t.
6. (n.) Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated.
7. (n.) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment. See Garnish, v. t., 2.
8. (v. t.) Fetters.
9. (n.) A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer.
Strong's Hebrew8235. shiphrah -- fairness, clearness (of sky)...
Word Origin from shaphar Definition fairness, clearness (of sky) NASB Word Usage
cleared (1). garnish
. From shaphar; brightness -- garnish
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