King James Bible Antiquated Words Dictionary - W

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WALLOW - To roll.

O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and WALLOW thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.  Jeremiah 6:26, KJV

WANTON - Excessive; rebellious.

But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax WANTON against Christ, they will marry; having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.  1 Timothy 5:11-12, KJV

WANTONNESS - Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and WANTONNESS, not in strife and envying.  Romans 13:12-13, KJV

WARD - Prison; custody.

Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in WARD in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker.  Genesis 41:9-10, KJV

WATERSPOUT - Waterfall.

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy WATERSPOUTS: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.  Psalm 42:7, KJV

WAX - To grow; become; advance.

Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which WAX not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.  Luke 12:33, KJV

WAYFARING MAN - Traveler; passer-by.

Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. The highways lie waste, the WAYFARING MAN ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.  Isaiah 33:7-8, KJV

WEN - A running sore.

Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a WEN, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto the LORD.  Leviticus 22:22, KJV

WENCH - Maidservant.

Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him. Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by Enrogel; for they might not be seen to come into the city: and a WENCH went and told them; and they went and told king David.  2 Samuel 17:16-17, KJV

WERT - Were; was.

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou WERT cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  Revelation 3:15, KJV

WHENCE - From where.

The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know WHENCE I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell WHENCE I come, and whither I go.  John 8:13-14, KJV

WHEREFORE - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. WHEREFORE? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law.  Romans 9:31-32, KJV

WHEREINSOEVER - In whatever respect.

I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit WHEREINSOEVER any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.  2 Corinthians 11:21, KJV

WHEREWITH - The things with which...

Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word. So shall I have WHEREWITH to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.  Psalm 119:41-42, KJV

WHEREWITHAL - How?; By what means?

WHEREWITHAL shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.  Psalm 119:9, KJV

WHET - To sharpen.

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. If he turn not, he will WHET his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.  Psalm 7:12, KJV

WHIT - A least bit.

For I suppose I was not a WHIT behind the very chiefest apostles.  2 Corinthians 11:5, KJV

WHITHER - Where; which place.

The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and WHITHER I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and WHITHER I go.  John 8:13-14, KJV


And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee WHITHERSOEVER thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.  Matthew 8:19-20, KJV

WHOREMONGER - Sexually immoral person.

For this ye know, that no WHOREMONGER, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.  Ephesians 5:5, KJV

WILES - Cunning devices; methods.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the WILES of the devil.  Ephesians 6:10-11, KJV

WIMPLE - A woman's garment; shawl.

The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the WIMPLES, and the crisping pins.  Isaiah 3:22, KJV

WINEBIBBER - Drinker of wine.

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a WINEBIBBER, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.  Matthew 11:18-19, KJV

WINEFAT - A collection trough beneath a winepress.

And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the WINEFAT, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.  Mark 12:1, KJV

WIST - Knew; to have known.

And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? WIST ye not that I must be about my Father's business?  Luke 2:48-49, KJV

WIT - To know; to become aware of.

And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. And the man wondering at her held his peace, to WIT whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.  Genesis 24:19-21, KJV

WITHAL - At the same time; together with.

But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him. Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write. For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not WITHAL to signify the crimes laid against him.  Acts 25:25-27, KJV

WITHAL - With.

So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself WITHAL; and he sat down among the ashes.  Job 2:7-8, KJV

WITHOUT - Outside.

While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood WITHOUT, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand WITHOUT, desiring to speak with thee.  Matthew 12:46-47, KJV

WITHS - Cords; ropes.

Now there were men lying in wait, abiding with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the WITHS, as a thread of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. So his strength was not known.  Judges 6:9, KJV

WOE - An expression of grief or indignation.

And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but WOE unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It had been good for that man if he had not been born.  Matthew 26:23-24, KJV

WONT - To be accustomed to.

And he came out, and went, as he was WONT, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed.  Luke 22:39-41, KJV

WORMWOOD - A bitter plant; bitterness.

For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: but her end is bitter as WORMWOOD, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.  Proverbs 5:3-5, KJV

WOT - To know.

God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. WOT ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? How he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.  Romans 11:2-3, KJV

WREST - To wrench; to torture by twisting.

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable WREST, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.  2 Peter 3:15-16, KJV

WROTH - To be provoked; angered.

Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding WROTH, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.  Matthew 2:16, KJV

WROUGHT - Worked; made.

For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but WROUGHT with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you.  2 Thessalonians 3:7-8, KJV

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