(stands for 17 different words, chief of which are yaqar; timios):
(1) Generally in the literal sense, "of great price," "costly," "expensive," of material things (e.g.
(2) Sometimes "of great moral (non-material) value." "Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints" (
The literal and the moral senses are both involved in the expression, "knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, .... but with precious blood" (
D. Miall Edwards