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Stone, Stones

ston, stonz: 1. Hebrew and Greek Words: (1) Chiefly ’ebhen, and lithos; but also, occurring rarely, ’eshekh (Le 21:20); tsur (Job 22:24), usually "rock"; tseror (2Sa 17:13); petros (Joh 1:42); psephos (Re 2:17). For cela`, usually "cliff," "crag," "rock," the King James Version, in Ps 137:9; 141:6, has "stone," but the Revised Version (British and American) "rock." For the King James Version "stones," cheres (Job 41:30), the Revised Version (British and American) has "potsherds." See SELA. 2. Literal Usage: The word is used of great stones (Ge 29:2); of small stones (1Sa 17:40); of stones set up as memorials (1Sa 7:12, "Eben-ezer," "stone of help"); of precious stones (Ex 35:9, etc.); of hailstones (Jos 10:11). 3. Figurative Usage: Of hardness: "I will take the stony heart out of their flesh" (Eze 11:19); of one smitten: "(Nabal’s) heart died within him, and became as a stone" (1Sa 25:37); of weight: "A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty" (Pr 27:3); of dumbness: "Woe unto him