VISITATION (Heb. pekuddâh, Gr. episkopē). Used in the KJV for a divine visit for the purpose of rewarding or punishing people for their deeds (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
viz-i-ta’-shun, vis-(pequddah; episkope): In Biblical writings, the divine investigation or inspection of men’s character and deeds with a view to apportioning to them their due lot, whether of reward or of chastisement; divine dispensation of mercy or of punishment.
(1) In a general sense: "Visited after the visitation of all men" (
(2) In a good sense, of God’s care, providence and mercy: "Thy visitation (the
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