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Word of the Week Lesson #25 – YIELDED

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The Word of the Week Lesson #25 takes a look at Revelation 22:2 and Romans 6:19 as we explore the meaning of the word YIELDED.

Word of the Week Lesson #25

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Short Definition

Abridged from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

YIĒLDED, participle passive

produced; surrendered; allowed

Webster’s 1828 Full Definition

YIĒLDED, participle passive

1. Produced; afforded; conceded; allowed; resigned; surrendered.

In order to give a fuller sense of the word, we have also included Webster’s definition of YIELD:

YIELD, verb transitive.

[Sax. gieldan, gildan, gyldan, to render, to pay.  But the word seems to be directly from the W. gildiaw, to produce, to yield, to concede, to contribute.  The sense is obvious.]

1. To produce, as land, stock or funds; to give in return for labour, or as profit.

Lands yield not more than three per cent. annually; houses yield four or five per cent.  Maiz on good land, yields two or three hundred fold.

2. To produce, in general. Most vegetable juices yield a salt.

3. To afford; to exhibit. The flowers in spring yield a beautiful sight.

4. To allow; to concede; to admit to be true; as, to yield the point in debate. We yield that there is a God.

5. To give, as claimed of right; as, to yield due honors; to yield due praise.

6. To permit; to grant.

Life is but air,
That yields a passage to the whistling sword.  Dryden.

7. To emit; to give up. To yield the breath, is to expire.

8. To resign; to give up; sometimes with up or over; as, to yield up their own opinions. We yield the place to our superiors.

9. To surrender; sometime with up; as, to yield a fortress to the enemy; or to yield up a fortress.

YIELD, verb intransitive.

1. To give up the contest; to submit.

He saw the fainting Grecians yieldDryden.

2. To comply with; as, I yielded to his request.

3. To give way; not to oppose. We readily yield to the current of opinion; we yield to customs and fashions.

4. To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence. They will yield to us in nothing.

Tell me in what more happy fields
The thistle springs, to which the lily yields.  Pope.

All definitions are taken from the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary from Volume 1 and Volume 2 and can also be found on Webster’s 1828 Dictionary online

The Word of the Week Lesson #25 takes a look at Revelation 22:2 and Romans 6:19 as we explore the meaning of the word YIELDED.Memory Verses

“In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”  ~ Revelation 22:2 (KJV)

“…as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.”  ~ Romans 6:19b (KJV)

All scripture references are taken from the King James Bible


“To God be the glory, great things He has done;
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.”


“Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.”

– Fanny Crosby (1820–1915), To God Be the Glory 

All hymn texts are taken from Cyber Hymnal

Examples from Daily Life

“This is not good,” said Robyn seriously.  “The pencil has yielded to the eraser, but the new mark is much worse than the old one.  Green does not go well with our living room table.”

“But I don’t understand how it happened,” said Philip.  “The eraser isn’t even green itself!  Maybe we should have yielded the contest before we thought of this plan.  What a mess we’ve made!”

“I’m not ready to give up,” Mrs. Gravesend replied.  She reached for the eraser, and examined it carefully.  “Someone must have used this eraser with a coloured pencil,” she decided.  “The pencil left a green mark on the eraser, and when you turned it to use the long side, the mark yielded to the pressure, and came off on the table.  Well, this has definitely made the problem more complicated!  I’m going to have to think for a minute before we try something else.”

Printable Image with Short Definition and Memory Verse

The Word of the Week Lesson #25 takes a look at Revelation 22:2 and Romans 6:19 as we explore the meaning of the word YIELDED.

Bonus Activity

This week’s activity is a scavenger hunt challenge to find ways to yield when you should, and not yield when you shouldn’t.  As you go through your daily activities be on the look out for:

  1. An opportunity to yield to someone else’s wishes.
  2. An opportunity NOT to yield to temptation.
  3. An opportunity to yield cheerfully when things go wrong.
  4. An opportunity NOT to yield to grumpiness.
  5. An opportunity to yield obedience to your parents.
  6. An opportunity to persevere, and NOT yield to difficulties.
  7. An opportunity to yield praise to God.

Have fun on your scavenger hunt!  A sample answer from the Gravesend family will appear at the bottom of next week’s WOW lesson.

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