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Word of the Week Lesson #8
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Abridged from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary
ENDU’RE, verb intransitive
to last; to continue; to bear patiently
Webster’s 1828 Full Definition
ENDU’RE, verb intransitive
[Latin durus, duro.]
1. To last; to continue in the same state without perishing; to remain; to abide.
The Lord shall endure forever. Psalm 9:7.
He shall hold it [his house] fast, but it shall not endure. Job 8:15.
2. To bear; to brook; to suffer without resistance, or without yielding.
How can I endure to see the evil that shall come to my people? Esther 8:6.
Can thy heart endure or thy hands be strong? Ezekiel 22:14.
ENDU’RE, verb transitive
1. To bear; to sustain; to support without breaking or yielding to force of pressure.
Metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting.
2. To bear with patience; to bear without opposition or sinking under the pressure.
Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 2 Timothy 2:10.
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons. Hebrews 12:7.
3. To undergo; to sustain.
I wish to die, yet dare not death endure.
4. To continue in. [Not used.]
“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” ~ Psalm 107:1 (KJV)
“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” ~ Matthew 24:13 (KJV)
All scripture references are taken from the King James Bible
“O enter then His gates with praise;
Approach with joy His courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless His name always,
For it is seemly so to do.
For why? the Lord our God is good;
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.”
– William Kethe (?–1594), All People That On Earth Do Dwell (The Old Hundredth)
All hymn texts are taken from Cyber Hymnal
Examples from Daily Life
“What a delightful week we’ve had,” said Robyn as they packed up the tent. “I can hardly endure the thought of going home.”
“I expect we’ll endure the thought,” said Philip a bit mischievously. “What I am concerned about is enduring all the portages on the way back!”
“The Park Ranger mentioned another route we could take,” Mr. Gravesend remarked, as he consulted the map. “It’s a bit longer, but we’d be able to canoe the whole way. If you think you can endure a long day of paddling, we can avoid the portages altogether.”
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Look at the Latin root listed in brackets at the beginning of the Webster’s 1828 Definition of endure above. Can you see a similarity between the word endure and the word durable? Read the following definition of durable from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary.
[Latin durabilis, from duro, to last; durus, hard.]
Having the quality of lasting or continuing long in being, without perishing or wearing out as durable timber; durable cloth; durable happiness.
Make a list of characteristics that describe both words. A sample answer will be given at the end of next week’s WOW lesson.
Sample Answer to Last Week’s Bonus Activity
Stanza One—Proverbs 3:13.
Stanza Two—Proverbs 3:14 (and possibly 15).
Stanza Three—Proverbs 3:17 (and possibly 16/18).
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