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The meaning of Rid; Riddance in the Bible
(From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)

rid, rid'-ans: "Rid" originally meant "rescue" (the King James Version Genesis 37:22; Exodus 6:6; Psalms 82:4; Psalms 144:7, Psalms 144:11), whence the meaning "remove" or "clean out" (Leviticus 26:6 the King James Version, with "riddance" in Leviticus 23:22; Zephaniah 1:18). The word occurs in the American Standard Revised Version and in the English Revised Version in Exodus 6:6.


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