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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Careless; Carelessly

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kâr´les , kâr´les -li : These words always mean, "without anxiety," the confidence springing from a sense of security. There is both the verb בּטח , bāṭaḥ , "he trusted," and the noun בּטח , beṭaḥ , "Ye careless daughters" (the Revised Version, margin "confident") (Isaiah 32:9-11 ). People dwelt careless ("in security" the Revised Version (British and American), the American Standard Revised Version, Judges 18:7 ); "careless Ethiopians" (Ezekiel 30:9 ). "Thou that dwellest carelessly" ("sittest securely" the Revised Version (British and American), the American Standard Revised Version, Isaiah 47:8 ). "Thou that dwellest carelessly" ("securely" the Revised Version (British and American), the American Standard Revised Version, "confidently" King James Version, margin, Ezekiel 39:6 ). "The city that dwelt carelessly" (Zephaniah 2:15 ). the American Standard Revised Version and the Revised Version (British and American) add בּזה , bāzāh , "he despised," using the participle in "He that is careless of his ways shall die," "despiseth" the King James Version, the American Revised Version, margin, the Revised Version, margin (Proverbs 19:16 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Careless; Carelessly'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/c/careless-carelessly.html. 1915.

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