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     The following is the results of your search for poison.

Poison: 1. Heb. hemah, "heat," the poison of certain venomous reptiles

(Deuteronomy 32:24,33; Job 6:4; Psalms 58:4) causing inflammation.

2. Heb. rosh, "a head," a poisonous plant (Deuteronomy 29:18) growing luxuriantly (Hosea 10:4) of a bitter taste (Psalms 69:21; Lamentations 3:5) and coupled with wormwood; probably the poppy. This word is rendered "gall", q.v., (Deuteronomy 29:18; 32:33; Psalms 69:21; Jeremiah 8:14) etc., "hemlock"

(Hosea 10:4; Amos 6:12) and "poison" (Job 20:16) "the poison of asps," showing that the rosh was not exclusively a vegetable poison.

3. In (Romans 3:13) (comp.) (Job 20:16; Psalms 140:3; James 3:8) as the rendering of the Greek ios.

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