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Arise


ARI'SE, verb intransitive s as z preterit tense arose; participle passive arisen; Heb.

1. To ascend, mount up or move to a higher place; as, vapors arise from humid places.

2. To emerge from below the horizon; as, the sun or a star arises or rises.

3. To get out of bed; to leave the place or state of rest; or to leave a sitting or lying posture.

The king arose early and went to the den. Daniel 6:1.

4. To begin; to spring up; to originate.

A persecution arose about Stephen. Acts 11:7.

5. To revive from death; to leave the grave.

Many bodies of saints arose. Math. 27.

Figuratively, to wake from a state of sin and stupidity; to repent.

Arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee life.

Ephesians 5:14.

6. To begin to act; to exert power; to move from a state of inaction.

7. To appear, or become known; to become visible, sensible or operative.

To you shall the sun of righteousness arise Math. 4.

8. To be put in motion; to swell or be agitated; as, the waves arose.

9. To be excited or provoked; as, the wrath of the king shall arise

10. To emerge from poverty, depression or distress.

By whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. Amos 7:2.

11. To appear in a particular character; to enter upon an office.

There arose a new king who knew not Joseph. Exodus 1:1.

12. To begin sedition, insurrection, or mutiny; as, the men arose, or rose upon their officers.

13. To invade, assault or begin hostility; followed by against.

When he arose against me, I caught him by the beard.

1 Samuel 17:1.

In this sense, the word against really belongs to the verb, and is necessary to give it this meaning. [See Rise, another form of this verb, which has the same signification, and is more generally used in popular language.]