All instances of Metaphorical or Theological when pertaining to the word "Stand" -

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Jeremy Lobdell | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Sep 30 2020 8:29 AM

To Whom it May Concern:

I"m preaching 1 Cor 15:1 This Sunday...

1 Corinthians 15:1 (ESV)Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received,in which you stand,

I know that I can right click on the lemma or root for Stand and find every occurrence of that word. That however brings up too many hits. I would like to know, how to set up a search that discovers all of the instances where "Stand" is used either metaphorically or theologically to refer to something in which we either stand (like the Gospel in 1 Cor 15.1)  or "take our stand."  e.g. Eph 6:11. 

There's got to be someone smarter than me who can figure out a creative solution.

How do we discover all of the instances of "stand" where it is used in a non-literal, or metaphorical sense? 

Thank you!

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2020 9:11 AM

Jeremy Lobdell:
How do we discover all of the instances of "stand" where it is used in a non-literal, or metaphorical sense? 

Normally, you'd search for a sense (that you agree with) and the lemma you're wanting. In this case however, the sense is fairly broad, and even BDAG locates only 2 that match, causing you to pick and choose the BDAG categories.

Which leads to translation ... MM would suggest 'agree on', which doesn't demand a non-literal.

The bigger issue is your request vs semantics. Paul said to stand and not fall down. The listener would quickly see the literal, and then convert it (ruling out being drunk) ... which the speaker likely intended.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Hi Jeremy:

The Bible Sense Lexicon has a sense that means "to stand" as in maintaining a position. This is still probably a little broader than what you are looking for, but it does slash the number of occurrences you would need to sift through quite a bit. Example search link is HERE and link to explore in the BSL is HERE.

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Jeremy Lobdell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 1 2020 1:04 PM

Thank you Jeremy Thompson. 

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