gachon = "the external abdomen" (Genesis 3:14;Leviticus 11:42). qobhah = "the abdominal cavity" (Numbers 25:8 the American Standard Revised Version "body"). beTen = "the internal abdomen," "the womb" (1 Kings 7:20Job 15:2,35 the King James Version; Job 20:15,2340:16Psalms 17,14Proverbs 13:2518:20;Jeremiah 1:5Ezekiel 3:3); also figuratively "the internal regions," "the body of anything" (Jonah 2:2). me`eh = "intestines," "abdomen" (Daniel 2:32Jonah 1:172:1,2). In the New Testament koilia = "a cavity," espec ially the abdominal (Matthew 12:4015:17Mark 7:19); the seat of appetite and of the carnal affections (Romans 16:18;1 Corinthians 6:13Philippians 3:19Revelation 10:9,10); the innermost of the soul (the American Revised Version, margin John 7:38).

Frank E. Hirsch

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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BELLY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://www.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T1311>. 1915.

Bible verses about the BELLY: 

  1. Genesis 3:14
    The LORD God said to the serpent, “ Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;

  2. Leviticus 11:42
    Whatever crawls on its belly, and whatever walks on all fours, whatever has many feet, in respect to every swarming thing that swarms on the earth, you shall not eat them, for they are detestable.

  3. Judges 3:21
    Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly.

  4. Judges 3:22
    The handle also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the refuse came out.

  5. 2 Samuel 2:23
    However, he refused to turn aside; therefore Abner struck him in the belly with the butt end of the spear, so that the spear came out at his back. And he fell there and died on the spot. And it came about that all who came to the place where Asahel had fallen and died, stood still.

  6. 2 Samuel 3:27
    So when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the middle of the gate to speak with him privately, and there he struck him in the belly so that he died on account of the blood of Asahel his brother.

  7. 2 Samuel 4:6
    They came to the middle of the house as if to get wheat, and they struck him in the belly; and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.

  8. 2 Samuel 20:10
    Amasa Murdered ] But Amasa was not on guard against the sword which was in Joab’s hand so he struck him in the belly with it and poured out his inward parts on the ground, and did not strike him again, and he died. Then Joab and Abishai his brother pursued Sheba the son of Bichri.

  9. Job 20:15
    “He swallows riches, But will vomit them up; God will expel them from his belly.

  10. Job 20:23
    “When he fills his belly, God will send His fierce anger on him And will rain it on him while he is eating.