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Pit

  1. a hole in the ground (Ex. 21:33, 34)

  2. a cistern for water (Gen. 37:24; Jer. 14:3)

  3. a vault (41:9)

  4. a grave (Ps. 30:3)

  5. It is used as a figure for mischief (Ps. 9:15).

  6. It is the name given to the unseen place of woe (Rev. 20:1, 3).

  7. The slime-pits in the vale of Siddim were wells which yielded asphalt (Gen. 14:10).