The “EST” Methodology
(methodology 4)

Another major means of updating the language of the King James Bible is the removal of the “est” ending from most of 304 words that, collectively, occur 2,786 times in the King James Bible. Here is the list of those words:

abhorrest
abodest
acceptest
afflictest
anointest
answerest
approvest
askest
awakest
badest

baptizest
barest
basest
bearest
beatest
becamest
begettest
beginnest
beholdest
believest
belongest
best
betrayest
blasphemest
blessest
boastest
brakest
breakest
bringest
broughtest
buildest
buyest
callest
camest
carest
carriest
castest
causest
changest
chargest
chastenest
chest
chiefest
choicest
choosest
closest
clothest
comest
commandest
committest
compassest
compellest
condemnest
considerest
contendest
couldest
coverest
criest
crownest
cursest
cuttest
dealest
deckest
defendest
delightest
deliverest
desirest
despisest
destroyest
detest
devourest
diddest
diest
dishonest
dishonourest
dissolvest
doest
drewest
dwellest
earnest
eatest
eldest
enquirest
enrichest
enviest
exaltest
exceedest
excellest
executest
faintest
fairest
fallest
fastest
fattest
favourest
fearest
feedest
feignest
fellest
fewest
fillest
findest
finest
fleddest
forest
forgavest
forgettest
forsookest
foundest
gaddest
gatherest
gavest
givest
gloriest
goest
goodliest
greatest
guest
harvest
hatest
heardest
hearest
hidest
highest
hirest
holdest
holiest
honest
honourest
hottest
huntest
increasest
inhabitest
intendest
judgest
keepest
killest
knewest
knowest
lackest
layest
leadest
leddest
leftest
lest
lettest
liest
liftest
lightest
livest
lodgest
lookest
lovest
lowest
madest
maintainest
makest
manifest
markest
mayest
meanest
meetest
mightest
mightiest
mockest
modest
needest
nest
numberest
observest
openest
opposest
oughtest
owest
partakest
passest
perceivest
persecutest
persuadest
poorest
possessest
prayest
preachest
preparest
preservest
prevailest
preventest
priest
protest
puttest
readest
reapest
rebellest
recompensest
regardest
reignest
rejoicest
remainest
rememberest
renderest
renewest
rentest
repentest
repliest
reproachest
request
requirest
rest
restest
restrainest
revilest
risest
rulest
runnest
satest
satisfiest
savest
savourest
sawest
sayest
scarest
scornest
sealest
searchest
seekest
seest
sellest
sendest
sentest
servest
settest
settlest
sewest
shewest
shouldest
sighest
sinnest
sittest
slanderest
sleepest
slewest
smallest
smitest
smotest
sowest
spakest
speakest
spendest
spoilest
spreadest
standest
stillest
stonest
stoodest
straitest
stretchest
strongest
succeedest
sufferest
swarest
swimmest
takest
talkest
tarriest
teachest
tellest
tempest
terrifiest
thinkest
thoughtest
threwest
tillest
tookest
transgressest
travailest
treasurest
triest
trimmest
troublest
trustest
turnest
understandest
upholdest
usest
valiantest
valuest
vilest
visitest
vowest
walkest
wanderest
washest
waterest
weavest
weepest
wentest
west
withdrawest
withheldest
wouldest
wrest
writest
wroughtest
youngest

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