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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
or pragmateia, from pragma, "a deed," denotes "a business, occupation, the prosecution of any affair;" in the plural, "pursuits, affairs (of life)," 2 Timothy 2:4 .Notes: (1) Ta kata, lit., "the (things), with, or respecting a (person)," is translated "affairs" in Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 4:7 , RV. (2) Ta peri, lit., "the (things) concerning (a person)," is translated "affairs" in the AV of Ephesians 6:22; Philippians 1:27 (RV, "state," in each place).
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Affair'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/a/affair.html. 1940.