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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

After, Afterward

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* The following are adverbs only. (preposition, conjunction, or participle not dealt with in this resource)

1: ἐκεῖθεν

(Strong's #1564 — Adverb — ekeithen — ek-i'-then )

"thence," is once used to signify "afterwards," in the sense of "then, from that time," Acts 13:21 See THENCE.

2: ἑξῆς

(Strong's #1836 — Adverb — hexes — hex-ace' )

denotes "after" with the significance of a succession of events, an event following next in order after another, Luke 7:11; 9:37; Acts 21:1; 25:17; 27:18 .

3: καθεξῆς

(Strong's #2517 — Adverb — kathexes — kath-ex-ace' )

a strengthened from of No. 2, denotes "afterward," or "in order" (Kata, "according to," and No. 2), Luke 1:3; 8:1; Acts 3:24; 11:4; 18:23 .

4: μετέπειτα

(Strong's #3347 — Adverb — metepeita — met-ep'-i-tah )

"afterwards," without necessarily indicating an order of events, as in Nos. 1 and 2, is found in Hebrews 12:17 .

5: ὕστερον

(Strong's #5305 — Noun Neuter — husteron — hoos'-ter-on )

"afterwards," with the suggestion of at length, is found in Matthew 4:2; 21:29,32,37 (AV, "last of all") 22:27; 25:11; 26:60 (AV, "at the last"); Mark 16:14; Luke 4:2; 20:32 (AV, "last"); John 13:36; Hebrews 12:11 . See LAST.

Note: Eita and epeita, "then, afterwards," or "thereupon," are translated "afterward" or "afterwards" in the AV of Mark 4:17 (eita) and Galatians 1:21; 1 Corinthians 15:23,46 (epeita); always "then" in the RV. See THEN.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'After, Afterward'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/a/after-afterward.html. 1940.

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