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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Belong

* Note: This word represents (a) a phrase consisting of eimi, "to be," with or without a preposition and a noun, and usually best rendered, as in the RV, by the verb "to be," Mark 9:41 , lit., "ye are of Christ;" Luke 23:7; Hebrews 5:14; cp. Romans 12:19 , "belongeth unto Me," RV; (b) a phrase consisting of the neuter plural of the definite article, either with the preposition pros, "unto," as in Luke 19:42 , where the phrase "the things which belong unto peace" (RV) is, lit., "the (things) unto peace," or with the genitive case of the noun, as in 1 Corinthians 7:32 , AV, "the things that belong to the Lord," RV, suitably, "the things of the Lord;" (c) a distinct verb, e.g., metecho, "to partake of, share in," Hebrews 7:13 RV, "belongeth to (another tribe)," AV, "pertaineth to."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Belong'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/b/belong.html. 1940.

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