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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
"to snatch or catch away," is said of the act of the Spirit of the Lord in regard to Philip in Acts 8:39; of Paul in being "caught" up to paradise, 2 Corinthians 12:2,4; of the Rapture of the saints at the return of the Lord, 1 Thessalonians 4:17; of the rapture of the man child in the vision of Revelation 12:5 . This verb conveys the idea of force suddenly exercised, as in Matthew 11:12 , "take (it) by force;" Matthew 12:29 , "spoil" (some mss. have diarpazo here); in Matthew 13:19 , RV, "snatcheth;" for forceful seizure, see also John 6:15; 10:12,28,29; Acts 23:10; in Jude 1:23 , RV , "snatching." See PLUCK , PULL , SNATCH , TAKE (by force).
"to receive," is once used of "catching" by fraud, circumventing, 2 Corinthians 12:16 . In Matthew 21:39; Mark 12:3 , RV "took," for AV "caught." See ACCEPT , No. 4.
"to take by hunting" (from agra, "a hunt, a catch"), is used metaphorically, of the Pharisees and Herodians in seeking to catch Christ in His talk, Mark 12:13 .
"to hunt or catch wild beasts" (therion, "a wild beast"), is used by Luke of the same event as in No. 3, Luke 11:54 .
"to take alive:" see CAPTIVE , B, No. 3.
"to capture:" see APPREHEND , No. 2.
sun, used intensively, and No. 1, "to snatch, to seize, to keep a firm grip of," is used only by Luke, and translated "caught" in the AV of Luke 8:29 , of demon-possession; in Acts 6:12 , of the act of the elders and scribes in seizing Stephen, RV, more suitably, "seized." So in Acts 19:29 . In Acts 27:15 , it is used of the effects of wind upon a ship. See SEIZE.
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Catch'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/c/catch.html. 1940.