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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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A — 1: μετάθεσις

(Strong's #3331 — Noun Feminine — metathesis — met-ath'-es-is )

"a transposition, or a transference from one place to another" (from meta, implying "change," and tithemi, "to put"), has the meaning of "change" in Hebrews 7:12 , in connection with the necessity of a "change" of the Law (or, as margin, law), if the priesthood is changed (see B, No. 3). It is rendered "translation" in Hebrews 11:5 , "removing" in Hebrews 12:27 . See REMOVING , TRANSLATION.

B — 1: ἀλλάσσω

(Strong's #236 — Verb — allasso — al-las'-so )

"to make other than it is" (from allos, "another"), "to transform, change," is used (a) of the effect of the Gospel upon the precepts of the Law, Acts 6:14; (b) of the effect, on the body of a believer, of Christ's return, 1 Corinthians 15:51,52; (c) of the final renewal of the material creation, Hebrews 1:12; (d) of a change in the Apostle's mode of speaking (or dealing), Galatians 4:20 . In Romans 1:23 it has its other meaning, "to exchange."

B — 2: μεταλλάσσω

(Strong's #3337 — Verb — metallasso — met-al-las'-so )

from meta, "implying change," and No. 1, "to change one thing for another, or into another," Romans 1:25,26 , is translated "exchange" in ver. 25. See change.html">EXCHANGE.

B — 3: μετατίθημι

(Strong's #3346 — Verb — metatithemi — met-at-ith'-ay-mee )

"to place differently, to change," (akin to A, above), is said of priesthood, Hebrews 7:12 . See CARRY , No. 5.

B — 4: μεταβάλλω

(Strong's #3328 — Verb — metaballo — met-ab-al'-lo )

meta, as in No. 2, and ballo, "to throw," signifies "to turn quickly," or, in the Middle Voice, "to change one's mind," and is found in Acts 28:6 .

Notes: (1) In Philippians 3:21 , for the AV rendering of metaschematizo, "change," the RV has "fashion anew;" in 2 Corinthians 3:18 metamorphoo is rendered "change," in the AV (RV, "transform"). For metanoia, "a change of mind," see REPENTANCE.

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

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