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1: ἀσφαλίζω

(Strong's #805 — Verb — asphalizo — as-fal-id'-zo )

"to make secure, safe, firm" (akin to asphales, "safe"), (a, negative, and sphallo, "to trip up"), is translated "make ... fast," in Acts 16:24 , of prisoners' feet in the stocks. In Matthew 27:64,65,66 , it is rendered "to make sure." See SURE.

Note: For HOLD (fast) and STAND (fast), see HOLD and STAND, No. 7.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Fast'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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