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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Intent

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1: ἔννοια

(Strong's #1771 — Noun Feminine — ennoia — en'-noy-ah )

primarily "a thinking, idea, consideration," denotes "purpose, intention, design" (en, in, nous, mind); it is rendered "intents" in Hebrews 4:12; "mind," in 1 Peter 4:1 (RV, marg., "thought"). See MIND. Cp. Enthumesis, "thought" (see DEVICE).

2: λόγος

(Strong's #3056 — Noun Masculine — logos — log'-os )

"a word, account, etc.," sometimes denotes "a reason, cause, intent," e.g., Matthew 5:32 , "cause;" it is rendered "intent" in Acts 10:29 . See CAUSE.

Notes: (1) The phrase eis touto, lit., "unto this," i.e., "for this purpose," is rendered "for this (AV, 'that') intent" in Acts 9:21 , RV (2) The phrase eis to, "unto the," followed by a verb in the infinitive mood, is translated "to the intent" in 1 Corinthians 10:6 . (3) The phrase pros ti, lit., "in reference to what," is rendered "for what intent" in John 13:28 . (4) In John 11:15 the conjunction hina, "to the end that," is translated "to the intent," and in Ephesians 3:10 , "to the intent that."

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

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