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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Journey, Journeyings

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A — 1: ὁδός

(Strong's #3598 — Noun Feminine — hodos — hod-os' )

"a way, path, road," used of a traveler's way, a "journey," is rendered "journey" in Matthew 10:13; Mark 6:8; Luke 2:44 , "a day's journey" (probably to Beeroth, six miles north of Jerusalem); Luke 9:3; 11:6; Acts 1:12 , "a Sabbath day's journey," i.e., the journey which a Jew was allowed to take on the Sabbath, viz., about 2,000 yards or cubits (estimates vary). The regulation was not a Mosaic enactment, but a rabbinical tradition, based upon an exposition of Exodus 16:29 , and a comparison of the width of the suburb of a Levitical city as enjoined in Numbers 35:4,5 , and the distance between the ark and the people at the crossing of the Jordan, Joshua 3:4 . In regard to Acts 1:12 , there is no discrepancy between this and Luke 24:50 , where the RV rightly translates by "over against Bethany," which does not fix the exact spot of the Ascension. See HIGHWAY , WAY.

A — 2: ὁδοιπορία

(Strong's #3597 — Noun Feminine — hodoiporia — hod-oy-por-ee'-ah )

"a wayfaring, journeying" (No. 1, and poros, "a way, a passage"), is used of the Lord's journey to Samaria, John 4:6 , and of Paul's "journeyings," 2 Corinthians 11:26 . Cp. B, No. 3.

Note: In Luke 13:22 the noun poreia, "a journey, a going" (cp. poros, No. 2, above), is used with the verb poieo, "to make," with the meaning "to journey," lit., "making (for Himself, Middle Voice) a way," "journeying." In James 1:11 , "ways." See WAY.

B — 1: πορεύομαι

(Strong's #4198 — Verb — poreuomai — por-yoo'-om-ahee )

is used in the Middle Voice in the NT, signifying "to go, proceed, go on one's way;" it is translated by the verb "to journey" in Acts 9:3; 22:6 , "as I made (my) journey;" Acts 26:13; Romans 15:24 (1st part), AV, "I take my journey," RV, "I go" (for the 2nd part, "in my journey," see No. 2). See GO , No. 1.

B — 2: διαπορεύομαι

(Strong's #1279 — Verb — diaporeuo — dee-ap-or-yoo'-om-ahee )

"to carry over," used in the Passive Voice with the meaning "to pass by, to journey through," is translated "in my journey," in Romans 15:24 , lit., "journeying through;" in Luke 18:36 , RV, "going by" (AV "pass by"). See GO , No. 4.

B — 3: ὁδοιπορέω

(Strong's #3596 — Verb — hodoiporeo — hod-oy-por-eh'-o )

"to travel, journey" (akin to A, No. 2), is found in Acts 10:9 .

B — 4: ὁδεύω

(Strong's #3593 — Verb — hodeuo — hod-yoo'-o )

"to be on the way, journey" (from hodos, "a way"), the simplest form of the verbs denoting "to journey," is used in the parable of the good samaritan, Luke 10:33 .

B — 5: συνοδεύω

(Strong's #4922 — Verb — sunodeuo — soon-od-yoo'-o )

sun, "with," and No. 4, "to journey with," occurs in Acts 9:7 . In the Sept., Zechariah 8:21 .

B — 6: εὐοδόω

(Strong's #2137 — Verb — euodoo — yoo-od-o'-o )

"to help on one's way" (eu, "well," and hodos), is used in the Passive Voice with the meaning "to have a prosperous journey;" so the AV of Romans 1:10; the RV, "I may be prospered" rightly expresses the metaphorical use which the verb acquired, without reference to a "journey;" see 1 Corinthians 16:2; 3 John 1:2 .

B — 7: προπέμπω

(Strong's #4311 — Verb — propempo — prop-em'-po )

"to send before or forth" (pro, "before," pempo, "to send"), also means "to set forward on a journey, to escort;" in 1 Corinthians 16:6 , "may set (me) forward on my journey," RV [AV, "may bring (me) etc."]; so Titus 3:13; 3 John 1:6 . See ACCOMPANY , CONDUCT , WAY.

B — 8: ἀποδημέω

(Strong's #589 — Verb — apodemeo — ap-od-ay-meh'-o )

denotes "to go on a journey to another country, go abroad," Matthew 21:33; 25:14,15; Mark 12:1; Luke 15:13; 20:9 . See COUNTRY.

Note: For the adjective apodemos, Mark 13:34 , AV, "taking a far journey," RV, "sojourning in another country," see COUNTRY.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Journey, Journeyings'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/j/journey-journeyings.html. 1940.

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