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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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1: γένος

(Strong's #1085 — Noun Neuter — genos — ghen'-os )

akin to ginomai, "to become," denotes (a) "a family," Acts 4:6 , "kindred;" Acts 7:13 , RV, "race" (AV, "kindred"); Acts 13:26 , "stock;" (b) "an offspring," Acts 17:28; Revelation 22:16; (c) "a nation, a race," Mark 7:26 , RV, "race" (AV, "nation"); Acts 4:36 , RV "(a man of Cyprus) by race," AV, "of the country (of Cyprus);" genos does not mean "a country;" the word here signifies "parentage" (Jews had settled in Cyprus from, or even before, the reign of Alexander the Great); Acts 7:19 , RV, "race" (AV, "kindred"); Acts 18:2,24 , RV, "by race" (AV, "born"); 2 Corinthians 11:26 , "countrymen;" Galatians 1:14 , RV, "countrymen" (AV, "nation"); Philippians 3:5 , "stock;" 1 Peter 2:9 , RV, "race" (AV, "generation"); (d) "a kind, sort, class," Matthew 13:47 , "kind;" in some mss. in Matthew 17:21 , AV, "kind;" Mark 9:29 , "kind;" 1 Corinthians 12:10,28 , "kinds" (AV, "diversities"); 1 Corinthians 14:10 (ditto). See BEGET , B.

2: φύσις

(Strong's #5449 — Noun Feminine — phusis — foo'-sis )

among its various meaning denotes "the nature, the natural constitution or power of a person or thing," and is translated "kind" in James 3:7 (twice), "kind" (of beasts etc.), and "(man)kind," lit., "human kind." See NATURE , NATURAL.

Notes: (1) The indefinite pronoun tis, "some, a certain, one," is used adjectively with the noun aparche, "firstfruits," in James 1:18 , "a kind of." (2) In 1 Corinthians 15:37 , RV, "some other kind" (AV, "some other grain") translates a phrase which, lit. rendered, is "some (one) of the rest (loipos)." (3) In 2 Corinthians 6:13 , "(for a recompense) in like kind," RV, (AV, "in the same"), is, lit., "(as to) the same (recompense)."

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Kind'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ved/​k/kind.html. 1940.
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