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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Kneel

1: γονυπετέω

(Strong's #1120 — Verb — gonupeteo — gon-oo-pet-eh'-o )

denotes "to bow the knees, kneel," from gonu (see above) and pipto, "to fall prostrate," the act of one imploring aid, Matthew 17:14; Mark 1:40; of one expressing reverence and honor, Mark 10:17; in mockery, Matthew 27:29 . A phrase consisting of tithemi, "to put," with gonata, the plural of gonu, "the knee" (see above), signifies "to kneel," and is always used of an attitude of prayer, Luke 22:41 (lit., "placing the knees"); Acts 7:60; 9:40; 20:36; 21:5 .

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

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