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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Leap

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1: ἅλλομαι

(Strong's #242 — Verb — hallomai — hal'-lom-ahee )

"to leap" (akin to halma, "a leap"), is used (a) metaphorically, of the "springing" up of water, John 4:14; (b) literally, of the "leaping" of healed cripples, Acts 3:8 (2nd part); 14:10.

2: σκιρτάω

(Strong's #4640 — Verb — skirtao — skeer-tah'-o )

"to leap," is found in Luke 1:41,44; 6:23 , there translated "leap for joy;" in Luke 1:44 the words "for joy" are expressed separately.

3: ἐξάλλομαι

(Strong's #1814 — Verb — exallomai — ex-al'-lom-ahee )

"to leap up" (lit., "out," ek, and No. 1), is said in Acts 3:8 (1st part) of the cripple healed by Peter (cp. No. 1, above).

4: ἐφάλλομαι

(Strong's #2177 — Verb — ephallomai — ef-al'-lom-ahee )

"to leap upon" (epi, "upon," and No. 1), is said of the demoniac in Acts 19:16 .

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

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