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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Oversight

1: ἐπισκοπέω

(Strong's #1983 — Verb — episkopeo — ep-ee-skop-eh'-o )

lit., "to look upon" (epi, "upon," skopeo, "to look at, contemplate"), is found in 1 Peter 5:2 (some ancient authorities omit it), "exercising the oversight," RV (AV, "taking ..."); "exercising" is the right rendering; the word does not imply the entrance upon such responsibility, but the fulfillment of it. It is not a matter of assuming a position, but of the discharge of the duties. The word is found elsewhere in Hebrews 12:15 , "looking carefully," RV. See LOOK. Cp. episkope in 1 Timothy 3:1 (see BISHOP , No. 2).

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

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