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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Parents

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1: γονεύς

(Strong's #1118 — Noun Masculine — goneus — gon-yooce' )

"a begetter, a father" (akin to ginomai, "to come into being, become"), is used in the plural in the NT, Matthew 10:21; Mark 13:12; six times in Luke (in Luke 2:43 , RV, "His parents," AV, "Joseph and His mother"); six in John; elsewhere, Romans 1:30; 2 Corinthians 12:14 (twice); Ephesians 6:1; Colossians 3:20; 2 Timothy 3:2 .

2: πρόγονος

(Strong's #4269 — Adjective — progonos — prog'-on-os )

an adjective signifying "born before" (pro, before, and ginomai, see No. 1), is used as a noun, in the plural, (a) of ancestors, "forefathers," 2 Timothy 1:3; (b) of living "parents," 1 Timothy 5:4 . See FOREFATHER.

3: πατήρ

(Strong's #3962 — Noun Masculine — pater — pat-ayr' )

"a father," is used in Hebrews 11:23 , in the plural, of both father and mother, the "parents" of Moses. See FATHER.

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

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