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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Past

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A — 1: γίνομαι

(Strong's #1096 — Verb — ginomai — ghin'-om-ahee )

"to become, come to pass," is translated "was past" in Luke 9:36 , AV, and RV marg. (RV, "came"), of the voice of God the Father at the Transfiguration; "is past," 2 Timothy 2:18 .

A — 2: διαγίνομαι

(Strong's #1230 — Verb — diaginomai — dee-ag-in'-om-ahee )

dia, "through," a stronger form than No. 1, used of time, denotes "to intervene, elapse, pass," Mark 16:1 , "was past;" Acts 25:13 , RV, "were passed;" Acts 27:9 , "was spent."

A — 3: προγίνομαι

(Strong's #4266 — Verb — proginomai — prog-in'-om-ahee )

"to happen before" (pro, before, and No. 1), is used in Romans 3:25 , AV, "that are past" (RV, "done aforetime"), of sins committed in times previous to the atoning sacrifice of Christ (see PASSING OVER).

Note: For the past tense of the verb "to pass," see PASS , e.g., Nos. 1 and 17.

B — 1: ποτέ

(Strong's #4218 — particle — pote — pot-eh' )

"once, formerly, sometime," is translated "in time (or times) past," in Romans 11:30; Galatians 1:13; Galatians 1:23 , AV (RV, "once"); Ephesians 2:2,11 (RV, "aforetime"); Ephesians 2:3 (RV, "once"); Philemon 1:11 (RV, "aforetime"); 1 Peter 2:10 .

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

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