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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
"to anticipate, to come sooner," is translated "shall (in no wise) precede" in 1 Thessalonians 4:15 , RV (AV, "prevent"), i.e., "shall in no wise obtain any advantage over" (the verb does not convey the thought of a mere succession of one event after another); the Apostle, in reassuring the bereaved concerning their departed fellow believers, declares that, as to any advantage, the dead in Christ will "rise first." See ATTAIN , No. 3, COME, No. 32.
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Precede'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/p/precede.html. 1940.