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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Ready

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A — 1: ἕτοιμος

(Strong's #2092 — Adjective — hetoimos — het-oy'-mos )

"prepared, ready" (akin to hetoimasia, "preparation"), is used (a) of persons, Matthew 24:44; 25:10; Luke 12:40; 22:33; Acts 23:15,21 (for 2 Corinthians 10:6 , see above); Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 3:15; (b) of things, Matthew 22:4 (2nd part),8; Mark 14:15 , RV , "ready" (AV, "prepared"); Luke 14:17; John 7:6; 2 Corinthians 9:5; 10:16 , RV , "things ready" (AV, "things made ready"); 1 Peter 1:5 . See PREPARE , No. 5, Note (2).

A — 2: πρόθυμος

(Strong's #4289 — Adjective — prothumos — proth'-oo-mos )

"predisposed, willing" (akin to prothumia, see READINESS), is translated "ready" in Romans 1:15 , expressive of willingness, eagerness: in Mark 14:38 , RV , "willing" (AV, "ready"); in Matthew 26:41 . "willing." See WILLING.

B — 1: μέλλω

(Strong's #3195 — Verb — mello — mel'-lo )

"to be about to," is translated "to be ready" in 2 Peter 1:12 , RV, where the future indicates that the Apostle will be prepared, as in the past and the present, to remind his readers of the truths they know (some mss. have ouk ameleso, "I will not be negligent," AV; cp., however, ver. 15. Field, in Notes on the Translation of the NT, suggests that the true reading is meleso, the future of melo, "to be a care, or an object of care"); in Revelation 3:2 , RV, "were ready" (some texts have the present tense, as in the AV). Elsewhere, where the AV has the rendering to be ready, the RV gives renderings in accordance with the usual significance as follows: Luke 7:2 , "was ... at the point of;" Acts 20:7 , "intending;" Revelation 12:4 , "about (to)."

B — 2: ἑτοιμάζω

(Strong's #2090 — Verb — hetoimazo — het-oy-mad'-zo )

"make ready:" see PREPARE , B, No. 1.

B — 3: παρασκευάζω

(Strong's #3903 — Verb — paraskeuazo — par-ask-yoo-ad'-zo )

"to prepare, make ready:" see PREPARE , B, No. 4.

Note: On the difference between No. 2 and No. 3, see PREPARE , Note (1) under No. 5.

C — 1: ἑτοίμως

(Strong's #2093 — Adverb — hetoimos — het-toy'-moce )

"readily" (akin to A, No. 1), is used with echo, "to have," lit., "to have readily," i.e., "to be in readiness, to be ready," Acts 21:13; 2 Corinthians 12:14; 1 Peter 4:5 .

Notes: (1) In Hebrews 8:13 , AV, engus, "near," is translated "ready" (RV, "nigh"). See NIGH. (2) For "ready to distribute," 1 Timothy 6:18 , see DISTRIBUTE , B. (3) In 2 Timothy 4:6 , AV, spendomai, "I am being offered," RV, with ede, "already," is translated "I am now ready to be offered." See OFFER. (4) In 1 Peter 5:2 prothumos, "willingly, with alacrity," is rendered "of a ready mind."

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

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