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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Remain

1: μένω

(Strong's #3306 — Verb — meno — men'-o )

"to stay, abide," is frequently rendered "to remain," e.g., Matthew 11:23; Luke 10:7; John 1:33 , AV (RV, "abiding"); 9:41 (in 15:11, the best texts have the verb to be, see RV); 15:16, AV (RV, "abide"); 19:31; Acts 5:4 (twice), RV , "whiles it remained, did it (not) remain (thine own)?;" 27:41; 1 Corinthians 7:11; 15:6; 2 Corinthians 3:11,14; 9:9 , AV (RV, "abideth"); Hebrews 12:27; 1 John 3:9 . See ABIDE.

2: διαμένω

(Strong's #1265 — Verb — diameno — dee-am-en'-o )

"to remain throughout" (dia, "through," and No. 1), is translated "to remain" in Luke 1:22; Hebrews 1:11 , AV (RV, "Thou continuest"). See CONTINUE , No. 4.

3: ἀπολείπω

(Strong's #620 — Verb — apoleipo — ap-ol-ipe'-o )

in the Passive Voice, "to be reserved, to remain," is translated "remaineth" in Hebrews 4:6,9; 10:26 . See LEAVE , No. 4.

4: περιλείπομαι

(Strong's #4035 — Verb — perileipo — per-ee-li'-po )

"to leave over," used in the Middle Voice, is translated "remain" in 1 Thessalonians 4:15,17 , AV (RV, "are left"), where it stands for the living believers at the coming (the beginning of the Parousia) of Christ.

5: περισσεύω

(Strong's #4052 — Verb — perisseuo — per-is-syoo'-o )

"to abound, to be over and above, to remain over," is rendered "(that which) remained over" in Matthew 14:20 , RV; and Luke 9:17 , RV (AV, "remained"); John 6:12,13 (AV, "... over and above"). See ABUNDANCE , B, No. 1.

Notes: (1) In Mark 8:8 , perisseuma, "an abundance," is used in the plural, RV, "(of broken pieces) that remained over" (AV "that was left"). (2) In 1 Corinthians 7:29 , AV, to loipon, lit., "(as to) what is left," "(as for) the rest," is translated "it remaineth" (RV, "henceforth"); in Revelation 3:2 , ta loipa, the plural, "the things that remain."

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

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