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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
signifies "to uncover, unveil" (apo, "from," kalupto, "to cover"); both verbs are used in Matthew 10:26; in Luke 12:2 , apokalupto is set in contrast to sunkalupto, "to cover up, cover completely." "The NT occurrences of this word fall under two heads, subjective and objective. The subjective use is that in which something is presented to the mind directly, as, (a) the meaning of the acts of God, Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; (b) the secret of the Person of the Lord Jesus, Matthew 16:17; John 12:38; (c) the character of God as Father, Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22; (d) the will of God for the conduct of His children, Philippians 3:15; (e) the mind of God to the prophets of Israel, 1 Peter 1:12 , and of the Church, 1 Corinthians 14:30; Ephesians 3:5 ."The objective use is that in which something is presented to the senses, sight or hearing, as, referring to the past, (f) the truth declared to men in the gospel, Romans 1:17; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Galatians 3:23; (g) the Person of Christ to Paul on the way to Damascus, Galatians 1:16; (h) thoughts before hidden in the heart, Luke 2:35; referring to the future, (i) the coming in glory of the Lord Jesus, Luke 17:30; (j) the salvation and glory that await the believer, Romans 8:18; 1 Peter 1:5; 5:1; (k) the true value of service, 1 Corinthians 3:13; (l) the wrath of God (at the Cross, against sin, and, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus, against the sinner), Romans 1:18; (m) the Lawless One, 2 Thessalonians 2:3,6,8 ." * [* From Notes on Galatians, by Hogg and Vine, pp. 41,42.]
"to give Divine admonition, instruction, revelation," is translated "it had been revealed," in Luke 2:26 . See ADMONITION , B, No. 3, CALL.
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Reveal'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/r/reveal.html. 1940.