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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Right, Right Hand, Right Side

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1: δεξιός
(Strong's #1188 — Adjective — dexios — dex-ee-os' )

an adjective, used (a) of "the right" as opposite to the left, e.g., Matthew 5:29,30; Revelation 10:5 , RV, "right hand;" in connection with armor (figuratively), 2 Corinthians 6:7; with en, followed by the dative plural, Mark 16:5; with ek, and the genitive plural, e.g., Matthew 25:33,34; Luke 1:11; (b) of giving the "right hand" of fellowship, Galatians 2:9 , betokening the public expression of approval by leaders at Jerusalem of the course pursued by Paul and Barnabas among the Gentiles; the act was often the sign of a pledge, e.g. 2 Kings 10:15; 1 Chronicles 29:24 , marg.; Ezra 10:19; Ezekiel 17:18; figuratively, Lamentations 5:6; it is often so used in the papyri; (c) metaphorically of "power" or "authority," Acts 2:33; with ek, signifying "on," followed by the genitive plural, Matthew 26:64; Mark 14:62; Hebrews 1:13; (d) similarly of "a place of honor in the messianic kingdom," Matthew 20:21; Mark 10:37 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Right, Right Hand, Right Side'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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