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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Secret, Secretly

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A — 1: κρυπτός

(Strong's #2927 — Adjective — kruptos — kroop-tos' )

"secret, hidden" (akin to krupto, "to hide"), Eng., "crypt," "cryptic," etc., is used as an adjective and rendered "secret" in Luke 8:17 , AV (RV, "hid"); in the neuter, with en, "in," as an adverbial phrase, "in secret," with the article, Matthew 6:4,6 (twice in each ver.); without the article, John 7:4,10; 18:20; in the neuter plural, with the article, "the secrets (of men)," Romans 2:16; of the heart, 1 Corinthians 14:25; in Luke 11:33 , AV, "a secret place" (RV, "cellar"). See CELLAR , HIDDEN , INWARDLY.

A — 2: ἀπόκρυφος

(Strong's #614 — Adjective — apokruphos — ap-ok'-roo-fos )

(whence "Apocrypha"), "hidden," is translated "kept secret" in Mark 4:22 , AV (RV, "made secret"); "secret" in Luke 8:17 , RV (AV, "hid"). See HIDE , B, No. 2.

A — 3: κρύπτω

(Strong's #2928 — Verb — kruphaios — kroop'-to )

occurs in the best mss. in Matthew 6:18 (twice; some have No. 1).

B — 1: κρυφῇ

(Strong's #2931 — Adverb — kruphe — kroo-fay' )

akin to A, No. 1, "secretly, in secret," is used in Ephesians 5:12 .

B — 2: λάθρᾳ

(Strong's #2977 — Adverb — lathra — lath'-rah )

akin to lanthano, "to escape notice, be hidden," is translated "secretly" in John 11:28 . See PRIVILY.

C — 1: κρύπτω

(Strong's #2928 — Verb — krupto — kroop'-to )

"to hide," is translated "secretly" in John 19:38 [perfect participle, Passive Voice, lit., "(but) having been hidden"], referring to Nicodemus as having been a "secret" disciple of Christ; in Matthew 13:35 , AV, it is translated "kept secret" (RV, "hidden").

Notes: (1) For tameion, translated "secret chambers" in Matthew 24:26 , see CHAMBER , No. 1. (2) For the AV rendering of sigao, in Romans 16:25 , "kept secret," see PEACE (hold one's), No. 2, and SILENCE. (3) For "I have learned the secret," see LEARN , No. 4.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Secret, Secretly'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/s/secret-secretly.html. 1940.

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