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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Seize

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1: συλλαμβάνω

(Strong's #4815 — Verb — sullambano — sool-lam-ban'-o )

lit., "to take together" (sun, "with," lambano, "to take or lay hold of"), chiefly signifies "to seize as a prisoner;" in the following the RV substitutes the more suitable and forceful verb, "to seize," for AV, "to take:" Matthew 26:55; Mark 14:48; Luke 22:54; John 18:12; Acts 12:3; 23:27; 26:21; in Acts 1:16 , RV and AV, "took." See CATCH , No. 8, CONCEIVE, HELP.

2: συναρπάζω

(Strong's #4884 — Verb — sunarpazo — soon-ar-pad'-zo )

is translated "seized" in the RV of Luke 8:29; Acts 6:12; 19:29; see CATCH , No. 7.

Note: In Matthew 21:38 , the best texts have echo, "to have" ("to take," RV); some have katecho, "to lay hold of" (AV, "seize on").

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

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