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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
lit., "to reduce to inactivity" (see ABOLISH , where all the ocurrences are given), is rendered "ye are severed (from Christ)" in Galatians 5:4 , RV; the aorist tense indicates that point of time at which there was an acceptance of the Judaistic doctrines; to those who accepted these Christ would be of no profit, they were as branches severed from the tree.
"to separate from," is used of the work of the angels at the end of this age, in "severing" the wicked from among the righteous, Matthew 13:49 , a premillennial act quite distinct from the rapture of the Church as set forth in 1 Thessalonians 4 . See DIVIDE , No. 1.
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Sever'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/s/sever.html. 1940.