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Shew

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1: δεικνύω
(Strong's #1166 — Verb — deiknumi | deiknuo — dike-noo'-o )

denotes (a) "to show, exhibit," e.g., Matthew 4:8; 8:4; John 5:20; 20:20; 1 Timothy 6:15; (b) "to show by making known," Matthew 16:21; Luke 24:40; John 14:8,9; Acts 10:28; 1 Corinthians 12:31; Revelation 1:1; 4:1; 22:6; (c) "to show by way of proving," James 2:18; 3:13 .

2: ἀναδείκνυμι
(Strong's #322 — Verb — anadeikumi — an-ad-ike'-noo-mee )

signifies (a) "to lift up and show, show forth, declare" (ana, "up," and No. 1), Acts 1:24; (b) to "appoint," Luke 10:1 . See APPOINT , No. 14.

3: ἐνδείκνυμι
(Strong's #1731 — Verb — endeiknumi — en-dike'-noo-mee )

signifies (1) "to show forth, prove" (Middle Voice), said (a) of God as to His power, Romans 9:17; His wrath, Romans 9:22; the exceeding riches of His grace, Ephesians 2:7; (b) of Christ, as to His longsuffering, 1 Timothy 1:16; (c) of Gentiles, as to "the work of the Law written in their hearts," Romans 2:15; (d) of believers, as to the proof of their love, 2 Corinthians 8:24; all good fidelity, Titus 2:10; meekness, Titus 3:2; love toward God's Name, Hebrews 6:10; diligence in ministering to the saints, Hebrews 6:11; (2) "to manifest by evil acts," 2 Timothy 4:14 , "did (me much evil)," marg., "showed."

4: ἐπιδείκνυμι
(Strong's #1925 — Verb — epideiknumi — ep-ee-dike'-noo-mee )

epi, "upon," intensive, and No. 1, signifies (a) "to exhibit, display," Matthew 16:1; 22:19; 24:1; Luke 17:14 (in some mss. 24:40; No. 1 in the best texts); in the Middle Voice, "to display," with a special interest in one's own action, Acts 9:39; (b) "to point out, prove, demonstrate," Acts 18:28; Hebrews 6:17 .

5: ὑποδείκνυμι
(Strong's #5263 — Verb — hupodeiknumi — hoop-od-ike'-noo-mee )

primarily, "to show secretly (hupo, 'under'), or by tracing out," hence, "to make known, warn," is translated "to show" in Luke 6:47; Acts 9:16; in Acts 20:35 , AV (RV, "I gave ... an example"). See EXAMPLE , WARN.

6: ποιέω
(Strong's #4160 — Verb — poieo — poy-eh'-o )

"to make, to do," is translated, "He hath showed" in Luke 1:51; "to show (mercy)," Luke 1:72 , RV (AV, "perform"); "showed (mercy)," Luke 10:37; John 6:30 , AV, "showest Thou," RV, "doest Thou (for a sign);" Acts 7:36 , AV, "showed," RV, "wrought;" James 2:13 , "showed (no mercy);" in Mark 13:22 in the best texts (some have didomi), "shall show (signs)." See DO , No. 1.

7: μηνύω
(Strong's #3377 — Verb — menuo — may-noo'-o )

"to disclose, make known" (what was secret), is rendered "to show" in Luke 20:37; 1 Corinthians 10:28; in a forensic sense, John 11:57; Acts 23:30 , RV (AV, "it was told"). See TELL.

8: παρίστανω
(Strong's #3936 — Verb — paristemi — par-is'-tay-mee, par-is-tan'-o )

"to show," in Acts 1:3; 2 Timothy 2:15 (AV): see PRESENT , No. 1.

9: παρέχω
(Strong's #3930 — Verb — parecho — par-ekh'-o )

"to afford, give, show," etc., in the Active Voice, is translated "showed" in Acts 28:2; in the Middle Voice, "showing" in Titus 2:7 (1st part). See BRING , No. 21.

10: ἐξαγγέλλω
(Strong's #1804 — Verb — exangello — ex-ang-el'-lo )

"to tell out, proclaim abroad, to publish completely" (ek, or ex, "out," angello, "to proclaim"), is rendered "show forth" in 1 Peter 2:9; it indicates a complete proclamation (verbs compounded with ek often suggest what is to be done fully).

11: δίδωμι
(Strong's #1325 — Verb — didomi — did'-o-mee )

"to give," is rendered "to show" in Matthew 24:24 . See also No. 6.

Notes: The AV translates the following words by the verb "to show" in the passages indicated. The RV gives the better renderings: (1) apodeiknumi ("to demonstrate"), 2 Thessalonians 2:4 , "setting (himself) forth," see SET , No. 17; (2) anangello ("to declare"), Matthew 11:4 , "tell;" John 16:13-15 , "declare;" John 16:25 , "shall tell;" Acts 19:18; 20:20 , "declaring;" (3) katangello, Acts 16:17; 26:23; 1 Corinthians 11:26 , "proclaim;" in the last passage the partaking of the elements at the Lord's Supper is not a "showing forth" of His death, but a proclamation of it; (4) phaneroo, John 7:4; 21:1 (twice),14; Romans 1:19 , "to manifest;" (5) deloo, ("to make plain"), 2 Peter 1:14 , "signify;" (6) diegeomai ("to recount"), Luke 8:39 , "declare;" (7) emphanizo ("to manifest"), Acts 23:22 , "hast signified;" (8) euangelizo, Luke 1:19 , "to bring glad tidings;" (9) katatithemi ("to lay up"), Acts 24:27 , "to gain;" (10) lego ("to tell"), 1 Corinthians 15:51 , "I tell;" (11) energeo, Matthew 14:2; Mark 6:14 , "work;" (12) ophthe (lit., "was seen"), Acts 7:26 , "He appeared;" (13) ginomai ("to become"), Acts 4:22 , "was wrought;" (14) in Acts 10:40 , emphanes, "manifest," with didomi, "to give," and ginomai, "to become," gave ... to be made manifest" (AV "showed ... openly"); (15) apangello ("to announce"), Matthew 11:4 , "tell;" Matthew 12:18 , "declare;" Matthew 28:11 , "told;" Luke 14:21 , "told;" Acts 26:20 , "declare;" Acts 28:21 , "report;" 1 Thessalonians 1:9 , "report;" 1 John 1:2 , "declare;" (16) In Luke 1:58 , AV, megaluno, to magnify (RV), is rendered "shewed great." (17) See also SHEWING.

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

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