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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Then

1: τότε
(Strong's #5119 — Adverb — tote — tot'-eh )

a demonstrative adverb of time, denoting "at that time," is used (a) of concurrent events, e.g., Matthew 2:17; Galatians 4:8 , "at that time;" Galatians 4:29 , "then;" 2 Peter 3:6 , "(the world) that then was," lit., "(the) then (world);" (b) of consequent events, "then, thereupon," e.g., Matthew 2:7; Luke 11:26; 16:16 , "[from (AV, "since")] that time;" John 11:14; Acts 17:14; (c) of things future, e.g., Matthew 7:23; 24:30 (twice),40; eight times in ch. 25; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Galatians 6:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:8 . It occurs 90 times in Matthew, more than in all the rest of the NT together.

2: εἶτα
(Strong's #1534 — Adverb — eita — i'-tah )

denotes sequence (a) "of time, then, next," Mark 4:17 , RV, "then;" Mark 4:28 , in some texts; Mark 8:25 , RV, "then" (AV, "after that"); Luke 8:12; John 13:5; 19:27; 20:27; in some texts in 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 15:5,7,24; 1 Timothy 2:13; 3:10; James 1:15; (b) In argument, Hebrews 12:9 , "furthermore."

3: ἔπειτα
(Strong's #1899 — Adverb — epeita — ep'-i-tah )

"thereupon, thereafter," then (in some texts, Mark 7:5; kai, "and," in the best); Luke 16:7; John 11:7; 1 Corinthians 12:28 , RV, "then" (AV, "after that"); 1 Corinthians 15:6,7 (ditto); 1 Corinthians 15:23 , RV, AV, "afterward" (No. 2 in ver. 24); 1 Corinthians 15:46 (ditto); Galatians 1:18; Galatians 1:21 , RV (AV, "afterwards"); 2:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Hebrews 7:2 , RV (AV, "after that"); Hebrews 7:27 , James 3:17; 4:14 . See AFTER.

4: λοιπόν
(Strong's #3063 — Adverb Neuter — loipon — loy-pon' )

"finally, for the rest," the neuter of loipos, "(the) rest," used adverbially, is rendered "then" in Acts 27:20 , AV (RV, "now.").

5: οὖν
(Strong's #3767 — particle — oun — oon )

a particle expressing sequence or consequence, is rendered "then," e.g., Matthew 22:43; 27:22; Luke 11:13 .

6: οὐκοῦν
(Strong's #3766 — Adverb — oukoun — ook-oon' )

an adverb formed from ouk, "not," oun, "therefore," with the negative element dropped, meaning "so then," is used in John 18:37 .

Notes: (1) In James 2:24 , where in some texts the inferential particle toinun, "therefore," occurs, the AV renders it by "then" (RV follows the superior mss. which omit it). (2) For conjunctions (ara, "so;" de, "but;" gar "for;" kai, "and;" te, "and"), sometimes translated "then," see +, p. 9.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Then'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/t/then.html. 1940.

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