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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Thing, Things

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1: λόγος

(Strong's #3056 — Noun Masculine — logos — log'-os )

"a word, an account," etc., is translated "thing" in Matthew 21:24 , AV (1st part), and Luke 20:3 , AV, RV, "question" (in Matthew 21:24,2 nd part, "these things" translates tauta, the neut. plur. of houtos, "this"); Luke 1:4; Acts 5:24 , AV (RV, "words") See ACCOUNT.

2: πρᾶγμα

(Strong's #4229 — Noun Neuter — pragma — prag'-mah )

for which see MATTER , No. 2, is translated "thing" in Matthew 18:19 , as part of the word "anything," lit., "every thing;" Luke 1:1 , AV only; Acts 5:4; in Hebrews 6:18; 10:1; 11:1 , "things." See BUSINESS , MATTER , WORK.

3: ῥῆμα

(Strong's #4487 — Noun Neuter — rhema — hray'-mah )

"a saying, word," is translated "thing" in Luke 2:15; Luke 2:19 , AV (RV, "saying"); in Acts 5:32 , "things." See SAYING.

Notes: (1) The neuter sing. and plur. of the article are frequently rendered "the thing" and neut. plur. of houtos, "this." (2) So in this case of the neut. plur. of certain pronouns and adjectives without nouns, e.g., "all," "base," "heavenly," "which." (3) When "thing" represents a separate word in the original, it is a translation of one or other of Nos. 1,2,3, above. (4) In Philippians 2:10 , "things" is added in italics to express the meaning of the three adjectives.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Thing, Things'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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