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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
is used of Christ, negatively, in 1 Peter 2:23; in the Middle Voice, Acts 4:17 , where some texts have the noun apeile in addition, hence the AV, "let us straitly threaten," lit., "let us threaten ... with threatening" (see THREATENING). (See also STRAITLY. )
"to threaten further" (pros, and No. 1), occurs in the Middle Voice in Acts 4:21 .
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Threaten'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/t/threaten.html. 1940.