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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: οὕτως

(Strong's #3779 — Adverb — houtos or houto — hoo'-to )

"in this way, so, thus," is used (a) with reference to what precedes, e.g., Luke 1:25; 2:48; (b) with reference to what follows, e.g., Luke 19:31 , rendered "on this wise," in Matthew 1:18; John 21:1 , and before quotations, Acts 7:6; 13:34; Romans 10:6 , AV (RV, "thus"); Hebrews 4:4; (c) marking intensity, rendered "so," e.g., Galatians 1:6; Hebrews 2:21; Revelation 16:18; (d) in comparisons, rendered "so," e.g., Luke 11:30; Romans 5:15 . See FASHION , B, LIKEWISE , Note (1), MANNER , C, No. 2, So, Note (1).

Note (1) Touto, the neuter of houtos, "this," is transalted "thus" in 2 Corinthians 1:17; 5:14; Philippians 3:15; the neuter plural, tauta, "these things," e.g., in Luke 18:11; 19:28; John 9:6; 11:43; 13:21; 20:14; Acts 19:41 . (2) Tade, these things (the neuter plural of hode, "this"), is translated "thus" in Acts 21:11 . (3) In Luke 17:30 , AV, kata tauta, lit., "according to these things," is rendered "thus" (RV, "after the same manner," follows the reading kata ta auta, lit., "according to the same things").

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

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