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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ῥιπίζω

(Strong's #4494 — Verb — rhipizo — hrip-id'-zo )

primarily "to fan a fire" (rhipis, "a fan," cp. rhipe, "twinkling"), then, "to make a breeze," is used in the Passive Voice in James 1:6 , "tossed," of the raising of waves by the wind.

2: κλυδωνίζομαι

(Strong's #2831 — Verb — kludonizomai — kloo-do-nid'-zom-ahee )

signifies "to be tossed by billows" (kludon, "a billow"); metaphorically, in Ephesians 4:14 , of an unsettled condition of mind influenced and agitated by one false teaching and another, and characterized by that immaturity which lacks the firm conviction begotten by the truth. In the Sept., Isaiah 57:20 .

Note: For "being ... tossed," Acts 27:18 , See LABOR , B, No. 2.

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

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