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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: θησαυρός

(Strong's #2344 — Noun Masculine — thesauros — thay-sow-ros' )

denotes (1) "a place of safe keeping" (possibly akin to tithemi, "to put"), (a) "a casket," Matthew 2:11; (b) "a storehouse," Matthew 13:52; used metaphorically of the heart, Matthew 12:35 , twice (RV, "out of his treasure"); Luke 6:45; (2) "a treasure," Matthew 6:19-21; 13:44; Luke 12:33,34; Hebrews 11:26; "treasure" (in heaven or the heavens), Matthew 19:21; Mark 10:21; Luke 18:22; in these expressions (which are virtually equivalent to that in Matthew 6:1 , "with your Father which is in Heaven") the promise does not simply refer to the present life, but looks likewise to the hereafter; in 2 Corinthians 4:7 it is used of "the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ," descriptive of the Gospel, as deposited in the earthen vessels of the persons who proclaim it (cp. ver. 4); in Colossians 2:3 , of the wisdom and knowledge hidden in Christ.

2: γάζα

(Strong's #1047 — Noun Feminine — gaza — gad'-zah )

a Persian word, signifying "royal treasure," occurs in Acts 8:27 .

3: θησαυρίζω

(Strong's #2343 — Verb — thesaurizo — thay-sow-rid'-zo )

akin to A, No. 1, is used metaphorically in Romans 2:5 of "treasuring up wrath." See LAY , No. 17.

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

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