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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Tremble, Trembling

A — 1: τρέμω

(Strong's #5141 — Verb — tremo — trem'-o )

"to tremble, especially with fear," is used in Mark 5:33; Luke 8:47 ( Acts 9:6 , in some mss.); 2 Peter 2:10 , RV, "they tremble (not)," AV, "they are (not) afraid."

A — 2: σείω

(Strong's #4579 — Verb — seio — si'-o )

"to move to and fro, shake," is rendered "will I make to tremble" in Hebrews 12:26 , RV (AV, "I shake"). See QUAKE , SHAKE.

Notes: (1) For phrisso in James 2:19 , AV, "tremble," see SHUDDER. (2) For the adjective entromos, "trembling," Acts 7:32; 16:29 , RV, "trembling for fear," see QUAKE , No. 1. (3) The adjective emphobos, used with ginomai, "to become," is rendered "trembled" in Acts 24:25 (RV, "was terrified"); in Luke 24:5 , RV, "they were affrighted," AV, "they were afraid." See AFFRIGHTED , A.

B — 1: τρόμος

(Strong's #5156 — Noun Masculine — tromos — trom'-os )

"trembling" (akin to A, No. 1), occurs in Mark 16:8 , RV, "trembling (... had come upon them);" 1 Corinthians 2:3; 2 Corinthians 7:15; Ephesians 6:5; Philippians 2:12 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Tremble, Trembling'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/t/tremble-trembling.html. 1940.

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