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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: δοκιμή

(Strong's #1382 — Noun Feminine — dokime — dok-ee-may' )

for which see EXPERIENCE , No. 2, is rendered "trial" in 2 Corinthians 8:2 , AV (RV, "proof").

2: πεῖρα

(Strong's #3984 — Noun Feminine — peira — pi'-rah )

"a making trial, an experiment," is used with lambano, "to receive or take," in Hebrews 11:29 , rendered "assaying," and Hebrews 11:36 , in the sense of "having experience of" (akin to peirao, "to assay, to try"), "had trial." In the Sept., Deuteronomy 28:56 .

3: πειρασμός

(Strong's #3986 — Noun Masculine — peirasmos — pi-ras-mos' )

akin to No. 2, is rendered "trials" in Acts 20:19 , RV. See TEMPTATION.

4: πύρωσις

(Strong's #4451 — Noun Feminine — purosis — poo'-ro-sis )

akin to puroo, "to set on fire," signifies (a) "a burning;" (b) "a refining," metaphorically in 1 Peter 4:12 , "fiery trial," or rather "trial by fire," referring to the refining of gold (1 Peter 1:7 ). See BURNING.

Note: For dokimion, rendered "trial" in 1 Peter 1:7 , AV, see PROOF , No. 2.

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

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