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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Try, Tried

1: δοκιμάζω

(Strong's #1381 — Verb — dokimazo — dok-im-ad'-zo )

is rendered "to try" in the AV in 1 Corinthians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Peter 1:7; 1 John 4:1 : see PROVE , No. 1.

2: πειράζω

(Strong's #3985 — Verb — peirazo — pi-rad'-zo )

is rendered "to try" in Hebrews 11:17; Revelation 2:2,10; 3:10 . In Acts 16:7 it is rendered "assayed;" in Acts 24:6 , RV, "assayed" (AV, "hath gone about"): see GO , Note (2) (b). See EXAMINE , PROVE , TEMPT. Cp. peirao in Acts 26:21 , RV, "assayed" (AV, "went about"); see GO , Note (2) (c).

Notes: (1) In Revelation 3:18 , AV, puroo, in the Passive Voice, "to be purified by fire" (RV, "refined"), is rendered "tried." (2) For dokimion, James 1:3 , AV, "trying," see PROOF. (3) For dokimos, James 1:12 , AV, "tried," see APPROVED. (4) In 1 Peter 4:12 , AV, the phrase pros peirasmon, lit., "for trial," i.e., "for testing," is rendered "to try (you)," RV, "to prove (you)."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Try, Tried'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/t/try-tried.html. 1940.

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