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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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1: ἐκδέχομαι

(Strong's #1551 — Verb — ekdechomai — ek-dekh'-om-ahee )

for which see EXPECT , No. 1, is rendered "to wait" in John 5:3 , AV; Acts 17:16; 1 Corinthians 11:33 , RV.

2: ἀπεκδέχομαι

(Strong's #553 — Verb — apekdechomai — ap-ek-dekh'-om-ahee )

"to await or expect eagerly," is rendered "to wait for" in Romans 8:19,23,25; 1 Corinthians 1:7; Galatians 5:5; Philippians 3:20 , RV (AV, "look for"); Hebrews 9:28 , RV (AV, "look for"), here "them that wait" represents believers in general, not a section of them; 1 Peter 3:20 (in the best texts; some have No. 1). See LOOK (for), Note (1).

3: προσδέχομαι

(Strong's #4327 — Verb — prosdechomai — pros-dekh'-om-ahee )

"to look for" with a view to favorable reception, is rendered "to wait for" in Mark 15:43; Luke 2:25; 12:36; 23:51 . See LOOK (for), No. 2.

4: προσδοκάω

(Strong's #4328 — Verb — prosdokao — pros-dok-ah'-o )

"to await," is rendered "to wait for" in Luke 1:21; 8:40; Acts 10:24; in Acts 27:33 , RV "ye wait" (AV, "have tarried"). See LOOK (for), No. 1.

5: ἀναμένω

(Strong's #362 — Verb — anameno — an-am-en'-o )

"to wait for" (ana, "up," used intensively, and meno, "to abide"), is used in 1 Thessalonians 1:10 , of "waiting" for the Son of God from heaven; the word carries with it the suggestion of "waiting" with patience and confident expectancy.

6: περιμένω

(Strong's #4037 — Verb — perimeno — per-ee-men'-o )

"to await an event," is used in Acts 1:4 , of "waiting" for the Holy Spirit, "the promise of the Father." In the Sept., Genesis 49:18 .

7: προσκαρτερέω

(Strong's #4342 — Verb — proskartereo — pros-kar-ter-eh'-o )

to continue steadfastly, is rendered "to wait on," in Mark 3:9; Acts 10:7 . See CONTINUE , No. 9 (in the Sept., Numbers 13:21 ).

8: πάρδαλις

(Strong's #3917 — Noun Feminine — paredreuo — par'-dal-is )

"to sit constantly beside" (para, "beside," hedra, "a seat"), is used in the best texts in 1 Corinthians 9:13 , RV, "wait upon (AV, "at") (the altar)." In the Sept., Proverbs 1:21; 8:3 .

Notes: (1) In 2 Thessalonians 3:5 , AV, hupomone, "patience" (so RV), is rendered "patient waiting" (marg., "patience"). See PATIENCE. (2) For "lie in wait" in Ephesians 4:14 , AV, see WILES. (3) For "lying in wait," Acts 20:19 , AV, and "laid wait," Acts 20:3; 23:30 , see PLOT.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Wait'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/w/wait.html. 1940.

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