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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

War

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A — 1: πολεμέω

(Strong's #4170 — Verb — polemeo — pol-em-eh'-o )

(Eng., "polemics"), "to fight, to make war," is used (a) literally, Revelation 12:7 (twice), RV; 13:4; 17:14; 19:11; (b) metaphorically, Revelation 2:16 , RV; (c) hyperbolically, James 4:2 . See FIGHT , B, Note (1).

A — 2: στρατεύομαι

(Strong's #4754 — Verb — strateuo — strat-yoo'-om-ahee )

used in the Middle Voice, "to make war" (from stratos, "an encamped army"), is translated "to war" in 2 Corinthians 10:3; metaphorically, of spiritual "conflict," 1 Timothy 1:18; 2 Timothy 2:3 , AV; James 4:1; 1 Peter 2:11 . See SOLDIER , B.

A — 3: ἀντιστρατεύομαι

(Strong's #497 — Verb — antistrateuomai — an-tee-strat-yoo'-om-ahee )

not found in the Active Voice antistrateuo, "to make war against" (anti), occurs in Romans 7:23 .

Note: For "men of war," Luke 23:11 , AV, see SOLDIER , No. 2.

B — 1: πόλεμος

(Strong's #4171 — Noun Masculine — polemos — pol'-em-os )

"war" (akin to A, No. 1), is so translated in the RV, for AV, "battle," 1 Corinthians 14:8; Revelation 9:7,9; 16:14; 20:8; for AV, "fight," Hebrews 11:34; AV and RV in James 4:1 , hyperbolically of private "quarrels;" elsewhere, literally, e.g., Matthew 24:6; Revelation 11:7 . See BATTLE.

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

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