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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
* Note: When not part of another verb, or phrase, these translate eimi, "to be," e.g., Matthew 1:18
, or the following: (a) ginomai, "to become," e.g., Matthew 8:26
; (b) huparcho, "to exist," especially when referring to an already existing condition, e.g., Luke 8:41
; Acts 5:4
(2nd part); 16:3; 27:12; Romans 4:19
, AV, "when he was" (RV, "he being"); (c) echo, "to have," e.g., Acts 12:15
; (d) apecho, "to be away, to be distant," e.g., Luke 7:6
; (e) mello, "to be about to," e.g., Luke 19:4
; Acts 21:27,37
, AV (RV, "was about to"); (f) sumbaino, "to come to pass, happen," e.g., Acts 21:35
; (g) in Galatians 4:28
, the preposition kata, "according to," is rendered "was," in the phrase "as Isaac was," lit., "like Isaac;" as Isaac's birth came by Divine interposition, so does the spiritual birth of every believer.
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Was, Wast, Were, Wert'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/w/was-wast-were-wert.html. 1940.