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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ταπεινόω
(Strong's #5013 — Verb — tapeinoo — tap-i-no'-o )

signifies "to make low, bring low," (a) of bringing to the ground, making level, reducing to a plain, as in Luke 3:5 ; (b) metaphorically in the Active Voice, to bring to a humble condition, "to abase," 2 Corinthians 11:7 , and in the Passive, "to be abased," Philippians 4:12 ; in Matthew 23:12 ; Luke 14:11 ; 18:14 , the AV has "shall be abased," the RV "shall be humbled." It is translated "humble yourselves" in the Middle Voice sense in James 4:10 ; 1 Peter 5:6 ; "humble," in Matthew 18:4 ; 2 Corinthians 12:21 and Philippians 2:8 . See HUMBLE , LOW. Cp., tapeinos, "lowly," tapeinois, "humiliation," and tapeinophrosune, "humility."

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

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