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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

After, Afterward

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* The following are adverbs only. (preposition, conjunction, or participle not dealt with in this resource)

1: ἐκεῖθεν
(Strong's #1564 — Adverb — ekeithen — ek-i'-then )

"thence," is once used to signify "afterwards," in the sense of "then, from that time," Acts 13:21 See THENCE.

2: ἑξῆς
(Strong's #1836 — Adverb — hexes — hex-ace' )

denotes "after" with the significance of a succession of events, an event following next in order after another, Luke 7:11 ; 9:37 ; Acts 21:1 ; 25:17 ; 27:18 .

3: καθεξῆς
(Strong's #2517 — Adverb — kathexes — kath-ex-ace' )

a strengthened from of No. 2, denotes "afterward," or "in order" (Kata, "according to," and No. 2), Luke 1:3 ; 8:1 ; Acts 3:24 ; 11:4 ; 18:23 .

4: μετέπειτα
(Strong's #3347 — Adverb — metepeita — met-ep'-i-tah )

"afterwards," without necessarily indicating an order of events, as in Nos. 1 and 2, is found in Hebrews 12:17 .

5: ὕστερον
(Strong's #5305 — Noun Neuter — husteron — hoos'-ter-on )

"afterwards," with the suggestion of at length, is found in Matthew 4:2 ; 21:29,32,37 (AV, "last of all") 22:27; 25:11; 26:60 (AV, "at the last"); Mark 16:14 ; Luke 4:2 ; 20:32 (AV, "last"); John 13:36 ; Hebrews 12:11 . See LAST.

Note: Eita and epeita, "then, afterwards," or "thereupon," are translated "afterward" or "afterwards" in the AV of Mark 4:17 (eita) and Galatians 1:21 ; 1 Corinthians 15:23,46 (epeita); always "then" in the RV. See THEN.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'After, Afterward'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. http://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/a/after-afterward.html. 1940.


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