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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Attend, Attendance, Attendant

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A — 1: προσέχω
(Strong's #4337 — Verb — prosecho — pros-ekh'-o )

"to take heed, give heed," is said of the priests who "gave attendance at the altar," Hebrews 7:13 . It suggests devotion of thought and effort to a thing. In 1 Timothy 4:13 (in the exhortation regarding the public reading of the Scriptures), the RV translates it "give heed," for the AV, "give attendance." In Acts 16:14 , "to give heed" (for AV, "attended"). See BEWARE , GIVE , No. 17, REGARD.

A — 2: προσκαρτερέω
(Strong's #4342 — Verb — proskartereo — pros-kar-ter-eh'-o )

"to be steadfast," a strengthened form of kartereo (pros, "towards," intensive, karteros, "strong"), denotes to continue steadfastly in a thing and give unremitting care to it, e.g., Romans 13:6 , of rulers in the discharge of their functions. See CONTINUE , WAIT. In the Sept., Numbers 13:21 .

B — 1: εὐπρόσεδρος
(Strong's #2145 — Adjective — euparedros — yoo-pros'-ed-ros )

lit., "sitting well beside" (eu, "well," para, "beside," hedra, "a seat"), i.e., sitting constantly by, and so applying oneself diligently to, anything, is used in 1 Corinthians 7:35 , with pros, "upon," "that ye may attend upon." Some mss. have euprosedron.

C — 1: ὑπηρέτης
(Strong's #5257 — Noun Masculine — huperetes — hoop-ay-ret'-ace )

lit.,"an under-rower;" hence, "a servant," is rendered "attendant" in Luke 4:20 and Acts 13:5 , RV. See MINISTER , OFFICER , SERVANT.

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

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