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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ἅλυσις
(Strong's #254 — Noun Feminine — halusis — hal'-oo-sis )

denotes "a chain or bond for binding the body, or any part of it (the hands or feet)." Some derive the word from a, negative, and luo, "to loose," i.e., "not to be loosed;" others from a root connected with a word signifying "to restrain." It is used in Mark 5:3,4 ; Luke 8:29 ; Acts 12:6,7 ; 21:33 ; 28:20 ; Ephesians 6:20 ; 2 Timothy 1:16 ; Revelation 20:1 . See BOND.

Notes: (1) Some ancient authorities have seira, "a cord, rope, band, chain," in 2 Peter 2:4 , instead of seiros, "a cavern," RV, "pits."

(2) In Jude 1:6 the RV renders desmos by "bonds" (for the AV "chains"). See BOND.

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

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