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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Commit, Commission

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* (1) In the sense of "doing or practicing."

A — 1: ἐργάζομαι
(Strong's #2038 — Verb — ergazomai — er-gad'-zom-ahee )

to work, is translated by the verb "to commit" (of committing sin), in James 2:9 . This is a stronger expression than poieo, "to do," or prasso, "to practice" (Nos. 2 and 3). See DO , LABOR , MINISTER , TRADE , WORK.

A — 2: ποιέω
(Strong's #4160 — Verb — poieo — poy-eh'-o )

"to do, cause, etc.," sometimes signifies "to commit, of any act, as of murder," Mark 15:7 ; sin, John 8:34 ; 2 Corinthians 11:7 ; James 5:15 . See DO.

Note: In 1 John 3:4,8,9 , the AV wrongly has "commit" (an impossible meaning in ver. 8); the RV rightly has "doeth," i.e., of a continuous habit, equivalent to prasso, "to practice." The committal of an act is not in view in that passage.

A — 3: πράσσω
(Strong's #4238 — Verb — prasso — pras'-so )

"to do, work, practice," is said of continuous action, or action not yet completed, Acts 25:11,25 ; it is rendered "practice" in the RV, for the incorrect AV "commit," in Romans 1:32 ; 2:2 . See DO , EXACT , KEEP , REQUIRE , USE.

* (2) In the sense of delivering or entrusting something to a person.

A — 4: παραδίδωμι
(Strong's #3860 — Verb — paradidomi — par-ad-id'-o-mee )

"to give over," is often rendered by the verb "to commit," e.g., to prison, Acts 8:3 ; to the grace of God, Acts 14:26 ; to God, 1 Peter 2:23 ; by God to pits of darkness, 2 Peter 2:4 . See COMMEND , No. 2.

A — 5: πιστεύω
(Strong's #4100 — Verb — pisteuo — pist-yoo'-o )

signifies "to entrust, commit to," Luke 16:11 ; 1 Timothy 1:11 , "committed to (my) trust." See BELIEVE.

A — 6: τίθημι
(Strong's #5087 — Verb — tithemi — tith'-ay-mee )

"to put, place," signifies, in the Middle Voice, "to put for oneself, assign, place in," 2 Corinthians 5:19 , "having committed (unto us)."

A — 7: παρατίθημι
(Strong's #3908 — Verb — paratithemi — par-at-ith'-ay-mee )

see COMMEND , No. 3, signifies "to entrust, commit to one's charge," e.g., in Luke 12:48 ; 1 Timothy 1:18 ; 2 Timothy 2:2 ; 1 Peter 4:19 (AV, "commit the keeping").

Notes: (1) Didomi, "to give," is rendered "committed" in the AV of John 5:22 (RV, "given").

(2) For porneuo ("to commit fornication") see FORNICATION.

(3) In Romans 2:22 , hierosuleo, "to rob temples," is so rendered in the RV, for AV, "commit sacrilege."

(4) In Acts 27:40 , eao, "to let, leave," is rendered in the RV, "left (the anchors) in," for AV, "committed themselves to."

B — 1: παραθήκη
(Strong's #3866 — Noun Feminine — paratheke — par-ath-ah'-kay )

"a putting with, a deposit" (para, "with," tithemi, "to put"), and its longer form, parakatatheke, are found, the former in 2 Timothy 1:12 , "that which He hath committed unto me," RV, marg., lit., "my deposit" (perhaps, "my deposit with Him"), the latter in 1 Timothy 6:20 , where "guard that which is committed unto thee" is, lit., "guard the deposit," and 2 Timothy 1:14 , "that good thing which was committed unto thee," i.e., the good deposit; RV, marg., "the good deposit."

B — 2: ἀνεύθετος
(Strong's #428 — Adjective — epitrope — an-yoo'-the-tos )

denotes "a turning over (to another), a referring of a thing to another" (epi, "over," trepo, "to turn"), and so a committal of full powers, "a commission," Acts 26:12 .


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Commit, Commission'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/c/commit-commission.html. 1940.

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