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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Communicate, Communication

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A — 1: κοινωνέω
(Strong's #2841 — Verb — koinoneo — koy-no-neh'-o )

is used in two senses, (a) "to have a share in," Romans 15:27 ; 1 Timothy 5:22 ; Hebrews 2:14 ; 1 Peter 4:13 ; 2 John 1:11 ; (b) "to give a share to, go shares with," Romans 12:13 , RV, "communicating," for AV, "distributing;" Galatians 6:6 , "communicate;" Philippians 4:15 , AV, "did communicate," RV, "had fellowship with." See DISTRIBUTE , FELLOWSHIP , PARTAKE.

A — 2: συγκοινωνέω
(Strong's #4790 — Verb — sunkoinoneo — soong-koy-no-neh'-o )

"to share together with" (sun "and" No. 1), is translated "communicated with" in Philippians 4:14 ; "have fellowship with," Ephesians 5:11 ; "be ... partakers of," Revelation 18:4 (RV, "have fellowship"). The thought is that of sharing with others what one has, in order to meet their needs. See FELLOWSHIP , B, No. 2, PARTAKE, B, No. 2.

Note: Anatithemi, "to set forth," is rendered "laid before" in Galatians 2:2 , RV, for AV, "communicated unto;" in Acts 25:14 , RV, "laid before," for AV, "declared."

B — 1: κοινωνία
(Strong's #2842 — Noun Feminine — koinonia — koy-nohn-ee'-ah )

akin to A (which see), is translated in Hebrews 13:16 "to communicate," lit., "be not forgetful of good deed and of fellowship;" "fellowship" (AV, "communication") in Philemon 1:6 , RV. See COMMUNION.

B — 2: λόγος
(Strong's #3056 — Noun Masculine — logos — log'-os )

"a word, that which is spoken" (lego, "to speak"), is used in the plural with reference to a conversation; "communication," Luke 24:17 . Elsewhere with this significance the RV renders it "speech," Matthew 5:37 ; Ephesians 4:29 . See ACCOUNT.

Note: In Colossians 3:8 , where the AV translates aischrologia by "filthy communication," the RV renders it "shameful speaking" (aischros, "base," lego, "to speak").

C — 1: κοινωνικός
(Strong's #2843 — Adjective — koinonikos — koy-no-nee-kos' )

akin to A, No. 1 and B, No. 1, means "apt, or ready, to communicate," 1 Timothy 6:18 .

Note: Homilia, "a company, association, or intercourse with" (see COMMUNE , No. 2), is translated "company" in 1 Corinthians 15:33 , RV (AV, "communications"); the word is in the plural, "evil companies," i.e., associations. See COMPANY , No. 6.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Communicate, Communication'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/c/communicate-communication.html. 1940.

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