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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Compass

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1: κυκλόω
(Strong's #2944 — Verb — kukleuo — koo-klo'-o )

denotes "to encircle, surround," and is found in the best texts in John 10:24 , "came round about," and Revelation 20:9 , of a camp surrounded by foes; some mss. have No. 2 in each place.

2: κυκλόω
(Strong's #2944 — Verb — kukloo — koo-klo'-o )

(cp. Eng., "cycle") signifies "to move in a circle, to compass about," as of a city "encompassed" by armies, Luke 21:20 ; Hebrews 11:30 ; in Acts 14:20 , "stood round about." See COME , No. 38, STAND.

3: περικυκλόω
(Strong's #4033 — Verb — perikukloo — per-ee-koo-klo'-o )

peri, "about," with No. 2, is used in Luke 19:43 "shall compass ... round."

4: περιάγω
(Strong's #4013 — Verb — periago — per-ee-ag'-o )

"to lead about," 1 Corinthians 9:5 , or, intransitively, "to go about, to go up and down," is so used in Matthew 4:23 ; 9:35 ; Mark 6:6 ; Acts 13:11 ; "to compass regions," Matthew 23:15 . See GO , LEAD.

5: περίκειμαι
(Strong's #4029 — Verb — perikeimai — per-ik'-i-mahee )

"to be encompassed:" see BOUND (b), HANG.

6: περιέρχομαι
(Strong's #4022 — Verb — perierchomai — per-ee-er'-khom-ahee )

lit., "to go, or come, about" (peri, "about," erchomai, "to come"), is translated in Acts 28:13 , AV, "fetched a compass." See CIRCUIT.


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

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Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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