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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Contrary

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A — 1: ἀντίκειμαι
(Strong's #480 — Verb — antikeimai — an-tik'-i-mahee )

"to be contrary" (anti, "against," keimai, "to lie"), Galatians 5:17 ; 1 Timothy 1:10 . See ADVERSARY.

B — 1: παρά
(Strong's #3844 — Preposition — para — par-ah' )

"beside," has the meaning "contrary to" in Acts 18:13 ; Romans 11:24 ; 16:17 ; "other than" in Galatians 1:8 .

B — 2: ἀπέναντι
(Strong's #561 — Preposition — apenanti — ap-en'-an-tee )

lit., "from over against, opposite to" (apo, "from," enantios, "against,"), is translated "contrary to" in Acts 17:7 ; "before" in Matthew 27:24 ; Romans 3:18 ; "over against;" in Matthew 27:61 ; "in the presence of," in Acts 3:16 .

Note: The most authentic mss. have katenanti, "over against," in Matthew 21:2 .

C — 1: ἐναντίος
(Strong's #1727 — Adjective — enantios — en-an-tee'-os )

"over against" (en, "in," antios, "against"), is used primarily of place, Mark 15:39 ; of an opposing wind, Matthew 14:24 ; Mark 6:48 ; Acts 27:4 ; metaphorically, opposed as an adversary, antagonistic, Acts 26:9 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:15 ; Titus 2:8 ; Acts 28:17 , "against."

C — 2: ὑπεναντίος
(Strong's #5227 — Adjective — hupenantios — hoop-en-an-tee'-os )

hupo, "under," and No. 1, opposite to, is used of "that which is contrary to persons," Colossians 2:14 , and as a noun, "adversaries," Hebrews 10:27 . See ADVERSARY.


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

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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