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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Dear

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1: τίμιος
(Strong's #5093 — Adjective — timios — tim'-ee-os )

from time, "honor, price," signifies (a), primarily, "accounted as of great price, precious, costly," 1 Corinthians 3:12 ; Revelation 17:4 ; 18:12,16 ; 21:19 , and in the superlative degree, Revelation 18:12 ; 21:11 ; the comparative degree is found in 1 Peter 1:7 (polutimoteros, in the most authentic mss., "much more precious"); (b) in the metaphorical sense, "held in honor, esteemed, very dear," Acts 5:34 , "had in honor," RV (AV, "had in reputation"); so in Hebrews 13:4 , RV, "let marriage be had in honor;" AV, "is honorable;" Acts 20:24 , "dear," negatively of Paul's estimate of his life; James 5:7 , "precious" (of fruit); 1 Peter 1:19 , "precious" (of the blood of Christ); 2 Peter 1:4 (of God's promises). See COSTLY , HONORABLE , REPUTATION , PRECIOUS. Cp. timiotes, preciousness, Revelation 18:19 .

2: ἔντιμος
(Strong's #1784 — Adjective — entimos — en'-tee-mos )

"held in honor" (time, see above), "precious, dear," is found in Luke 7:2 , of the centurion's servant; 14:8, "more honorable;" Philippians 2:29 , "honor" (AV, "reputation"), of devoted servants of Christ; in 1 Peter 2:4,6 , "precious," of stones, metaphorically. See HONORABLE , REPUTATION , PRECIOUS.

3: ἀγαπητός
(Strong's #27 — Adjective — agapetos — ag-ap-ay-tos' )

from agape, "love," signifies "beloved;" it is rendered "very dear" in 1 Thessalonians 2:8 (AV, "dear"), of the affection of Paul and his fellow workers for the saints at Thessalonica; in Ephesians 5:1 ; Colossians 1:7 , AV, "dear;" RV, "beloved." See BELOVED.

Note: In Colossians 1:13 , agape is translated "dear" in the AV; the RV, adhering to the noun, has "the Son of His love."


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

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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