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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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1: ἐλαττόω
(Strong's #1642 — Verb — elattoo — el-at-to'-o )

signifies "to make less or inferior, in quality, position or dignity;" "madest ... lower" and "hast made ... lower," in Hebrews 2:7,9 . In John 3:30 , it is used in the Middle Voice, in John the Baptist's "I must decrease," indicating the special interest he had in his own "decrease," i.e., in authority and popularity. See LOWER.


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

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