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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ἀποστερέω
(Strong's #650 — Verb — apostereo — ap-os-ter-eh'-o )

signifies "to rob, despoil, defraud," Mark 10:19 ; 1 Corinthians 6:8 ; 7:5 (of that which is due to the condition of natural relationship of husband and wife); in the Middle Voice, "to allow oneself to be defrauded," 1 Corinthians 6:7 ; in the Passive Voice, "bereft," 1 Timothy 6:5 , RV, with reference to the truth, with the suggestion of being retributively "robbed" of the truth, through the corrupt condition of the mind. Some mss. have this verb in James 5:4 for aphustereo, "to keep back by fraud." See BEREFT , DESTITUTE , FRAUD. In the Sept., Exodus 21:10 ; in some mss., Deuteronomy 24:14 .

2: πλεονεκτέω
(Strong's #4122 — Verb — pleonekteo — pleh-on-ek-teh'-o )

translated "defraud" in 1 Thessalonians 4:6 , AV (RV, "wrong"), the reference being to the latter part of the Tenth Commandment. See ADVANTAGE , C, No. 2.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Defraud'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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