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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Exalt, Exalted

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A — 1: ὑψόω
(Strong's #5312 — Verb — hupsoo — hoop-so'-o )

"to lift up" (akin to hupsos, "height"), is used (a) literally of the "lifting" up of Christ in His crucifixion, John 3:14 ; 8:28 ; 12:32,34 ; illustratively, of the serpent of brass, John 3:14 ; (b) figuratively, of spiritual privileges bestowed on a city, Matthew 11:23 ; Luke 10:15 ; of "raising" to dignity and happiness, Luke 1:52 ; Acts 13:17 ; of haughty self-exaltation, and, contrastingly, of being "raised" to honor, as a result of self-humbling, Matthew 23:12 ; Luke 14:11 ; 18:14 ; of spiritual "uplifting" and revival, James 4:10 ; 1 Peter 5:6 ; of bringing into the blessings of salvation through the Gospel, 2 Corinthians 11:7 ; (c) with a combination of the literal and metaphorical, of the "exaltation" of Christ by God the Father, Acts 2:33 ; 5:31 . See LIFT.

A — 2: ὑπερυψόω
(Strong's #5251 — Verb — huperupsoo — hoop-er-oop-so'-o )

"to exalt highly" (huper, "over," and No. 1), is used of Christ, as in No. 1, (c), in Philippians 2:9 .

A — 3: ἐπαίρω
(Strong's #1869 — Verb — epairo — ep-ahee'-ro )

"to lift up" (epi, "up," airo, "to raise"), is said (a) literally, of a sail, Acts 27:40 ; hands, Luke 24:50 ; 1 Timothy 2:8 ; heads, Luke 21:28 ; eyes, Matthew 17:8 , etc.; (b) metaphorically, of "exalting" oneself, being "lifted up" with pride, 2 Corinthians 10:5 ; 11:20 . See LIFT.

A — 4: ὑπεραίρω
(Strong's #5229 — Verb — huperairo — hoop-er-ah'ee-rom-ahee )

"to raise over" (huper, "above," and airo, see No. 3), is used in the Middle Voice, of "exalting" oneself exceedingly, 2 Corinthians 12:7 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:4 .

B — 1: ὑψηλός
(Strong's #5308 — Adjective — hupselos — hoop-say-los' )

"high, lofty," is used metaphorically in Luke 16:15 , as a noun with the article, RV, "that which is exalted," AV, "that which is highly esteemed." See ESTEEM , HIGH.

Note: For James 1:9 , RV, "in his high estate," see ESTATE , No. 3.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Exalt, Exalted'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/e/exalt-exalted.html. 1940.

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