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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Foreign, Foreigner

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1: ἔξω
(Strong's #1854 — Adverb — exo — ex'-o )

an adverb, signifying "outside, without," is used in Acts 26:11 , RV, "foreign," for AV "strange," of cities beyond the limits of Palestine, lit., "unto (the) cities without," including Damascus. See FORTH , OUTWARD , STRANGE , WITHOUT.

Note: In Ephesians 2:19 , paroikos, lit., "dwelling near" (para, "near," oikos, a "dwelling"), denotes "an alien, a sojourner," in contrast to fellow-citizens, RV, "sojourners" (AV, "foreigners"); in 1 Peter 2:11 , AV, "strangers;" see also Acts 7:6,29 . See SOJOURNER , STRANGER. Cp. allotrios, e.g., Acts 7:6 ; Hebrews 11:9,34 ; allophulos, Acts 10:28 ; xenos, Matthew 25:35,38,43 ; 27:7 ; Acts 17:21 , etc.

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

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