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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: γένος
(Strong's #1085 — Noun Neuter — genos — ghen'-os )

akin to ginomai, "to become," denotes (a) "a family," Acts 4:6 , "kindred;" Acts 7:13 , RV, "race" (AV, "kindred"); Acts 13:26 , "stock;" (b) "an offspring," Acts 17:28 ; Revelation 22:16 ; (c) "a nation, a race," Mark 7:26 , RV, "race" (AV, "nation"); Acts 4:36 , RV "(a man of Cyprus) by race," AV, "of the country (of Cyprus);" genos does not mean "a country;" the word here signifies "parentage" (Jews had settled in Cyprus from, or even before, the reign of Alexander the Great); Acts 7:19 , RV, "race" (AV, "kindred"); Acts 18:2,24 , RV, "by race" (AV, "born"); 2 Corinthians 11:26 , "countrymen;" Galatians 1:14 , RV, "countrymen" (AV, "nation"); Philippians 3:5 , "stock;" 1 Peter 2:9 , RV, "race" (AV, "generation"); (d) "a kind, sort, class," Matthew 13:47 , "kind;" in some mss. in Matthew 17:21 , AV, "kind;" Mark 9:29 , "kind;" 1 Corinthians 12:10,28 , "kinds" (AV, "diversities"); 1 Corinthians 14:10 (ditto). See BEGET , B.

2: φύσις
(Strong's #5449 — Noun Feminine — phusis — foo'-sis )

among its various meaning denotes "the nature, the natural constitution or power of a person or thing," and is translated "kind" in James 3:7 (twice), "kind" (of beasts etc.), and "(man)kind," lit., "human kind." See NATURE , NATURAL.

Notes: (1) The indefinite pronoun tis, "some, a certain, one," is used adjectively with the noun aparche, "firstfruits," in James 1:18 , "a kind of." (2) In 1 Corinthians 15:37 , RV, "some other kind" (AV, "some other grain") translates a phrase which, lit. rendered, is "some (one) of the rest (loipos)." (3) In 2 Corinthians 6:13 , "(for a recompense) in like kind," RV, (AV, "in the same"), is, lit., "(as to) the same (recompense)."

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

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