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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Let Down

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1: καθίημι
(Strong's #2524 — Verb — kathiemi — kath-ee'-ay-mee )

"to send," or "let down" (kata, "down," hiemi, "to send"), is translated "to let down," with reference to (a) the paralytic in Luke 5:19 ; (b) Saul of Tarsus, Acts 9:25 ; (c) the great sheet in Peter's vision, Acts 10:11 ; 11:5 .

2: χαλάω
(Strong's #5465 — Verb — chalao — khal-ah'-o )

"to slacken, loosen, let loose," denotes in the NT, "to let down, to lower;" it is used with reference to (a) the paralytic, in Mark 2:4 , cp. No. 1 (a); (b) Saul ot Tarsus, Acts 9:25 , "lowering" [see also No. 1 (b)]; 2 Corinthians 11:33 , "was I let down" (Passive Voice); (c) nets, Luke 5:4,5 (in the latter, RV, "nets;" AV, "net"); (d) the gear of a ship, Acts 27:17 , RV, "they lowered (the gear)," AV, "they strake (sail);" (e) a ship's boat, Acts 27:30 , RV, "lowered" (AV, "let down"). See LOWER , STRIKE.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Let Down'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/l/let-down.html. 1940.

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