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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Look, Looking

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A — 1: προσδοκάω
(Strong's #4328 — Verb — prosdokao — pros-dok-ah'-o )

"to await, expect" (pros, "to" or "towards," dokeo, "to think, be of opinion"), is translated "to look for," e.g., in Matthew 11:3 ; 2 Peter 3:12,13,14 ; the RV renders it by the verb "to expect, to be in expectation," in some instances, as does the AV in Luke 3:15 ; Acts 3:5 , See EXPECT.

A — 2: προσδέχομαι
(Strong's #4327 — Verb — prosdechomai — pros-dekh'-om-ahee )

"to receive favorably," also means "to expect," and is rendered "to look for," e.g., in Luke 2:38 ; 23:51 ; Acts 24:15 , RV (AV, "allow"); Titus 2:13 ; Jude 1:21 . See ACCEPT , A, No. 3, ALLOW, No. 4.

A — 3: ἐκδέχομαι
(Strong's #1551 — Verb — ekdechomai — ek-dekh'-om-ahee )

primarily "to receive from another," hence, "to expect, to await," is translated "he looked for" in Hebrews 11:10 ; in 1 Corinthians 16:11 , AV, "I look for" (RV, "I expect"). See EXPECT , No. 1.

Notes: (1) In Philippians 3:20 ; Hebrews 9:28 , AV, apekdechomai (the verb in the preceding No. extended by apo, "from"), "to await" or "expect eagerly," is translated "look for" (RV, "wait for;" so AV everywhere else). See WAIT. (2) In Acts 28:6 , AV, prosdokao, "to expect," is translated "they looked" (RV, "they expected"), and "they had looked" (RV, "they were long in expectation").

B — 1: προσδοκία
(Strong's #4329 — Noun Feminine — prosdokia — pros-dok-ee'-ah )

akin to A, No. 1, is translated "a looking after" in Luke 21:26 , AV ("expectation," as in Acts 12:11 , AV and RV). See EXPECTATION.

B — 2: ἐκδοχή
(Strong's #1561 — Noun Feminine — ekdoche — ek-dokh-ay' )

akin to A, No. 3, is translated "looking for" in Hebrews 10:27 , AV. See EXPECTATION.

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

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