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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ζημία
(Strong's #2209 — Noun Feminine — zemia — dzay-mee'-ah )

akin to No. 2, above, is used in Acts 27:10 , RV, "loss" (AV, "damage"); Acts 27:21 , AV and RV, "loss," of ship and cargo; in Philippians 3:7,8 of the Apostle's estimate of the things which he formerly valued, and of all things on account of "the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus."

2: ἀποβολή
(Strong's #580 — — apobole — ap-ob-ol-ay' )

lit., "casting away" (apo, "away," ballo, "to cast"), is translated "loss" in Acts 27:22 ; in Romans 11:15 , "casting away," of the temporary exclusion of the nation of Israel from its position of Divine favor, involving the reconciling of the world (i.e., the provision made through the Gospel, which brings the world within the scope of reconciliation).

3: ἥττημα
(Strong's #2275 — Noun Neuter — hettema — hayt'-tay-mah )

denotes "a defect, loss," Romans 11:12 , RV, "loss," AV, "diminishing" (for the meaning of which in regard to Israel see No. 2); 1 Corinthians 6:7 , RV, "defect" (AV, "fault"). See DEFECT.

Note: For "suffer loss" see LOSE , No. 2.

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

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