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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Mouth

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A — 1: στόμα
(Strong's #4750 — Noun Neuter — stoma — stom'-a )

akin to stomachos (which originally meant "a throat, gullet"), is used (a) of "the mouth" of man, e.g., Matthew 15:11 ; of animals, e.g., Matthew 17:27 ; 2 Timothy 4:17 (figurative); Hebrews 11:33 ; James 3:3 ; Revelation 13:2 (2nd occurrence); (b) figuratively of "inanimate things," of the "edge" of a sword, Luke 21:24 ; Hebrews 11:34 ; of the earth, Revelation 12:16 ; (c) figuratively, of the "mouth," as the organ of speech, (1) of Christ's words, e.g., Matthew 13:35 ; Luke 11:54 ; Acts 8:32 ; 22:14 ; 1 Peter 2:22 ; (2) of human, e.g., Matthew 18:16 ; 21:16 ; Luke 1:64 ; Revelation 14:5 ; as emanating from the heart, Matthew 12:34 ; Romans 10:8,9 ; of prophetic ministry through the Holy Spirit, Luke 1:70 ; Acts 1:16 ; 3:18 ; 4:25 ; of the destructive policy of two world potentates at the end of this age, Revelation 13:2,5,6 ; 16:13 (twice); of shameful speaking, Ephesians 4:29 ; Colossians 3:8 ; (3) of the Devil speaking as a dragon or serpent, Revelation 12:15,16 ; 16:13 ; (d) figuratively, in the phrase "face to face" (lit., "mouth to mouth"), 2 John 1:12 ; 3 John 1:14 ; (e) metaphorically, of "the utterances of the Lord, in judgment," 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ; Revelation 1:16 ; 2:16 ; 19:15,21 ; of His judgment upon a local church for its lukewarmness, Revelation 3:16 ; (f) by metonymy, for "speech," Matthew 18:16 ; Luke 19:22 ; 21:15 ; 2 Corinthians 13:1 .

Note: In Acts 15:27 , logos, "a word," is translated "word of mouth," RV (AV, "mouth," marg., "word").

B — 1: ἐπιστομίζω
(Strong's #1993 — Verb — epistomizo — ep-ee-stom-id'-zo )

"to bridle" (epi, "upon," and A), is used metaphorically of "stopping the mouth, putting to silence," Titus 1:11 . Cp. phrasso, "to stop, close," said of stopping the "mouths" of men, in Romans 3:19 . See STOP.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Mouth'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/m/mouth.html. 1940.

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Monday, August 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20
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