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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Near, Near, Nearer

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A — 1: ἐγγύς
(Strong's #1451 — adverb — engus — eng-goos' )

"near, nigh," is used (a) of place, e.g., Luke 19:11 , "nigh;" John 3:23 ; 11:54 , "near;" John 6:19,23 , "nigh;" metaphorically in Romans 10:8 ; Ephesians 2:13,17 , "nigh;" (b) of time, e.g., Matthew 24:32,33 , "nigh;" so Luke 21:30,31 ; as a preposition, Hebrews 6:8 , "nigh unto (a curse)," and Hebrews 8:13 , "nigh unto (vanishing away)." See HAND (at), NIGH , READY.

A — 2: ἐγγύτερον
(Strong's #1452 — Adverb Neuter — enguteron — eng-goo'-ter-on )

the comparative degree of No. 1, and the neuter of the adjective enguteros, used adverbially, occurs in Romans 13:11 .

A — 3: πλησίον
(Strong's #4139 — Adverb — plesion — play-see'-on )

"near, close by, neighboring" (the neuter of the adjective plesios, used as an adverb), occurs in John 4:5 . See NEIGHBOR.

B — 1: ἀναγκαῖος
(Strong's #316 — Adjective — anankaios — an-ang-kah'-yos )

"necessary," is used, in a secondary sense, of persons connected by bonds of nature or friendship, with the meaning "intimate," in Acts 10:24 , "(his) near (friends);" it is found in this sense in the papyri. See NECESSARY , NEEDFUL.

C — 1: ἐγγίζω
(Strong's #1448 — Verb — engizo — eng-id'-zo )

transitively, "to bring near" (not in NT; in the Sept., e.g., Genesis 48:10 ; Isaiah 5:8 ); intransitively, "to draw near," e.g., Matthew 21:34 ; Luke 18:40 ; 19:41 , RV, "draw nigh;" see APPROACH , A.

C — 2: προσέρχομαι
(Strong's #4334 — Verb — prosechomai — pros-er'-khom-ahee )

"to come to, go to," is translated "drew near" in Acts 7:31 ; Hebrews 10:22 . See COME , No. 10.

C — 3: προσάγω
(Strong's #4317 — Verb — prosago — pros-ag'-o )

is used (a) transitively, "to bring," Acts 16:20 ; 1 Peter 3:18 ; (b) intransitively, "to draw near," in the latter sense in Acts 27:27 .


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Near, Near, Nearer'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/n/near-near-nearer.html. 1940.

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Friday, November 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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