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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Nigh

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

"nigh" or "near," is translated in both ways in Matthew 24:32,33 ; Mark 13:28,29 , AV (RV, "nigh" in both); in Acts 1:12 , with echon, present participle neuter of echo, "to have," RV, "nigh unto ... off" (AV, "from"). See NEAR , No. 1.

A — 2: παραπλήσιος
(Strong's #3897 — Adjective — paraplesion — par-ap-lay'-see-on )

the neuter of the adjective paraplesios, para, "beside," plesios, "near, nearly resembling," is translated "nigh unto," with reference to death, in Philippians 2:27 .

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

see APPROACH.

C — 1: παρά
(Strong's #3844 — Preposition — para — par-ah' )

"beside, alongside of," is translated "night unto" in Matthew 15:29 ; in Mark 5:21 , RV, "by" (AV, "nigh unto").

Note: In Mark 5:11 , AV, pros, "towards, on the side of," is translated "night unto (the mountain)," RV, "on (the mountain) side;" the swine were not simply "near" the mountain.


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

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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