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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Night

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1: νύξ
(Strong's #3571 — Noun Feminine — nux — noox )

is used (I) literally, (a) of "the alternating natural period to that of the day," e.g., Matthew 4:2 ; 12:40 ; 2 Timothy 1:3 ; Revelation 4:8 ; (b) of "the period of the absence of light," the time in which something takes place, e.g., Matthew 2:14 (27:64, in some mss.); Luke 2:8 ; John 3:2 (7:50, in some mss.); Acts 5:19 ; 9:25 ; (c) of "point of time," e.g., Matthew 14:27 (in some mss.),30; Luke 12:20 ; Acts 27:23 ; (d) 27:23; (d) of "duration of time," e.g., Luke 2:37 ; 5:5 ; Acts 20:31 ; 26:7 (note the difference in the phrase in Mark 4:27 ); (II) metaphorically, (a) of "the period of man's alienation from God," Romans 13:12 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:5 , lit., "not of night," where "of" means 'belonging to;' cp. "of the Way," Acts 9:2 ; "of shrinking back" and "of faith," Hebrews 10:39 , marg.; (b) of "death," as the time when work ceases, John 9:4 .


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

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the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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