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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

no Man, no One, Neither Any Man

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* Note: Oudeis and medeis, "no one, no man," are related to one another in much the same way as indicated above under ouketi and meketi. Instances of oudeis are Matthew 6:24 ; 9:16 ; 24:36 (RV, "no one"); John 1:18 ; 3:2,13,32 ; 14:6 ; 16:22 (RV, "no one"); 2 Corinthians 7:2 (thrice); Hebrews 12:14 ; 1 John 4:12 ; Revelation 2:17 , RV, "no one;" so Revelation 5:3,4 ; 19:12 ; in Revelation 3:7,8 ; 15:8 (RV, "none"); in Revelation 7:9 ; 14:3 , "no man." In all these cases "man" stands for "person." The spelling outheis occurs occasionally in the mss.; Westcott and Hort adopt it in 2 Corinthians 11:8 , in the genitive case outhenos.

Instances of medeis are Matthew 8:4 (almost all those in the Synoptists are cases of prohibition or admonition); Acts 9:7 ; Romans 12:17 ; 1 Corinthians 3:18,21 ; Galatians 6:17 ; Ephesians 5:6 ; Colossians 2:18 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:3 ; 1 Timothy 4:12 ; Revelation 3:11 , RV, "no one."

Notes: (1) In some mss. the negative me and the indefinite pronoun tis, "some one, anyone," appear as one word, metis (always separated in the best mss.), e.g., Matthew 8:28 , "no man;" so in 1 Corinthians 16:11 ; 2 Corinthians 11:16 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:3 . The words are separated also in Matthew 24:4 ; 2 Corinthians 8:20 (RV, "any man," after "avoiding"); Revelation 13:17 . These instances represent either impossibility or prohibition (see under NO LONGER , No. 2); contrast ouch (i.e., ou) ... tis in Hebrews 5:4 , "no man (taketh)," where a direct negative statement is made. (2) In 2 Corinthians 11:10 the negative ou, "not," is translated "no man" (AV marg. "not"); in 1 Corinthians 4:6 , e.g., the negative me is translated "no one;" in Romans 14:13 , the negative me, used in an admonition, is translated "no man."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'no Man, no One, Neither Any Man'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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