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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Nourish, Nourishment

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1: τρέφω
(Strong's #5142 — verb — trepho — tref'-o )

"to rear, feed, nourish," is translated by the verb "to nourish" in James 5:5 (of luxurious living); Revelation 12:14 (of God's care of Israel against its enemies); so Revelation 12:6 , RV (AV, "feed"); in Acts 12:20 , RV, "was fed" (AV, "was nourished"). See FEED.

2: ἀνατρέφω
(Strong's #397 — Verb — anatrepho — an-at-ref'-o )

"to nurse, bring up" (ana, "up," and No. 1), is translated "nourished" in Acts 7:20 (AV, "nourished up"); in Acts 7:21 , "nourished," AV and RV. See BRING.

3: ἐκτρέφω
(Strong's #1625 — Verb — ektrepho — ek-tref'-o )

ek, "from, out of," and No. 1, primarily used of children, "to nurture, rear," is translated "nurture" of the care of one's own flesh, Ephesians 5:29 , and in Ephesians 6:4 , RV (AV, "bring ... up"). See BRING.

4: ἐντρέφω
(Strong's #1789 — Verb — entrepho — en-tref'-o )

"to train up, nurture," is used metaphorically, in the Passive Voice, in 1 Timothy 4:6 , of being "nourished" in the faith.


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

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