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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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1: ἄλλος
(Strong's #243 — Adjective — allos — al'-los )

is used, in its neuter form, allo, in Galatians 5:10 , lit., "another thing," with the meaning "otherwise." See OTHER , No. 1.

2: ἄλλως
(Strong's #247 — Adverb — allos — al'-loce )

the adverb corresponding to No. 1, is translated "otherwise" in 1 Timothy 5:25 ; the contrast is not with works that are not good (No. 3 would signify that), but with good works which are not evident.

3: ἑτέρως
(Strong's #2088 — Adverb — heteros — het-er'-oce )

is used in Philippians 3:15 , "otherwise (minded)," i.e., "differently minded." Contrast No. 2, and for the corresponding difference between the adjectives allos and heteros, see ANOTHER.

4: ἐπεί
(Strong's #1893 — Conjunction — epei — ep-i' )

when used of time, means "since" or "when;" used of cause, it means "since, because;" used elliptically it means "otherwise" or "else;" "otherwise" in Romans 11:6 (the 2nd part of the ver. is absent from the most authentic mss.); Romans 11:22 ; in Hebrews 9:17 , AV, "otherwise (it is of no strength at all)," RV, "for (doth it ever avail?)." See ELSE.

Note: The phrase ei, "if," de, "but," mege, "not indeed," i.e., "but if not indeed," is translated "otherwise" in the AV of Matthew 6:1 ; Luke 5:36 (RV, "else," in each place); in 2 Corinthians 11:16 , AV, "if otherwise" (RV, "but if ye do"). See also TEACH.


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

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Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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