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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: προΐστημι
(Strong's #4291 — Verb — proistemi — pro-is'-tay-mee )

lit., "to stand before," hence "to lead, to direct, attend to," is translated "rule," with reference to the family, in 1 Timothy 3:4,5,12 ; with reference to the church, in Romans 12:8 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:12 , "are over;" 1 Timothy 5:17 , In Titus 3:8,14 , it signifies "to maintain." See MAINTAIN.

2: πλεονάζω
(Strong's #4121 — Verb — pleonazo — pleh-on-ad'-zo )

used intransitively, signifies "to abound, to superabound;" in 2 Corinthians 8:15 it is used with the negative ou, "had nothing over," lit., "had not more" (pleon, the comparative degree of polus, "much").

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Over'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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