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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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1: ἀναλύω
(Strong's #360 — Verb — analuo — an-al-oo'-o )

"to depart" in Philippians 1:23 , signifies "to return" in Luke 12:36 , used in a simile of the "return" of a lord for his servants after a marriage feast (RV). See DEPART , No. 16.

2: ἀναστρέφω
(Strong's #390 — Verb — anastrepho — an-as-tref'-o )

"to turn back," is translated "to return" in Acts 5:22 ; 15:16 . See ABIDE , BEHAVE.

3: ἐπιστρέφω
(Strong's #1994 — Verb — epistrepho — ep-ee-stref'-o )

"to turn about," or "towards," is translated "to return" in Matthew 12:44 ; 24:18 ; Mark 13:16 , RV (AV, "turn back again"); Luke 2:39 ; 8:55 , RV (AV, "came again"); 17:31; Acts 15:36 , RV (AV, "go again"). See CONVERT , A, No. 2, TURN.

4: ὑποστρέφω
(Strong's #5290 — Verb — hupostrepho — hoop-os-tref'-o )

"to turn behind," or "back" (hupo, "under"), is translated "to return" (in some texts in Mark 14:40 ) in Luke 1:56 ; 2:20,43 ; Luke 2:45 , RV (AV, "turned back again"); 4:1,14; 7:10; 8:37; 10:17; 11:24, AV (RV, "I will turn back"); 17:18; 19:12; 23:48,56; Acts 1:12 ; 12:25 ; 13:13 ; 13:34 ; 20:3 ; 21:6 ; 22:17 , RV (AV, "was come again"); 23:32; Galatians 1:17 ; Hebrews 7:1 . See TURN (back).

5: ἀνακάμπτω
(Strong's #344 — Verb — anakampto — an-ak-amp'-to )

"to turn or bend back," occurs in Matthew 2:12 ; Luke 10:6 (i.e., as if it was unsaid); Acts 18:21 ; Hebrews 11:15 .

6: ἐπανάγω
(Strong's #1877 — Verb — epanago — ep-an-ag'-o )

"to bring up or back" (primarily a nautical term for "putting to sea;" see LAUNCH , PUT), is used intransitively, in Matthew 21:18 , "He returned."

Note: In Luke 19:15 , AV, epanerchomai, "to come back again" (RV) is translated "returned." See COME , No. 4.


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

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