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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Sacrifice

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A — 1: θυσία
(Strong's #2378 — Noun Feminine — thusia — thoo-see'-ah )

primarily denotes "the act of offering;" then, objectively, "that which is offered" (a) of idolatrous "sacrifice," Acts 7:41 ; (b) of animal or other "sacrifices," as offered under the Law, Matthew 9:13 ; 12:7 ; Mark 9:49 ; 12:33 ; Luke 2:24 ; 13:1 ; Acts 7:42 ; 1 Corinthians 10:18 ; Hebrews 5:1 ; 7:27 (RV, plural); 8:3; 9:9; 10:1,5,8 (RV, plural),11; 11:4; (c) of Christ, in His "sacrifice" on the cross, Ephesians 5:2 ; Hebrews 9:23 , where the plural antitypically comprehends the various forms of Levitical "sacrifices" in their typical character; Hebrews 9:26 ; 10:12,26 ; (d) metaphorically, (1) of the body of the believer, presented to God as a living "sacrifice," Romans 12:1 ; (2) of faith, Philippians 2:17 ; (3) of material assistance rendered to servants of God, Philippians 4:18 ; (4) of praise, Hebrews 13:15 ; (5) of doing good to others and communicating with their needs, Hebrews 13:16 ; (6) of spiritual "sacrifices" in general, offered by believers as a holy priesthood, 1 Peter 2:5 .

B — 1: θύω
(Strong's #2380 — Verb — thuo — thoo'-o )

is used of "sacrificing by slaying a victim," (a) of the "sacrifice" of Christ, 1 Corinthians 5:7 , RV, "hath been sacrificed" (AV, "is sacrificed"); (b) of the Passover "sacrifice," Mark 14:12 , RV, "they sacrificed" (AV, "they killed"); Luke 22:7 , RV, "(must) be sacrificed," AV, "(must) be killed;" (c) of idolatrous "sacrifices," Acts 14:13,18 ; 1 Corinthians 10:20 (twice). See KILL , No. 3.

Note: For eidolothutos, "sacrificed to idols," see IDOLS (offered to), No. 1.


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

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