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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Shut, Shut up

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1: κλείω
(Strong's #2808 — Verb — kleio — kli'-o )

is used (a) of things material, Matthew 6:6 ; 25:10 ; Luke 11:7 ; John 20:19,26 ; Acts 5:23 ; 21:30 ; Revelation 20:3 ; figuratively, Revelation 21:25 ; (b) metaphorically, of the Kingdom of heaven, Matthew 23:13 ; of heaven, with consequences of famine, Luke 4:25 ; Revelation 11:6 ; of compassion, 1 John 3:17 , RV (AV, "bowels of compassion"); of the blessings accuring from the promises of God regarding David, Revelation 3:7 ; of a door for testimony, Revelation 3:8 .

2: ἀποκλείω
(Strong's #608 — Verb — apokleio — ap-ok-li'-o )

"to shut fast" (apo, away from, and No. 1), is used in Luke 13:25 , expressing the impossibility of entrance after the closing.

3: κατακλείω
(Strong's #2623 — Verb — katakleio — kat-ak-li'-o )

lit., "to shut down" (the kata has, however, an intensive use), signifies "to shut up in confinement," Luke 3:20 ; Acts 26:10 . In the Sept., Jeremiah 32:3 .

4: συγκλείω
(Strong's #4788 — Verb — sunkleio — soong-kli'-o )


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

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