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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Tread, Trode, Trodden

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1: πατέω
(Strong's #3961 — Verb — pateo — pat-eh'-o )

is used (a) intransitively and figuratively, of "treading" upon serpents, Luke 10:19 ; (b) transitively, of "treading" on, down or under, of the desecration of Jerusalem by its foes, Luke 21:24 ; Revelation 11:2 ; of the avenging, by the Lord in Person hereafter, of this descration and of the persecution of the Jews, in Divine retribution, metaphorically spoken of as the "treading" of the winepress of God's wrath, Revelation 14:20 ; 19:15 (cp. Isaiah 63:2,3 ).

2: καταπατέω
(Strong's #2662 — Verb — katapateo — kat-ap-at-eh'-o )

"to tread down, trample under foot," is used (a) literally, Matthew 5:13 ; 7:6 ; Luke 8:5 ; 12:1 ; (b) metaphorically, of "treading under foot" the Son of God, Hebrews 10:29 , i.e., turning away from Him, to indulge in willful sin.

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

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