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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Very

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* Notes: (1) When "very" forms part of the translation of numerous other words (e.g., act, bold, many, precious, sorrowful, well), there is no separate word in the original. (2) For sphodra, "exceedingly," sometimes rendered "very" in the AV, see EXCEEDING , B, No. 2. (3) Occasionally one of the forms of the pronoun autos, "self, same," is translated "very;" the RV rendering is sometimes "himself," etc., e.g., 1 Thessalonians 5:23 , "(The God of peace) Himself;" see, however, John 14:11 , "(the) very (works);" Romans 13:6 ; Philippians 1:6 , "(this) very (thing);" Hebrews 10:1 , "(the) very (image);" and the RV, "very" (AV, "same") in Luke 12:12 ; 20:19 ; 24:13,33 ; Acts 16:18 ; Romans 9:17 ; Ephesians 6:22 . (4) Sometimes it translates the conjunction kai, in the sense of "even," e.g., Matthew 10:30 ; in Matthew 24:24 , AV, "very" (RV, "even"); Luke 12:59 . (5) In Philemon 1:12 , RV, "my very" translates the possessive pronoun emos (in the neuter plural, ema) used with emphasis. (6) In Mark 8:1 some texts have pampollou, "very great," AV (from pas, "all," polus, "much"), RV, "a great (pollou) multitude" (after palin, "again"). (7) For "very great" in Matthew 21:8 see GREAT , Note (6). (8) The adverb lian is translated "very" in Mark 16:2 ; 2 Corinthians 11:5 ; 12:11 . See EXCEEDING , B, No. 1.


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

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