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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ἐπισκέπτομαι
(Strong's #1980 — Verb — episkeptomai — ep-ee-skep'-tom-ahee; )

primarily, "to inspect" (a late form of episkopeo, "to look upon, care for, excercise oversight"), signifies (a) "to visit" with help, of the act of God, Luke 1:68,78 ; 7:16 ; Acts 15:14 ; Hebrews 2:6 ; (b) "to visit" the sick and afflicted, Matthew 25:36,43 ; James 1:27 ; (c) "to go and see," "pay a visit to," Acts 7:23 ; 15:36 ; (d) "to look out" certain men for a purpose, Acts 6:3 . See LOOK.

Note: In the Sept., "to visit with punishment," e.g., Psalm 89:32 ; Jeremiah 9:25 .

2: ἱστορέω
(Strong's #2477 — Verb — historeo — his-tor-eh'-o )

from histor, "one learned in anything," denotes "to visit" in order to become acquainted with, Galatians 1:18 , RV, "visit" (AV, "see"), RV marg., "become acquainted with."

3: ἐπιφέρω
(Strong's #2018 — Verb — epiphero — ep-ee-fer'-o )

for which see BRING , No. 6, is rendered "visiteth (with wrath)" in Romans 3:5 , RV, AV, "taketh (vengeance)."

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

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