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1: ὁδός
(Strong's #3598 — Noun Feminine — hodos — hod-os' )

denotes (a) "a natural path, road, way," frequent in the Synoptic Gospels; elsewhere, e.g., Acts 8:26 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:11 ; James 2:25 ; Revelation 16:12 ; (b) "a traveler's way" (see JOURNEY); (c) metaphorically, of "a course of conduct," or "way of thinking," e.g., of righteousness, Matthew 21:32 ; 2 Peter 2:21 ; of God, Matthew 22:16 , and parallels, i.e., the "way" instructed and approved by God; so Acts 18:26 ; Hebrews 3:10 , "My ways" (cp. Revelation 15:3 ); of the Lord, Acts 18:25 ; "that leadeth to destruction," Matthew 7:13 ; "... unto life," Matthew 7:14 ; of peace, Luke 1:79 ; Romans 3:17 ; of Paul's "ways" in Christ, 1 Corinthians 1:17 (plural); "more excellent" (of love), 1 Corinthians 12:31 ; of truth, 2 Peter 2:2 ; of the right "way," 2 Peter 2:15 ; of Balaam (id); of Cain, Jude 1:11 ; of a "way" consisting in what is from God, e.g., of life, Acts 2:28 (plural); of salvation, Acts 16:17 ; personified, of Christ as the means of access to the Father, John 14:6 ; of the course followed and characterized by the followers of Christ, Acts 9:2 ; 19:9,23 ; 24:22 . See HIGHWAY.

Note: In Luke 5:19 ; 19:4 the noun is not expressed in the original, but is understood.

2: πάροδος
(Strong's #3938 — Noun Feminine — parodos — par'-od-os )

"a passing or passage," is used with en, "in," 1 Corinthians 16:7 , "by the way" (lit, "in passing").

3: τρόπος
(Strong's #5158 — Noun Masculine — tropos — trop'-os )

"a turning, a manner," is translated "way" in Romans 3:2 , "(every) way;" Philippians 1:18 , "(in every) way." See CONVERSATION , MANNER , MEANS.

Notes: (1) In James 1:11 , AV, poreia, "a journey, a going,"). (2) In Hebrews 12:17 , topos, "a place," is rendered in AV marg., "way (to change his mind)." (3) For the AV rendering of makran "a good (or great) way off," Matthew 8:30 ; Luke 15:20 , see FAR , B, No. 1. (4) In Luke 14:32 , porro is rendered "a great way off." (5) In Hebrews 5:2 , AV, planao, Middle Voice, "to wander," is rendered "(them) that are out of the way," RV, "(the) erring." (6) In Colossians 2:14 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:7 , ek mesou, is translated "out of the way;" see MIDST , Note (1) (e). (7) For "two ways" in Mark 11:4 , AV see STREET. (8) In John 10:1 , the adverb allachothen, "from some other place" (from allos, "another"), is translated "some other way." (9) In 2 Peter 3:1 , the AV translates en "by way of" ("by," RV). (10) In Galatians 2:5 , the renderings "by," AV, "in the way of," RV, serve to express the dative case of hupotage, subjection. (11) For propempo, "to bring on one's way," Acts 15:3 ; 21:5 , and the AV of 2 Corinthians 1:16 (RV, "to be set forward on my journey"), see BRING , No. 25. (12) Aperchomai, "to go away," is rendered "to go one's way," e.g., Matthew 13:25 ; 20:4 ; Mark 11:4 ; 12:12 ; Luke 19:32 ; John 11:46 ; Acts 9:17 ; James 1:24 : see GO , No. 14. (13) In Luke 8:14 , AV, poreuomai, "to go on one's way" (RV), is rendered "go forth;" in Luke 13:33 , AV, "walk" (RV, "go on my way"); in Matthew 24:1 , AV, it is rendered "departed" (RV, "was going on his way"): see DEPART , No. 8. (14) In Acts 24:3 , pante is rendered "in all ways" (AV, "always"). (15) In Romans 3:12 , AV, ekklino, "to turn aside" (RV), is rendered "are gone out of the way." (16) See also ESCAPE , B, LASCIVIOUS.


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

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