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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Weigh, Weight, Weighty, Weightier

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A — 1: βαρέω
(Strong's #916 — Verb — bareo — bar-eh'-o )

"to weigh down," is so rendered in 2 Corinthians 1:8 , RV; see BURDEN , B, No. 1.

A — 2: ἵστημι
(Strong's #2476 — Verb — histemi — his'-tay-mee )

"to cause to stand," is used in Matthew 26:15 , RV, "they weighed (unto)" (of pieces of silver), AV, metaphorically, "covenanted (with)."

B — 1: βάρος
(Strong's #922 — — baros — bar'-os )

akin to A, is rendered "weight" in 2 Corinthians 4:17 . See BURDEN , A, No. 1.

B — 2: ὄγκος
(Strong's #3591 — Noun Masculine — onkos — ong'-kos )

denotes "a bulk or mass;" hence, metaphorically, "an encumbrance, weight," Hebrews 12:1 .

C — 1: βαρύς
(Strong's #926 — Adjective — barus — bar-ooce' )

"heavy" (akin to A and B, No. 1), is rendered "weighty" in 2 Corinthians 10:10 , of Paul's letters. The comparative degree is used in the neuter plural in Matthew 23:23 , "(the) weightier matters (of the Law)." See GRIEVOUS , HEAVY.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Weigh, Weight, Weighty, Weightier'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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