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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Wherefore

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* Note: This represents (1) some phrases introduced by the preposition dia, "on account of," dia touto, "on account of this," e.g., Matthew 12:31 ; Romans 5:12 ; Ephesians 1:15 ; 3 John 1:10 ; dia hen (the accusative feminine of hos, "who"), "on account of which" (aitia, "a cause," being understood), e.g., Acts 10:21 (with aitia, expressed, Titus 1:13 ; Hebrews 2:11 ); dia ti "on account of what?" (sometimes as one word, diati), e.g., Luke 19:23 ; Romans 9:32 ; 2 Corinthians 11:11 ; Revelation 17:7 ; (2) dio = dia ho (the neuter of the relative pronoun hos), "on account of which (thing)," e.g., Matthew 27:8 ; Acts 15:19 ; 20:31 ; 24:26 ; 25:26 ; 27:25,34 ; Romans 1:24 ; 15:7 ; 1 Corinthians 12:3 ; 2 Corinthians 2:8 ; 5:9 ; 6:17 ; Ephesians 2:11 ; 3:13 ; 4:8,25 ; 5:14 ; Philippians 2:9 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ; Philemon 1:8 ; Hebrews 3:7,10 ; 10:5 ; 11:16 ; 12:12,28 ; 13:12 ; James 1:21 ; 4:6 ; 1 Peter 1:13 ; 2 Peter 1:10,12 ; 3:14 ; (3) dioper, "for which very reason" (a strengthened form of the preceding), 1 Corinthians 8:13 ; 10:14 (14:13 in some mss.); (4) hothen (which denotes "whence," when used of direction or source, e.g., Matthew 12:44 ), used of cause and denoting "wherefore" in Hebrews 2:17 ; 3:1 ; 7:25 ; 8:3 ; (5) ti, "what, why," John 9:27 ; Acts 22:30 ; Galatians 3:19 , AV (RV, "what"); (6) heneka with tinos (the genitive case of ti), "because of what," Acts 19:32 ; (7) charin with hou, the genitive case, neuter of hos, "for the sake of what," Luke 7:47 ; (8) eis, "unto," with ti, "what," Matthew 14:31 ; with ho, "which" (the accusative neuter of hos), 2 Thessalonians 1:11 , AV (RV, "to which end"); (9) ara, "so," 2 Corinthians 7:12 , AV (RV, "so"); with ge, "at least," Matthew 7:20 , AV (RV, "therefore"); (10) hina, "in order that," with ti, "what," Matthew 9:4 ; (11) toigaroun, "therefore," rendered "wherefore" in Hebrews 12:1 , AV; (12) in Matthew 26:50 , epi, "unto," with ho, as in No. (8) above, AV, "wherefore (art thou come)?" RV, "(do that) for which (thou art come);" (13) oun, a particle expressing sequence or consequence, e.g., Matthew 24:26 ; Acts 6:3 ; (14) hoste, "so that," "wherefore," e.g., Romans 7:12,13 ; 1 Corinthians 10:12 ; 11:27,33 ; 14:22,39 ; 2 Corinthians 5:16 ; Galatians 3:24 ; 4:7 ; Philippians 4:1 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:18 ; 1 Peter 4:19 .


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

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