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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Ado

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a -doo ´: Found only in Mark 5:39 King James Version: "Why make ye this ado and weep?" Here "make ado" is used to translate the Greek verb θορυβέομαι , thorubéomai (compare Matthew 9:23 the King James Version, where it is likewise rendered "making a noise"). "Ado" as a substantive is Old English for "trouble" or "fuss," used only in the sing.; and in the early English versions it combined well with the verb "make," as here, to translate the Greek word rendered elsewhere "causing an uproar," or "tumult," "making a noise," etc. (see Acts 17:5; Acts 20:10 ). Compare Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, III, 4, "We'll keep no great ado; - a friend or two."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Ado'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/ado.html. 1915.

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