the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #553 - ἀπεκδέχομαι
- assiduously and patiently waiting for
I expect anxiously, await eagerly, σωτῆρα Philippians 3:20; θάνατον Alciphr. 3.7; τὸ μέλλον Hld. 2.35, cf. S.E. M. 2.73.
II misunderstand, misinterpret, Hipparch. 1.6.11, al. understand a word from the context, A.D. Conj. 226.20.
ἀπεκδέχομαι; (imperfect ἀπεξεδεχομην); assiduously and patiently to wait for (cf. English wait it out): absolutely, 1 Peter 3:20 (Rec. ἐκδέχομαι); τί, Romans 8:19, 23, 25; 1 Corinthians 1:7; Galatians 5:5 (on this passage cf. ἐλπίς; at the end); with the accusative of a person, Christ in his return from heaven: Philippians 3:20; Hebrews 9:28. Cf. C. F. A. Fritzsche in Fritzschiorum Opuscc., p. 155f; Winers De verb. comp. etc. Part iv., p. 14; (Ellicott on Galatians, the passage cited). (Scarcely found out of the N. T.; Heliodorus Aeth. 2, 35; 7, 23.)
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† ἀπ -εκ -δέχομαι ,
to await or expect eagerly (Lft., Notes, 149; MM, VGT, s.v.): absol., 1 Peter 3:20; C. acc rei, Romans 8:19; Romans 8:23; Romans 8:25, 1 Corinthians 1:7, Galatians 5:5; c. acc pers., Philippians 3:20, Hebrews 9:28.†
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This rare word is used in the apocryphal Acta Pauli iii. of Onesiphorus on the outskirts of Lystra ";waiting for"; Paul’s arrival from Iconium—εἱστήκει ἀπεκδεχόμενος αὐτόν. Nägeli (p. 43) and LS s.v. give late ";profane"; citations which make it perhaps possible that Paul was not the first to use a regularly formed perfective of ἐκδέχομαι, which becomes a favourite word with him : it also figures in 1 Pet and Heb, where of course borrowing from Paul is possible. But if late writers who never could have read him use the word, it is obviously conceivable that they coined it independently, as we may very probably suppose him to have done. See the next article.
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