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Entry for Strong's #1545 - ἔκβασις

Word Origin
from a compound of (1537) and the base of (939) (meaning to go out)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. an egress, way out, exit
    1. applied figuratively to the way of escape from temptation
  2. the issue referring to the end of one's life
    1. Heb 13:7 refers not only to end of physical life, but the manner in which they closed a well spent life as exhibited by their spirit in dying
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
1 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
1 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
1 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
V-2AAI-3P 1
V-2AAI-3P 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἔκβᾰσις, εως, ἡ,


1. way out of, esp. out of the sea, Od. 5.410; κατὰ τὴν ἔκβασιν τὴν εἰς τὰ..ὄρη X. An. 4.3.20, cf. 4.1.20; περὶ τὰς ἐκβάσεις about the landing-places, Plb. 3.14.6.

2. going out of, esp. out of a ship, di embarkation, ἔ. στρατοῦ A. Supp. 771, cf. A.R. 2.1049, Plb. 4.64.5: metaph., ἄτης ἔ. escape from.., E. Med. 279, cf. Plu. Pyrrh. 23.

3. = μετάβασις, Arist Cael. 268b3.

4. end of a person's life, LXX Wi. 2.17: generally, termination, completion, ἐλαιουργίας PFay. 91.21 (i A.D.); accomplishment, τῶν ἔργων Ruf. Anat. I.

5. deviation, declension, departure, παρὰ [τοῦ ἀγαθοῦ] Plot. 1.8.7, cf. 3.7.6.

II issue, event, Men. 696, Arr. Epict. 2.7.9 (pl.); fulfilment of divination, Zeno Stoic. 1.44, Chrysipp.ib.2.342.

III emanation, procession, Porph. Sent. 35, Dam. Pr. 283. produce, ἐδαφῶν PRyl. 122.5 (ii A.D.). digression, Serv. ad Virg. G. 2.209.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἔκβασις, ἐκβασεως, (ἐκβαίνω);

1. an egress, way out (Homer, et al.): applied figuratively to the way of escape from temptation into which one εἰσέρχεται or εἰσφέρεται (see these words), 1 Corinthians 10:13.

2. in a sense foreign to secular authors, the issue ((cf. its objective sense e. g. Epictetus diss. 2, 7, 9)) equivalent to end: used of the end of life, Wis. 2:17; ἔκβασις τῆς ἀναστροφῆς τινων, in Hebrews 13:7, is not merely the end of their physical life, but the manner in which they closed a well-spent life as exhibited by their spirit in dying; cf. Delitzsch, at the passage.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἔκ -βασις , -εως ,

(< ἐκβαίνω ),

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 2:17; Wisdom of Solomon 8:8; Wisdom of Solomon 11:14*;]

1. a way out (Hom., Xen.): 1 Corinthians 10:13.

2. the issue (Menand.) Hebrews 13:7.†

ἐκ -βαίνω ,

[in LXX for H5929;]

to go out: Hebrews 11:15.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For . = ";end,"; ";completion,"; cf. P Fay 91.21 (A.D. 99) μέχρει ἐγβάσεως πάσης ἐλαιουργίας, ";until the completion of the entire oil-manufacture"; (Edd.) : cf. Hebrews 13:7. In P Ryl II. 122.5 (A.D. 127) τὰ πλεῖσ [τα μ ]έρη τῆς ἐκβάσεως τῶν ἐδαφῶν the word = ";produce,"; and in ib. 157.9, .11 (A.D. 135) it is used like ἐκβαίνω (see s.v.) of land ";projecting.";


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
εκβασιν έκβασιν ἔκβασιν εκβιάζεται εκβλαστάνει εκβλαστήσαι εκβλαστήσει εκβλαστήση εκβλύζωσιν εξεβησαν ἐξέβησαν εξεβιάζοντο ekbasin ékbasin exebesan exebēsan exébesan exébēsan
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