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The design of this work is to give every English word used in the King James New Testament, in alphabetical order. Under each, you will find the Greek words or words so translated, with a list of the passages in which the English word occurs, showing by a reference figure which is the Greek word used in each particular passage. Thus, at one view, the word with its literal and derivative meanings may be found for every word in the English New Testament.
The great importance of this will be seen at once when it is stated that the same English word is used in the translation of several Greek words. For example, if the word “come” may, in 32 passages be represented by as many Greek words, it surely is most important for the Bible student to know which is the particular word in any given passage, and what is its meaning. It is clear that many useless arguments would be saved if it were known precisely what the exact meaning in force of the words was. The Christian would not confuse his “standing” with his “state” if he knew that in Ephesians 1: 6, the word “accepted” denoted that which God has made us by grace, lovely an acceptable, and that in 2 Corinthians 5: 9, “we labor, that…we may be accepted of him,” denoted simply well pleasing. He would see at once that we do not need and need not labor to become accepted, that we labored to please him well because we are accepted.
When it is further stated that such an important word as “ordain” is used as the representative of 10 different Greek words, “destroy” of 10, “condemn” of five, “to minister” of eight, “holiness” of five, “receive” of 18, “say” of eight, “know” of six, “judgment ” of nine, and “judge” of six, it will be seen at once how necessary it becomes that we should know exactly the shade of meaning to be given to the word in any particular place.
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