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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Carry:

kar'-i (nasa', nahagh): The English Versions of the Bible rendering of a number of Hebrew and Greek words, and it has several shades of meaning, of which the following are the most important:

(1) "To take up," "to bear," "to transport from one place to another," as, "to carry away handkerchiefs" (Ac 19:12), "to carry a corpse" (Ge 50:13), and "to be carried away by the wind" (Da 2:35).

(2) "To cause to go" or "come," "to lead," "to drive" as, "to be carried away to Babylon" (2Ki 20:17), "to be carried away to Pilate" (Mr 15:1), "to carry away cattle" (Ge 31:18), and "to carry daughters" (Ge 31:26).

(3) "To uphold," or "sustain," "and even to hoar hairs will I carry you" (Isa 46:4).

(4) "To bear," or "endure," as, "to carry sorrows" (Isa 53:4).

(5) "To overwhelm," "to bear away," "to destroy," as, "to carry away as with a flood" (Ps 90:5).

(6) "To influence," "to move," as, "to carry away with dissimulation" (Ga 2:13), "to carry away with error" (2Pe 3:17), "to be carried away by strange teachings" (Hebrew 13:9).

Written by A. W. Fortune

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4792 Greek: sunkomizo

Carry:

"to carry together, to help in carrying" (sun, "with," komizo, "to carry"), is used in Act 8:2, RV, "buried," for AV, "carried to his burial." The verb has also the meaning of "recovering or getting back a body."

2 Strong's Number: g1580 Greek: ekkomizo

Carry:

"to carry out," is found in Luk 7:12.

3 Strong's Number: g5342 Greek: phero

Carry:

"to bear, to bring," is translated "carry" only in Jhn 21:18. See Note below.

4 Strong's Number: g1308 Greek: diaphero

Carry:

has the meaning "to carry through" in Mar 11:16.
See BETTER, DIFFER, DRIVE, EXCELLENT, MATTER, PUBLISH, VALUE.

5 Strong's Number: g3346 Greek: metatithemi

Carry:

"to place among, put in another place" (meta, implying "change," and tithemi, "to put"), has this latter meaning in Act 7:16, "carried over."
See CHANGE, REMOVE, TRANSLATE, TURN.

6 Strong's Number: g520 Greek: apago

Carry:

"to lead away" (apo, "from," ago, "to lead"), is rendered "carried" in 1Cr 12:2, AV (RV, "were led").
See BRING.

7 Strong's Number: g4879 Greek: sunapago

Carry:

"to carry away with" (sun, "with," and No. 6), is used in a bad sense, in Gal 2:13; 2Pe 3:17, "being carried away with" (RV); in a good sense in Rom 12:16; the RV marg. "be carried away with" is preferable to the text "condescend" (RV, and AV), and to the AV marg., "be contented (with mean things)." A suitable rendering would be "be led along with."

Notes:

(1) For phero, "to carry, or bring," apophero, "to carry away," periphero, "to carry about," ekphero, "to carry forth," anaphero, "to carry up," airo, "to lift and carry away, to take away," bastazo, "to support, carry about," ago, "to lead or carry," apago, "to carry away," see BEAR and BRING.

(2) For elauno, rendered "carry" in 2Pe 2:17, see DRIVE.

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