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fur'-nish (male; plethomai): To "furnish" is to supply with what is useful or necessary, to fit out, provide, equip. It is the translation of several Hebrew or Greek words: of male'," to fill in or up," "to complete" (Isa 65:11 the King James Version); nasa, "to lift up," "to aid" (1Ki 9:11); ‘anaq, Hiphil, probably "to lay on the neck," "to encircle" (with a bracelet) (De 15:14), of a slave set at liberty; ‘arakh, "to arrange in order," "to lay out a table" (Ps 78:19 the King James Version; Pr 9:2); ‘asah keli, "to make a vessel for containing things" (Jer 46:19, "Furnish thyself to go into captivity," the Revised Version, margin "Hebrew, make thee vessels of captivity"); plethomai, "to be filled" (Mt 22:10 the King James Version); stronnumi, "to strew," "to spread" (Mr 14:15; Lu 22:12); exartizo, "to complete fully," to equip" (2Ti 3:17).

In Ecclesiasticus 29:26 we have "furnish a table" (kosmeo); 44:6, "furnished with ability" (choregeo); #/APC 1Macc 14:34 the King James Version, "He furnished them with all things" (tithemi).

Written by W. L. Walker

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4766 Greek: stronnumi


or stronnuo, "to spread," is used of "furnishing a room," Mar 14:15; Luk 22:12; of "making a bed," Act 9:34; in Mat 21:8; Mar 11:8, "spread" (AV, "strawed," twice).

2 Strong's Number: g1822 Greek: exartizo


"to fit out, to prepare perfectly, to complete for a special purpose" (ex, "out," used intensively, and artios, "joined," artos, "a joint"), is used of "accomplishing" days, Act 21:5, i.e., of "terminating" a space of time; of being "completely furnished," by means of the Scriptures, for spiritual service, 2Ti 3:17.

3 Strong's Number: g4130 Greek: pletho


Mat 21:10, "furnished" RV, "filled."
See FILL, No. 5.


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