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Dictionaries :: Further; Furtherance

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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Further; Furtherance:

fur'-ther, fur'-therans (yacaph; eti, prokope); Further, adverb and adjective, is comparative of "forth," meaning "to a greater distance," "something more," "moreover," etc.; the verb "to further," means "to help forward," "advance," "assist." The verb occurs (Ezr 8:36) as the translation of nasa'," to lift up": "They furthered the people and the house of God" (compare 1Ki 9:11; Ezr 1:4); of puq "to send forth," "carry out" (Ps 140:8, "Further not his evil device").

Furtherance is the translation of prokope, "a going forward," "advance" (Php 1:12, "the furtherance of the gospel," the Revised Version (British and American) "progress" Php 1:25, "for your furtherance and joy," the Revised Version (British and American) "progress").

Furthermore is the translation of eita, "then," "so then" (Heb 12:9); of to loipon, "for the rest," or "as to the rest" (1Th 4:1, the Revised Version (British and American) "finally then").

Revised Version omits "further" (Ac 12:3); has "further" for "more than right" (Job 34:23), for "farther thence" (Mr 1:19, different text); "What further need have we of witnesses?" for "What need we any further witnesses?" (Mr 14:63); "your fellowship in furtherance of the gospel" (Php 1:5; 2:22); "to the furthest bound" for "all perfection" (Job 28:3).

Written by W. L. Walker


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