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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Prolong:

pro-long' ('arakh, mashakh): "Prolong," "prolonged" are the translations of ‘arakh, "to stretch," "to make long" (De 4:26, and frequently, "prolong days"; De 4:40, etc.; Job 6:11 the King James Version; Pr 28:16; Ec 7:15; 8:13; Isa 53:10); of mashakh, "to draw out" (Isa 13:22; Eze 12:25,28 the King James Version); of yacaph, "to add," "to increase" (Ps 61:6; Pr 10:27); of naTah, "to stretch out," "to incline to" (Job 15:29, "neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth," the American Standard Revised Version "neither shall their possessions be extended on the earth," margin "their produce bend to the earth"; the English Revised Version reverses text and margin); of ‘arekhah (Aramaic) (Da 7:12, "Yet their lives were prolonged," the King James Version margin "A prolonging in life was given them"). "Prolong" occurs in Ecclesiasticus 29:5, "prolong the time" (parelkuo); 38:14, "prolong life," the Revised Version (British and American) "maintenance of life" (embiosis); 30:22, "prolongeth his days," the Revised Version (British and American) "length of days" (makroemereusis); 37:31, the Revised Version (British and American) "shall prolong" (prostithemi).

Written by W. L. Walker

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3905 Greek: parateino

Prolong:

"to stretch out along" (para, "along," teino, "to stretch"), is translated "prolonged" in Act 20:7, RV, of Paul's discourse: see CONTINUE, Note (1).

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