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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4020 Greek: periergazomai


lit., "to be working round about, instead of at one's own business" (peri, "around," ergon, "work"), signifies to take more pains than enough about a thing, to waste one's labor, to be meddling with, or bustling about, other people's matters. This is found in 2Th 3:11, where, following the verb ergazomai, "to work," it forms a paronomasia. This may be produced in a free rendering: "some who are not busied in their own business, but are overbusied in that of others."

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g4021 Greek: periergos


akin to A, denoting "taken up with trifles," is used of magic arts in Act 19:19; "busybodies" in 1Ti 5:13, i.e., meddling in other persons' affairs.

C-1 Noun Strong's Number: g244 Greek: allotrioepiskopos


from allotrios, "belonging to another person," and episkopos, "an overseer," translated "busybody" in the AV of 1Pe 4:15, "meddler," RV, was a legal term for a charge brought against Christians as being hostile to civilized society, their purpose being to make Gentiles conform to Christian standards. Some explain it as a pryer into others' affairs.

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