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Dictionaries :: Excuse

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4392 Greek: prophasis

Excuse:

"a pretense, pretext" (from pro, "before," and phemi, "to say"), is translated "excuse" in Jhn 15:22, RV, for AV, "cloke;" "cloke in 1Th 2:5 AV and RV.
See CLOKE, PRETENSE, SHOW (Noun).

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g379 Greek: anapologetos

Excuse:

"without excuse, inexcusable" (a, negative, n, euphonic, and apologeomai, see C, No. 1, below), is used, Rom 1:20, "without excuse," of those who reject the revelation of God in creation; Rom 2:1, RV, for AV, "inexcusable," of the Jew who judges the Gentile.

C-1 Verb Strong's Number: g626 Greek: apologeomai

Excuse:

lit., "to speak oneself off," hence "to plead for oneself," and so, in general,

(a) "to defend," as before a tribunal; in Rom 2:15, RV, "excusing them," means one "excusing" others (not themselves); the preceding phrase "one with another" signifies one person with another, not one thought with another; it may be paraphrased, "their thoughts with one another, condemning or else excusing one another;" conscience provides a moral standard by which men judge one another;

(b) "to excuse" oneself, 2Cr 12:19; cp. B.
See ANSWER.

C-2 Verb Strong's Number: g3868 Greek: paraiteomai

Excuse:

is used in the sense of "begging off, asking to be excused or making an excuse," in Luk 14:18 (twice), 19. In the first part of ver. 18 the verb is used in the Middle Voice, "to make excuse" (acting in imagined self-interest); in the latter part and in ver. 19 it is in the Passive Voice, "have me excused."

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