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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Extort, Extortion, Extortioner

Dictionaries :: Extort, Extortion, Extortioner

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4238 Greek: prasso

Extort, Extortion, Extortioner:

"to practice," has the special meaning "extort" in Luk 3:13, RV (AV, "exact"). In Luk 19:23 it is translated "required;" it may be that the master, in addressing the slothful servant, uses the word "extort" or "exact" (as in Luk 3:13), in accordance with the character attributed to him by the servant.

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g724 Greek: harpage

Extort, Extortion, Extortioner:

denotes "pillage, plundering, robbery, extortion" (akin to harpazo, "to seize, carry off by force," and harpagmos, "a thing seized, or the act of seizing;" from the root arp--, seen in Eng., "rapacious;" an associated noun, with the same spelling, denoted a rake, or hook for drawing up a bucket); it is translated "extortion" in Mat 23:25; Luk 11:39, RV, AV, "ravening;" Hbr 10:34, "spoiling."
See RAVENING, SPOILING. Cp. C. below.

B-2 Noun Strong's Number: g4124 Greek: pleonexia

Extort, Extortion, Extortioner:

"covetousness, desire for advantage," is rendered "extortion" in 2Cr 9:5, RV, (AV and RV marg., "covetousness").
See COVET.

C-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g727 Greek: harpax

Extort, Extortion, Extortioner:

"rapacious" (akin to No. 1), is translated as a noun, "extortioners," in Luk 18:11; 1Cr 5:10, 11; 6:10; in Mat 7:15 "ravening" (of wolves). In the Sept., Gen 49:27.

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