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Dictionaries :: Forget, Forgetful

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2990 Greek: lanthano

Forget, Forgetful:

"to escape notice," is translated "they (wilfully) forget" in 2Pe 3:5, RV, lit., "this escapes them (i.e., their notice, wilfully on their part)," AV, "they willingly are ignorant of;" in ver. 8, RV, "forget not," lit., "let not this one thing escape you" (your notice), AV, "be not ignorant of."

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1950 Greek: epilanthanomai

Forget, Forgetful:

"to forget, or neglect" (epi, "upon," used intensively, and No. 1), is said

(a) negatively of God, indicating His remembrance of sparrows, Luk 12:6, and of the work and labor of love of His saints, Hbr 6:10;

(b) of the disciples regarding taking bread, Mat 16:5: Mar 8:14;

(c) of Paul regarding "the things which are behind," Phl 3:13;

(d) of believers, as to showing love to strangers, Hbr 13:2, RV, and as to doing good and communicating, ver. 16;

(e) of a person who, after looking at himself in a mirror, forgets what kind of person he is, Jam 1:24.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g1585 Greek: eklanthanomai

Forget, Forgetful:

"to forget utterly" (ek, "out," intensive), is used in the Middle Voice in Hbr 12:5, of "forgetting" an exhortation.

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g3024 Greek: lethe

Forget, Forgetful:

"forgetfulness" (from letho, "to forget," an old form of lanthano, see A, No. 1; cp. Eng. "lethal," "lethargy," and the mythical river "Lethe," which was supposed to cause forgetfulness of the past to those who drank of it), is used with lambano, "to take," in 2Pe 1:9, "having forgotten," lit., "having taken forgetfulness" (cp. 2Ti 1:5, lit., "having taken reminder"), a periphrastic expression for a single verb.

B-2 Noun Strong's Number: g1953 Greek: epilesmone

Forget, Forgetful:

"forgetfulness" (akin to A, No. 2), is used in Jam 1:25, "a forgetful hearer," RV, "a hearer that forgetteth," lit., "a hearer of forgetfulness," i.e., a hearer characterized by "forgetfulness."


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