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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Foundation (To Lay), Founded

Dictionaries :: Foundation (To Lay), Founded

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2310 Greek: themelios | themelion

Foundation (To Lay), Founded:

is properly an adjective denoting "belonging to a foundation" (connected with tithemi, "to place"). It is used

(1) as a noun, with lithos, "a stone," understood, in Luk 6:48, 49; 14:29; Hbr 11:10; Rev 21:14, 19;

(2) as a neuter noun in Act 16:26, and metaphorically,

(a) of "the ministry of the Gospel and the doctrines of the faith," Rom 15:20; 1Cr 3:10, 11, 12; Eph 2:20, where the "of" is not subjective (i.e., consisting of the apostles and prophets), but objective, (i.e., laid by the apostles, etc.); so in 2Ti 2:19, where "the foundation of God" is "the foundation laid by God," -- not the Church (which is not a "foundation"), but Christ Himself, upon whom the saints are built; Hbr 6:1;

(b) "of good works," 1Ti 6:19.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2602 Greek: katabole

Foundation (To Lay), Founded:

lit., "a casting down," is used

(a) of "conceiving seed," Hbr 11:11;

(b) of "a foundation," as that which is laid down, or in the sense of founding; metaphorically, of "the foundation of the world;" in this respect two phrases are used,

(1) "from the foundation of the world," Mat 25:34 (in the most authentic mss. in 13:35 there is no phrase representing "of the world"); Luk 11:50; Hbr 4:3; 9:26; Rev 13:8; 17:8;

(2) "before the foundation of the world," Jhn 17:24; Eph 1:4; 1Pe 1:20. The latter phrase looks back to the past eternity.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2311 Greek: themelioo

Foundation (To Lay), Founded:

"to lay a foundation, to found" (akin to A, No. 1), is used

(a) literally, Mat 7:25; Luk 6:48; Hbr 1:10;

(b) metaphorically, Eph 3:17, "grounded (in love);" Col 1:23 (ditto, "in the faith"); 1Pe 5:10, AV, "settle."


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