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Dictionaries :: Friend (Make One's)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g5384 Greek: philos

Friend (Make One's):

primarily an adjective, denoting "loved, dear, or friendly," became used as a noun,

(a) masculine, Mat 11:19; fourteen times in Luke (once feminine, Luk 15:9); six in John; three in Acts; two in James, Jam 2:23, "the friend of God;" Jam 4:4, "a friend of the world;" 3Jo 1:14 (twice);

(b) feminine, Luk 15:9, "her friends."

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2083 Greek: hetairos

Friend (Make One's):

"a comrade, companion, partner," is used as a term of kindly address in Mat 20:13; 22:12; 26:50. This, as expressing comradeship, is to be distinguished from No. 1, which is a term of endearment. Some mss. have the word in Mat 11:16; the best have heterois, others, AV and RV, "fellows."


(1) The phrase hoi para autou, in Mar 3:21, "his friends," lit. means "the (ones) beside Him," i.e., those belonging to him.

(2) In Mar 5:19, "thy friends" represents the phrase hoi soi, lit., "the (ones) to thee," i.e., "thine own."

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g3982 Greek: peitho

Friend (Make One's):

"to persuade, influence," is rendered "having made... their friend" in Act 12:20, of the folks of Tyre and Sidon in winning the good will of Blastus, Herod's chamberlain, possibly with bribes.
See ASSURE, B, No. 3.


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