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Dictionaries :: Humble (Adjective and Verb)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g5011 Greek: tapeinos

Humble (Adjective and Verb):

primarily signifies "low-lying." It is used always in a good sense in the NT, metaphorically, to denote

(a) "of low degree, brought low," Luk 1:52; Rom 12:16, AV, "(men) of low estate," RV, "(things that are) lowly" (i.e., of low degree); 2Cr 7:6, AV, "cast down," RV, "lowly;" the preceding context shows that this occurrence belongs to (a); Jam 1:9, "of low degree;"

(b) humble in spirit, Mat 11:29; 2Cr 10:1, RV, "lowly," AV "base;" Jam 4:6; 1Pe 5:5.
See BASE, CAST, Note (7), DEGREE (Note), LOWLY.

A-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g5391 Greek: tapeinophron

Humble (Adjective and Verb):

"humble-minded" (phren, "the mind"), 1Pe 3:8; see COURTEOUS.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g5013 Greek: tapeinoo

Humble (Adjective and Verb):

akin to A, signifies "to make low,"

(a) literally, "of mountains and hills," Luk 3:5 (Passive Voice);

(b) metaphorically, in the Active Voice, Mat 18:4; 23:12 (2nd part); Luk 14:11 (2nd part); 18:14 (2nd part); 2Cr 11:7 ("abasing"); 12:21; Phl 2:8; in the Passive Voice, Mat 23:12 (1st part), RV, "shall be humbled," AV, "shall be abased;" Luk 14:11 (ditto); 18:14 (ditto); Phl 4:12, "to be abased;" in the Passive, with Middle voice sense, Jam 4:10, "humble yourselves;" 1Pe 5:6 (ditto).
See ABASE, LOW (to bring).

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