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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Marvel (Noun and Verb), Marvellous

Dictionaries :: Marvel (Noun and Verb), Marvellous

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2295 Greek: thauma

Marvel (Noun and Verb), Marvellous:

"a wonder" (akin to theaomai, "to gaze in wonder"), is found in the most authentic mss. in 2Cr 11:14 (some mss. have the adjective thaumastos: see C, below), "(no) marvel;" in Rev 17:6, RV, "wonder" (AV, "admiration"), said of John's astonishment at the vision of the woman described as Babylon the Great. In the Sept., Job 17:8; 18:20; in some mss., 20:8; 21:5. Cp. teras, "a wonder;" semeion, "a sign;" thambos, "wonder;" ekstasis, "amazement."

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2296 Greek: thaumazo

Marvel (Noun and Verb), Marvellous:

signifies "to wonder at, marvel" (akin to A); the following are RV differences from the AV: Luk 2:33, "were marveling" for "marveled;" Luk 8:25; 11:14, "marveled" for "wondered;" Luk 9:43, "were marveling" for "wondered;" 2Th 1:10, "marveled at" for "admired" (of the person of Christ at the time of the shining forth of His Parousia, at the Second Advent).
See WONDER.

Note: In Mat 9:8, AV translates this verb; RV, phobeo, "were afraid."

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g2296 Greek: ekthaumazo

Marvel (Noun and Verb), Marvellous:

a strengthened form of No. 1 (ek, intensive), is found in the best mss. in Mar 12:17, RV, "wondered greatly" (some mss. have No. 1).

C-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g2298 Greek: thaumastos

Marvel (Noun and Verb), Marvellous:

"marvellous" (akin to A and B), is said

(a) of the Lord's doing in making the rejected Stone the Head of the corner, Mat 21:42; Mar 12:11;

(b) of the erstwhile blind man's astonishment that the Pharisees knew not from whence Christ had come, and yet He had given him sight, Jhn 9:30, RV, "the marvel," AV, "a marvellous thing;"

(c) of the spiritual light into which believers are brought, 1Pe 2:9;

(d) of the vision of the seven angels having the seven last plagues, Rev 15:1;

(e) of the works of God, 15:3.

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