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Dictionaries :: Secret, Secretly

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g2927 Greek: kruptos

Secret, Secretly:

"secret, hidden" (akin to krupto, "to hide"), Eng., "crypt," "cryptic," etc., is used as an adjective and rendered "secret" in Luk 8:17, AV (RV, "hid"); in the neuter, with en, "in," as an adverbial phrase, "in secret," with the article, Mat 6:4, 6 (twice in each ver.); without the article, Jhn 7:4, 10; 18:20; in the neuter plural, with the article, "the secrets (of men)," Rom 2:16; of the heart, 1Cr 14:25; in Luk 11:33, AV, "a secret place" (RV, "cellar").

A-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g614 Greek: apokruphos

Secret, Secretly:

(whence "Apocrypha"), "hidden," is translated "kept secret" in Mar 4:22, AV (RV, "made secret"); "secret" in Luk 8:17, RV (AV, "hid").
See HIDE, B, No. 2.

A-3 Adjective Strong's Number: g2928 Greek: kruphaios

Secret, Secretly:

occurs in the best mss. in Mat 6:18 (twice; some have No. 1).

B-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g2931 Greek: kruphe

Secret, Secretly:

akin to A, No. 1, "secretly, in secret," is used in Eph 5:12.

B-2 Adverb Strong's Number: g2977 Greek: lathra

Secret, Secretly:

akin to lanthano, "to escape notice, be hidden," is translated "secretly" in Jhn 11:28.

C-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2928 Greek: krupto

Secret, Secretly:

"to hide," is translated "secretly" in Jhn 19:38 [perfect participle, Passive Voice, lit., "(but) having been hidden"], referring to Nicodemus as having been a "secret" disciple of Christ; in Mat 13:35, AV, it is translated "kept secret" (RV, "hidden").


(1) For tameion, translated "secret chambers" in Mat 24:26, see CHAMBER, No. 1.

(2) For the AV rendering of sigao, in Rom 16:25, "kept secret," see PEACE (hold one's), No. 2, and SILENCE.

(3) For "I have learned the secret," see LEARN, No. 4.


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