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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Slay, Slain, Slew

Dictionaries :: Slay, Slain, Slew

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g615 Greek: apokteino

Slay, Slain, Slew:

the usual word for "to kill," is so translated in the RV wherever possible (e.g., for AV, "to slay," in Luk 11:49; Act 7:52; Rev 2:13; 9:15; 11:13; 19:21); in the following the verb "to kill" would not be appropriate, Rom 7:11, "slew," metaphorically of sin, as using the commandment; Eph 2:16, "having slain," said metaphorically of the enmity between Jew and Gentile.
See KILL, No. 1.

Note: Some mss. have it in Jhn 5:16 (AV, "to slay").

2 Strong's Number: g337 Greek: anaireo

Slay, Slain, Slew:

"to take away, destroy, kill," is rendered "to slay" in Mat 2:16; Act 2:23; 5:33, 36; 9:29, AV (RV, "to kill"); Act 10:39; 13:28; 22:20; 23:15, RV; in 2Th 2:8 the best texts have this verb (for analisko, "to consume," AV and RV marg.); hence the RV, "shall slay," of the destruction of the man of sin.
See KILL, No. 2.

3 Strong's Number: g4969 Greek: sphazo | sphatto

Slay, Slain, Slew:

"to slay," especially of victims for sacrifice (akin to sphage: see SLAUGHTER), is used

(a) of taking human life, 1Jo 3:12 (twice); Rev 6:4, RV, "slay" (AV, "kill"); in Rev 13:3, probably of assassination, RV, "smitten (unto death)," AV, "wounded (to death)," RV marg., "slain;" Rev 18:24;

(b) of Christ, as the Lamb of sacrifice, Rev 5:6, 9, 12; 6:9; 13:8.
See KILL, No. 7.

4 Strong's Number: g2695 Greek: katasphazo

Slay, Slain, Slew:

"to kill off" (kata, used intensively, and No. 3), is used in Luk 19:27. In the Sept., Eze 16:40; Zec 11:5.

5 Strong's Number: g1315 Greek: diacheirizo

Slay, Slain, Slew:

"to lay hands on, kill," is translated "slew" in Act 5:30.
See KILL, No. 6.

6 Strong's Number: g5407 Greek: phoneuo

Slay, Slain, Slew:

"to kill, to murder," is rendered "ye slew" in Mat 23:35.
See KILL, No. 4.

Note: For thuo, Act 11:7, AV, "slay" (RV, "kill"), see KILL, No. 3.

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