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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Sore (Noun, Adjective, Adverb), Sorer

Dictionaries :: Sore (Noun, Adjective, Adverb), Sorer

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g1668 Greek: helkos

Sore (Noun, Adjective, Adverb), Sorer:

"a sore" or "ulcer" (primarily a wound), occurs in Luk 16:21; Rev 16:2, 11.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1669 Greek: helkoo

Sore (Noun, Adjective, Adverb), Sorer:

"to wound, to ulcerate," is used in the Passive Voice, signifying "to suffer from sores," to be "full of sores," Luk 16:20 (perfect participle).

C-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g2425 Greek: hikanos

Sore (Noun, Adjective, Adverb), Sorer:

used of things, occasionally denotes "much," translated "sore" in Act 20:37, lit., "there was much weeping of all."
See ABLE, C, No. 2.

C-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g5501 Greek: cheiron

Sore (Noun, Adjective, Adverb), Sorer:

"worse" (used as a comparative degree of kakos, "evil"), occurs in Hbr 10:29, "sorer."

D-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g3029 Greek: lian

Sore (Noun, Adjective, Adverb), Sorer:

"very, exceedingly," is translated "sore" in Mar 6:51 (of amazement).
See EXCEED, B, No. 1.

D-2 Adverb Strong's Number: g4970 Greek: sphodra

Sore (Noun, Adjective, Adverb), Sorer:

"very, very much," is translated "sore" in Mat 17:6 (of fear).
See GREATLY, Note (1).


(1) For the AV, "sore vexed" in Mat 17:15, see GRIEVOUSLY, B, No. 2, Note (2).

(2) In Luk 2:9 megas, "great," is used with phobos, "fear," as the object of the verb "to fear," "(they were) sore (afraid)," lit., "(they feared) a great (fear)."

(3) In Mar 9:26, AV, polla, "much" (RV), the neuter plur. of polus, used as an adverb, is translated "sore."

(4) In Mat 21:15, aganakteo, "to be moved with indignation" (RV), is translated "they were sore displeased."

(5) For the RV, "sore troubled," Mat 26:37; Mar 14:33 (AV, "very heavy"), see TROUBLE, B, No. 12.

(6) For AV, "were sore amazed" in Mar 14:33, see AMAZE, B, No. 4.

(7) In Luk 9:39, RV, suntribo, "to break, bruise," is rendered "bruiseth sorely."
See BREAK, A, No. 5.

(8) In Mar 9:6, ekphobos is rendered "sore afraid."


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