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kas: Ordinarily to describe the circumstances or condition of things; sometimes, juridically (aitia, Mt 19:10; Ac 25:14), as that for which a reckoning has to be given, as frequently the Latin res. In Ex 5:19, "they were in evil case," is interpreted by the Revised Version (British and American) as "were set on mischief."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g156 Greek: aitia


See under ACCUSATION, A, No. 1.

2 Strong's Number: g2192 Greek: echo


"to have," is idiomatically used in the sense of being in a case or condition, as with the infirm man at the pool of Bethesda, Jhn 5:6, lit., "that he had already much time (in that case)."

Note: In Act 25:14 the phrase in the original is "the things concerning Paul," AV, "cause" (as if translating aitia); RV, "Festus laid Paul's case before the king."

3 Strong's Number: g4281 Greek: proecho


lit., "to have before," in the Middle Voice, Rom 3:9, is rightly translated "are we in worse case?" (RV), as is borne out by the context.
See BETTER (be), Note (1).



The preposition en, followed by the dative of the pronoun, lit., "in me," is translated in the RV, "in my case," in 1Cr 9:15; "unto me," in 1Cr 14:11 (marg. "in my case"). Similarly, in the plural, in 1Jo 4:16, RV "in us" (marg., "in our case"); AV, incorrectly, "to us."

Note: In Mat 5:20 the strong double negative ou me is translated "in no case" (AV): RV, "in no wise."

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