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Dictionaries :: Gain (Noun and Verb)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2039 Greek: ergasia

Gain (Noun and Verb):


(a) "work, working, performance" (from ergon, "work"), Eph 4:19; in Luk 12:58, "diligence;"

(b) "business or gain got by work," Act 16:16, 19; in 19:24, 25, the RV adheres to the meaning "business" (AV, "gain" and "craft").

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g4200 Greek: porismos

Gain (Noun and Verb):

primarily denotes "a providing" (akin to porizo, "to procure"), then, "a means of gain," 1Ti 6:5 (RV, "a way of gain"); 1Ti 6:6.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g2771 Greek: kerdos

Gain (Noun and Verb):

"gain" (akin to kerdaino, see below), occurs in Phl 1:21; 3:7; Tts 1:11.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2770 Greek: kerdaino

Gain (Noun and Verb):

akin to A, No. 3, signifies

(I), literally,

(a) "to gain something," Mat 16:26; 25:16 (in the best mss.), 17, 20, 22; Mar 8:36; Luk 9:25;

(b) "to get gain, make a profit," Jam 4:13;

(II), metaphorically,

(a) "to win persons," said

(1) of "gaining" an offending brother who by being told privately of his offense, and by accepting the representations, is won from alienation and from the consequences of his fault, Mat 18:15;

(2) of winning souls into the kingdom of God by the Gospel, 1Cr 9:19, 20 (twice), 21, 22, or by godly conduct, 1Pe 3:1 (RV, "gained");

(3) of so practically appropriating Christ to oneself that He becomes the dominating power in and over one's whole being and circumstances, Phl 3:8 (RV, "gain");

(b) "to gain things," said of getting injury and loss, Act 27:21, RV, "gotten."
See GET.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1281 Greek: diapragmateuomai

Gain (Noun and Verb):

signifies "to gain by trading," Luk 19:15 (from dia, "through," used intensively, and pragmateuomai, "to busy oneself, to be engaged in business").

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4046 Greek: peripoieo

Gain (Noun and Verb):

"to save for oneself, gain," is in the Middle Voice in the best mss. in Luk 17:33, RV, "gain."


(1) In Luk 19:16, AV, prosergazomai, "to work out in addition," or "to earn in addition," is translated "gained" (RV, "made"); in Luk 19:18 the verb poieo, "to make," is translated in the same way, the English verb "make" standing both for "earning" and for "producing."

(2) In 2Cr 12:17, 18, pleonekteo, "to claim unduly, to overreach," is translated "make a gain of," AV (RV, "take advantage of").

(3) For ergazomai, Rev 18:17, RV, see TRADE.

(4) In Act 25:9, RV, katatithemi, Middle Voice, "to lay up for oneself," is rendered "to gain."

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