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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2097 Greek: euangelizo

Preach, Preaching:

is almost always used of "the good news" concerning the Son of God as proclaimed in the Gospel [exceptions are e.g., Luk 1:19; 1Th 3:6, in which the phrase "to bring (or show) good (or glad) tidings" does not refer to the Gospel]; Gal 1:8 (2nd part). With reference to the Gospel the phrase "to bring, or declare, good, or glad, tidings" is used in Act 13:32; Rom 10:15; Hbr 4:2. In Luk 4:18 the RV "to preach good tidings" gives the correct quotation from Isaiah, rather than the AV "to preach the Gospel." In the Sept. the verb is used of any message intended to cheer the hearers, e.g. 1Sa 31:9; 2Sa 1:20.
See GOSPEL, B, No. 1.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g2784 Greek: kerusso

Preach, Preaching:


(a) "to be a herald," or, in general, "to proclaim," e.g., Mat 3:1; Mar 1:45, "publish;" in Luk 4:18, RV, "to proclaim," AV, "to preach;" so Luk 4:19; Luk 12:3; Act 10:37; Rom 2:21; Rev 5:2. In 1Pe 3:19 the probable reference is, not to glad tidings (which there is no real evidence that Noah preached, nor is there evidence that the spirits of antediluvian people are actually "in prison"), but to the act of Christ after His resurrection in proclaiming His victory to fallen angelic spirits;

(b) "to preach the Gospel as a herald," e.g., Mat 24:14; Mar 13:10, RV, "be preached" (AV, "be published"); Mar 14:9; 16:15, 20; Luk 8:1; 9:2; 24:47; Act 8:5; 19:13; 28:31; Rom 10:14, present participle, lit., "(one) preaching," "a preacher;" Rom 10:15 (1st part); 1Cr 1:23; 15:11, 12; 2Cr 1:19; 4:5; 11:4; Gal 2:2; Phl 1:15; Col 1:23; 1Th 2:9; 1Ti 3:16;

(c) "to preach the word," 2Ti 4:2 (of the ministry of the Scriptures, with special reference to the Gospel).

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4283 Greek: proeuangelizomai

Preach, Preaching:

See GOSPEL, B, No. 2.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g4296 Greek: prokerusso

Preach, Preaching:

lit., "to proclaim as a herald" (pro, before, and No. 2), is used in Act 13:24, "had first preached." Some mss. have the verb in Act 3:20; for the best see APPOINT, No. 12.

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g3955 Greek: parrhesiazomai

Preach, Preaching:

"to be bold in speech," is translated "to preach boldly" in Act 9:27 (2nd part); in Act 9:29, RV (AV, "he spake boldly").
See BOLD, A, No. 2.


(1) For diangello, translated "preach" in Luk 9:60, see DECLARE, A, No. 3.

(2) Katangello, "to proclaim," is always so translated in the RV; the AV renders it by "to preach" in Act 4:2; 13:5, 38; 15:36; 17:3, 13; 1Cr 9:14; Col 1:28.

(3) Laleo, "to speak," is translated "preached," Mar 2:2, AV, "preached" (RV, "spake"); in Act 8:25, 1st part, AV (RV, "spoken"); so in Act 13:42; 14:25; "preaching" in Act 11:19, AV, but what is indicated here is not a formal "preaching" by the believers scattered from Jerusalem, but a general testimony to all with whom they came into contact; in Act 16:6, RV, "to speak" (AV, "to preach").

(4) For dialegomai, in AV of Act 20:7, 9, see DISCOURSE.

(5) For AV, "preached" in Hbr 4:2 (2nd part), see HEARING.

(6) In Rom 15:19 pleroo, "to fulfill" (RV, marg.), is rendered "I have fully preached."

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2782 Greek: kerugma

Preach, Preaching:

"a proclamation by a herald" (akin to A, No. 2), denotes "a message, a preaching" (the substance of what is "preached" as distinct from the act of "preaching"), Mat 12:41; Luk 11:32; Rom 16:25; 1Cr 1:21; 2:4; 15:14; in 2Ti 4:17; Tts 1:3, RV, "message," marg., "proclamation," AV, "preaching."
See MESSAGE. In the Sept., 2Ch 30:5; Pro 9:3; Jon 3:2.

Note: In 1Cr 1:18, AV, logos, "a word," is translated "preaching," RV, "the word (of the Cross)," i.e., not the act of "preaching," but the substance of the testimony, all that God has made known concerning the subject. For Hbr 4:2, AV, see HEAR, B, No. 1.


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