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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g804 Greek: asphales

Sure:

"safe," is translated "sure" in Hbr 6:19.
See CERTAIN, B.

A-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g949 Greek: bebaios

Sure:

"firm, steadfast," is used of

(a) God's promise to Abraham, Rom 4:16;

(b) the believer's hope, Hbr 6:19, "steadfast;"

(c) the hope of spiritual leaders regarding the welfare of converts, 2Cr 1:7, "steadfast;"

(d) the glorying of the hope, Hbr 3:6, "firm;"

(e) the beginning of our confidence, Hbr 3:14, RV, "firm" (AV, "steadfast");

(f) the Law given at Sinai, Hbr 2:2, "steadfast;"

(g) the testament (or covenant) fulfilled after a death, Hbr 9:17, "of force;"

(h) the calling and election of believers, 2Pe 1:10, to be made "sure" by the fulfillment of the injunctions in 2Pe 1:5-7;

(i) the word of prophecy, "made more sure," 2Pe 1:19, RV, AV, "a more sure (word of prophecy);" what is meant is not a comparison between the prophecies of the OT and NT, but that the former have been confirmed in the person of Christ (2Pe 1:16-18).
See FIRM.

A-3 Adjective Strong's Number: g4103 Greek: pistos

Sure:

"faithful," is translated "sure" in Act 13:34.
See FAITHFUL.

Note: In 2Ti 2:19, AV, stereos, "firm," is translated "sure," and connected with "standeth," RV, "the firm (foundation of God standeth)," i.e., "however much the faith may be misrepresented or denied, the firm foundation of God's knowledge and truth, with its separating power, remains."

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g805 Greek: asphalizo

Sure:

"to make safe or sure" (akin to A, No. 1), is rendered "to make sure" in Mat 27:64-66, of the sepulchre of Christ; elsewhere, Act 16:24, of making feet fast in the stocks.
See FAST.

Note: In the AV of Jhn 16:30; Rom 2:2; 15:29, the verb oida, "to know," is translated "to be sure" (RV, in each place, "to know"). So with ginosko, "to know," in Jhn 6:69. For the difference between the verbs see KNOW.

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