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Dictionaries :: Work (Noun and Verb), Wrought

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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2041 Greek: eron

Work (Noun and Verb), Wrought:


(I) "work, employment, task," e.g., Mar 13:34; Jhn 4:34; 17:4; Act 13:2; Phl 2:30; 1Th 5:13; in Act 5:38 with the idea of enterprise;

(II) "a deed, act,"

(a) of God, e.g., Jhn 6:28, 29; 9:3; 10:37; 14:10; Act 13:41; Rom 14:20; Hbr 1:10; 2:7; 3:9; 4:3, 4, 10; Rev 15:3;

(b) of Christ, e.g., Mat 11:2; especially in John 5:36; 7:3, 21; 10:25, 32, 33, 38; 14:11, 12; 15:24; Rev 2:26;

(c) of believers, e.g., Mat 5:16; Mar 14:6; Act 9:36; Rom 13:3; Col 1:10; 1Th 1:3, "work of faith," here the initial act of faith at conversion (turning to God, 1Th 1:9); in 2Th 1:11, "every work of faith," RV, denotes every activity undertaken for Christ's sake; 2:17; 1Ti 2:10; 5:18; 2Ti 2:21; 3:17; Tts 2:7, 14; 3:1, 8, 14; Hbr 10:24; 13:21; frequent in James, as the effect of faith [in Jam 1:25, AV, "(a doer) of the work," RV, "(a doer) that worketh"]; 1Pe 2:12; Rev 2:2 and in several other places in chs. 2 and 3; Rev 14:13;

(d) of unbelievers, e.g., Mat 23:3, 5; Jhn 7:7; Act 7:41 (for idols); Rom 13:12; Eph 5:11; Col 1:21; Tts 1:16 (1st part); 1Jo 3:12; Jud 1:15, RV; Rev 2:6, RV; of those who seek justification by works, e.g., Rom 9:32; Gal 3:10; Eph 2:9; described as the works of the law, e.g., Gal 2:16; 3:2, 5; dead works, Hbr 6:1; 9:14;

(e) of Babylon, Rev 18:6;

(f) of the Devil, Jhn 8:41; 1Jo 3:8.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2039 Greek: ergasia

Work (Noun and Verb), Wrought:

denotes "a work" or "business," also "a working, performance," Eph 4:19, where preceded by eis, "to," it is rendered "to work" (marg., "to make a trade of").


(1) In Rom 9:28, AV, logos, "a word" (RV), is rendered "work."

(2) For progma, Jam 3:16, rendered "work" in AV, the RV has "deed."

(3) For praxis, "a doing," Mat 16:27, RV marg., AV, "works," see DEED.

(4) For the AV, "much work," Act 27:16, see DIFFICULTY.

(5) For "workfellow," Rom 16:21, AV, see WORKER, No. 2.

(6) In Mat 14:2; Mar 6:14, AV, dunameis, "powers," RV, is translated "mighty works;" in Act 2:22, RV, "mighty works," AV, "miracles."

(7) For "wonderful works" see WONDERFUL, Note (2).

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2038 Greek: ergazomai

Work (Noun and Verb), Wrought:

is used

(I) intransitively, e.g., Mat 21:28; Jhn 5:17; 9:4 (2nd part); Rom 4:4, 5; 1Cr 4:12; 9:6; 1Th 2:9; 4:11; 2Th 3:8, 10-12 (for the play upon words in ver. 11 see BUSYBODY, A);

(II) transitively,

(a) "to work something, produce, perform," e.g., Mat 26:10, "she hath wrought;" Jhn 6:28, 30; 9:4 (1st part); Act 10:35; 13:41; Rom 2:10; 13:10; 1Cr 16:10; 2Cr 7:10, in the best texts, some have No. 2; Gal 6:10, RV, "let us work;" Eph 4:28; Hbr 11:33; 2Jo 1:8;

(b) "to earn by working, work for," Jhn 6:27, RV, "work" (AV, "labor").

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g2716 Greek: katergazomai

Work (Noun and Verb), Wrought:

an emphatic form of No. 1, signifies "to work out, achieve, effect by toil," rendered "to work" (past tense, "wrought") in Rom 1:27; 2:9, RV; Rom 4:15 (the Law brings men under condemnation and so renders them subject to Divine wrath); Rom 5:3; 7:8, 13; 15:18; 2Cr 4:17; 5:5; 7:10 (see No. 1), 2Cr 7:11; 12:12; Phl 2:12, where "your own salvation" refers especially to freedom from strife and vainglory; Jam 1:3, 20; 1Pe 4:3.
See DO, No. 5.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g1754 Greek: energeo

Work (Noun and Verb), Wrought:

lit., "to work in" (en, and A, No. 1), "to be active, operative," is used of "

(a) God, 1Cr 12:6; Gal 2:8; 3:5; Eph 1:11, 20; 3:20; Phl 2:13; Col 1:29;

(b) the Holy Spirit, 1 Cor 12:11;

(c) the Word of God. 1Th 2:13 (Middle Voice; AV, 'effectually worketh');

(d) supernatural power, undefined, Mat 14:2; Mar 6:14;

(e) faith, as the energizer of love, Gal 5:6;

(f) the example of patience in suffering, 2Cr 1:6;

(g) death (physical) and life (spiritual), 2Cr 4:12;

(h) sinful passions, Rom 7:5;

(i) the spirit of the Evil One, Eph 2:2;

(j) the mystery of iniquity, 2Th 2:7." *
[* From Notes on Galatians, by Hogg and Vine, pp. 114, 115.]

To these may be added

(k) the active response of believers to the inworking of God, Phl 2:13 (2nd part), RV, "to work (for)," AV, "to do (of);"

(l) the supplication of the righteous, Jam 5:16, RV, "in its working" (AV, "effectual fervent").

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g4160 Greek: poieo

Work (Noun and Verb), Wrought:

"to do," is rendered "to work" in Mat 20:12, AV (RV, "spent"); Act 15:12, "had wrought;" Act 19:11; 21:19; Hbr 13:21; Rev 16:14; 19:20; 21:27, AV (RV, "maketh;" marg., "doeth").
See DO.

B-5 Verb Strong's Number: g4903 Greek: sunergeo

Work (Noun and Verb), Wrought:

"to work with or together" (sun), occurs in Mar 16:20; Rom 8:28, "work together;" 1Cr 16:16, "helpeth with;" 2Cr 6:1, "workers together," present participle, "working together;" the "with Him" represents nothing in the Greek; Jam 2:22, "wrought with."

B-6 Verb Strong's Number: g1096 Greek: ginomai

Work (Noun and Verb), Wrought:

"to become, take place," is rendered "wrought" in Mar 6:2; Act 5:12,
"were... wrought."


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