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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Happen:

hap'-'-n (qarah; sumbaino): "Happen" (from "hap"), "to fall out," "befall," etc., "come to anyone," is the translation of qarah, "to meet," etc. (1Sa 28:10, "There shall no punishment happen to thee," the Revised Version margin "guilt come upon thee"; 2Sa 1:6; Es 4:7; Ec 2:14,15; 9:11 Isa 41:22); of qara'," to meet," "cause to happen," etc. (2Sa 20:1); of hayah, "to be" (1Sa 6:9, "It was a chance that happened to us"); of nagha'," to touch," "to come to" (Ec 8:14 bis). In the New Testament it is in several instances the translation of sumbaino, "to go" or "come up together" "to happen" (Mr 10:32; Lu 24:14; Ac 3:10; 1Co 10:11; 1Pe 4:12; 2Pe 2:22); once of ginomai, "to become," "to happen" (Ro 11:25, the Revised Version (British and American), "befallen"). "Happeneth" occurs (Ec 2:15, as it happeneth to the fool" (miqreh); #/APC 2Esdras 10:6; Baruch 3:10 (ti estin)). The Revised Version (British and American) supplies "that happened" for "were done" (Lu 24:35).

Written by W. L. Walker

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4819 Greek: sumbaino

Happen:

lit., "to go or come together" (sun, "with," baino, "to go"), signifies "to happen together," of things or events, Mar 10:32; Luk 24:14; Act 3:10; 1Cr 10:11; 1Pe 4:12; 2Pe 2:22; "befell" in Act 20:19; in Act 21:35, "so it was."
See BEFALL.

Notes:

(1) In Phl 1:12, the phrase ta kat' (i.e., kata) eme, lit., "the things relating to me," is rendered "the things which happened unto me."

(2) In Luk 24:35, the phrase "the things that happen in the way," RV (AV, "what things were done in the way"), is, lit., "the things in the way."

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