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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Amaze, Amazement

Dictionaries :: Amaze, Amazement

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g1611 Greek: ekstasis

Amaze, Amazement:

is, lit., "a standing out" (ek, "out of," stasis, "a standing"). Eng. "ecstasy" is a transliteration. It is translated "amazement" in Act 3:10. It was said of any displacement, and especially, with reference to the mind, of that alteration of the normal condition by which the person is thrown into a state of surprise or fear, or both; or again, in which a person is so transported out of his natural state that he falls into a trance, Act 10:10; 11:5; 22:17. As to the other meaning, the RV has "amazement" in Mar 5:42; Luk 5:26, but "astonishment" in Mar 16:8.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2285 Greek: thambos

Amaze, Amazement:

"amazement, wonder," is probably connected with a root signifying "to render immovable;" it is frequently associated with terror as well as astonishment, as with the verb (No. 3, below) in Act 9:6. It occurs in Luk 4:36; 5:9; Act 3:10.

Note: Ptoesis signifies "terror," not "amazement," 1Pe 3:6, RV.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1839 Greek: existemi

Amaze, Amazement:

akin to A, No. 1, lit. means "to stand out from." Like the noun, this is used with two distinct meanings:

(a) in the sense of amazement, the word should be invariably rendered "amazed," as in the RV, e.g., in the case of Simon Magus (for AV, "bewitched"), Act 8:9, 11. It is used, in the Passive Voice, of Simon himself in Act 8:13, RV, "he was amazed," for AV, "wondered." "Amaze" is preferable to "astonish" throughout;

(b) in Mar 3:21; 2Cr 5:13 it is used with its other meaning of being beside oneself.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1605 Greek: ekplesso

Amaze, Amazement:

from ek, "out of," plesso, "to strike," lit., "to strike out," signifies "to be exceedingly struck in mind, to be astonished" (ek, intensive). The English "astonish" should be used for this verb, and "amaze" for existemi, as in the RV; see Mat 19:25; Luk 2:48; 9:43.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g2284 Greek: thambeo

Amaze, Amazement:

akin to A, No. 2, is used in Mar 1:27; 10:24, 32 (and Act 9:6, AV). The RV has "amazed" in each place; AV, "astonished," in Mar 10:24.

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g1568 Greek: ekthambeo

Amaze, Amazement:

an intensive form of No. 3, is found in Mark's Gospel only; in Mar 9:15, "were greatly amazed;" in Mar 14:33, AV, "were sore amazed;" in Mar 16:5, RV, "were amazed," AV, "were affrighted;" in Mar 16:6, RV, "be not amazed," AV, "be not affrighted."

C-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g1569 Greek: ekthambos

Amaze, Amazement:

a strengthened form of A, No. 2, is found in Act 3:11. The intensive force of the word is brought out by the rendering "greatly wondering".


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