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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g612 Greek: apokrisis


lit., "a separation or distinction," is the regular word for "answer," Luk 2:47; 20:26; Jhn 1:22; 19:9.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g610 Greek: apokrima


akin to No. 1, denotes a judicial "sentence," 2Cr 1:9, AV, and RV, margin, or an "answer" (RV, text), an answer of God to the Apostle's appeal, giving him strong confidence. In an ancient inscription it is used of an official decision. In a papyrus document it is used of a reply to a deputation.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g5538 Greek: chrematismos


"a Divine response, an oracle," is used in Rom 11:4, of the answer given by God to Elijah's complaint against Israel. See the verb under CALL.

A-4 Noun Strong's Number: g627 Greek: apologia


a "verbal defense, a speech in defense," is sometimes translated "answer," in the AV, Act 25:16; 1Cr 9:3; 2Ti 4:16, all which the RV corrects to "defence." See Act 22:1; Phl 1:7,16; 2Cr 7:11, "clearing." Once it signifies an "answer," 1Pe 3:15. Cp. B, No. 4.

Note: Eperotema, 1Pe 3:21, is not, as in the AV, an "answer." It was used by the Greeks in a legal sense, as a "demand or appeal." Baptism is therefore the ground of an "appeal" by a good conscience against wrong doing.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g611 Greek: apokrinomai


akin to A, No. 1, above, signifies either "to give an answer to a question" (its more frequent use) or "to begin to speak," but always where something has preceded, either statement or act to which the remarks refer, e.g., Mat 11:25; Luk 14:3; Jhn 2:18. The RV translates by "answered," e.g., Mat 28:5; Mar 12:35; Luk 3:16, where some have suggested "began to say" or "uttered solemnly," whereas the speaker is replying to the unuttered thought or feeling of those addressed by him.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g470 Greek: antapokrinomai


anti, "against," and No. 1, a strengthened form, "to answer by contradiction, to reply against," is found in Luk 14:6; Rom 9:20.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g5274 Greek: hupolambano



(a) "to take or bear up from beneath," Act 1:9;

(b) "to receive," 3Jo 1:8;

(c) "to suppose," Luk 7:43; Act 2:15;

(d) "to catch up (in speech), to answer," Luk 10:30; in sense (d) it indicates that a person follows what another has said, either by controverting or supplementing it.

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g626 Greek: apologeomai


cp. A, No. 4, lit., "to talk oneself off from" (apo, "from," lego, "to speak"), "to answer by way of making a defence for oneself" (besides its meaning "to excuse," Rom 2:15; 2Cr 12:19), is translated "answer" in Luk 12:11; 21:14; in Act 19:33, AV and RV both have "made defence;" in Act 24:10; 25:8; 26:1,2, the RV has the verb to make a defence, for the AV, "to answer," and in Act 26:24 for the AV, "spake for himself."

B-5 Verb Strong's Number: g483 Greek: antilego


"to speak against," is rendered "answering again" in the AV of Tts 2:9 (RV, "gainsaying").

B-6 Verb Strong's Number: g4960 Greek: sustoicheo


lit., "to be in the same line or row with" (sun, "with," stoichos, "a row"), is translated "answereth to" in Gal 4:25.

Note: Cp. stoicheo, "to walk" (in line), Gal 5:25; 6:16. For hupakouo, rendered to answer in Act 12:13, RV, See HEARKEN, No. 1, Note.


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