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Dictionaries :: Contend (-ing)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g118 Greek: athleo

Contend (-ing):

"to engage in a contest" (cp. Eng., "athlete"), "to contend in public games," is used in 2Ti 2:5, RV, "contend in the games," for the AV, "strive for the masteries."

Note: In 1Cr 9:25, the verb agonizomai, "to strive," is used in the same connection, RV, "striveth in the games." Cp. No. 3.

2 Strong's Number: g1252 Greek: diakrino

Contend (-ing):

lit., "to separate throughout or wholly" (dia, "asunder," krino, "to judge," from a root kri--, meaning "separation"), then, to distinguish, decide, signifies, in the Middle Voice, "to separate oneself from, or to contend with," as did the circumcisionists with Peter, Act 11:2; as did Michael with Satan, Jud 1:9. See RV marg. of Jud 1:22, where the thought may be that of differing in opinion.

3 Strong's Number: g1864 Greek: epagonizomai

Contend (-ing):

signifies "to contend about a thing, as a combatant" (epi, "upon or about," intensive, agon, "a contest"), "to contend earnestly," Jud 1:3. The word "earnestly" is added to convey the intensive force of the preposition.


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