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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g2304 Greek: theios

Divine:

"divine" (from theos, "God"), is used of the power of God, 2Pe 1:3, and of His nature, ver. 4, in each place, as that which proceeds from Himself. In Act 17:29 it is used as a noun with the definite article, to denote "the Godhead," the Deity (i.e., the one true God). This word, instead of theos, was purposely used by the Apostle in speaking to Greeks on Mars Hill, as in accordance with Greek usage. Cp. DIVINITY. In the Sept., Exd 31:3; 35:31; Job 27:3; 33:4; Pro 2:17.

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2999 Greek: latreia

Divine:

akin to latreuo, "to serve," primarily, any service for hire, denotes in Scripture the service of God according to the requirements of the Levitical Law, Rom 9:4; Hbr 9:1, 6, "Divine service." It is used in the more general sense of service to God, in Jhn 16:2; Rom 12:1.
See SERVICE.

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