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Dictionaries :: Gird, Girded, Girt (About, Up)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2224 Greek: zonnumi

Gird, Girded, Girt (About, Up):

or zonnuo, "to gird" in the Middle Voice, "to gird oneself," is used of the long garments worn in the east, Jhn 21:18; Act 12:8 (perizonnumi in some mss.).

2 Strong's Number: g328 Greek: anazonnumi

Gird, Girded, Girt (About, Up):

"to gird up" (ana, "up," and No. 1), is used metaphorically of the loins of the mind, 1Pe 1:13; cp. Luk 12:35 (see No. 4). The figure is taken from the circumstances of the Israelites as they ate the Passover in readiness for their journey, Exd 12:11; the Christian is to have his mental powers alert in expectation of Christ's coming. The verb is in the Middle Voice, indicating the special interest the believer is to take in so doing.

3 Strong's Number: g1241 Greek: diazonnumi

Gird, Girded, Girt (About, Up):

"to gird round," i.e., firmly (dia, "throughout," used intensively), is used of the Lord's act in "girding" Himself with a towel, Jhn 13:4, 5, and of Peter's girding himself with his coat, Jhn 21:7.

4 Strong's Number: g4024 Greek: perizonnumi

Gird, Girded, Girt (About, Up):

"to gird around or about," is used

(a) literally, of "girding" oneself for service, Luk 12:37; 17:8; for rapidity of movement, Act 12:8;

(b) figuratively, of the condition for service on the part of the followers of Christ, Luk 12:35; Eph 6:14;

(c) emblematically, of Christ's priesthood, Rev 1:13, indicative of majesty of attitude and action, the Middle Voice suggesting the particular interest taken by Christ in "girding" Himself thus; so of the action of the angels mentioned in Rev 15:6.

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