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Dictionaries :: Hand (At Hand)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g1451 Greek: engus

Hand (At Hand):

"near, nigh," frequently rendered "at hand," is used

(a) of place, e.g., of the Lord's sepulchre, Jhn 19:42, "nigh at hand;"

(b) of time, e.g., Mat 26:18; Luk 21:30, 31, RV, "nigh," AV, "nigh at hand;" in Phl 4:5, "the Lord is at hand," it is possible to regard the meaning as that either of (a) or (b);
the following reasons may point to (b):

(1) the subject of the preceding context has been the return of Christ, 3:20, 21;

(2) the phrase is a translation of the Aramaic "Maranatha," 1Cr 16:22, a Christian watchword, and the use of the title "the Lord" is appropriate;

(3) the similar use of the adverb in Rev 1:3; 22:10;

(4) the similar use of the corresponding verb (see B) in Rom 13:12; Hbr 10:25, "drawing nigh," RV; Jam 5:8; cp. 1Pe 4:7.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1448 Greek: engizo

Hand (At Hand):



(1) In 2Th 2:2, AV, the verb enistemi, "to be present" (en, "in," histemi, "to cause to stand"), is wrongly translated "is at hand;" the RV correctly renders it, "is (now) present;" the Apostle is counteracting the error of the supposition that "the Day of the Lord" (RV), a period of Divine and retributive judgments upon the world, had already begun.

(2) In 2Ti 4:6, AV, the verb ephistemi, "to stand by, to come to or upon" (epi, "upon," histemi, "to make to stand"), is rendered "is at hand," of the Apostle's departure from this life; the RV "is come" represent the vivid force of the statement, expressing suddenness or imminence.


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