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Dictionaries :: Heal, Healing

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2323 Greek: therapeuo

Heal, Healing:

primarily signifies "to serve as a therapon, and attendant;" then, "to care for the sick, to treat, cure, heal" (Eng., "therapeutics"). It is chiefly used in Matthew and Luke, once in John (Jhn 5:10), and, after the Acts, only Rev 13:3, 12.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g2390 Greek: iaomai

Heal, Healing:

"to heal," is used

(a) of physical treatment 22 times; in Mat 15:28, AV, "made whole," RV, "healed;" so in Act 9:34;

(b) figuratively, of spiritual "healing," Mat 13:15; Jhn 12:40; Acts 28:27; Hbr 12:13; 1Pe 2:24; possibly, Jam 5:16 includes both (a) and (b); some mss. have the word, with sense (b), in Luk 4:18. Apart from this last, Luke, the physician, uses the word fifteen times.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4982 Greek: sozo

Heal, Healing:

"to save," is translated by the verb "to heal" in the AV of Mar 5:23; Luk 8:36 (RV, "to make whole;" so AV frequently); the idea is that of saving from disease and its effects.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g1295 Greek: diasozo

Heal, Healing:

"to save thoroughly" (dia, "through," and No. 3), is translated "heal" in Luk 7:3, AV (RV, "save").

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2322 Greek: therapeia

Heal, Healing:

akin to A, No. 1, primarily denotes "care, attention," Luk 12:42 (see HOUSEHOLD); then, "medical service, healing" (Eng., "therapy"), Luk 9:11; Rev 22:2, of the effects of the leaves of the tree of life, perhaps here with the meaning "health."

B-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2386 Greek: iama

Heal, Healing:

akin to A, No. 2, formerly signified "a means of healing;" in the NT, "a healing" (the result of the act), used in the plural, in 1Cr 12:9, 28, 30, RV, "healings;" of Divinely imparted gifts in the churches in apostolic times.

B-3 Noun Strong's Number: g2392 Greek: iasis

Heal, Healing:

akin to A, No. 2, stresses the process as reaching completion, Luk 13:32, "cures," of the acts of Christ in the days of His flesh; Act 4:22, 30, "to heal," lit. 'unto healing.'

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