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Dictionaries :: Like, like (As To, Unto), (Be) Like, (Make) Like, like (Things), Liken

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g3664 Greek: homoios

Like, like (As To, Unto), (Be) Like, (Make) Like, like (Things), Liken:

"like, resembling, such as, the same as," is used

(a) of appearance or form, Jhn 9:9; Rev 1:13, 15; 2:18; 4:3 (twice), 6, 7; 9:7 (twice), 10, 19; 11:1; 13:2, 11; 14:14;

(b) of ability, condition, nature, Mat 22:39; Act 17:29; Gal 5:21, "such like," lit., "and the (things) similar to these;" 1Jo 3:2; Rev 13:4; 18:18; 21:11, 18;

(c) of comparision in parables, Mat 13:31, 33, 44, 45, 47; 20:1; Luk 13:18, 19, 21;

(d) of action, thought, etc., Mat 11:16; 13:52; Luk 6:47, 48, 49; 7:31, 32; 12:36; Jhn 8:55; Jud 1:7.

A-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g2470 Greek: isos

Like, like (As To, Unto), (Be) Like, (Make) Like, like (Things), Liken:

"equal" (the same in size, quality, etc.), is translated "like," of the gift of the Spirit, Act 11:17.

A-3 Adjective Strong's Number: g3946 Greek: paromoios

Like, like (As To, Unto), (Be) Like, (Make) Like, like (Things), Liken:

"much like" (para, "beside," and No. 1), is used in Mar 7:13, in the neuter plural, "(many such) like things."

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g3666 Greek: homoioo

Like, like (As To, Unto), (Be) Like, (Make) Like, like (Things), Liken:

"to make like" (akin to A, No. 1), is used

(a) especially in the parables, with the significance of comparing, "likening," or, in the Passive Voice, "being likened," Mat 7:24, 26; 11:16; 13:24; 18:23; 22:2 (RV, "likened"); 25:1; Mar 4:30; Luk 7:31; 13:18, RV, "liken" (AV, "resemble"); Luk 13:20; in several of these instances the point of resemblance is not a specific detail, but the whole circumstances of the parable;

(b) of making "like," or, in the Passive Voice, of being made or becoming "like," Mat 6:8; Act 14:11, "in the likeness of (men)," lit., "being made like" (aorist participle, Passive); Rom 9:29; Hbr 2:17, of Christ in being "made like" unto His brethren, i.e., in partaking of human nature, apart from sin (cp. Hbr 2:14).

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1503 Greek: eoika

Like, like (As To, Unto), (Be) Like, (Make) Like, like (Things), Liken:

a perfect tense with a present meaning (from an obsolete present, eiko), denotes "to be like, to resemble," Jam 1:6, 23. In the Sept., Job 6:3, 25.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g3945 Greek: paromoiazo

Like, like (As To, Unto), (Be) Like, (Make) Like, like (Things), Liken:

"to be like" (from para, "by," and a verbal form from homoios, A, No. 1), is used in Mat 23:27 (perhaps with intensive force), in the Lord's comparison of the scribes and Pharisees to whitened sepulchres.

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g871 Greek: aphomoioo

Like, like (As To, Unto), (Be) Like, (Make) Like, like (Things), Liken:

"to make like" (apo, "from," and No. 1), is used in Hbr 7:3, of Melchizedek as "made like" the Son of God, i.e., in the facts related and withheld in the Genesis record.

Note: For the AV of Rom 1:23, "made like," see LIKENESS, No. 1.

C-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g3739 Greek: hos

Like, like (As To, Unto), (Be) Like, (Make) Like, like (Things), Liken:

used as a relative adverb of manner, means "as, like as," etc. and is translated "like," e.g., in Mat 6:29; Mar 4:31; Luk 12:27; in Act 3:22; 7:37 (see RV, marg.); in Act 8:32 (2nd part), RV, "as" (AV, "like"); Rev 2:18, RV (the rendering should have been "as" here); Rev 18:21, RV, "as it were" (AV, "like"); Rev 21:11, 2nd part (ditto).

C-2 Adverb Strong's Number: g3746 Greek: hosper

Like, like (As To, Unto), (Be) Like, (Make) Like, like (Things), Liken:

"just as," is rendered "like as" in Rom 6:4.


(1) In Hbr 4:15, the phrase kath'homoioteta (kata, "according to," homoiotes, "a likeness," i.e., "after the similitude"), is rendered "like as," in the statement that Christ has been tempted in all points "like as we are, yet without sin;" this may mean either "according to the likeness of our temptations," or "in accordance with His likeness to us."

(2) In the following the most authentic mss. have hos, "as," for hosei, "like," in the AV; Mar 1:10; Luk 3:22; Jhn 1:32; Rev 1:14.

(3) In Jhn 7:46, AV, the combination of the adverb houtos, thus, with hos, "as," is translated "like," RV "(never man) so (spake)."

(4) For "in like manner" see MANNER.

(5) In 1Th 2:14, AV, ta auta, "the same (things)," is translated "like (things)," RV, "the same (things)."

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