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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2198 Greek: zao


"to live, be alive," is used in the NT of "

(a) God, Mat 16:16; Jhn 6:57; Rom 14:11;

(b) the Son in Incarnation, Jhn 6:57;

(c) the Son in Resurrection, Jhn 14:19; Act 1:3; Rom 6:10; 2Cr 13:4; Hbr 7:8;

(d) spiritual life, Jhn 6:57; Rom 1:17; 8:13; Gal 2:19, 20; Hbr 12:9;

(e) the present state of departed saints, Luk 20:38; 1Pe 4:6;

(f) the hope of resurrection, 1Pe 1:3;

(g) the resurrection of believers, 1Th 5:10; Jhn 5:25; Rev 20:4, and of unbelievers, Rev 20:5, cp. Rev 20:13;

(h) the way of access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ, Hbr 10:20;

(i) the manifestation of Divine power in support of Divine authority, 2Cr 13:4; cp. 2Cr 12:10; 1Cr 5:5;

(j) bread, figurative of the Lord Jesus, Jhn 6:51;

(k) a stone, figurative of the Lord Jesus, 1Pe 2:4;

(l) water, figurative of the Holy Spirit, Jhn 4:10; 7:38;

(m) a sacrifice, figurative of the believer, Rom 12:1;

(n) stones, figurative of the believer, 1Pe 2:5;

(o) the oracles, logion, Act 7:38, and word, logos, Hbr 4:12; 1Pe 1:23, of God;

(p) the physical life of men, 1Th 4:15; Mat 27:63; Act 25:24; Rom 14:9; Phl 1:21 (in the infinitive mood used as a noun, with the article, 'living'), 22; 1Pe 4:5;

(q) the maintenance of physical life, Mat 4:4; 1Cr 9:14;

(r) the duration of physical life, Hbr 2:15;

(s) the enjoyment of physical life, 1Th 3:8;

(t) the recovery of physical life from the power of disease, Mar 5:23; Jhn 4:50;

(u) the recovery of physical life from the power of death, Mat 9:18; Act 9:41; Rev 20:5;

(v) the course, conduct, and character of men,

(1) good, Act 26:5; 2Ti 3:12; Tts 2:12;

(2) evil, Luk 15:13; Rom 6:2; 8:13; 2Cr 5:15; Col 3:7;

(3) undefined, Rom 7:9; 14:7; Gal 2:14;

(w) restoration after alienation, Luk 15:32.

"Note: In 1Th 5:10, to live means to experience that change, 1Cr 15:51, which is to be the portion of all in Christ who will be alive upon the earth at the Parousia of the Lord Jesus, cp. Jhn 11:25, and which corresponds to the resurrection of those who had previously died in Christ, 1Cr 15:52-54.

2 Strong's Number: g4800 Greek: sunzao


"to live together with" (sun, "with," and zao, "to live"), may be included with zao in the above analysis as follows: (g) Rom 6:8; 2Ti 2:11; (s), 2Cr 7:3.

3 Strong's Number: g326 Greek: anazao


ana, "again," and zao, denotes "to live again," "to revive," Luk 15:24; cp. (w) in list above, and Rom 7:9, to manifest activity again." *
[* From Notes on Thessalonians, by Hogg and Vine, pp. 173, 174.]

Note: Zao is translated "quick" (i.e., "living") in Act 10:42; 2Ti 4:1; 1Pe 4:5; in Hbr 4:12, AV (RV "living").

4 Strong's Number: g980 Greek: bioo


"to spend life, to pass one's life," is used in 1Pe 4:2.

5 Strong's Number: g390 Greek: anastrepho


used metaphorically, in the Middle Voice, "to conduct oneself, behave, live," is translated "to live," in Hbr 13:18 ("honestly"); in 2Pe 2:18 ("in error").

6 Strong's Number: g2225 Greek: zoogoneo


denotes "to preserve alive" (from zoos, "alive," and ginomai, "to come to be, become, be made"); in Luk 17:33, "shall preserve (it)," i.e., his life, RV marg., "save (it) alive;" cp. the parallels sozo, "to save," in Mat 16:25, and phulasso, "to keep," in Jhn 12:25; in Act 7:19, "live," negatively of the efforts of Pharaoh to destroy the babes in Israel; in 1Ti 6:13, according to the best mss. (some have zoopoieo, "to cause to live"), "quickeneth" (RV, marg., "preserveth... alive," the preferable rendering).

7 Strong's Number: g1236 Greek: diago


is used of time in the sense of passing a life, 1Ti 2:2, "(that) we may lead (a tranquil and quiet, RV) life;" Tts 3:3, "living (in malice and envy)."

8 Strong's Number: g4176 Greek: politeuo


"to be a citizen (polites), to live as a citizen," is used metaphorically of conduct as in accordance with the characteristics of the heavenly community; in Act 23:1, "I have lived;" in Phl 1:27, "let your manner of life (AV, conversation) be."
See CITIZENSHIP, No. 4, Note.

9 Strong's Number: g5225 Greek: huparcho


"to be in existence, to be," is translated "live (delicately)" in Luk 7:25.

Note: In 1Cr 9:13, AV, esthio, "to eat," is translated "live of." In 1Ti 5:6 the AV renders spatalao "liveth in pleasure."

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