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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Partake, Partaker

Dictionaries :: Partake, Partaker

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2844 Greek: koinonos

Partake, Partaker:

an adjective, signifying "having in common" (koinos, "common"), is used as a noun, denoting "a companion, partner, partaker," translated "partakers" in Mat 23:30; 1Cr 10:18, AV (see COMMUNION, B); 2Cr 1:7; Hbr 10:33, RV (see COMPANION, No. 2); 2Pe 1:4; "partaker" in 1Pe 5:1.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g4791 Greek: sunkoinonos

Partake, Partaker:

denotes "partaking jointly with" (sun, and No. 1), Rom 11:17, RV, "(didst become) partaker with them" (AV, "partakest"); 1Cr 9:23, RV, "a joint partaker," i.e., with the Gospel, as cooperating in its activity; the AV misplaces the "with" by attaching it to the superfluous italicized pronoun "you;" Phl 1:7, "partakers with (me of grace)," RV, and AV marg.; not as AV text, "partakers (of my grace);" Rev 1:9, "partaker with (you in the tribulation, etc.)," AV, "companion."

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g3353 Greek: metochos

Partake, Partaker:


A-4 Noun Strong's Number: g4830 Greek: summetochos

Partake, Partaker:

"partaking together with" (sun, "with," and No. 3), is used as a noun, a joint partaker, Eph 3:6, RV, "fellow partakers" (AV, "partakers"); in Eph 5:7, RV and AV, "partakers."


(1) For antilambano, "to partake of," rendered "partakers" in 1Ti 6:2, AV, see B, No. 4.

(2) For the phrase "to be partakers," Col 1:12, see PART, A, No. 2.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2841 Greek: koinoneo

Partake, Partaker:

"to have a share of, to share with, take part in" (akin to A, No. 1), is translated "to be partaker of" in 1Ti 5:22; Hbr 2:14 (1st part), AV, "are partakers of," RV, "are sharers in" (for the 2nd part see No. 3); 1Pe 4:13; 2Jo 1:11, RV, "partaketh in" (AV, "is partaker of"); in the Passive Voice in Rom 15:27.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g4790 Greek: sunkoinoneo

Partake, Partaker:


B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g3348 Greek: metecho

Partake, Partaker:

"to partake of, share in" (meta, "with," echo, "to have"), akin to A, No. 3, is translated "of partaking" in 1Cr 9:10, RV (AV, "be partaker of"); "partake of" in 1Cr 9:12, RV (AV, "be partakers of"); so in 1Cr 10:17, 21; in 1Cr 10:30 "partake;" in Hbr 2:14, the AV "took part of" is awkard; Christ "partook of" flesh and blood, RV; cp. No. 1 in this verse; in Hbr 5:13, metaphorically, of receiving elementary spiritual teaching, RV, "partaketh of (milk)," AV, "useth;" in Hbr 7:13, it is said of Christ (the antitype of Melchizedek) as "belonging to" (so RV) or "partaking of" (RV marg.) another tribe than that of Levi (AV, "pertaineth to").
See PARTNER, Note.

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g482 Greek: antilambano

Partake, Partaker:

"to take hold of, to lay hold of" something before one, has the meaning "to partake of" in 1Ti 6:2, RV, "partake of," marg., "lay hold of," AV, "are... partakers of" (anti, "in return for," lambano, "to take or receive"); the benefit mentioned as "partaken" of by the masters would seem to be the improved quality of the service rendered; the benefit of redemption is not in view here.

B-5 Verb Strong's Number: g3335 Greek: metalambano

Partake, Partaker:

"to have, or get, a share of," is translated "to be partaker (or partakers) of" in 2Ti 2:6; Hbr 12:10.

B-6 Verb Strong's Number: g4829 Greek: summerizo

Partake, Partaker:

primarily, "to distribute in shares" (sun, "with," meros, "a part"), in the Middle Voice, "to have a share in," is used in 1Cr 9:13, AV, "are partakers with (the altar)," RV, "have their portion with," i.e., they feed with others on that which, having been sacrificed, has been placed upon an altar; so the believer feeds upon Christ (who is the altar in Hbr 13:10).


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