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Dictionaries :: Pluck (Out)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g5089 Greek: tillo

Pluck (Out):

is used of "plucking off ears of corn," Mat 12:1; Mar 2:23; Luk 6:1. In the Sept., Isa 18:7.

2 Strong's Number: g726 Greek: harpazo

Pluck (Out):

"to seize, snatch," is rendered "pluck" in Jhn 10:28, 29, AV, RV, "snatch." For the meaning, see CATCH, No. 1.

3 Strong's Number: g1807 Greek: exaireo

Pluck (Out):

"to take out" (ex for ek, "out," haireo, "to take"), is translated "pluck out," of the eye as the occasion of sin, in Mat 5:29; 18:9, indicating that, with determination and promptitude, we are to strike at the root of unholy inclinations, ridding ourselves of whatever would stimulate them. Cp. Note (2) below.
See DELIVER, No. 8.

4 Strong's Number: g1846 Greek: exorusso

Pluck (Out):

"to dig out or up," is rendered "ye would have plucked out (your eyes)" in Gal 4:15, an indication of their feelings of gratitude to, and love for, the Apostle. The metaphor affords no real ground for the supposition of a reference to some weakness of his sight, and certainly not to the result of his temporary blindness at his conversion, the recovery from which must have been as complete as the infliction. There would be some reason for such an inference had the pronoun "ye" been stressed; but the stress is on the word "eyes;" their devotion prompted a readiness to part with their most treasured possession on his behalf. For Mar 2:4 see BREAK, No. 14, DIG, No. 1, Note (2). In the Sept., 1Sa 11:2; Pro 29:22.

5 Strong's Number: g1610 Greek: ekrizoo

Pluck (Out):

"to pluck up by the roots" (ek, "out," rhiza, "a root"), is so translated in Jud 1:12 (figuratively), and in the AV in Luk 17:6, RV, "rooted up;" "root up," Mat 13:29; "shall be rooted up," Mat 15:13.


(1) In Mar 5:4, AV, diaspao, "to rend asunder" (RV), is translated "plucked asunder," said of chains.

(2) In Mar 9:47, AV, ekballo, "to cast out" (RV), is translated "pluck... out." Cp. No. 3, above.

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