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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2346 Greek: thlibo

Press (Verb):

"to press, distress, trouble," is translated "pressed" in 2Cr 4:8, RV (AV, "troubled").
See AFFLICT, No. 4.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g598 Greek: apothlibo

Press (Verb):

translated "press" in Luk 8:45 (end): see CRUSH.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g971 Greek: biazo

Press (Verb):

in the Middle Voice, "to press violently" or "force one's way into," is translated "presseth" in Luk 16:16, AV, RV, "entereth violently," a meaning confirmed by the papyri. Moulton and Milligan also quote a passage from D.S. Sharp's Epictetus and the NT, speaking of "those who (try to) force their way in;" the verb suggests forceful endeavor.
See ENTER, Note (3), VIOLENCE, B, No. 2.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g4912 Greek: sunecho

Press (Verb):

for the significance of this in Act 18:5, "was constrained by the word," RV, i.e., Paul felt the urge of the word of his testimony to the Jews in Corinth, see CONSTRAIN, No. 3. It is used with No. 1 in Luk 8:45, RV, "press" (AV, "throng").

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g1758 Greek: enecho

Press (Verb):

lit., "to hold in," also signifies "to set oneself against, be urgent against," as the scribes and Pharisees were regarding Christ, Luk 11:53, RV, "to press upon," marg., "set themselves vehemently against" (AV, "to urge").
See ENTANGLE, No. 3.

A-6 Verb Strong's Number: g1945 Greek: epikeimai

Press (Verb):

"to lie upon, press upon," is rendered "pressed upon" in Luk 5:1.

A-7 Verb Strong's Number: g1968 Greek: epipipto

Press (Verb):

"to fall upon," is rendered "pressed upon" in Mar 3:10.
See FALL, B, No. 5.

A-8 Verb Strong's Number: g916 Greek: bareo

Press (Verb):

"to weigh down, burden," is rendered "we were pressed" in 2Cr 1:8, AV (RV, "we were weighed down").
See BURDEN, B, No. 1.

A-9 Verb Strong's Number: g1912 Greek: epibareo

Press (Verb):

2Cr 2:5, RV, "I press (not) too heavily" (AV, "overcharge").

A-10 Verb Strong's Number: g4085 Greek: piezo

Press (Verb):

"to press down together," is used in Luk 6:38, "pressed down," of the character of the measure given in return for giving. In the Sept., Mic 6:15.

A-11 Verb Strong's Number: g1377 Greek: dioko

Press (Verb):

"to pursue," is used as a metaphor from the footrace, in Phl 3:12, 14, of "speeding on earnestly," RV, "I press on."
See FOLLOW, No. 7.

A-12 Verb Strong's Number: g5342 Greek: phero

Press (Verb):

"to bear, carry," is used in the Passive Voice in Hbr 6:1, "let us... press on," RV, lit., "let us be borne on" (AV, "go on").
See GO, Note (2), (h).

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g1999 Greek: epistasis

Press (Verb):

primarily "a stopping, halting" (as of soldiers), then, "an incursion, onset, rush, pressure" (akin to ephistemi, "to set upon"), is so used in 2Cr 11:28, "(that which) presseth upon (me)," AV, "cometh upon," lit., "(the daily) pressure (upon me);" some have taken the word in its other meaning "attention," which perhaps is accounted for by the variant reading of the pronoun (mou, "my," instead of moi, "to me, upon me"), but that does not adequately describe the "pressure" or onset due to the constant call upon the Apostle for all kinds of help, advice, counsel, exhortation, decisions as to difficulties, disputes, etc. Cp. the other occurrence of the word in Act 24:12, "stirring up," RV (AV, "raising"), lit. "making a stir" (in some mss., episustasis).
See COME, Notes at end (9).

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