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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3027 Greek: lestes


"a robber, brigand" (akin to leia, "booty"), "one who plunders openly and by violence" (in contrast to kleptes, "a thief," see below), is always translated "robber" or "robbers" in the RV, as the AV in Jhn 10:1, 8; 18:40; 2Cr 11:26; the AV has "thief" or "thieves" in Mat 21:13, and parallel passages; Mat 26:55, and parallel passages; Mat 27:38, 44; Mar 15:27; Luk 10:30, 36; but "thief" is the meaning of kleptes.

2 Strong's Number: g2417 Greek: hierosulos


an adjective signifying "robbing temples" (hieron, "a temple," and sulao, "to rob"), is found in Act 19:37. Cp. hierosuleo, "to rob a temple," Rom 2:22, AV, "commit sacrilege."

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