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Dictionaries :: Use (Verb)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g5530 Greek: chraomai

Use (Verb):

from chre, "it is necessary," denotes

(a) "to use," Act 27:17; 1Cr 7:21, where "use it rather" means "use your bondservice rather;" 1Cr 7:31, where "they that use (this world)" is followed by the strengthened form katachraomai, rendered "abusing," or "using to the full" (RV, marg.); 1Cr 9:12, 15; 2Cr 1:17; 3:12; 13:10; 1Ti 1:8, of "using" the Law lawfully, i.e., agreeably to its designs; 1Ti 5:23;

(b) "deal with," Act 27:3.
See ENTREAT (to treat). Cp. the Active chrao (or kichremi), "to lend," Luk 11:5.

2 Strong's Number: g2192 Greek: echo

Use (Verb):

"to have," is rendered "using" in 1Pe 2:16 (marg., "having"); see HAVE.

3 Strong's Number: g390 Greek: anastrepho

Use (Verb):

chiefly denotes "to behave, to live in a certain manner," rendered "(were so) used" in Hbr 10:33 (Passive Voice); the verb, however, does not mean "to treat or use;" here it has the significance of "living amidst sufferings, reproaches," etc.


(1) In Act 19:19, AV, prasso, "to practice" (RV), is rendered "used."

(2) For Hbr 5:13, AV, "useth (milk)," see PARTAKE, B, No. 3.

(3) In 1Th 2:5, "were we found using" is the rendering of the verb ginomai, "to become," with the preposition en, "in," governing the noun, "words (or speech) [of flattery];" this idiomatic phrase signifies "to be engaged in, to resort to." A rendering close to the meaning of the Greek is "for neither at any time did we fall into the use of flattering speech;" cp. 1Ti 2:14, "fallen into transgression."

(4) "To use" is combined in Eng. with other words, e.g., DECEIT, DESPITEFULLY, HOSPITALITY, REPETITIONS.


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