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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Was, Wast, Were, Wert

Dictionaries :: Was, Wast, Were, Wert

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
 

Was, Wast, Were, Wert:

Note: When not part of another verb, or phrase, these translate eimi, "to be," e.g., Mat 1:18, or the following:

(a) ginomai, "to become," e.g., Mat 8:26;

(b) huparcho, "to exist," especially when referring to an already existing condition, e.g., Luk 8:41; Act 5:4 (2nd part); Act 16:3; 27:12; Rom 4:19, AV, "when he was" (RV, "he being");

(c) echo, "to have," e.g., Act 12:15;

(d) apecho, "to be away, to be distant," e.g., Luk 7:6; 24:13;

(e) mello, "to be about to," e.g., Luk 19:4; Act 21:27, 37, AV (RV, "was about to");

(f) sumbaino, "to come to pass, happen," e.g., Act 21:35;

(g) in Gal 4:28, the preposition kata, "according to," is rendered "was," in the phrase "as Isaac was," lit., "like Isaac;" as Isaac's birth came by Divine interposition, so does the spiritual birth of every believer.

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