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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Watch (Noun and Verb), Watchers, Watchful, Watchings

Dictionaries :: Watch (Noun and Verb), Watchers, Watchful, Watchings

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g5438 Greek: phulake

Watch (Noun and Verb), Watchers, Watchful, Watchings:

is used

(a) with the meaning "a watch," actively, "a guarding," Luk 2:8, lit., "(keeping, phulasso) watches;"

(b) of "the time during which guard was kept by night, a watch of the night," Mat 14:25; 24:43; Mar 6:48; Luk 12:38.
See CAGE, HOLD, IMPRISONMENT, PRISON.

Note: Among the Jews the night was divided into three "watches" (see, e.g., Exd 14:24; Jdg 7:19), and this continued on through Roman times. The Romans divided the night into four "watches;" this was recognized among the Jews (see Mar 13:35).

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2892 Greek: koustodia

Watch (Noun and Verb), Watchers, Watchful, Watchings:

from Lat., custodia (cp. Eng., "custody"), is rendered "watch" in Mat 27:65, 66; 28:11, AV: see GUARD.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g70 Greek: agrupnia

Watch (Noun and Verb), Watchers, Watchful, Watchings:

"sleeplessness" (akin to B, No. 4), is rendered "watchings" in 2Cr 6:5; 11:27.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1127 Greek: gregoreo

Watch (Noun and Verb), Watchers, Watchful, Watchings:

"to watch," is used

(a) of "keeping awake," e.g., Mat 24:43; 26:38, 40, 41;

(b) of "spiritual alertness," e.g., Act 20:31; 1Cr 16:13; Col 4:2; 1Th 5:6, 10 (for which see WAKE); 1Pe 5:8, RV, "be watchful" (AV, "be vigilant"); Rev 3:2, 3; 16:15.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g5083 Greek: tereo

Watch (Noun and Verb), Watchers, Watchful, Watchings:

"to keep," is rendered "to watch," of those who kept guard at the Cross, Mat 27:36, 54; 28:4, RV, "watchers" (AV, "keepers"), lit., "the watching ones."
See HOLD, No. 8, KEEP, OBSERVE, PRESERVE, RESERVE.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g3906 Greek: paratereo

Watch (Noun and Verb), Watchers, Watchful, Watchings:

"to observe," especially with sinister intent (para, "near," and No. 2), is rendered "to watch" in Mar 3:2; Luk 6:7; 14:1; 20:20; Act 9:24.
See OBSERVE.

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g69 Greek: agrupneo

Watch (Noun and Verb), Watchers, Watchful, Watchings:

"to be sleepless" (from agreuo, "to chase," and hupnos, "sleep"), is used metaphorically, "to be watchful," in Mar 13:33; Luk 21:36; Eph 6:18; Hbr 13:17. The word expresses not mere wakefulness, but the "watchfulness" of those who are intent upon a thing.

B-5 Verb Strong's Number: g3525 Greek: nepho

Watch (Noun and Verb), Watchers, Watchful, Watchings:

"to abstain from wine," is used metaphorically of moral "alertness," and translated "to watch," in the AV of 2Ti 4:5.
See SOBER.

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