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Dictionaries :: Cause (Noun and Verb)

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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g156 Greek: aitia

Cause (Noun and Verb):

"a cause": see ACCUSATION, A, No. 1.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g158 Greek: aition

Cause (Noun and Verb):

"a fault" (synonymous with No. 1, but more limited in scope), is translated "cause (of death)" in Luk 23:22; "cause" in Act 19:40 (of a riot); "fault" in Luk 23:4, 14.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g3056 Greek: logos

Cause (Noun and Verb):

"a word spoken for any purpose," denotes, in one place, a cause or reason assigned, Mat 5:32. *The following phrases are rendered by an English phrase containing the word "cause" (see WHEREFORE):

"For this cause"

A-4 Noun Strong's Number: g473 g5127 Greek: anti toutou

Cause (Noun and Verb):

lit., "instead of this," i.e., "for this cause," signifying the principle or motive, Eph 5:31.

A-5 Noun Strong's Number: g1223 g5124 Greek: dia touto

Cause (Noun and Verb):

lit., "on account of this, for this cause," signifying the ground or reason, e.g., RV in Mar 12:24; Jhn 1:31; 5:16, 18; 6:65; 7:22; 8:47; 12:18, 27, 39; Rom 1:26; 4:16; 13:6; 1Cr 4:17; 11:10, 30; Eph 1:15; Col 1:9; 1Th 2:13; 3:5, 7; 2Th 2:11; 1Ti 1:16; Hbr 9:15; 1Jo 3:1.

A-6 Noun Strong's Number: g1752 g5127 Greek: heneken toutou

Cause (Noun and Verb):

lit., "for the sake of this," therefore, "as a reason for," Mat 19:5; Mar 10:7; heneka touton, "for the sake of these things," Act 26:21; and heneken tou, "for the cause of the (one), etc. 2Cr 7:12 (twice).

A-7 Noun Strong's Number: g473 g5484 Greek: charin toutou | toutou charin

Cause (Noun and Verb):

"for this cause," not simply as a reason, as in the preceding phrase, but in favor of, Eph 3:1, 14; Tts 1:5.

"For this very cause"

A-8 Noun Strong's Number: g846 g5124 Greek: auto touto

Cause (Noun and Verb):

lit., "(as to) this very thing," 2Pe 1:5.


(1) This phrase often represents one containing aitia (see above).

(2) In Jhn 18:37, eis touto, "unto this," denotes "unto this end," RV (AV, "for this cause").

(3) For the phrase "for which cause" (dio), Rom 15:22; 2Cr 4:16, see WHEREFORE, Note (2) (RV).

(4) In Phl 2:18, to auto, is rendered "for the same cause," AV; RV, "in the same manner."

"without a cause"

A-9 Noun Strong's Number: g1432 Greek: dorean

Cause (Noun and Verb):

lit., "as a gift, gratis," (connected with doron, "a gift"), is rendered "without a cause," Jhn 15:25; "for nought," 2Cr 11:7; Gal 2:21; 2Th 3:8; "freely," Mat 10:8; Rom 3:24; Rev 21:6; 22:17.


(1) Eike, "in vain," "without a cause," Mat 5:22 (AV), is absent from the most authentic mss.

(2) For "cause," in Act 25:14, AV, see CASE.

(3) In 2Cr 5:13 (RV, "unto you"), the AV has "for your cause."

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4160 Greek: poieo

Cause (Noun and Verb):

"to do," is translated by the verb "to cause" in Jhn 11:37; Act 15:3; Rom 16:17; Col 4:16; Rev 13:15, 16. See DO.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1325 Greek: didomi

Cause (Noun and Verb):

"to give," is translated "cause" in 1Cr 9:12, RV, for AV, "(lest we) should."


(1) In Mat 5:32 the RV translates poieo "maketh(her an adulteress):" in Rev 13:12, RV, "maketh," for AV, "causeth."

(2) In 2Cr 9:11, katergazomai, "to work," is translated "causeth" in the AV; RV, "worketh."

(3) In 2Cr 2:14, thriambeuo is rendered "causeth us to triumph," AV; RV, "leadeth us in triumph," the metaphor being taken from the circumstances of the procession of a Roman "triumph."


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