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Dictionaries :: Commit, Commission

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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Commit, Commission:

(1) In the sense of "doing or practicing."

A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2038 Greek: ergazomai

Commit, Commission:

to work, is translated by the verb "to commit" (of committing sin), in Jam 2:9. This is a stronger expression than poieo, "to do," or prasso, "to practice" (Nos. 2 and 3).

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g4160 Greek: poieo

Commit, Commission:

"to do, cause, etc.," sometimes signifies "to commit, of any act, as of murder," Mar 15:7; sin, Jhn 8:34; 2Cr 11:7; Jam 5:15.
See DO.

Note: In 1Jo 3:4, 8, 9, the AV wrongly has "commit" (an impossible meaning in ver. 8); the RV rightly has "doeth," i.e., of a continuous habit, equivalent to prasso, "to practice." The committal of an act is not in view in that passage.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4238 Greek: prasso

Commit, Commission:

"to do, work, practice," is said of continuous action, or action not yet completed, Act 25:11, 25; it is rendered "practice" in the RV, for the incorrect AV "commit," in Rom 1:32; 2:2.

(2) In the sense of delivering or entrusting something to a person.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g3860 Greek: paradidomi

Commit, Commission:

"to give over," is often rendered by the verb "to commit," e.g., to prison, Act 8:3; to the grace of God, Act 14:26; to God, 1Pe 2:23; by God to pits of darkness, 2Pe 2:4.
See COMMEND, No. 2.

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g4100 Greek: pisteuo

Commit, Commission:

signifies "to entrust, commit to," Luk 16:11; 1Ti 1:11, "committed to (my) trust."

A-6 Verb Strong's Number: g5087 Greek: tithemi

Commit, Commission:

"to put, place," signifies, in the Middle Voice, "to put for oneself, assign, place in," 2Cr 5:19, "having committed (unto us)."

A-7 Verb Strong's Number: g3908 Greek: paratithemi

Commit, Commission:

See COMMEND, No. 3, signifies "to entrust, commit to one's charge," e.g., in Luk 12:48; 1Ti 1:18; 2Ti 2:2; 1Pe 4:19 (AV, "commit the keeping").


(1) Didomi, "to give," is rendered "committed" in the AV of Jhn 5:22 (RV, "given").

(2) For porneuo ("to commit fornication") see FORNICATION.

(3) In Rom 2:22, hierosuleo, "to rob temples," is so rendered in the RV, for AV, "commit sacrilege."

(4) In Act 27:40, eao, "to let, leave," is rendered in the RV, "left (the anchors) in," for AV, "committed themselves to."

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g3866 Greek: paratheke

Commit, Commission:

"a putting with, a deposit" (para, "with," tithemi, "to put"), and its longer form, parakatatheke, are found, the former in 2Ti 1:12, "that which He hath committed unto me," RV, marg., lit., "my deposit" (perhaps, "my deposit with Him"), the latter in 1Ti 6:20, where "guard that which is committed unto thee" is, lit., "guard the deposit," and 2Ti 1:14, "that good thing which was committed unto thee," i.e., the good deposit; RV, marg., "the good deposit."

B-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2011 Greek: epitrope

Commit, Commission:

denotes "a turning over (to another), a referring of a thing to another" (epi, "over," trepo, "to turn"), and so a committal of full powers, "a commission," Act 26:12.


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