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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g1096 Greek: ginomai

Continue, Continuance:


(a) "to begin to be" (suggesting origin);

(b) "to become" (suggesting entrance on a new state);

(c) "to come to pass" (suggesting effect); hence with the meaning (c) it is translated "continued" in Act 19:10.

2 Strong's Number: g1300 Greek: diateleo

Continue, Continuance:

"to bring through to an end" (dia, "through," telos, "an end"), "to finish fully" or, when used of time, "continue right through," is said of "continuing" fasting up to the time mentioned, Act 27:33.

3 Strong's Number: g3306 Greek: meno

Continue, Continuance:


Compounds of meno with this meaning, are as follows:

4 Strong's Number: g1265 Greek: diameno

Continue, Continuance:

"to continue throughout," i.e., without interruption (No. 3 with dia, "through"), is said of the dumbness of Zacharias, Luk 1:22, AV, "remained;" of the "continuance" of the disciples with Christ, Luk 22:28; of the permanency of the truth of the Gospel with churches, Gal 2:5; of the unchanged course of things, 2Pe 3:4; of the eternal permanency of Christ, Hbr 1:11.

5 Strong's Number: g1696 Greek: emmeno

Continue, Continuance:

"to remain in" (en, "in"), is used of "abiding in a house," Act 28:30 (in the best mss.); of "continuing" in the faith, Act 14:22; in the Law, Gal 3:10; in God's Covenant, Hbr 8:9.

6 Strong's Number: g1961 Greek: epimeno

Continue, Continuance:

lit., "to remain on," i.e., in addition to (epi, "upon," and No. 3), "to continue along still to abide," is used of "continuing" to ask, Jhn 8:7; to knock, Act 12:16; in the grace of God, Act 13:43; in sin, Rom 6:1; in God's goodness, Rom 11:22; in unbelief, Rom 11:23 (AV, "abide"); in the flesh, Phl 1:24; in the faith, Col 1:23; in doctrine, 1Ti 4:16; elsewhere of abiding in a place.

7 Strong's Number: g3887 Greek: parameno

Continue, Continuance:

"to remain by or near" (para, "beside," and No. 3), hence, "to continue or persevere in anything," is used of the inability of Levitical priests to "continue," Hbr 7:23; of persevering in the law of liberty, Jam 1:25; it is translated "abide" in Phl 1:25 (2nd clause, in the best mss.), RV [see Note (1)], and in 1Cr 16:6.

8 Strong's Number: g4357 Greek: prosmeno

Continue, Continuance:

"to remain with" (pros, "with," and No. 3), "to continue with a person," is said of the people with Christ, Mat 15:32; Mar 8:2 (AV, "been with"); of "continuing" in supplications and prayers, 1Ti 5:5.

9 Strong's Number: g4342 Greek: proskartereo

Continue, Continuance:

lit., "to be strong towards" (pros, "towards," used intensively, and kartereo, "to be strong"), "to endure in, or persevere in, to be continually steadfast with a person or thing," is used of "continuing" in prayer with others, Act 1:14; Rom 12:12; Col 4:2; in the Apostles' teaching, Act 2:42; in the Temple, Act 2:46 ("continuing steadfastly," RV), the adverb representing the intensive preposition; in prayer and the ministry, Act 6:4 (RV, "will continue steadfastly"); of Simon Magus with Philip, Act 8:13. In Mar 3:9; Act 10:7, it signifies "to wait on;" in Rom 13:6, to attend "continually" upon.

10 Strong's Number: g1273 Greek: dianuktereuo

Continue, Continuance:

"to pass the night through" (dia, "through," nux, "a night"), "to continue all night," is found in Luk 6:12, of the Lord in spending all night in prayer.


(1) The following are translated by the verb "to continue," in the AV, in the places mentioned: diatribo, "to tarry," (according to inferior mss.) Jhn 11:54; Act 15:35 (RV, "tarried"); histemi, "to stand," Act 26:22 (RV, "stand"): kathizo, "to sit down," Act 18:11 (RV, "dwelt"): parateino, "to extend, stretch," Act 20:7 (RV, "prolonged"); parameno, "to abide together with," Phl 1:25, RV, "abide with;" the AV, "continue," translating sumparameno (in some mss.), marks the difference from the preceding meno.
See ABIDE, No. 4.

(2) In Rom 2:7, for AV, "patient continuance," the RV has "patience" (lit., "according to patience").

(3) In Rev 13:5 poieo, "to do," is rendered "to continue."


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