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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2068 Greek: esthio

Devour:

is a strengthened form of an old verb edo, from the root ed--, whence Lat., edo, Eng., "eat." The form ephagon, used as the 2nd Aorist Tense of this verb, is from the root phag--, "to eat up." It is translated "devour" in Hbr 10:27; elsewhere, by the verb "to eat."
See EAT.

2 Strong's Number: g2719 Greek: katesthio | kataphago

Devour:

kata, "down," intensive, and No. 1, signifies

(a) "to consume by eating, to devour," said of birds, Mat 13:4; Mar 4:4; Luk 8:5; of the Dragon, Rev 12:4; of a prophet, "eating" up a book, suggestive of spiritually "eating" and digesting its contents, Rev 10:9 (cp. Eze 2:8; 3:1-3; Jer 15:16);

(b) metaphorically, "to squander, to waste," Luk 15:30; "to consume" one's physical powers by emotion, Jhn 2:17; "to devour" by forcible appropriation, as of widows' property, Mat 23:14 (AV only); Mar 12:40; "to demand maintenance," as false apostles did to the church at Corinth, 2Cr 11:20; "to exploit or prey on one another," Gal 5:15, where "bite... devour... consume" form a climax, the first two describing a process, the last the act of swallowing down; to "destroy" by fire, Rev 11:5; 20:9.
See EAT.

3 Strong's Number: g2666 Greek: katapino

Devour:

from kata, "down," intensive, pino, "to drink," in 1Pe 5:8 is translated "devour," of Satan's activities against believers. The meaning "to swallow" is found in Mat 23:24; 1Cr 15:54; 2Cr 2:7; 5:4; Hbr 11:29, RV (for AV, "drowned"); Rev 12:16.
See SWALLOW.

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