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Dictionaries :: Drink (-eth, -er, -ing), Drank

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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: g4188 Greek: poma

Drink (-eth, -er, -ing), Drank:

akin to B, No. 1, denotes "the thing drunk" (from a root po--, found in the Eng., "portion;" it is connected with the root pi--; see B, No. 3), 1Cr 10:4; Hbr 9:10.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g4213 Greek: posis

Drink (-eth, -er, -ing), Drank:

akin to B, No. 1, suggests "the act of drinking," Jhn 6:55 (where it is practically equivalent to No. 1); Rom 14:17, "drinking," RV; Col 2:16.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g4608 Greek: sikera

Drink (-eth, -er, -ing), Drank:

is "a strong, intoxicating drink," made from any sweet ingredients, whether grain, vegetables, or the juice of fruits, or a decoction of honey; "strong drink," Luk 1:15. In the Sept., Lev 10:9; Num 6:3; 28:7; Deu 14:26; 29:6; Isa 5:11, 22; 24:9; 28:7; 29:9.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4095 Greek: pino

Drink (-eth, -er, -ing), Drank:

"to drink," is used chiefly in the Gospels and in 1 Cor., whether literally (most frequently), or figuratively,

(a) of "drinking" of the blood of Christ, in the sense of receiving eternal life, through His death, Jhn 6:53, 54, 56;

(b) of "receiving" spiritually that which refreshes, strengthens and nourishes the soul, Jhn 7:37;

(c) of "deriving" spiritual life from Christ, Jhn 4:14, as Israel did typically, 1Cr 10:4;

(d) of "sharing" in the sufferings of Christ humanly inflicted, Mat 20:22, 23; Mar 10:38, 39;

(e) of "participating" in the abominations imparted by the corrupt religious and commercial systems emanating from Babylon, Rev 18:3;

(f) of "receiving" Divine judgment, through partaking unworthily of the Lord's Supper, 1Cr 11:29;

(g) of "experiencing" the wrath of God, Rev 14:10; 16:6;

(h) of the earth's "receiving" the benefits of rain, Hbr 6:7.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g3184 Greek: methuo

Drink (-eth, -er, -ing), Drank:

from methu, "wine, to be drunk," is used in Jhn 2:10 in the Passive Voice, and is translated in the RV, "have drunk freely;" AV, "have well drunk."

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4222 Greek: potizo

Drink (-eth, -er, -ing), Drank:

"to give to drink, to make to drink," is used

(a) in the material sense, in Mat 10:42; 25:35, 37, 42 (here of "ministering" to those who belong to Christ and thus doing so virtually to Him); 27:48; Mar 9:41; 15:36; Luk 13:15 ("to watering"); Rom 12:20; 1Cr 3:7, 8;

(b) figuratively, with reference to "teaching" of an elementary character, 1Cr 3:2, "I fed (you with milk);" of "spiritual watering by teaching" the Word of God, 1Cr 3:6; of being "provided" and "satisfied" by the power and blessing of the Spirit of God, 1Cr 12:13; of the effect upon the nations of "partaking" of the abominable mixture, provided by Babylon, of paganism with details of the Christian faith, Rev 14:8.

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g4844 Greek: sumpino

Drink (-eth, -er, -ing), Drank:

"to drink together" (sun, "with," and B, No. 1), is found in Act 10:41.

B-5 Verb Strong's Number: g5202 Greek: hudropoteo

Drink (-eth, -er, -ing), Drank:

"to drink water" (hudor, "water," poteo, "to drink"), is found in 1Ti 5:23, RV, "be (no longer) a drinker of water."


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