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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: g4442 Greek: pur


(akin to which are No. 2, pura, and puretos, "a fever," Eng., "fire," etc.) is used (besides its ordinary natural significance):

(a) of the holiness of God, which consumes all that is inconsistent therewith, Hbr 10:27; 12:29; cp. Rev 1:14; 2:18; 10:1; 15:2; 19:12; similarly of the holy angels as His ministers, Hbr 1:7; in Rev 3:18 it is symbolic of that which tries the faith of saints, producing what will glorify the Lord;

(b) of the Divine judgment, testing the deeds of believers, at the judgment seat of Christ, 1Cr 3:13, 15;

(c) of the fire of Divine judgment upon the rejectors of Christ, Mat 3:11 (where a distinction is to be made between the baptism of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and the "fire" of Divine retribution; Act 2:3 could not refer to baptism); Luk 3:16;

(d) of the judgments of God at the close of the present age previous to the establishment of the kingdom of Christ in the world, 2Th 1:8; Rev 18:8;

(e) of the "fire" of Hell, to be endured by the ungodly hereafter, Mat 5:22; 13:42, 50; 18:8, 9; 25:41; Mar 9:43, 48; Luk 3:17;

(f) of human hostility both to the Jews and to Christ's followers, Luk 12:49;

(g) as illustrative of retributive judgment upon the luxurious and tyrannical rich, Jam 5:3;

(h) of the future overthrow of the Babylonish religious system at the hands of the Beast and the nations under him, Rev 17:16;

(i) of turning the heart of an enemy to repentance by repaying his unkindness by kindness, Rom 12:20;

(j) of the tongue, as governed by a "fiery" disposition and as exercising a destructive influence over others, Jam 3:6;

(k) as symbolic of the danger of destruction, Jud 1:23.

Note: See also under FLAME.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g4443 Greek: pura


from No. 1, denotes "a heap of fuel" collected to be set on fire (hence Eng., "pyre"), Act 28:2, 3.

Note: In Mar 14:54, the italicized phrase "of the fire" is added in the Eng. versions to indicate the light as coming from the "fire."

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g4447 Greek: purinos


"fiery" (akin to A, No. 1), is translated "of fire" in Rev 9:17. In the Sept., Eze 28:14, 16.

C-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4448 Greek: puroo


is translated "being on fire" (Middle Voice) in 2Pe 3:12.

C-2 Verb Strong's Number: g5394 Greek: phlogizo


"to set on fire, burn up," is used figuratively, in both Active and Passive Voices, in Jam 3:6, of the tongue, firstly, of its disastrous effects upon the whole round of the circumstances of life; secondly, of satanic agency in using the tongue for this purpose.


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