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Dictionaries :: Gather, Gathering

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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4863 Greek: sunago

Gather, Gathering:

"to gather or bring together," is said of

(a) persons, e.g., Mat 2:4;

(b) things, e.g., Mat 13:30; in Luk 15:13 the idea is that of "gathering" his goods together for sale, i.e., "having sold off all."

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1996 Greek: episunago

Gather, Gathering:

"to gather together," suggesting stress upon the place at which the "gathering" is made (epi, "to"), is said of a hen and her chickens, Mat 23:37; and so of the Lord's would-be protecting care of the people of Jerusalem, id., and Luk 13:34; of the "gathering" together of the elect, Mat 24:31; Mar 13:27; of the "gathering" together of a crowd, Mar 1:33; Luk 12:1.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4816 Greek: sullego

Gather, Gathering:

"to collect, gather up or out" (sun, "with" lego, "to pick out"), is said of "gathering" grapes and figs, Mat 7:16; Luk 6:44 (cp. No. 5); tares, Mat 13:28, 29, 30, 40; good fish, Mat 13:48; "all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity," Mat 13:41.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g4962 Greek: sustrepho

Gather, Gathering:


(a) "to twist together or roll into a mass" (sun, "together," strepho, "to turn"), said of the bundle of sticks "gathered" by Paul, Act 28:3;

(b) "to assemble or gather together" (possibly, to journey about together), of persons, Mat 17:22 (in the best mss.), RV, marg.

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g5166 Greek: trugao

Gather, Gathering:

signifies "to gather in," of harvest, vintage, ripe fruits (truge denotes "fruit," etc., gathered in autumn), Luk 6:44, of grapes (last part of ver.; for the previous clause, as to figs, see No. 3); metaphorically, of the clusters of "the vine of the earth," Rev 14:18; of that from which they are "gathered," Rev 14:19.

A-6 Verb Strong's Number: g119 Greek: athroizo

Gather, Gathering:

denotes "to assemble, gather together," Luk 24:33 (according to the best mss.); the word is akin to athroos, "assembled in crowds" (not found in the NT).

A-7 Verb Strong's Number: g4867 Greek: sunathroizo

Gather, Gathering:

sun, "together," and No. 6, signifies (a) "to gather together," Act 19:25, RV (AV, "called together"); in the Passive Voice, 12:12.

A-8 Verb Strong's Number: g1865 Greek: epathroizo

Gather, Gathering:

"to assemble besides" (epi), said of multitudes, Luk 11:29, is rendered "were gathering together" (Middle Voice), RV (AV, "were gathered thick together").


(1) In Eph 1:10, AV, the verb anakephalaioo, "to sum up, head up," is rendered "might gather together in one" (RV, "sum up").

(2) In Luk 8:4, AV (suneimi, "to come together") as "were gathered together" (see RV).

(3) For "assuredly gathering," see CONCLUDE.

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g1997 Greek: episunagoge

Gather, Gathering:

"a gathering together," is used in 2Th 2:1, of the "rapture" of the saints; for Hbr 10:25, see ASSEMBLE.

Note: For logia, 1Cr 16:2, AV, see COLLECTION.


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