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Dictionaries :: Offer, Offering

Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4374 Greek: prosphero

Offer, Offering:

primarily, "to bring to" (pros, "to," phero, "to bring"), also denotes "to offer,"

(a) of the sacrifice of Christ Himself, Hbr 8:3; of Christ in virtue of his High Priesthood (RV, "this high priest;" AV, "this man"); Hbr 9:14, 25 (negative), 28; 10:12;

(b) of offerings under, or according to, the Law, e.g., Mat 8:4; Mar 1:44; Act 7:42; 21:26; Hbr 5:1, 3; 8:3; 9:7, 9; 10:1, 2, 8, 11;

(c) of "offerings" previous to the Law, Hbr 11:4, 17 (of Isaac by Abraham);

(d) of gifts "offered" to Christ, Mat 2:11, RV, "offered" (AV, "presented unto");

(e) of prayers "offered" by Christ, Hbr 5:7;

(f) of the vinegar "offered" to Him in mockery by the soldiers at the cross, Luk 23:36;

(g) of the slaughter of disciples by persecutors, who think they are "offering" service to God, Jhn 16:2, RV (AV, "doeth");

(h) of money "offered" by Simon the sorcerer, Act 8:18.
See BRING, A, No. 8, DEAL WITH, No. 2.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g399 Greek: anaphero

Offer, Offering:

primarily, "to lead" or "carry up" (ana), also denotes "to offer,"

(a) of Christ sacrifice, Hbr 7:27;

(b) of sacrifices under the Law, Hbr 7:27;

(c) of such previous to the Law, Jam 2:21 (of Isaac by Abraham);

(d) of praise, Hbr 13:15;

(e) of spiritual sacrifices in general, 1Pe 2:5.
See BEAR, No. 3, BRING, A, No. 2.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g1325 Greek: didomi

Offer, Offering:

to give, is translated "to offer" in Luke 2;24; in Rev 8:3, AV, "offer" (RV, "add;" marg., "give").

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g3930 Greek: parecho

Offer, Offering:

"to furnish, offer, present, supply," is used in Luk 6:29, of "offering" the other cheek to be smitten after receiving a similar insult; for the AV marg., in Act 17:31, see ASSURANCE, A, No. 1.
See BRING, A, No. 21.

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g4689 Greek: spendo

Offer, Offering:

"to pour out as a drink offering, make a libation," is used figuratively in the Passive Voice in Phl 2:17, "offered" (RV marg., "poured out as a drink offering;" AV marg., "poured forth"). In 2Ti 4:6, "I am already being offered," RV (marg., "poured out as a drink-offering"), the Apostle is referring to his approaching death, upon the sacrifice of his ministry. This use of the word is exemplified in the papyri writings.


(1) In Luk 11:12, AV epididomi, "to give" (epi, "over," in the sense of "instead of," and No. 3), is translated "will he offer" (RV, and AV marg., "will he give").

(2) In Act 7:41, AV, anago, "to lead up" or "bring up," is rendered "offered" (RV, "brought").

(3) In Act 15:29; 21:25; and 1Cr 8:1, 4, 10; 10:19, AV, eidolothutos, "sacrificed to idols," is translated "offered to idols" (thuo denotes "to sacrifice").

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4376 Greek: prosphora

Offer, Offering:

lit., "a bringing to" (akin to A, No. 1,), hence an "offering," in the NT a sacrificial "offering,"

(a) of Christ's sacrifice, Eph 5:2; Hbr 10:10 (of His body); 10:14; negatively, of there being no repetition, Hbr 10:18;

(b) of "offerings" under, or according to, the Law, Act 21:26; Hbr 10:5, 8;

(c) of gifts in kind conveyed to needy Jews, Act 24:17;

(d) of the presentation of believers themselves (saved from among the Gentiles) to God, Rom 15:16.

B-2 Noun Strong's Number: g3646 Greek: holokautoma

Offer, Offering:

"a burnt offering:" see BURNT.

B-3 Noun Strong's Number: g331 Greek: anathema

Offer, Offering:

denotes "a gift set up in a temple, a votive offering" (ana, "up," tithemi, "to place"), Luk 21:5, RV "offerings" (AV, "gifts") Cp. anathema (see CURSE).


(1) In Luk 21:4, AV, the plural of doron, "a gift," is translated "offerings" (RV, "gifts").

(2) In Rom 8:3; Hbr 13:11, the RV, "as an offering" is added to complete the sacrificial meaning of peri.


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