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Dictionaries :: Pass, Come to Pass

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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3928 Greek: parerchomai

Pass, Come to Pass:

from para, "by," erchomai, "to come" or "go," denotes

(I), literally, "to pass, pass by,"

(a) of persons, Mat 8:28; Mar 6:48; Luk 18:37; Act 16:8;

(b) of things, Mat 26:39, 42; of time, Mat 14:15; Mar 14:35; Act 27:9, AV, "past" (RV, "gone by"); 1Pe 4:3;

(II), metaphorically,

(a) "to pass away, to perish," Mat 5:18; 24:34, 35; Mar 13:30, 31; Luk 16:17; 21:32, 33; 2Cr 5:17; Jam 1:10; 2Pe 3:10;

(b) "to pass by, disregard, neglect, pass over," Luk 11:42; 15:29, "transgressed." For the meaning "to come forth or come," see Luk 12:37; 17:7, RV (Act 24:7 in some mss.).
See COME, No. 9.

2 Strong's Number: g1330 Greek: dierchomai

Pass, Come to Pass:

denotes "to pass through or over,"

(a) of persons, e.g., Mat 12:43, RV, "passeth (AV, walketh) through;" Mar 4:35, AV, "pass (RV, go) over;" Luk 19:1, 4; Hbr 4:14, RV, "passed through" (AV "into"); Christ "passed through" the created heavens to the throne of God;

(b) of things, e.g., Mat 19:24, "to go through;" Luk 2:35, "shall pierce through" (metaphorically of a sword).
See COME, No. 5.

3 Strong's Number: g565 Greek: aperchomai

Pass, Come to Pass:

"to go away," is rendered "to pass" in Rev 9:12; 11:14; "passed away" in Rev 21:4.
See DEPART, No. 4.

4 Strong's Number: g4281 Greek: proerchomai

Pass, Come to Pass:

"to go forward," is translated "passed on" in Act 12:10.
See GO.

5 Strong's Number: g492 Greek: antiparerchomai

Pass, Come to Pass:

denotes "to pass by opposite to" (anti, "over against," and No. 1), Luk 10:31, 32.

6 Strong's Number: g1224 Greek: diabaino

Pass, Come to Pass:

"to step across, cross over," is translated "to pass" in Luk 16:26 (of "passing" across the fixed gulf: for the AV in the 2nd part of the ver., see No. 13); in Hbr 11:29, "passed through."
See COME, No. 18.

7 Strong's Number: g3327 Greek: metabaino

Pass, Come to Pass:

"to pass over from one place to another" (meta, implying change), is translated "we have passed out of" (AV, "from") in 1Jo 3:14, RV, as to the change from death to life.
See REMOVE, No. 1.

8 Strong's Number: g390 Greek: anastrepho

Pass, Come to Pass:

lit., "to turn back" (ana, "back," strepho, "to turn"), in the Middle Voice, "to conduct oneself, behave, live," is translated "pass (the time)" in 1Pe 1:17.
See ABIDE, No. 8.

9 Strong's Number: g3855 Greek: parago

Pass, Come to Pass:

"to pass by, pass away," in Mat 9:9, RV, "passed by" (AV, "forth"), is used in the Middle Voice in 1Jo 2:8, RV, "is passing away" (AV, "is past"), of the "passing" of spiritual darkness through the light of the Gospel, and in 1Jo 2:17 of the world.
See DEPART, No. 2.

10 Strong's Number: g3899 Greek: paraporeuomai

Pass, Come to Pass:

primarily, "to go beside, accompany" (para, "beside," poreuomai, "to proceed"), denotes "to go past, pass by," Mat 27:39; Mar 9:30, "passed through" (some mss. have poreuomai); Mar 11:20; 15:29; in Mar 2:23, "going... through."
See GO.

11 Strong's Number: g1279 Greek: diaporeuomai

Pass, Come to Pass:

"to pass across, journey through," is used in the Middle Voice, translated "pass by" in Luk 18:36, AV, RV, "going by."
See GO.

12 Strong's Number: g5235 Greek: huperballo

Pass, Come to Pass:

in Eph 3:19, "passeth:" see EXCEED, A, No. 1.

13 Strong's Number: g5242 Greek: huperecho

Pass, Come to Pass:

"passeth" in Phl 4:7: see BETTER (be), No. 4.

14 Strong's Number: g1276 Greek: diaperao

Pass, Come to Pass:

"to pass over, cross over" (used in Luk 16:26, 2nd part: see No. 6): see CROSS.

15 Strong's Number: g1353 Greek: diodeuo

Pass, Come to Pass:

"to travel through, or along" (dia, "through," hodos "a way"), is translated "they had passed through" in Act 17:1, lit., "having passed through;" in Luk 8:1, "He went about," RV (AV, "throughout").

16 Strong's Number: g5562 Greek: choreo

Pass, Come to Pass:

used intransitively, signifies "to make room, retire, pass;" in Mat 15:17, RV, "passeth (into the belly)," AV, "goeth."
See COME, No. 24.

17 Strong's Number: g2673 Greek: katargeo

Pass, Come to Pass:

is translated "was passing away" in 2Cr 3:7 (AV, "was to be done away"); "passeth away" in 2Cr 3:11, RV (AV, "is done away").

18 Strong's Number: g3944 Greek: paroichomai

Pass, Come to Pass:

"to have passed by, to be gone by," is used in Act 14:16, of past generations, AV, "(in times) past," RV, "(in the generations) gone by."


(1) Ginomai, "to become, take place," is often translated "to come to pass;" frequently in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts (note the RV of Luk 24:21); elsewhere in Jhn 13:19; 14:22, RV, "(what) is come to pass... ?" AV, "(how) is it... ?;" Jhn 14:29 (twice); 1Th 3:4; Rev 1:1.

(2) In Act 2:17, 21; 3:23; Rom 9:26, the AV translates the future of eimi, "to be," "it shall come to pass" (RV, "it shall be").

(3) In Act 5:15, AV, erchomai, "to come," is translated "passing by" (RV, "came by").

(4) For the AV, "passing" in Act 27:8, see COASTING, C.

(5) In Mar 6:35; AV, "the time is far passed" (RV, "the day is... far spent") is, lit., "the hour is much (polus)."

(6) For huperakmos in 1Cr 7:36, RV, "past the flower of her age," see FLOWER.


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