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Dictionaries :: Present (To Be)

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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: g3918 Greek: pareimi

Present (To Be):


(a) "to be by, at hand or present," of persons, e.g., Luk 13:1; Act 10:33; 24:19; 1Cr 5:3; 2Cr 10:2, 11; Gal 4:18, 20; of things, Jhn 7:6, of a particular season in the Lord's life on earth, "is (not yet) come," or "is not yet at hand;" Hbr 12:11, of chastening "(for the) present" (the neuter of the present participle, used as a noun); in Hbr 13:5 "such things as ye have" is, lit., "the things that are present;" 2Pe 1:12, of the truth "(which) is with (you)" (not as AV, "the present truth," as if of special doctrines applicable to a particular time); in 2Pe 1:9 "he that lacketh" is lit., "to whom are not present;"

(b) "to have arrived or come," Mat 26:50, "thou art come," RV; Jhn 11:28; Act 10:21; Col 1:6.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1764 Greek: enistemi

Present (To Be):

"to set in," or, in the Middle Voice and perfect tense of the Active Voice, "to stand in, be present," is used of the present in contrast with the past, Hbr 9:9, where the RV correctly has "(for the time) now present" (for the incorrect AV, "then present"); in contrast to the future, Rom 8:38; 1Cr 3:22; Gal 1:4, "present;" 1Cr 7:26, where "the present distress" is set in contrast to both the past and the future; 2Th 2:2, where the RV, "is now present" gives the correct meaning (AV, incorrectly, "is at hand"); the saints at Thessalonica, owing to their heavy afflictions, were possessed of the idea that "the day of the Lord," RV (not as AV, "the day of Christ"), had begun; this mistake the Apostle corrects; 2Ti 3:1, "shall come."
See COME, No. 26.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g2186 Greek: ephistemi

Present (To Be):

"to set over, stand over," is translated "present" in Act 28:2.
See ASSAULT, A, COME, No. 27.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g3854 Greek: paraginomai

Present (To Be):

"to be beside" (para, "by," ginomai, "to become"), is translated "were present" in Act 21:18.
See COME, No. 13.

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g3873 Greek: parakeimai

Present (To Be):

"to lie beside" (para, and keimai, "to lie"), "to be near," is translated "is present" in Rom 7:18, 21.

A-6 Verb Strong's Number: g4840 Greek: sumpareimi

Present (To Be):

"to be present with" (sun, with, and No. 1), is used in Act 25:24.

B-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g737 Greek: arti

Present (To Be):

"just, just now, this moment," is rendered "(this) present (hour)" in 1Cr 4:11; in 1Cr 15:6, RV, "now" (AV, "this present").
See NOW.

B-2 Adverb Strong's Number: g3568 Greek: nun

Present (To Be):

"now," is translated "present," with reference to this age or period ("world"), in Rom 8:18; 11:5; 2Ti 4:10; Tts 2:12.


(1) Endemeo, "to be at home," is so rendered in 2Cr 5:6 (AV and RV); in 2Cr 5:8, 9, RV, "at home" (AV, "present").

(2) In Jhn 14:25, AV, meno, "to abide," is translated "being present" (RV, "abiding").

(3) In Luk 5:17 the RV has "with Him," for AV, italicized, "present."


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