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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: g5550 Greek: chronos


denotes "a space of time," whether short, e.g., Mat 2:7; Luk 4:5, or long, e.g., Luk 8:27; 20:9; or a succession of "times," shorter, e.g., Act 20:18, or longer, e.g., Rom 16:25, RV, "times eternal;" or duration of "time," e.g., Mar 2:19, 2nd part, RV, "while" (AV, "as long as"), lit., "for whatever time." For a fuller treatment see SEASON, A, No. 2.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2540 Greek: kairos


primarily "due measure, due proportion," when used of "time," signified "a fixed or definite period, a season," sometimes an opportune or seasonable "time," e.g., Rom 5:6, RV, "season;" Gal 6:10, "opportunity." In Mar 10:30; Luk 18:30, "this time" (kairos), i.e., "in this lifetime," is contrasted with "the coming age." In 1Th 5:1, "the times and the seasons," "times" (chronos) refers to the duration of the interval previous to the Parousia of Christ and the length of "time" it will occupy (see COMING, No. 3), as well as other periods; "seasons" refers to the characteristics of these periods.
See SEASON, A, No. 1, and the contrasts between chronos and kairos under SEASON, A, No. 2.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g5610 Greek: hora


primarily, "any time or period fixed by nature," is translated "time" in Mat 14:15; Luk 14:17; Rom 13:11, "high time;" in the following the RV renders it "hour," for AV, "time," Mat 18:1; Luk 1:10; Jhn 16:2, 4, 25; 1Jo 2:18 (twice); Rev 14:15; in Mar 6:35, RV, "day;" in 1Th 2:17, RV, "a short (season)," lit., "(the season, AV, 'time') of an hour."

B-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g4455 Greek: popote


"ever yet," is rendered "at any time" in Jhn 1:18; 5:37; 1Jo 4:12. For Luk 15:29 see Note (14) below.

B-2 Adverb Strong's Number: g2235 Greek: ede


"already, now," is translated "by this time" in Jhn 11:39.

B-3 Adverb Strong's Number: g3819 Greek: palai


"long ago, of old," is rendered "of old time" in Hbr 1:1 (AV, "in time past").
See OLD.


(1) In Luk 9:51; Act 8:1, AV, hemera, "a day," is translated "time," in the former, plural, RV, "the days;" in Luk 23:7 (plural), RV "(in these) days," AV, "(at that) time."

(2) In 1Ti 6:19 the phrase eis to mellon, lit., "unto the about-to-be," i.e., "for the impending (time)," is rendered "against the time to come."

(3) In 1Cr 16:12, AV, nun, "now" (RV), is rendered "at this time;" in Act 24:25, the phrase to nun echon, lit., "the now having," is rendered "at this time" (the verb is adjectival); the phrase is more expressive than the simple "now." Cp. heos tou nun, "until now," Mat 24:21; Mar 13:19, RV, AV, "unto (this time)."

(4) For polumeros, strangely rendered "at sundry times," in Hbr 1:1, AV, see PORTION, C.

(5) For "long time," see LONG.

(6) For "nothing... at any time," see NOTHING, Note (3).

(7) For proskairos, rendered "for a time" in Mar 4:17, AV, see SEASON, WHILE.

(8) In Matt., apo tote, "from that time," lit., "from then," occurs thrice, Mat 4:17; 16:21; 26:16; in Luk 16:16, RV (AV, "since that time"); in Jhn 6:66, AV, "from that time" translates ek toutou, lit., "from, or out of, this," RV, "upon this."

(9) In Luk 4:27, the preposition epi signifies "in the time of."

(10) For genea, rendered "times" in Act 14:16, "time" in Act 15:21, see AGE, No. 2 (RV, "generations").

(11) For "at every time," 2Pe 1:15, RV, see ALWAYS, No. 2.

(12) For "in time of need," Hbr 4:16, see CONVENIENT, and NEED, C, Note.

(13) In Hbr 2:1, pote signifies "at any time;" in 1Pe 3:5, "in the old time;" in 2Pe 1:21, "in old time."
See PAST. In the following where the AV has "sometimes" the RV has "once" in Eph 2:13; 5:8; "aforetime" in Tts 3:3.

(14) In Luk 15:29, AV, oudepote, "never," is rendered "neither... at any time" (RV, "never").

(15) For eukaireo, "to spend time," Act 17:21, see SPEND, No. 10.

(16) For chronotribeo, "to spend time," see SPEND, No. 11.

(17) For prolego, rendered "told... in time past," in Gal 5:21, AV, see FOREWARN.

(18) In Luk 12:1, "in the mean time" is a rendering of the phrase en hois, lit., "in which (things or circumstances)."

(19) In Rev 5:11 there is no word representing "times:" see THOUSAND, Note (2).

(20) In Gal 4:2 prothesmios (in its feminine form, with hemera, "day," understood) is rendered "time appointed" (see APPOINT, No. 3 and Note, TERM).


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