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Dictionaries :: Trouble (Noun and Verb)

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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: g2347 Greek: thlipsis

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

for which see AFFLICTION, No. 4, and TRIBULATION, is rendered "trouble" in the AV of 1Cr 7:28 (RV, "tribulation"); 2Cr 1:4 (2nd clause), 8 (RV, "affliction").

Note: In some mss. tarache, "an agitation, disturbance, trouble," is found in Mar 13:8 (plur.); Jhn 5:4 (RV omits).

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g5015 Greek: tarasso

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

akin to tarache (A, Note), is used

(1) in a physical sense, Jhn 5:7 (in some mss. ver. 4),

(2) metaphorically,

(a) of the soul and spirit of the Lord, Jhn 11:33, where the true rendering is "He troubled Himself;"

(b) of the hearts of disciples, Jhn 14:1, 27;

(c) of the minds of those in fear or perplexity, Mat 2:3; 14:26; Mar 6:50; Luk 1:12; 24:38; 1Pe 3:14;

(d) of subverting the souls of believers, by evil doctrine, Act 15:24; Gal 1:7; 5:10;

(e) of stirring up a crowd, Act 17:8; Act 17:13 in the best texts, "troubling (the multitudes)," RV.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1298 Greek: diatarasso

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

"to agitate greatly" (dia, "throughout," and No. 1), is used of the Virgin Mary, Luk 1:29.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g1613 Greek: ektarasso

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

"to throw into great trouble, agitate," is used in Act 16:20, "do exceedingly trouble (our city)." In the Sept., Psa 18:4; 88:16.

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g2346 Greek: thlibo

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

"to afflict," is rendered "to trouble" in the AV, e.g., 2Cr 4:8 (RV, "pressed"); 7:5, but never in the RV: see AFFLICT, No. 4, PRESS, STRAITENED, TRIBULATION.

B-5 Verb Strong's Number: g1776 Greek: enochleo

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

from en, "in," ochlos, "a throng, crowd," is used in Hbr 12:15 of a root of bitterness; in Luk 6:18 (in the best texts; some have ochleo), RV, "were troubled" (AV, "were vexed").

B-6 Verb Strong's Number: g3926 Greek: parenochleo

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

"to annoy concerning anything" (para, and No. 5), occurs in Act 15:19, "we trouble (not them)."

B-7 Verb Strong's Number: g4660 Greek: skullo

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

primarily "to flay," hence, "to vex, annoy" ("there was a time when the Greek, in thus speaking, compared his trouble to the pains of flaying alive," Moulton, Proleg., p. 89), is used in the Active Voice in Mar 5:35; Luk 8:49; in the Passive Voice, Mat 9:36, in the best texts, RV, "they were distressed" (some have ekluo, AV, "they fainted"); in the Middle Voice, Luk 7:6, "trouble (not thyself)." The word is frequent in the papyri.

B-8 Verb Strong's Number: g387 Greek: anastatoo

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

is rendered "trouble" in Gal 5:12, AV: see STIR, No. 12, TURN, No. 15, UPROAR.

B-9 Verb Strong's Number: g2350 Greek: thorubeo

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

akin to thorubos, "a tumult," in the Middle Voice, "to make an uproar," is rendered "trouble not yourselves" in Act 20:10, AV.

B-10 Verb Strong's Number: g2360 Greek: throeo

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

"to make an outcry" (throos, "a tumult"), is used in the Passive Voice, Mat 24:6; Mar 13:7; Luk 24:37; 2Th 2:2. In the Sept., Sgs 5:4.

B-11 Verb Strong's Number: g2351 Greek: thorubazo

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

"to disturb, to trouble" (akin to No. 9), is used in Luk 10:41, in the best texts (in some, turbazo, with the same meaning).

B-12 Verb Strong's Number: g85 Greek: ademoneo

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

"to be much troubled, distressed" (perhaps from a, negative, and demon, "knowing," the compound therefore originally suggesting bewilderment), is translated "sore troubled" in Mat 26:37; Mar 14:33, RV (AV, "very heavy"); so the RV in Phl 2:26 (AV, "full of heaviness"); Lightfoot renders it "distressed," a meaning borne out in the papyri.

B-13 Verb Strong's Number: g1278 Greek: diaponeo

Trouble (Noun and Verb):

denotes "to work out with toil," hence, "to be sore troubled;" so the RV in Act 4:2; 16:18 (AV, "grieved"); Mar 14:4 in some texts.


(1) The noun kopos, "a striking, beating," then, "laborious toil, trouble," used with parecho, "to furnish, to supply," is rendered "to trouble" (lit., "to give trouble to"), in Mat 26:10; Mar 14:6; Luk 11:7; 18:5; Gal 6:17; the meaning is to embarrass a person by distracting his attention, or to give occasion for anxiety. In the last passage the Apostle expresses his determination not to allow the Judaizing teachers to distract him any further.
See LABOR, A, No. 1.

(2) For "suffer trouble" in 2Ti 2:9, see HARDSHIP.


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