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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3598 Greek: hodos



(a) "a natural path, road, way," frequent in the Synoptic Gospels; elsewhere, e.g., Act 8:26; 1Th 3:11; Jam 2:25; Rev 16:12;

(b) "a traveler's way" (see JOURNEY);

(c) metaphorically, of "a course of conduct," or "way of thinking," e.g., of righteousness, Mat 21:32; 2Pe 2:21; of God, Mat 22:16, and parallels, i.e., the "way" instructed and approved by God; so Act 18:26; Hbr 3:10, "My ways" (cp. Rev 15:3); of the Lord, Act 18:25; "that leadeth to destruction," Mat 7:13; "... unto life," Mat 7:14; of peace, Luk 1:79; Rom 3:17; of Paul's "ways" in Christ, 1Cr 1:17 (plural); "more excellent" (of love), 1Cr 12:31; of truth, 2Pe 2:2; of the right "way," 2Pe 2:15; of Balaam (id.); of Cain, Jud 1:11; of a "way" consisting in what is from God, e.g., of life, Act 2:28 (plural); of salvation, Act 16:17; personified, of Christ as the means of access to the Father, Jhn 14:6; of the course followed and characterized by the followers of Christ, Act 9:2; 19:9, 23; 24:22.

Note: In Luk 5:19; 19:4 the noun is not expressed in the original, but is understood.

2 Strong's Number: g3938 Greek: parodos


"a passing or passage," is used with en, "in," 1Cr 16:7, "by the way" (lit, "in passing").

3 Strong's Number: g5158 Greek: tropos


"a turning, a manner," is translated "way" in Rom 3:2, "(every) way;" Phl 1:18, "(in every) way."


(1) In Jam 1:11, AV, poreia, "a journey, a going, is rendered "ways" (RV, "goings").

(2) In Hbr 12:17, topos, "a place," is rendered in AV marg., "way (to change his mind)."

(3) For the AV rendering of makran "a good (or great) way off," Mat 8:30; Luk 15:20, see FAR, B, No. 1.

(4) In Luk 14:32, porro is rendered "a great way off."

(5) In Hbr 5:2, AV, planao, Middle Voice, "to wander," is rendered "(them) that are out of the way," RV, "(the) erring."

(6) In Col 2:14; 2Th 2:7, ek mesou, is translated "out of the way;" see MIDST, Note (1) (e).

(7) For "two ways" in Mar 11:4, AV see STREET.

(8) In Jhn 10:1, the adverb allachothen, "from some other place" (from allos, "another"), is translated "some other way."

(9) In 2Pe 3:1, the AV translates en "by way of" ("by," RV).

(10) In Gal 2:5, the renderings "by," AV, "in the way of," RV, serve to express the dative case of hupotage, subjection.

(11) For propempo, "to bring on one's way," Act 15:3; 21:5, and the AV of 2Cr 1:16 (RV, "to be set forward on my journey"), see BRING, No. 25.

(12) Aperchomai, "to go away," is rendered "to go one's way," e.g., Mat 13:25; 20:4; Mar 11:4; 12:12; Luk 19:32; Jhn 11:46; Act 9:17; Jam 1:24: see GO, No. 14.

(13) In Luk 8:14, AV, poreuomai, "to go on one's way" (RV), is rendered "go forth;" in Luk 13:33, AV, "walk" (RV, "go on my way"); in Mat 24:1, AV, it is rendered "departed" (RV, "was going on his way"): see DEPART, No. 8.

(14) In Act 24:3, pante is rendered "in all ways" (AV, "always").

(15) In Rom 3:12, AV, ekklino, "to turn aside" (RV), is rendered "are gone out of the way."

(16) See also ESCAPE, B, LASCIVIOUS.


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