Apr
2014

The Greek word “arete”

Found only in Phil. 4:8Phil. 4:8
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8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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; 1 Pet. 2:9; 21 Pet. 2:9; 2
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9 But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 2 1 Putting away therefore all wickedness, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation; 3 if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious: 4 unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious, 5 ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Because it is contained in scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame. 7 For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; 8 and, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence; for they stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9 But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 11 Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lust, which war against the soul; 12 having your behavior seemly among the Gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 13 Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme; 14 or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 16 as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God. 17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. 18 Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. 19 For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were going astray like sheep; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

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Pet. 1:3, 5 the Greek noun “arete” meant “virtue,” “good conduct,” “praise,” or “moral excellence.”

In Phil. 4:8Phil. 4:8
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8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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and 2 Pet. 1:52 Pet. 1:5
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5 Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge;

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this noun describes the “excellence of life” Christians are to demonstrate.  Definitions for this word in 1 Pet. 2:91 Pet. 2:9
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9 But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

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are difficult, but one of the better meanings seems to be “praiseworthy acts.  These are to be proclaimed by the old people of God and by the new” (Dictionary of New Testament Theology, 3:927).  A good definition for 2 Pet. 1:32 Pet. 1:3
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3 seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue;

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is “God’s attribute of perfection, which through its manifestations of power (dynameis) has granted gifts to men, by which they in their turn, as v. 4 puts it, are to become partakers of the divine nature” (ibid).

Apr
2014

The Greek word “Aretas”

This man was the Nabatean king who tried to take Paul in Damascus (2 Cor. 11:322 Cor. 11:32
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32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king guarded the city of the Damascenes in order to take me:

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Apr
2014

The Greek word “arestos”

Found just four times in the New Testament (Jn. 8:29Jn. 8:29
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29 And he that sent me is with me; he hath not left me alone; for I do always the things that are pleasing to him.

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; Acts 6:2; 12:3Acts 6:2; 12:3
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2 And the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not fit that we should forsake the word of God, and serve tables. 3 And when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. And those were the days of unleavened bread.

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; 1 Jn. 3:221 Jn. 3:22
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22 and whatsoever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

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, the Greek adjective “arestos” meant “pleasing” or “acceptable.”  Jesus did what was always “pleasing” to the Father (Jn. 8:29Jn. 8:29
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29 And he that sent me is with me; he hath not left me alone; for I do always the things that are pleasing to him.

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).  Christians are to do what is “pleasing” to God and this aids their prayers (1 Jn. 3:221 Jn. 3:22
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22 and whatsoever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

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).  In Acts 12:3Acts 12:3
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3 And when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. And those were the days of unleavened bread.

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we read of how the execution of James was “pleasing” to some Jews.  In Acts 6:2Acts 6:2
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2 And the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not fit that we should forsake the word of God, and serve tables.

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this word means “it is not right before God.”

Apr
2014

The Greek word “aresko”

Found in Matthew, Mark, Acts, Romans, First Corinthians, Galatians, First Thessalonians and Second Timothy, and used only in the verses that follow, the Greek verb “aresko” meant “please” or “desire to please.”

Herod and some guests were “pleased” by some apparently lascivious dancing (Mt. 14:6Mt. 14:6
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6 But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod.

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; Mk. 6:22Mk. 6:22
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22 and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and them that sat at meat with him; and the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

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).  A decision about caring for widows “pleased” some first century Christians (Acts 6:5Acts 6:5
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5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus a proselyte of Antioch;

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).  Those who live after the flesh cannot “please” God (Rom. 8:8Rom. 8:8
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8 and they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

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).  Christians are more concerned about others than “pleasing” themselves” (Rom. 15:1-2Rom. 15:1-2
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15 1 Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, unto edifying.

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).  Jesus did not “please” Himself (Rom. 15:3Rom. 15:3
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3 For Christ also pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell upon me.

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).  In First Corinthians 7 Paul used this term several times (see verses 32, 33, 34es 32, 33, 34
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).  Paul did not seek to “please” men (Gal. 1:10Gal. 1:10
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10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? or am I striving to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.

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; 1 Thess. 2:41 Thess. 2:4
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4 but even as we have been approved of God to be intrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God who proveth our hearts.

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).  God is not always “pleased” by human beings (1 Thess. 2:151 Thess. 2:15
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15 who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove out us, and pleased not God, and are contrary to all men;

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), but obedient people can “please” Him (1 Thess. 4:1; 21 Thess. 4:1; 2
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4 1 Finally then, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as ye received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, even as ye do walk,—that ye abound more and more. 2 1 For yourselves, brethren, know our entering in unto you, that it hath not been found vain: 2 but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we waxed bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God in much conflict. 3 For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: 4 but even as we have been approved of God to be intrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God who proveth our hearts. 5 For neither at any time were we found using words of flattery, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness, God is witness; 6 nor seeking glory of men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ. 7 But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherisheth her own children: 8 even so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were become very dear to us. 9 For ye remember, brethren, our labor and travail: working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God. 10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and righteously and unblameably we behaved ourselves toward you that believe: 11 as ye know how we dealt with each one of you, as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging you, and testifying, 12 to the end that ye should walk worthily of God, who calleth you into his own kingdom and glory. 13 And for this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when ye received from us the word of the message, even the word of God, ye accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also worketh in you that believe. 14 For ye, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judaea in Christ Jesus: for ye also suffered the same things of your own countrymen, even as they did of the Jews; 15 who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove out us, and pleased not God, and are contrary to all men; 16 forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always: but the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost. 17 But we, brethren, being bereaved of you for a short season, in presence not in heart, endeavored the more exceedingly to see your face with great desire: 18 because we would fain have come unto you, I Paul once and again; and Satan hindered us. 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of glorying? Are not even ye, before our Lord Jesus at his coming? 20 For ye are our glory and our joy.

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Tim. 2:4).

Apr
2014

The Greek word “areskeia”

Found just once in the New Testament (Col. 1:10Col. 1:10
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10 to walk worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

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), the Greek noun “areskeia” meant “pleasing” or “desire to please.”  Paul wanted the Colossians to live in a way that “pleased” God.

Apr
2014

The name “Areopagite”

Found just once in the New Testament (Acts 17:34Acts 17:34
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34 But certain men clave unto him, and believed: among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

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), the name “Areopagites” described a judge from the Areopagite court.

Apr
2014

Areios Pagos

Found just twice in the New Testament (Acts 17:19, 22Acts 17:19, 22
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19 And they took hold of him, and brought him unto the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by thee? 22 And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus, and said, Ye men of Athens, in all things, I perceive that ye are very religious.

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), “Areios Pagos” meant “Areopagus.”

“The Hill of Ares, the Greek god of war, equivalent to Roman Mars. Mars’ Hill is thus the Lat. form of Areopagus. It is the name of a bare rocky place, some 377 feet high, immediately NW of the acropolis of Athens and separated from it by a narrow declivity. Steps cut in the rock lead to the summit, where benches, rough and rock hewn, can still be seen. In ancient times the Areopagus court assembled at this spot. The word Areopagus in Acts 17:19,22Acts 17:19,22
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19 And they took hold of him, and brought him unto the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by thee? 22 And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus, and said, Ye men of Athens, in all things, I perceive that ye are very religious.

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may refer either to the hill or to the court that met there. In either case, Paul’s speech was in all likelihood on this hill as the customary meeting place of the court. This court was composed of city fathers and in early times exercised supreme authority in political as well as religious matters. Although largely a criminal court in the age of Pericles, in Roman times it had reverted once more to interest in educational and religious matters. It is quite understandable, therefore, that this court took hold of Paul and brought him to its judges in session, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming?” (Acts 17:19Acts 17:19
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19 And they took hold of him, and brought him unto the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by thee?

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). The Areopagus court, it is true, met at intervals in the Stoa Basileios, or Royal Stoa. If this happened to be the case when Paul was in Athens, then the famous apostle gave his address (Acts 17:22-31Acts 17:22-31
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22 And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus, and said, Ye men of Athens, in all things, I perceive that ye are very religious. 23 For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. What therefore ye worship in ignorance, this I set forth unto you. 24 The God that made the world and all things therein, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 and he made of one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 that they should seek God, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us: 28 for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 29 Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of man. 30 The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked; but now he commandeth men that they should all everywhere repent: 31 inasmuch as he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

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) in the stoa. This stoa was excavated at the N end of the agora in the 1960s.”

– The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary. Originally published by Moody Press of Chicago, Illinois. Copyright © 1988.

Apr
2014

The Greek word “arguros”

Found just five times in the New Testament (Mt. 10:9Mt. 10:9
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9 Get you no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses;

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; Acts 17:29Acts 17:29
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29 Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of man.

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; 1 Cor. 3:121 Cor. 3:12
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12 But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble;

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; Jas. 5:3Jas. 5:3
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3 Your gold and your silver are rusted; and their rust shall be for a testimony against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have laid up your treasure in the last days.

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; Rev. 18:12Rev. 18:12
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12 merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stone, and pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet; and all thyine wood, and every vessel of ivory, and every vessel made of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble;

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), the Greek noun “arguros” meant “silver.”

Jesus told His disciples they would not need to take any “silver” on the missionary journey to the “lost sheep of Israel” (Mt. 10:6, 9Mt. 10:6, 9
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6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 9 Get you no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses;

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).  The Godhead is unlike “silver” or other things men regard as precious (Acts 17:29Acts 17:29
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29 Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of man.

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).  Some converts are like “silver” while others are like stubble (1 Cor. 3:121 Cor. 3:12
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12 But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble;

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).  Men often think silver is what they want or need, but the Bible says this is not true (Jas. 5:3Jas. 5:3
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3 Your gold and your silver are rusted; and their rust shall be for a testimony against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have laid up your treasure in the last days.

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).  The way of “Babylon” (Rev. 18:2Rev. 18:2
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2 And he cried with a mighty voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and is become a habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hateful bird.

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) is associated with “silver” in Rev. 18:12Rev. 18:12
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12 merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stone, and pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet; and all thyine wood, and every vessel of ivory, and every vessel made of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble;

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.

Apr
2014

The Greek word “argurokopos”

Found just once in the New Testament (Acts 19:24Acts 19:24
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24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Diana, brought no little business unto the craftsmen;

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), the Greek noun “argurokopos” meant “silversmith” or “silver worker.”  Demetrius from Ephesus made silver shrines of the goddess Artemis.

Apr
2014

The Greek word “argurion”

Found primarily in the books of Matthew, Luke and Acts, but also used in Mk. 14:11Mk. 14:11
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11 And they, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently deliver him unto them.

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; 1 Cor. 3:12; 11 Cor. 3:12; 1
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12 But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble; The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians 1 1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2 unto the church of God which is at Corinth, even them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, their Lord and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; 5 that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge; 6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7 so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ; 8 who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye be unreproveable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, through whom ye were called into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been signified unto me concerning you, my brethren, by them that are of the household of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I mean, that each one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos: and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized into the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, save Crispus and Gaius; 15 lest any man should say that ye were baptized into my name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made void. 18 For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I bring to nought. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom knew not God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save them that believe. 22 Seeing that Jews ask for signs, and Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 but we preach Christ crucified, unto Jews a stumblingblock, and unto Gentiles foolishness; 24 but unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong; 28 and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, yea and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are: 29 that no flesh should glory before God. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption: 31 that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

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Pet. 1:18, the Greek noun “argurion” meant “money,” “a piece of silver,” “silver.”  A “wicked and slothful servant” (Mt. 25:26Mt. 25:26
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26 But his lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter;

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) hid his lord’s “money” (Mt. 25:18Mt. 25:18
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18 But he that received the one went away and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

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) in the earth instead of putting it to good use.  There were “bankers” who dealt with “money” in the first century (Mt. 25:27Mt. 25:27
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27 thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest.

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).  Judas agreed to deliver up Jesus for thirty pieces of “silver” (Mt. 27:3Mt. 27:3
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3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

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).  Soldiers were given much “money” (Mt. 28:12Mt. 28:12
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12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave much money unto the soldiers,

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) to lie about Jesus’ resurrection.  Contrary to the modern idea that God wants Christians to be wealthy, Peter said he had no “silver” or gold (Acts 3:6Acts 3:6
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6 But Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but what I have, that give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.

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).  Other interesting passages where this word occurs include Acts 8:20; 19:19; 20:33Acts 8:20; 19:19; 20:33
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20 But Peter said unto him, Thy silver perish with thee, because thou hast thought to obtain the gift of God with money. 19 And not a few of them that practised magical arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all; and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. 33 I coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

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