Apr
2014

The Greek word “aristao”

Found just three times in the New Testament (Lk. 11:37Lk. 11:37
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37 Now as he spake, a Pharisee asketh him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

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; Jn. 21:12, 15Jn. 21:12, 15
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12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and break your fast. And none of the disciples durst inquire of him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 15 So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

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), the Greek verb “aristao” meant “dine” or “eat.”  In Jn. 21:12, 15Jn. 21:12, 15
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12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and break your fast. And none of the disciples durst inquire of him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 15 So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

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this verb describes eating breakfast.  In Lk. 11:37Lk. 11:37
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37 Now as he spake, a Pharisee asketh him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

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this term describes Jesus “dining” with a Pharisee.

Apr
2014

The name “Aristarchos”

Found just five times in the New Testament (Acts 19:29; 20:4; 27:2Acts 19:29; 20:4; 27:2
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29 And the city was filled with the confusion: and they rushed with one accord into the theatre, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel. 4 And there accompanied him as far as Asia, Sopater of Beroea, the son of Pyrrhus; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus. 2 And embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, which was about to sail unto the places on the coast of Asia, we put to sea, Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

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; Col. 4:10Col. 4:10
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10 Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner saluteth you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas ,

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; Phile. 24), the name Aristarchos was one of Paul’s co-workers and traveling companions.

Apr
2014

The name “Arimathaia”

Found just four times in the New Testament (Mt. 27:57Mt. 27:57
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57 And when even was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

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; Mk. 15:43Mk. 15:43
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43 there came Joseph of Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable estate, who also himself was looking for the kingdom of God; and he boldly went in unto Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.

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; Lk. 23:51Lk. 23:51
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51 , a man of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was looking for the kingdom of God:

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; Jn. 19:38Jn. 19:38
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38 And after these things Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took away his body.

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), the name Arimathaia describes the city which Joseph, the man who used his tomb for Jesus’ body, was from.

Apr
2014

The Greek word “arithmos”

Found a handful of times in Luke, John, Acts and Romans, and used ten times in the book of Revelation, the Greek noun “arithmos” meant “number,” “sum,” or “total.”  In Rev. 13:17-18Rev. 13:17-18
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17 and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six.

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John spoke about the “number” of the “beast.”

Sometimes Bible writers used numbers to symbolize things and this has resulted in people writing entire books on “Bible numerology.”

Apr
2014

The Greek word “arithmeo”

Found just three times in the New Testament (Mt. 10:30Mt. 10:30
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30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

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; Lk. 12:7Lk. 12:7
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7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

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; Rev. 7:9Rev. 7:9
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9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands;

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), the Greek verb “arithmeo” meant “count” or “number.”  The hairs on our heads are “numbered” (Mt. 10:30Mt. 10:30
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30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

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; Lk. 12:7Lk. 12:7
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7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

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).  The number of saved people pictured in Rev. 7:9Rev. 7:9
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9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands;

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is so large no one can “count” them.

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).