Feb
2012

The Greek word akribos

Found just five times in the New Testament (Mt. 2:8Mt. 2:8
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search out exactly concerning the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word, that I also may come and worship him.

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; Lk. 1:3Lk. 1:3
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

3 it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus;

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; Acts 18:25Acts 18:25
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spake and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John:

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; Eph. 5:15Eph. 5:15
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

15 Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise;

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; 1 Thess. 5:21 Thess. 5:2
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2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

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), the Greek adverb “akribos” meant things like “diligently,” “exactly,” “carefully.”

Herod wanted a “diligent” search to be made for Jesus (Mt. 2:8Mt. 2:8
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search out exactly concerning the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word, that I also may come and worship him.

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). Luke had a very accurate understanding of the Lord’s life (Lk. 1:3Lk. 1:3
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

3 it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus;

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). This adverb is also applied to the teaching of Apollos (Acts 18:25Acts 18:25
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spake and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John:

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) and to living the Christian life (Eph. 5:15Eph. 5:15
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

15 Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise;

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; 1 Thess. 5:21 Thess. 5:2
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

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).