Oct
2012

The Greek word analisko

Found just three times in the New Testament (Lk. 9:54Lk. 9:54
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we bid fire to come down from heaven, and consume them?

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; Gal. 5:15Gal. 5:15
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15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

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; 2 Thess. 2:82 Thess. 2:8
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8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming;

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), the Greek verb “analikso” meant “destroy” or “consume.”

James and John once wanted fire to come from heaven and “consume” (destroy) some Samaritans (Lk. 9:54Lk. 9:54
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we bid fire to come down from heaven, and consume them?

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).  Christians who attack one another can “consume” each other (Gal. 5:4Gal. 5:4
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4 Ye are severed from Christ, ye would be justified by the law; ye are fallen away from grace.

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).  In 2 Thess. 2:82 Thess. 2:8
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming;

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the ASV renders this term “bring to naught.”