Sep
2013

The Greek word apodeiknumi

Found just four times in the New Testament (Acts 2:22; 25:7Acts 2:22; 25:7
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22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, even as ye yourselves know; 7 And when he was come, the Jews that had come down from Jerusalem stood round about him, bringing against him many and grievous charges which they could not prove;

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; 1 Cor. 4:91 Cor. 4:9
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9 For, I think, God hath set forth us the apostles last of all, as men doomed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, both to angels and men.

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; 2 Thess. 2:42 Thess. 2:4
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4 he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God.

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), the Greek verb “apodeiknumi” meant “prove,” “proclaim,” “set forth,” “display.”

In Acts 2:22Acts 2:22
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22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, even as ye yourselves know;

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and Acts 25:7Acts 25:7
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7 And when he was come, the Jews that had come down from Jerusalem stood round about him, bringing against him many and grievous charges which they could not prove;

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this verb means “to prove” (miracles proved Jesus to be associated with God and charges could not be proven against the apostle Paul).  In the other two references a good definition is “set forth.”  Paul felt as if he was set forth as a spectacle (1 Cor. 4:91 Cor. 4:9
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

9 For, I think, God hath set forth us the apostles last of all, as men doomed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, both to angels and men.

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), and the “man of sin” is described as being “set forth” as God in 2 Thess. 2:42 Thess. 2:4
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

4 he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God.

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