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The Greek word “δυσκόλως”

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:13:52 +0000

Limited to Mt. 19:23; Mk. 10:23; Lk. 18:24, and being the adverbial form of “δύσκολος” (the previous entry), the Greek adverb “δυσκόλως” meant “with difficulty.”  It is hard for the wealthy to enter into the kingdom of God.  Those “with possessions scarcely have a part” (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:361).


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The Greek word “duskolos”

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:25:43 +0000

Limited to Mk. 11:24, the Greek adjective “duskolos” meant “hard” or “difficult.  It is “hard” for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God. Spicq (1:387) cited some contemporary literary texts which use this term in some additional ways:  “the climbing of the wall is difficult” (Josephus).  It is difficult (duskolos) and even […]


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The Greek word “dusermeneutos”

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:42:22 +0000

Limited to Heb. 5:11, the Greek adjective “dusermeneutos” meant “hard to explain” or “hard to interpret.”  Since the recipients of this letter had some spiritual dullness (“dull of hearing”), it was “hard to explain” some things to them. For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that some […]


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The Greek word “dusenteria”

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 03:17:46 +0000

Limited to Acts 28:8, the Greek noun “dusenteria” meant “dysentery.”  On the island of Melita a man had “dysentery” (the KJV says “bloody flux”).


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The Greek word “dusbastaktos”

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:13:45 +0000

Limited to Mt. 23:4 and Lk. 11:46, the Greek adjective “dusbastaktos” meant “hard to bear” or “burdensome to carry.” Men like the scribes and Pharisees bound burdens on people which were “hard to bear”  (Mt. 23:4; Lk. 11:46).  The Christian faith is a much different system of religion (Mt. 11:29-30).


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The Greek word “duo”

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:18:16 +0000

Found 132 times in the New Testament and 40 of these occurrences are in the book of Matthew, the Greek noun “duo” meant “both” or “two.”  Sometimes this term is used to describe a small number of people (Mt. 18:20).


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The Greek word “duno”

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:18:52 +0000

Limited to Mk. 1:32 and Lk. 4:40, the Greek verb “duno” meant “go down” or “set.”  This term describes the setting of the sun.


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The Greek word “dunatos”

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 01:38:36 +0000

Found 33 times in the New Testament, the Greek adjective “dunatos” meant “possible,” “strong,” “powerful,” “capable,” “mighty,” “having power.” Jesus said all things are “possible” with God (Mt. 19:26).  Jesus asked if it were “possible” for Him to avoid the pain of the cross (Mt. 26:39; Mk. 14:35).  Jesus was regarded as someone who was “mighty” in word […]


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The Greek word “dunateo”

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:59:15 +0000

Limited to Rom. 14:4; 2 Cor. 9:8; 13:3, and always applied to deity, the Greek verb “dunateo” meant “able,” “be strong,” “be powerful.”


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The Greek word “dunastes”

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:02:53 +0000

Limited to Lk. 1:52; Acts 8:27; 1 Tim. 6:15, the Greek noun “dunastes” meant “potentate,” “ruler,” “court official.”  For Acts 8:27, it describes an Ethiopian eunuch who had “great authority” (Thayer, p. 160).


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