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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: φιλοτιμέομαι
(Strong's #5389 — Verb — philotimeomai — fil-ot-im-eh'-om-ahee )

lit., "to be fond of honor" (phileo, "to love," time, "honor"), and so, actuated by this motive, "to strive to bring something to pass;" hence, "to be ambitious, to make it one's aim," Romans 15:20 , of Paul's "aim" in Gospel pioneering, RV (AV, "strive"); 2 Corinthians 5:9 , of the "aim" of believers "to be well-pleasing" unto the Lord, RV (AV, "labor"); in 1 Thessalonians 4:11 , of the "aim" of believers to be quiet, do their own business and work with their own hands; both versions translate it "study." Some would render it, "strive restlessly;" perhaps "strive earnestly" is nearer the mark, but "make it one's aim" is a good translation in all three places. See LABOR , STRIVE , STUDY.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Aim'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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