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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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A — 1: ἄτοπος
(Strong's #824 — Adjective — atopos — at'-op-os )

lit., "out of place" (a, negative, topos, "a place"), denotes unbecoming, not befitting. It is used four times in the NT, and is rendered "amiss" three times in the RV; in the malefactor's testimony of Christ, Luke 23:41 ; in Festus' words concerning Paul, Acts 25:5 , "if there is anything amiss in the man" (AV, "wickedness"); in Acts 28:6 , of the expected effect of the viper's attack upon Paul (AV, "harm"); in 2 Thessalonians 3:2 , of men capable of outrageous conduct, "unreasonable." See HARM , UNREASONABLE.

B — 1: κακῶς
(Strong's #2560 — Adverb — kakos — kak-oce' )

akin to kakos, "evil," is translated "amiss" in James 4:3 ; elsewhere in various ways. See EVIL , GRIEVOUS , MISERABLE , SORE.

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

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