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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Betray, Betrayer

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A — 1: παραδίδωμι
(Strong's #3860 — Verb — paradidomi — par-ad-id'-o-mee )

"to betray" (para, "up," didomi, "to give"), lit., "to give over," is used either (a) in the sense of delivering a person or thing to be kept by another, to commend, e.g., Acts 28:16 ; (b) to deliver to prison or judgment, e.g., Matthew 4:12 ; 1 Timothy 1:20 ; (c) to deliver over treacherously by way of "betrayal," Matthew 17:22 (RV, "delivered"); Matthew 26:16 ; John 6:64 etc.; (d) to hand on, deliver, e.g., 1 Corinthians 11:23 ; (e) to allow of something being done, said of the ripening of fruit, Mark 4:29 , RV, "is ripe" (marg., "alloweth"). See BRING , Note (4), CAST , COMMIT , DELIVER , GIVE , HAZARD , PUT (in prison), RECOMMEND.

B — 1: προδότης
(Strong's #4273 — Noun Masculine — prodotes — prod-ot'-ace )

"a betrayer" (akin to A), is translated "betrayers" in Acts 7:52 ; "traitor," "traitors," in Luke 6:16 ; 2 Timothy 3:4 . See TRAITOR.

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

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