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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Flee, Fled

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1: φεύγω
(Strong's #5343 — Verb — pheugo — fyoo'-go )

"to flee from or away" (Lat., fugio; Eng., "fugitive," etc.), besides its literal significance, is used metaphorically, (a) transitively, of "fleeing" fornication, 1 Corinthians 6:18 ; idolatry, 1 Corinthians 10:14 ; evil doctrine, questionings, disputes of words, envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, wranglings, and the love of money, 1 Timothy 6:11 ; youthful lusts, 2 Timothy 2:22 ; (b) intransitively, of the "flight" of physical matter, Revelation 16:20 ; 20:11 ; of death, Revelation 9:6 . See ESCAPE.

2: ἐκφεύγω
(Strong's #1628 — Verb — ekpheugo — ek-fyoo'-go )

"to flee away, escape" (ek, "from," and No. 1), is translated "fled" in Acts 16:27 (AV only); 19:16. In Hebrews 12:25 the best mss. have this verb instead of No. 1. See ESCAPE.

3: καταφεύγω
(Strong's #2703 — Verb — katapheugo — kat-af-yoo'-go )

"to flee for refuge" (kata, used intensively, and No. 1), is used (a) literally in Acts 14:6 ; (b) metaphorically in Hebrews 6:18 , of "fleeing" for refuge to lay hold upon hope.

Note: For apopheugo and diapheugo, see ESCAPE.

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

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