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1: χείρ
(Strong's #5495 — Noun Feminine — cheir — khire )

"the hand" (cp. Eng., "chiropody"), is used, besides its ordinary significance, (a) in the idiomatic phrases, "by the hand of," "at the hand of," etc., to signify "by the agency of," Acts 5:12 ; 7:35 ; 17:25 ; 14:3 ; Galatians 3:19 (cp. Leviticus 26:46 ); Revelation 19:2 ; (b) metaphorically, for the power of God, e.g., Luke 1:66 ; 23:46 ; John 10:28,29 ; Acts 11:21 ; 13:11 ; Hebrews 1:10 ; 2:7 ; 10:31 ; (c) by metonymy, for power, e.g., Matthew 17:22 ; Luke 24:7 ; John 10:39 ; Acts 12:11 .


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Hand'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/h/hand.html. 1940.

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