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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: κρεμάννυμι
(Strong's #2910 — Verb — kremannumi — krem-an'-noo-mee )

is used (a) transitively in Acts 5:30 ; 10:39 ; in the Passive Voice, in Matthew 18:6 , of a millstone about a neck, and in Luke 23:39 , of the malefactors; (b) intransitively, in the Middle Voice, in Matthew 22:40 , of the dependence of "the Law and the prophets" (i.e., that which they enjoin) upon the one great principle of love to God and one's neighbor (as a door "hangs" on a hinge, or as articles "hang" on a nail); in Acts 28:4 , of the serpent "hanging" from Paul's hand; in Galatians 3:13 the word is used in a quotation from the Sept. of Deuteronomy 21:23 .

2: ἐκκρεμάννυμι
(Strong's #1582 — Verb — ekkremannumi — ek-krem'-am-ahee )

"to hang from, or upon" (ek, and No. 1), is used in the Middle Voice (ekkremamai) metaphorically in Luke 19:48 , RV, "(the people all) "hung" upon (Him, listening)," AV, "were very attentive." In the Sept., Genesis 44:30 .

3: παρίημι
(Strong's #3935 — Verb — pariemi — par-ee'-ay-mi )

signifies (a) "to disregard, leave alone, leave undone," Luke 11:42 (some mss. have aphiemi, here); (b) "to relax, loosen," and, in the Passive Voice, "to be relaxed, exhausted," said of hands that "hang" down in weakness, Hebrews 12:12 .

4: περίκειμαι
(Strong's #4029 — Verb — perikeimai — per-ik'-i-mahee )

signifies "to lie round" (peri, "around," keimai, "to lie"); then, "to be hanged round," said of "a great millstone" (lit., "a millstone turned by an ass"), Mark 9:42 , RV, and marg., to be "hung" round the neck of him who causes one of Christ's "little ones" to stumble; in Luke 17:2 , "a millstone." See BOUND (to be).

5: ἀπάγχω
(Strong's #519 — Verb — apancho — ap-ang'-khom-ahee )

signifies "to strangle;" in the Middle Voice, to "hang" oneself Matthew 27:5 . In the Sept. it is said of Ahithophel (2 Samuel 17:23 ).

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

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