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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Haste, With Haste, Hastily

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A — 1: σπουδή
(Strong's #4710 — Noun Feminine — spoude — spoo-day' )

denotes (a) "haste, speed," accompanied by "with," Mark 6:25 ; Luke 1:39 ; (b) "zeal, diligence, earnestness:" see BUSINESS , CARE , CAREFULNESS , DILIGENCE , FORWARDNESS.

B — 1: σπεύδω
(Strong's #4692 — Verb — speudo — spyoo'-do )

denotes (a) intransitively, "to hasten," Luke 2:16 , "with haste," lit., "(they came) hastening;" Luke 19:5,6 ; Acts 20:16 ; 22:18 ; (b) transitively, "to desire earnestly," 2 Peter 3:12 , RV, "earnestly desiring" (marg., "hastening"), AV, "hasting" (the day of God), i.e., in our practical fellowship with God as those who are appointed by Him as instruments through prayer and service for the accomplishment of His purposes, purposes which will be unthwartably fulfilled both in time and manner of accomplishment. In this way the earnest desire will find its fulfillment.

C — 1: ταχέως
(Strong's #5030 — Adverb — tacheos — takh-eh'-oce )

"quickly," is used in a warning to lay hands "hastily" on no man (with a suggestion of rashness), 1 Timothy 5:22 , RV (AV, "suddenly"); in John 11:31 , RV, "(she rose up) quickly" (AV, "hastily"). See QUICKLY , SHORTLY , SUDDENLY.

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

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