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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ἀκούω
(Strong's #191 — Verb — akouo — ak-oo'-o )

"to hear," is rendered "hearken" in the AV and RV, in Mark 4:3 ; Acts 4:19 ; 7:2 ; 15:13 ; James 2:5 ; in the RV only, in Acts 3:22,23 ; 13:16 (AV, "give audience"); Acts 15:12 , "hearkened" (AV "gave audience"). See HEAR , No. 1. Note: In Acts 12:13 , hupakouo, lit., "to hearken," with the idea of stillness, or attention (hupo, "under," akouo, "to hear"), signifies "to answer a knock at a door," RV, "to answer" (AV, "to hearken"). See OBEY.

2: ἐπακούω
(Strong's #1873 — Verb — epakouo — ep-ak-oo'-o )

denotes "to hearken to," 2 Corinthians 6:2 , RV (see HEAR , A, No. 4).

3: ἐνωτίζομαι
(Strong's #1801 — Verb — enotizomai — en-o-tid'-zom-ahee )

"to give ear to, to hearken" (from en, "in" and ous, "an ear"), is used in Acts 2:14 , in Peter's address to the men of Israel.

4: πειθαρχέω
(Strong's #3980 — Verb — peitharcheo — pi-tharkh-eh'-o )

"to obey one in authority, be obedient" (peithomai, "to be persuaded," arche, "rule"), is translated "to hearken unto" in Acts 27:21 , in Paul's reminder to the shipwrecked mariners that they should have given heed to his counsel. See OBEY.

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

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