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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: πτωχεία
(Strong's #4432 — Noun Feminine — ptocheia — pto-khi'-ah )

"destitution" (akin to ptocheuo, see POOR), is used of the "poverty" which Christ voluntarily experienced on our behalf, 2 Corinthians 8:9 ; of the destitute condition of saints in Judea, 2 Corinthians 8:2 ; of the condition of the church in Smyrna, Revelation 2:9 , where the word is used in a general sense. Cp. synonymous words under POOR.

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

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