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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Yoke, Yoked

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A — 1: ζυγός
(Strong's #2218 — Noun Masculine — zugos — dzoo-gos' )

"a yoke," serving to couple two things together, is used (1) metaphorically, (a) of submission to authority, Matthew 11:29,30 , of Christ's "yoke," not simply imparted by Him but shared with Him; (b) of bondage, Acts 15:10 ; Galatians 5:1 , of bondage to the Law as a supposed means of salvation; (c) of bondservice to masters, 1 Timothy 6:1 ; (2) to denote "a balance," Revelation 6:5 . See BALANCE.

A — 2: ζεῦγος
(Strong's #2201 — Noun Neuter — zeugos — dzyoo'-gos )

"a pair of animals," Luke 14:19 . See PAIR.

B — 1: ἑτεροζυγέω
(Strong's #2086 — Verb — heterozugeo — het-er-od-zoog-eh'-o )

"to be unequally yoked" (heteros, "another of a different sort," and A, No. 1), is used metaphorically in 2 Corinthians 6:14 .


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Yoke, Yoked'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/y/yoke-yoked.html. 1940.

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