Avoid - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1578, ekklino ]
to turn away from, to turn aside," lit., "to bend out of" (ek, "out," klino, "to bend"), is used in Romans 3:12, of the sinful condition of mankind, AV, gone out of the way," RV, "turned aside;" in Romans 16:17, of turning away from those who cause offenses and occasions of stumbling (AV, "avoid"); in 1 Peter 3:11 of turning away from evil (AV, "eschew"). See ESCHEW, WAY.

[ 2,,G1624, ektrepo ]
lit., "to turn or twist out," is used in the Passive Voice in Hebrews 12:13, "that which is lame be not turned out of the way" (or rather, "put out of joint"); in the sense of the Middle Voice (though Passive in form) of turning aside, or turning away from, 2 Timothy 4:4 (AV, "shall be turned unto fables," RV, "shall turn aside"); in 1 Timothy 1:6, of those who having swerved from the faith, have turned aside unto vain talking; in 1 Timothy 5:15, of those who have turned aside after Satan; in 1 Timothy 6:20, RV, of "turning away from (AV, 'avoiding') profane babblings and oppositions of the knowledge which is falsely so called." See TURN. In the Sept., Amos 5:8.

[ 3,,G3868, paraiteomai ]
lit., "to ask aside" (para, "aside," aiteo, "to ask"), signifies
(a) "to beg of (or from) another," Mark 15:6, in the most authentic mss.;
(b) "to deprecate,"

(1) "to entreat (that) not," Hebrews 12:19;

(2) "to refuse, decline, avoid," 1 Timothy 4:7; 1 Timothy 5:11; 2 Timothy 2:23; Titus 3:10 (See No. 4 for Titus 3:9); Hebrews 12:25;
(c) "to beg off, ask to be excused," Luke 14:18-Luke 14:19 (some would put Hebrews 12:25 here). See EXCUSE, INTREAT, REFUSE, REJECT.

[ 4,,G4026, periistemi ]
in the Active Voice, means "to stand around" (peri, "around," histemi, "to stand"), John 11:42; Acts 25:7; in the Middle Voice, "to turn oneself about," for the purpose of avoiding something, "to avoid, shun," said of profane babblings, 2 Timothy 2:16; of foolish questions, genealogies, strife, etc., Titus 3:9 (AV, "avoid"). See SHUN, STAND.

[ 5,,G4724, stello ]
"to place," sometimes signifies, in the Middle Voice, "to take care against a thing, to avoid," 2 Corinthians 8:20; in 2 Thessalonians 3:6, "of withdrawing from a person." See WITHDRAW.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words