Awake - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1453, egeiro ]
is used,
(a) in the Active Voice, of arousing a person from sleep;" in Matthew 8:25 of the act of the disciples in awaking the Lord; in Acts 12:7, of the awaking of Peter, RV, "awake him;"
(b) in the Passive Voice, with a Middle significance, of the virgins, in "arousing themselves" from their slumber, Matthew 25:7; in Romans 13:11; Ephesians 5:14, metaphorically, "of awaking from a state of moral sloth." See ARISE, LIFT, RAISE, REAR, RISE, STAND, TAKE.

[ 2,,G1326, diegeiro ]
is used of "awaking from natural sleep," Matthew 1:24; Mark 4:38; of the act of the disciples in "awaking" the Lord, Luke 8:24 (cp. egeiro, in Matthew 8:25); metaphorically, "of arousing the mind," 2 Peter 1:13; 2 Peter 3:1. See ARISE, RAISE, STIR UP.

[ 3,,G1594, eknepho ]
primarily, "to return to one's sense from drunkenness to become sober," is so used in the Sept., e.g., Genesis 9:24; metaphorically, in Joel 1:5; Habakkuk 2:7; lit., in Habakkuk 2:19, of the words of an idolater to an image; in the NT in 1 Corinthians 15:34, "Awake up righteously and sin not" (RV), suggesting a return to soberness of mind from the stupor consequent upon the influence of evil doctrine.

[ 4,,G1852, exupnizo ]
from ek, "out of," and hupnos, "sleep," "to rouse a person out of sleep," is used metaphorically, in John 11:11.

[ 5,,G1235, diagregoreo ]
dia, intensive, gregoreo, "to watch," is used in Luke 9:32, RV, "were fully awake." AV "were awake".

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words