Behove - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Behove

[ 1,,G3784, opheilo ]
to owe," is once rendered "behove," Hebrews 2:17; it indicates a necessity, owing to the nature of the matter under consideration; in this instance, the fulfillment of the justice and love of God, voluntarily exhibited in what Christ accomplished, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest. See BOUND, DEBT, DUE, DUTY, GUILTY, INDEBTED, MUST, NEED, OUGHT, OWE.

[ 2,,G1163, dei ]
"it is necessary," is rendered "behoved," in Luke 24:46; RV, (that the Christ) "should" (suffer). Dei expresses a logical necessity, opheilo, a moral obligation; cp. chre, James 3:10, "ought," which expresses a need resulting from the fitness of things (Trench, cvii). See MEET, MUST, NEED, OUGHT.

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