Declare, Declaration - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Declare, Declaration

[ A-1,Verb,G312, anangello ]
signifies to announce, report, bring back tidings" (ana, "back," angello, "to announce"). Possibly the ana carries the significance of upward, i.e., heavenly, as characteristic of the nature of the tidings. In the following, either the AV or the RV translates the word by the verb "to declare;" in John 4:25, RV, "declaree," AV, "tell;" in 16:13-15, RV, "declare," AV, "shew;" in Acts 15:4, RV, "rehearsed," AV, "declared;" in Acts 19:18, RV, "declaring," AV, "shewed" (a reference, perhaps, to the destruction of their idols, in consequence of their new faith); in Acts 20:20, RV, "declaring," AV, "have shewed;" in 1 John 1:5, RV, "announce," AV, "declare." See REHEARSE, REPORT, SHEW, SPEAK, TELL.

[ A-2,Verb,G518, apangello ]
signifies "to announce or report from a person or place" (apo, "from"); hence, "to declare, publish;" it is rendered "declare" in Luke 8:47; Hebrews 2:12; 1 John 1:3. It is very frequent in the Gospels and Acts; elsewhere, other than the last two places mentioned, only in 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 John 1:2. See BRING, A, No. 36.

[ A-3,Verb,G1229, diangello ]
lit., "to announce through," hence, "to declare fully, or far and wide" (dia, "through"), is translated "declaring" in Acts 21:26, RV (AV, "to signify"); in Luke 9:60, RV, "publish abroad" (for AV, "preach"), giving the verb its fuller significance; so in Romans 9:17, for AV, "declared," See PREACH, SIGNIFY.

[ A-4,Verb,G2605, katangello ]
lit., "to report down" (kata, intensive), is ordinarily translated "to preach;" "declare" in Acts 17:23, AV (RV, "set forth"); in 1 Corinthians 2:1, RV, "proclaiming," for AV, "declaring." It is nowhere translated by "declare" in the RV. See PREACH, SHOW, SPEAK, TEACH.

[ A-5,Verb,G3853, parangello ]
See CHARGE, B, No. 8.

[ A-6,Verb,G1334, diegeomai ]
"to conduct a narration through to the end" (dia, "through," intensive, hegeomai, "to lead"), hence denotes "to recount, to relate in full," Mark 5:16; Luke 8:39; Luke 9:10; Acts 8:33; Acts 9:27; Acts 12:17; in Mark 9:9; Hebrews 11:32, "tell." See SHOW, TELL.

[ A-7,Verb,G1555, ekdiegeomai ]
properly, "to narrate in full," came to denote, "to tell, declare;" it is used in Acts 13:41; Acts 15:3.

[ A-8,Verb,G1834, exegeomai ]
lit., to lead out," signifies "to make known, rehearse, declare," Luke 24:35 (AV, "told;" RV, rehearsed"); Acts 10:8; Acts 15:12, Acts 15:14; Acts 21:19. In John 1:18, in the sentence "He hath declared Him," the other meaning of the verb is in view, to unfold in teaching, "to declare" by making known. See TELL.

[ A-9,Verb,G3724, horizo ]
"to mark off by boundaries," signifies "to determine," usually of time; in Romans 1:4, Christ is said to have been "marked out" as the Son of God, by the fact of His resurrection; "declared" (RV, marg., "determined). See DEFINE.

[ A-10,Verb,G1213, deloo ]
"to make plain," is rendered "to declare" in 1 Corinthians 1:11, AV; 1 Corinthians 3:13; Colossians 1:8. See SIGNIFY.

[ A-11,Verb,G5419, phrazo ]
"to declare," occurs in Matthew 15:15 and (in some texts) in Matthew 13:36 (as AV).

Note: For gnorizo, "to make known," rendered "to declare" in John 17:26; 1 Corinthians 15:1; Colossians 4:7, See KNOWN, A, No. 8. For emphanizo, "to declare plainly," Hebrews 11:14, AV, See MANIFEST, A, No. 2. For phaneroo, See MANIFEST, B, No. 1. For anatithemi, Acts 25:14, AV, See COMMUNICATE. For "declare glad tidings" See TIDINGS.

[ B-1,Noun,G1732, endeixis ]
"a showing, pointing out" (en, "in," deiknumi, "to show"), is said of the "showing forth" of God's righteousness, in Romans 3:25-Romans 3:26, AV, "to declare;" RV, "to show," and "(for) the showing." In 2 Corinthians 8:24, "proof;" Philippians 1:28, "an evident token." See SHOW, TOKEN.


(1) In Luke 1:1, diegesis is a "narrative" (RV), not a "declaration" (AV).

(2) In 2 Corinthians 8:19, "declaration" does not represent any word in the original.

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