Device - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1761, enthumesis ]
a cogitation, an inward reasoning" (generally, evil surmising or supposition), is formed from en, "in," and thumos, "strong feeling, passion" (cp. thumoo, in the Middle Voice, "to be wroth, furious"); Eng., "fume" is akin; the root, thu---, signifies "to rush, rage." The word is translated "device" in Acts 17:29, of man's production of images; elsewhere, "thoughts," Matthew 9:4; Matthew 12:25; Hebrews 4:12, where the accompanying word ennoia denotes inward intentions, See THOUGHT.

[ 2,,G3540, noema ]
denotes "thought, that which is thought out" (cp. noeo, "to understand"); hence, "a purpose, device;" translated "devices" in 2 Corinthians 2:11; "minds" in 2 Corinthians 3:14; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 2 Corinthians 11:3; in 2 Corinthians 10:5, "thought;" in Philippians 4:7, AV, "minds," RV, "thoughts" See MIND, THOUGHT.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words