Discourse - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Discourse

[ 1,,G1256, dialegomai ]
primarily denotes to ponder, resolve in one's mind" (dia, "through," lego, "to say"); then, "to converse, dispute, discuss, discourse with;" most frequently, "to reason or dispute with." In Hebrews 12:5 the RV, "reasoneth with" is to be preferred to the AV, "speaketh unto." The AV translates it "preached," in Acts 20:7, Acts 20:9; this the RV corrects to "discoursed," lit., "dialogue," i.e., not by way of a sermon, but by a "discourse" of a more conversational character. See DISPUTE, PREACH, REASON, SPEAK. In the Sept., Exodus 6:27; Judges 8:1; Isaiah 63:1

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