Due - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Adjective,G2398, idios ]
one's own," is applied to kairos, "a season," in Galatians 6:9, "in due season," i.e., in the season Divinely appointed for the reaping. So in 1 Timothy 2:6, "the testimony to be borne in its own (AV, 'due') times (seasons);" 1 Timothy 6:15, "in its own (idios) times (seasons);" similarly in Titus 1:3. See BUSINESS, B.

Note: For axios, "the due reward," See REWARD, Note

[ B-1,Verb,G3784, opheilo ]
signifies "to owe, to be indebted," especially financially, Matthew 18:30, RV, "that which was due;" Matthew 18:34, "all that was due." See BEHOVE, BOUND (to be).

[ B-2,Verb,G1163, dei ]
an impersonal verb signifying "it is necessary," is translated "was due" in Romans 1:27, RV (AV, "was meet"). See BEHOVE.

[ C-1,Noun,G3782, opheile ]
akin to B, No. 1, is rendered "dues" in Romans 13:7. In 1 Corinthians 7:3, RV, it is translated "her due" (the AV, "due benevolence" follows another reading).


(1) In the phrases "in due season" in Matthew 24:45; Luke 12:42; Romans 5:6 (lit., "according to time"), and "in due time," 1 Peter 5:6, there is no word representing "due" in the original, and the phrases are, lit., "in season," "in time."

(2) For the phrase "born out of due time," in 1 Corinthians 15:8, See BEGET, B, No. 2.

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