Fare, Farewell - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Fare, Farewell

[ 1,,G2165, euphraino ]
in the Active Voice, signifies to cheer, gladden," 2 Corinthians 2:2; in the Passive, "to rejoice, make merry;" translated "faring sumptuously" in Luke 16:19, especially of food (RV, marg., "living in mirth and splendor"). See GLAD, MERRY, REJOICE.

[ 2,,G4517, rhonnumi ]
"to strengthen, to be strong," is used in the imperative mood as a formula at the end of letters, signifying "Farewell," Acts 15:29; some mss. have it in Acts 23:30 (the RV omits it, as do most versions).

[ 3,,G2192, echo ]
"to have," is used idiomatically in Acts 15:36, RV, "(how) they fare," AV, "how they do."

[ 4,,G5463, chairo ]
"to joy, rejoice, be glad," is used in the imperative mood in salutations,
(a) on meeting, "Hail," e.g., Matthew 26:49; or with lego, "to say, to give a greeting," 2 John 1:11; in letters; "greeting," e.g., Acts 15:23;
(b) at parting, the underlying thought being joy, 2 Corinthians 13:11 (RV, marg., "rejoice");
(c) on other occasions, See the RV marg. in Philippians 3:1; Philippians 4:4. See GLAD, GREETING, No. 2, HAIL, JOY, JOYFULLY.

Note: As "farewell" is inadequate to express chairo, which always conveys the thought of joy or cheer,
(b) properly comes under

[ 5,,G657, apotasso ]
primarily denotes "to set apart;" then, in the Middle Voice,
(a) "to take leave of, bid farewell to," Mark 6:46, "had taken leave of;" cp. Acts 18:18, Acts 18:21; 2 Corinthians 2:13 (in these three verses, the verb may signify to give final instructions to); Luke 9:61, "to bid farewell;"
(b) "to forsake," Luke 14:33. In the papyri, besides saying goodbye, the stronger meaning is found of getting rid of a person (Moulton and Milligan). See FORSAKE, LEAVE (take), RENOUNCE, SEND (away).

Note: For aspazomai, "to bid farewell," See LEAVE
(c), No. 2.

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