Firm - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Firm

[ 1,,G949, bebaios ]
firm, steadfast, secure" (from baino, "to go"), is translated "firm" in Hebrews 3:6, of the maintenance of the boldness of the believer's hope, and in Hebrews 3:14, RV, of "the beginning of our confidence" (AV, "steadfast"). See STEADFAST, SURE.

[ 2,,G4731, stereos ]
"solid, hard, stiff," is translated "firm" in 2 Timothy 2:19, RV, "the firm (foundation of God)," AV, "(standeth) sure;" stereos is not part of the predicate; "solid (food)" in Hebrews 5:12, Hebrews 5:14, RV; "steadfast" in 1 Peter 5:9. See SOLID, STEADFAST, STRONG.

Note: Cp. stereoo, "to make strong, establish," Acts 3:7, Acts 3:16; Acts 16:5, and stereoma, "steadfastness," Colossians 2:5.

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