Get, Got, Gotten - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Get, Got, Gotten

(a) In the sense of acquiring:

[ 1,,G2147, heurisko ]
to find," is translated "get" in Luke 9:12, of victuals. See FIND.

[ 2,,G2932, ktaomai ]
"to acquire, procure for oneself, gain," is rendered "get" in the RV of Matthew 10:9 and AV marg. (AV, text, "provide"); in Luke 18:12 (for AV, "possess"). See OBTAIN, POSSESS, PROVIDE, PURCHASE.

[ 3,,G2770, kerdaino ]
"to gain," is rendered "have gotten" in Acts 27:21, RV (of injury and loss); the word is there used metaphorically, however, of avoiding, or saving oneself from. For the meaning, "to get gain," James 4:13, See GAIN.


(1) For pleonekteo; "to get an advantage of" (AV, in 2 Corinthians 2:11; RV, "an advantage may be gained over,"), See ADVANTAGE.

(2) In Revelation 15:2, AV, nikao, "to conquer, prevail over," is translated "had gotten the victory" (RV, "come victorious").

(3) In Revelation 3:17, RV, plouteo, "to become rich," is rendered "I have gotten riches."

(b) In the sense of going:

[ 4,,G1826, exeimi ]
"to go or come out," is used in Acts 27:43 of "getting" to land. See DEPART, GO, No. 23.

[ 5,,G5217, hupago ]
"to go away, withdraw," is rendered "get," "get ... hence," in Matthew 4:10; Matthew 16:23; Mark 8:33; some mss. have it in Luke 4:8. See DEPART, GO, No. 8.

[ 6,,G1831, exerchomai ]
"to come or go out," is translated "get ... out" in Luke 13:31; Acts 7:3; Acts 22:18. See COME, No. 3, GO (Notes).

[ 7,,G2597, katabaino ]
"to descend," is translated "get ... down," in Acts 10:20. See COME, No. 19.

[ 8,,G1684, embaino ]
"to enter," is translated "they got into" in John 6:24 (of boats), RV [AV, "took (shipping)."]. See COME, No. 21.

[ 9,,G576, apobaino ]
"to go from," is translated "they got out" in John 21:9, RV (AV, "were come to"). See COME, 21 (Note).

Note: In Acts 21:1, AV, apospao, "to withdraw or part from," is rendered "we had gotten (from)," RV, "had parted (from)." After the scene described at the end of ch. 20, it may well have the force of "being reft away" (or tearing themselves away) from them. Cp. the same verb in Luke 22:41 ("He was reft away from them"). See DRAW, PART, WITHDRAW.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words