Intent - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1771, ennoia ]
primarily a thinking, idea, consideration," denotes "purpose, intention, design" (en, in, nous, mind); it is rendered "intents" in Hebrews 4:12; "mind," in 1 Peter 4:1 (RV, marg., "thought"). See MIND. Cp. Enthumesis, "thought" (See DEVICE).

[ 2,,G3056, logos ]
"a word, account, etc.," sometimes denotes "a reason, cause, intent," e.g., Matthew 5:32, "cause;" it is rendered "intent" in Acts 10:29. See CAUSE.


(1) The phrase eis touto, lit., "unto this," i.e., "for this purpose," is rendered "for this (AV, 'that') intent" in Acts 9:21, RV

(2) The phrase eis to, "unto the," followed by a verb in the infinitive mood, is translated "to the intent" in 1 Corinthians 10:6.

(3) The phrase pros ti, lit., "in reference to what," is rendered "for what intent" in John 13:28.

(4) In John 11:15 the conjunction hina, "to the end that," is translated "to the intent," and in Ephesians 3:10, "to the intent that."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words