Manifest (Adjective and Verb) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Manifest (Adjective and Verb)

[ A-1,Adjective,G1717, emphanes ]
manifest (akin to emphaino, to show in, to exhibit;" en, "in," phaino, "to cause to shine"), is used
(a) literally in Acts 10:40, RV "(gave Him to be made) manifest;"
(b) metaphorically in Romans 10:20, "(I was made) manifest." See OPENLY. Cp. B, No. 2.

[ A-2,Adjective,G5318, phaneros ]
"open to sight, visible, manifest" (the root phan---, signifying "shining," exists also in No. 1), is translated "manifest" in Luke 8:17; Acts 4:16; Acts 7:13, RV (AV, "known"); Romans 1:19; 1 Corinthians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 11:19; 1 Corinthians 14:25; Galatians 5:19; Philippians 1:13; 1 Timothy 4:15 (AV, "appear"); 1 John 3:10. See APPEAR, B, Note

[ A-3,Adjective,G852, aphanes ]
denotes "unseen, hidden," Hebrews 4:13, "not manifest" (a, negative, and phaino). In the Sept., Nehemiah 4:8; Job 24:20.


(1) In 1 Corinthians 15:27, AV delos, "evident," is translated "manifest" (RV, "evident").

(2) So with ekdelos, 2 Timothy 3:9, an intensive form of delos, signifying "quite evident."

(3) In 1 Timothy 5:25, AV, prodelos, "evident beforehand, clearly evident," is translated "manifest beforehand" (RV, "evident"); See EVIDENT.

(4) For "manifest token," See TOKEN.

[ B-1,Verb,G5319, phaneroo ]
"to make visible, clear, manifest," known (akin to A, No. 2), is used especially in the writings of the Apostles John and Paul), occurring 9 times in the Gospel, 9 times in 1 John, 2 in Rev.; in the Pauline Epistles (including Heb.) 24 times; in the other Gospels, only in Mark, 3 times; elsewhere in 1 Peter 1:20; 1 Peter 5:4. The true meaning is "to uncover, lay bare, reveal." The following are variations in the rendering, which should be noted: Mark 16:12, Mark 16:14 (RV, "was manifested," AV, "appeared"); John 21:1 (RV, "manifested," AV, "shewed;" cp. John 21:14); Romans 1:19 (RV, "manifested," AV, "hath shewed"); 2 Corinthians 3:3 (RV, "being made manifest," AV, "are manifestly declared"); 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Corinthians 7:12; Revelation 3:18 (RV, "be made manifest," AV, "appear"); 2 Corinthians 11:6 (RV, "we have made it manifest," AV, "we have been throughly made manifest"); Colossians 1:26 (RV, "hath it been manifested," AV, "is made manifest"); Colossians 3:4 (RV, "be manifested," AV, "appear;" so 1 Peter 5:4); 1 Timothy 3:16 (RV, "was manifested," AV, "was manifest"); 2 Timothy 1:10 (RV, "hath ... been manifested," AV, "is ... made manifest;" cp. Romans 16:26; 2 Corinthians 4:10-11; 1 Peter 1:20); Hebrews 9:26 (RV, "hath He been manifested," AV, "hath He appeared"); 1 John 2:28; 1 John 3:2 (RV, "is ... made manifest," AV, "doth appear"). See APPEAR, A. No. 4.

[ B-2,Verb,G1718, emphanizo ]
akin to A, No. 1, is translated "to manifest, make manifest," in John 14:21-John 14:22; Hebrews 11:14, RV; See APPEAR, A, No. 5.

Note: For the adverb phaneros, "manifestly," See EVIDENTLY, OPENLY.

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