Miracle - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1411, dunamis ]
power, inherent ability," is used of works of a supernatural origin and character, such as could not be produced by natural agents and means. It is translated "miracles" in the RV and AV in Acts 8:13 (where variant readings give the words in different order); Acts 19:11; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Corinthians 12:28-29; Galatians 3:5; AV only, in Acts 2:22 (RV, "mighty works"); Hebrews 2:4 (RV, "powers"). In Galatians 3:5, the word may be taken in its widest sense, to include "miracles" both physical and moral. See MIGHT, A, No. 1, POWER, WORK.

[ 2,,G4592, semeion ]
"a sign, mark, token" (akin to semaino, "to give a sign;" sema, "a sign"), is used of "miracles" and wonders as signs of Divine authority; it is translated "miracles" in the RV and AV of Luke 23:8; Acts 4:16, Acts 4:22; most usually it is given its more appropriate meaning "sign," "signs," e.g., Matthew 12:38-Matthew 12:39, and in every occurrence in the Synoptists, except Luke 23:8; in the following passages in John's Gospel the RV substitutes "sign" or "signs" for the AV, "miracle or miracles;" John 2:11, John 2:23; John 3:2; John 4:54; John 6:2, John 6:14, John 6:26; John 7:31; John 9:16; John 10:41; John 11:47; John 12:18, John 12:37; the AV also has "signs" elsewhere in this Gospel; in Acts, RV, "signs," AV, "miracles," in Acts 6:8; Acts 8:6; Acts 15:12; elsewhere only in Revelation 13:14; Revelation 16:14; Revelation 19:20. See SIGN, TOKEN, WONDER.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words