Moment - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Noun,G823, atomos ]
lit. means indivisible" (from a, negative, and temno, "to cut;" Eng., "atom"); hence it denotes "a moment," 1 Corinthians 15:52.

[ A-2,Noun,G4743, stigme ]
"a prick, a point" (akin to stizo, "to prick"), is used metaphorically in Luke 4:5, of a "moment," with chronos, "a moment (of time)."

Note: It is to be distinguished from stigma, "a mark" or "brand," Galatians 6:17, which is, however, also connected with stizo.

[ B-1,Adverb,G3910, parautika ]
the equivalent of parauta, immediately (not in the NT), i.e., para auta, with ta pragmata understood, "at the same circumstances," is used adjectivally in 2 Corinthians 4:17 and translated "which is but for a moment;" the meaning is not, however, simply that of brief duration, but that which is present with us now or immediate (para, "beside, with"), in contrast to the future glory; the clause is, lit., "for the present lightness (i.e., 'light burden,' the adjective elaphron, "light,' being used as a noun) of (our) affliction." This meaning is confirmed by its use in the Sept. of Psalms 70:3, "(let them be turned back) immediately," where the rendering could not be "for a moment."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words