Necessary - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Necessary

[ 1,,G316, anankaios ]
necessary" (from ananke, "necessity;" See below), is so rendered in Acts 13:46; 1 Corinthians 12:22; 2 Corinthians 9:5; Philippians 2:25; Titus 3:14; Hebrews 8:3, RV (AV, "of necessity"); for Acts 10:24, "near friends," See NEAR, B.

[ 2,,G318, ananke ]
"a necessity" (See No. 1), is rendered "(it was) necessary" in Hebrews 9:23, lit., "it was a necessity." See DISTRESS, A, No. 1.

[ 3,,G1876, epanankes ]
an adjective akin to the preceding, with epi, used intensively, found only in the neuter form, is used as an adverb signifying "of necessity" and translated as an adjective in Acts 15:28, "necessary," lit., "(things) of necessity."

Note: For the AV of Acts 28:10 See NEED, A, No. 1.

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