Wherefore - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Wherefore

* Note: This represents

(1) some phrases introduced by the preposition dia, on account of," dia touto, "on account of this," e.g., Matthew 12:31; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 1:15; 3 John 1:10; dia hen (the accusative feminine of hos, "who"), "on account of which" (aitia, "a cause," being understood), e.g., Acts 10:21 (with aitia, expressed, Titus 1:13; Hebrews 2:11); dia ti "on account of what?" (sometimes as one word, diati), e.g., Luke 19:23; Romans 9:32; 2 Corinthians 11:11; Revelation 17:7;

(2) dio = dia ho (the neuter of the relative pronoun hos), "on account of which (thing)," e.g., Matthew 27:8; Acts 15:19; Acts 20:31; Acts 24:26; Acts 25:26; Acts 27:25, Acts 27:34; Romans 1:24; Romans 15:7; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 2 Corinthians 2:8; 2 Corinthians 5:9; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Ephesians 2:11; Ephesians 3:13; Ephesians 4:8, Ephesians 4:25; Ephesians 5:14; Philippians 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Philemon 1:8; Hebrews 3:7, Hebrews 3:10; Hebrews 10:5; Hebrews 11:16; Hebrews 12:12, Hebrews 12:28; Hebrews 13:12; James 1:21; James 4:6; 1 Peter 1:13; 2 Peter 1:10, 2 Peter 1:12; 2 Peter 3:14;

(3) dioper, "for which very reason" (a strengthened form of the preceding), 1 Corinthians 8:13; 1 Corinthians 10:14 (1 Corinthians 14:13 in some mss.);

(4) hothen (which denotes "whence," when used of direction or source, e.g., Matthew 12:44), used of cause and denoting "wherefore" in Hebrews 2:17; Hebrews 3:1; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 8:3;

(5) ti, "what, why," John 9:27; Acts 22:30; Galatians 3:19, AV (RV, "what");

(6) heneka with tinos (the genitive case of ti), "because of what," Acts 19:32;

(7) charin with hou, the genitive case, neuter of hos, "for the sake of what," Luke 7:47;

(8) eis, "unto," with ti, "what," Matthew 14:31; with ho, "which" (the accusative neuter of hos), 2 Thessalonians 1:11, AV (RV, "to which end");

(9) ara, "so," 2 Corinthians 7:12, AV (RV, "so"); with ge, "at least," Matthew 7:20, AV (RV, "therefore");
(10) hina, "in order that," with ti, "what," Matthew 9:4;
(11) toigaroun, "therefore," rendered "wherefore" in Hebrews 12:1, AV;
(12) in Matthew 26:50, epi, "unto," with ho, as in No.

(8) above, AV, "wherefore (art thou come)?" RV, "(do that) for which (thou art come);"
(13) oun, a particle expressing sequence or consequence, e.g., Matthew 24:26; Acts 6:3;
(14) hoste, "so that," "wherefore," e.g., Romans 7:12-Romans 7:13; 1 Corinthians 10:12; 1 Corinthians 11:27, 1 Corinthians 11:33; 1 Corinthians 14:22, 1 Corinthians 14:39; 2 Corinthians 5:16; Galatians 3:24; Galatians 4:7; Philippians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:18; 1 Peter 4:19.

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