Wonder (Noun and Verb) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Wonder (Noun and Verb)

[ 1,Noun,G5059, teras ]
something strange," causing the beholder to marvel, is always used in the plural, always rendered "wonders," and generally follows semeia, "signs;" the opposite order occurs in Acts 2:22,Acts 2:43; Acts 6:8, RV; Acts 7:36; in Acts 2:19 "wonders" occurs alone. A sign is intended to appeal to the understanding, a "wonder" appeals to the imagination, a power (dunamis) indicates its source as supernatural. "Wonders" are manifested as Divine operations in thirteen occurrences (9 times in Acts); three times they are ascribed to the work of Satan through human agents, Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:9.

[ 2,Noun,G2285, thambos ]
"amazement," is rendered "wonder" in Acts 3:10. See AMAZE, A, No. 2.


(1) For thauma, "a wonder" (rendered "admiration" in Revelation 17:6, AV), See MARVEL.

(2) In Revelation 12:1,Revelation 12:3; Revelation 13:13 semeion, "a sign," is translated in the AV, "wonder
(s)," RV, "sign

(3) In Acts 3:11 ekthambos (ek, intensive, and No. 2) is translated "greatly wondering."

(4) For pseudos, 2 Thessalonians 2:9, "lying wonders," See FALSE, B. Cp. AMAZE, B, Nos. 3 and 4.

* Note: (Verbs). For thaumazo, See MARVEL; for existemi, Acts 8:13, AV, See AMAZE, B, No. 1.

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