Bring, Bringing, Brought - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Bring, Bringing, Brought

[ A-1,Verb,G5342, phero ]
to bear, or carry," is used also of "bearing or bringing forth fruit," Mark 4:8; John 15:5, etc. To bring is the most frequent meaning. See BEAR, CARRY, DRIVE, ENDURE, GO, LEAD, MOVE, REACH, RUSHING, UPHOLD. Compounds of No. 1, translated by the verb "to bring," are as follows:

[ A-2,Verb,G399, anaphero ]
denotes "to bring up," Matthew 17:1. See BEAR, No. 3.

[ A-3,Verb,G667, apophero ]
"to carry forth," is rendered "bring," in the AV of 1 Corinthians 16:3; Acts 19:12 (RV, "carried away"); some mss. have epiphero here. See CARRY.

[ A-4,Verb,G1533, eisphero ]
denotes "to bring to," Acts 17:20; "to bring into," Luke 5:18-Luke 5:19; 1 Timothy 6:7; Hebrews 13:11. See LEAD, No. 11.

[ A-5,Verb,G1627, ekphero ]
"to bring forth." See BEAR, No. 4.

[ A-6,Verb,G2018, epiphero ]
(a) "to bring upon, or to bring against," Jude 1:9;
(b) "to impose, inflict, visit upon," Romans 3:5. Some mss. have it in Acts 25:18 (for No. 1); some in Philippians 1:16 (RV, Philippians 1:17, "raise up," translating egeiro).

[ A-7,Verb,G4393, prophero ]
denotes "to bring forth," Luke 6:45, twice.

[ A-8,Verb,G4374, prosphero ]
(a) "to bring (in addition)," Matthew 25:20; "to bring unto," Matthew 5:23 (RV, "art offering"); Mark 10:13;
(b) "to offer," Matthew 5:24. See DEAL WITH, DO, OFFER, PRESENT, PUT.

[ A-9,Verb,G4851, sumphero ]
"to bring together," has this meaning in Acts 19:19. See BETTER (be), EXPEDIENT, GOOD, PROFIT.

[ A-10,Verb,G71, ago ]
"to lead, to lead along, to bring," has the meaning "to bring" (besides its occurrences in the Gospels and Acts) in 1 Thessalonians 4:14, 2 Timothy 4:11; Hebrews 2:10. See CARRY, GO, KEEP, LEAD.

*Compounds of this verb are:

[ A-11,Verb,G321, anago ]
"to lead or bring up to," Luke 2:22; Acts 9:39 etc.; "to bring forth," Acts 12:4; "to bring again," Hebrews 13:20; "to bring up again," Romans 10:7. See DEPART, LAUNCH, LEAD, LOOSE, OFFER, TAKE UP, SAIL.

[ A-12,Verb,G520, apago ]
"to lead away, bring forth, bring unto," Acts 23:17. See CARRY, DEATH, LEAD, TAKE.

[ A-13,Verb,G1521, eisago ]
"to bring in, into," Luke 2:27 etc. See LEAD.

[ A-14,Verb,G1806, exago ]
"to lead out, bring forth," Acts 5:19; Acts 7:36, Acts 7:40 etc. See FETCH, LEAD.

[ A-15,Verb,G1863, epago ]
"to bring upon," Acts 5:28; 2 Peter 2:1, 2 Peter 2:5.

[ A-16,Verb,G2609, katago ]
"to bring down," Acts 9:30; Acts 22:30; Acts 23:15, Acts 23:20; Romans 10:6; "to bring forth," Acts 23:28; of boats, "to bring to land," Luke 5:11. See LAND, TOUCH.

[ A-17,Verb,G3919, pareisago ]
"to bring in privily" (lit., "to bring in beside"), "to introduce secretly," 2 Peter 2:1.

[ A-18,Verb,G4254, proago ]
"to bring or lead forth," e.g., Acts 12:6; Acts 16:30; Acts 25:26. See GO, No. 10.

[ A-19,Verb,G4317, prosago ]
"to bring to, or unto," Acts 16:20; 1 Peter 3:18. For Acts 27:27 See DRAW,
(B), No. 3.

*Other verbs are:

[ A-20,Verb,G2865, komizo ]
usually, "to receive, to bring in," Luke 7:37. See RECEIVE.

[ A-21,Verb,G3930, parecho ]
usually, "to offer, furnish, supply" (lit., "to have near"), "to bring, in the sense of supplying," Acts 16:16; Acts 19:24. See DO, GIVE, KEEP, MINISTER, OFFER, SHEW, TROUBLE.

[ A-22,Verb,G654, apostrepho ]
"to turn, or put, back," is translated "brought back" in Matthew 27:3. See PERVERT, PUT, TURN.

[ A-23,Verb,G2601, katabibazo ]
in the Active Voice, "to cause to go down," is used in the Passive in the sense of "being brought down," Luke 10:15 (AV, "thrust down"); "go down" in Matthew 11:23 (marg., "be brought down").

[ A-24,Verb,G4822, sumbibazo ]
rendered "brought" in Acts 19:33.

[ A-25,Verb,G4311, propempo ]
"to send forth, to bring on one's way," Acts 15:3; Acts 20:38, RV; Acts 21:5; Romans 15:24; 1 Corinthians 16:6, 1 Corinthians 16:11; 2 Corinthians 1:16; Titus 3:13; 3 John 1:6. See ACCOMPANY, CONDUCT.

[ A-26,Verb,G985, blastano ]
"to bud, spring up," translated "brought forth" (i.e., "caused to produce"), in James 5:18. See BUD, SPRING.

[ A-27,Verb,G4160, poieo ]
"to make, to do," used of the bringing forth of fruit, Matthew 3:8, Matthew 3:10; Matthew 7:17-Matthew 7:18. See DO.

[ A-28,Verb,G1544, ekballo ]
"to cast out," used of bringing forth good and evil things from the heart, Matthew 12:35. See CAST, No. 5.

[ A-29,Verb,G5088, tikto ]
"to beget, bring forth," Matthew 1:21, Matthew 1:23, Matthew 1:25; James 1:15 (first part of verse, according to the best mss.); Revelation 12:5 (RV, "was delivered of"). See BEGET, BORN, DELIVER.

[ A-30,Verb,G616, apokueo ]
"to bear young," "bringeth forth" in James 1:15 (end of verse) and "brought forth," James 1:18 (AV, "begat"). See BEGET.

[ A-31,Verb,G1080, gennao ]
"to beget," translated "brought forth" in Luke 1:57. See BEGET, A, No. 1.

[ A-32,Verb,G2164, euphoreo ]
"to bear well, be productive," "brought forth plentifully," Luke 12:16. Cp. karpophoreo, Mark 4:20, RV "bear;" so, Colossians 1:6.

[ A-33,Verb,G5142, trepho ]
"to rear, bring up," Luke 4:16. See FEED, NOURISH.

[ A-34,Verb,G397, anatrepho ]
"to nourish," Acts 7:20-Acts 7:21; "brought up," Acts 22:3.

[ A-35,Verb,G1625, ektrepho ]
"to nourish," Ephesians 5:29; "bring up," Ephesians 6:4, AV; RV, "nurture." See NURTURE.

[ A-36,Verb,G518, apangello ]
"to announce," is translated "bring word" in Matthew 2:8, RV (the AV unnecessarily adds "again"); Matthew 28:8. See DECLARE, REPORT, SHEW, TELL.

[ B-1,Noun,G1898, epeisagoge ]
lit., "a bringing in besides," is translated "a bringing in thereupon" in Hebrews 7:19.


(1) In Mark 4:21, erchomai, "to come," is translated "is brought," lit., "(does a lamp) come."

(2) In Mark 13:9, the verb translated "be brought," AV, is histemi, "to stand" (RV); in Acts 27:24, paristemi, "to stand before" (AV, "be brought before").

(3) In Acts 5:36, ginomai, "to become," is rendered "came (to nought)," RV, for AV, "were brought." So in 1 Corinthians 15:54, "come to pass," for "shall be brought to pass."

(4) In Mark 4:29, paradidomi is rendered "is ripe," RV and AV marg., for AV, "brought forth."

(5) In Matthew 1:11-Matthew 1:12, Matthew 1:17, metoikesia signifies "a removal, or carrying away" (not "they were brought," Matthew 1:12, AV).

(6) In Acts 13:1, suntrophos denotes "a foster-brother," RV (AV, marg.).

(7) In 1 Corinthians 4:17, for "bring you into rememberance" (RV, "put ...), See REMEMERANCE.

(8) In Luke 1:19, for RV, "bring you good tidings," and Acts 13:32; Romans 10:15 (end), See PREACH.

(9) In 1 Corinthians 1:19, atheteo, "to reject" (RV), is rendered "bring to nothing" (AV). See DESPISE, Note

(10) For katargeo, "bring to nought," RV, "destroy," 1 Corinthians 6:13, etc., See ABOLISH, DESTROY.

(11) For eipon in Matthew 2:13, AV, "bring ... word," See TELL.

(12) See also DESOLATION, No. 1, PERFECTION, B.

(13) For "bring into bondage" See BONDAGE, B.

(14) In Matthew 16:8 some mss. have lambano (AV, "ye have brought").

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