Build, Builder, Building - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Build, Builder, Building

[ A-1,Verb,G3618, oikodomeo ]
lit., to build a house" (oikos, "a house," domeo, "to build"), hence, to build anything, e.g., Matthew 7:24; Luke 4:29; Luke 6:48, RV, "well builded" (last clause of verse); John 2:20; is frequently used figuratively, e.g., Acts 20:32 (some mss. have No. 3 here); Galatians 2:18; especially of edifying, Acts 9:31; Romans 15:20; 1 Corinthians 10:23; 1 Corinthians 14:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (RV). In 1 Corinthians 8:10 it is translated "emboldened" (marg., "builded up"). The participle with the article (equivalent to a noun) is rendered "builder," Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11; 1 Peter 2:7. See EDIFY, EMBOLDEN.

[ A-2,Verb,G456, anoikodomeo ]
signifies "to build again" (ana, "again"), Acts 15:16.

[ A-3,Verb,G2026, epoikodomeo ]
signifies "to build upon" (epi, "upon"), 1 Corinthians 3:10, 1 Corinthians 3:12, 1 Corinthians 3:14; Ephesians 2:20; Jude 1:20; or up, Acts 20:32; Colossians 2:7.

[ A-4,Verb,G4925, sunoikodomeo ]
"to build together" (sun, "with"), is used in Ephesians 2:22, metaphorically, of the church, as a spiritual dwelling-place for God.

[ A-5,Verb,G2680, kataskeuazo ]
"to prepare, establish, furnish," is rendered "builded" and "built" in Hebrews 3:3-Hebrews 3:4. See MAKE, ORDAIN, PREPARE.

[ B-1,Noun,G3619, oikodome ]
"a building, or edification" (See A, No. 1), is used
(a) literally, e.g., Matthew 24:1; Mark 13:1-Mark 13:2;
(b) figuratively, e.g., Romans 14:19 (lit., "the things of building up"); Romans 15:2; of a local church as a spiritual building, 1 Corinthians 3:9, or the whole church, the body of Christ, Ephesians 2:21. It expresses the strengthening effect of teaching, 1 Corinthians 14:3, 1 Corinthians 14:5, 1 Corinthians 14:12, 1 Corinthians 14:26; 2 Corinthians 10:8; 2 Corinthians 12:19; 2 Corinthians 13:10, or other ministry, Ephesians 4:12, Ephesians 4:16, Ephesians 4:29 (the idea conveyed is progress resulting from patient effort). It is also used of the believer's resurrection body, 2 Corinthians 5:1. See EDIFICATION, EDIFY.

[ B-2,Noun,G1739, endomesis ]
"a thing built, structure" (en, "in," domao, "to build"), is used of the wall of the heavenly city, Revelation 21:18 (some suggest that the word means "a fabric;" others, "a roofing or coping;" these interpretations are questionable; the probable significance is "a building").

[ B-3,Noun,G2937, ktisis ]
"a creation," is so translated in the RV of Hebrews 9:11 (AV "building,") See CREATION, B, No. 1, CREATURE, ORDINANCE.

[ B-4,Noun,G5079, technites ]
"an artificer, one who does a thing by rules of art," is rendered "builder" in Hebrews 11:10, marg., "architect," which gives the necessary contrast between this and the next noun in the verse. See CRAFTSMAN, No. 2.

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