Communicate, Communication - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Communicate, Communication

[ A-1,Verb,G2841, koinoneo ]
is used in two senses,
(a) to have a share in," Romans 15:27; 1 Timothy 5:22; Hebrews 2:14; 1 Peter 4:13; 2 John 1:11;
(b) "to give a share to, go shares with," Romans 12:13, RV, "communicating," for AV, "distributing;" Galatians 6:6, "communicate;" Philippians 4:15, AV, "did communicate," RV, "had fellowship with." See DISTRIBUTE, FELLOWSHIP, PARTAKE.

[ A-2,Verb,G4790, sunkoinoneo ]
"to share together with" (sun "and" No. 1), is translated "communicated with" in Philippians 4:14; "have fellowship with," Ephesians 5:11; "be ... partakers of," Revelation 18:4 (RV, "have fellowship"). The thought is that of sharing with others what one has, in order to meet their needs. See FELLOWSHIP, B, No. 2, PARTAKE, B, No. 2.

Note: Anatithemi, "to set forth," is rendered "laid before" in Galatians 2:2, RV, for AV, "communicated unto;" in Acts 25:14, RV, "laid before," for AV, "declared."

[ B-1,Noun,G2842, koinonia ]
akin to A (which see), is translated in Hebrews 13:16 "to communicate," lit., "be not forgetful of good deed and of fellowship;" "fellowship" (AV, "communication") in Philemon 1:6, RV. See COMMUNION.

[ B-2,Noun,G3056, logos ]
"a word, that which is spoken" (lego, "to speak"), is used in the plural with reference to a conversation; "communication," Luke 24:17. Elsewhere with this significance the RV renders it "speech," Matthew 5:37; Ephesians 4:29. See ACCOUNT.

Note: In Colossians 3:8, where the AV translates aischrologia by "filthy communication," the RV renders it "shameful speaking" (aischros, "base," lego, "to speak").

[ C-1,Adjective,G2843, koinonikos ]
akin to A, No. 1 and B, No. 1, means "apt, or ready, to communicate," 1 Timothy 6:18.

Note: Homilia, "a company, association, or intercourse with" (See COMMUNE, No. 2), is translated "company" in 1 Corinthians 15:33, RV (AV, "communications"); the word is in the plural, "evil companies," i.e., associations. See COMPANY, No. 6.

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