Contrary - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Verb,G480, antikeimai ]
to be contrary" (anti, "against," keimai, "to lie"), Galatians 5:17; 1 Timothy 1:10. See ADVERSARY.

[ B-1,Preposition,G3844, para ]
"beside," has the meaning "contrary to" in Acts 18:13; Romans 11:24; Romans 16:17; "other than" in Galatians 1:8.

[ B-2,Preposition,G561, apenanti ]
lit., "from over against, opposite to" (apo, "from," enantios, "against,"), is translated "contrary to" in Acts 17:7; "before" in Matthew 27:24; Romans 3:18; "over against;" in Matthew 27:61; "in the presence of," in Acts 3:16.

Note: The most authentic mss. have katenanti, "over against," in Matthew 21:2.

[ C-1,Adjective,G1727, enantios ]
"over against" (en, "in," antios, "against"), is used primarily of place, Mark 15:39; of an opposing wind, Matthew 14:24; Mark 6:48; Acts 27:4; metaphorically, opposed as an adversary, antagonistic, Acts 26:9; 1 Thessalonians 2:15; Titus 2:8; Acts 28:17, "against."

[ C-2,Adjective,G5227, hupenantios ]
hupo, "under," and No. 1, opposite to, is used of "that which is contrary to persons," Colossians 2:14, and as a noun, "adversaries," Hebrews 10:27. See ADVERSARY.

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