Dry - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Adjective,G3584, xeros ]
is used
(a) naturally, of dry" land, Hebrews 11:29; or of land in general, Matthew 23:15, "land;" or of physical infirmity, "withered," Matthew 12:10; Mark 3:3; Luke 6:6, Luke 6:8; John 5:3;
(b) figuratively, in Luke 23:31, with reference to the spiritual "barrenness" of the Jews, in contrast to the character of the Lord. Cp. Psalms 1:3; Isaiah 56:3; Ezekiel 17:24; Ezekiel 20:47. See LAND, WITHERED.

[ A-2,Adjective,G504, anudros ]
"waterless" (a, negative, n, euphonic, hudor, "water"), is rendered "dry" in Matthew 12:43, AV, and Luke 11:24 (RV, "waterless"); "without water" in 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 1:12. See WATER.

[ B-1,Verb,G3583, xeraino ]
akin to A. 1, "to dry, dry up, make dry, wither," is translated "dried" (of physical infirmity), in Mark 5:29; of a tree, in the AV of Mark 11:20 (RV, "withered away"); of water, in Revelation 16:12. It is translated "ripe" (RV, "overripe") in Revelation 14:15, of a harvest (used figuratively of the gathered nations against Jerusalem at the end of this age); "pineth away," in Mark 9:18. See OVERRIPE, PINE AWAY, RIPE, WITHER.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words