Escape - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Verb,G5343, pheugo ]
to flee" (Lat., fuga, "flight," etc.; cp. Eng. "fugitive, subterfuge"), is rendered "escape" in Matthew 23:33; Hebrews 11:34. See FLEE.

[ A-2,Verb,G668, apopheugo ]
"to flee away from" (apo, "from," and No. 1), is used in 2 Peter 1:4; 2 Peter 2:18, 2 Peter 2:20.

[ A-3,Verb,G1309, diapheugo ]
lit., "to flee through," is used of the "escaping" of prisoners from a ship, Acts 27:42. For the word in Acts 27:44, See No. 5.

[ A-4,Verb,G1628, ekpheugo ]
"to flee out of a place" (ek, "out of," and No. 1), is said of the "escape" of prisoners, Acts 16:27; of Sceva's sons, "fleeing" from the demoniac, Acts 19:16; of Paul's escape from Damascus, 2 Corinthians 11:33; elsewhere with reference to the judgments of God, Luke 21:36; Romans 2:3; Hebrews 2:3; Hebrews 12:25; 1 Thessalonians 5:3. See FLEE.

[ A-5,Verb,G1295, diasozo ]
in the Active Voice, "to bring safely through a danger" (dia, "through," intensive, sozo, "to save"), to make completely whole, to heal, Luke 7:3; to bring "safe," Acts 23:24; "to save," Acts 27:43; in the Passive Voice, Matthew 14:36, "were made whole;" 1 Peter 3:20. It is also used in the Passive Voice, signifying "to escape," said of shipwrecked mariners, Acts 27:44; Acts 28:1, Acts 28:4. See HEAL, SAFE, SAVE.

Note: Exerchomai, "to come or go out of a place," is rendered, "He escape," in John 10:39, AV, an unsuitable translation, both in meaning and in regard to the circumstances of the Lord's departure from His would-be captors. The RV "went forth" is both accurate and appropriate to the dignity of the Lord's actions.

[ B-1,Noun,G1545, ekbasis ]
"a way out" (ek, "out," baino, "to go"), denotes
(a) "an escape," 1 Corinthians 10:13, used with the definite article and translated "the way of escape," as afforded by God in case of temptation;
(b) "an issue or result," Hebrews 13:7. See END, ISSUE. Cp. ekbaino, "to go out," Hebrews 11:15 (some mss. have exerchomai).

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