Example - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Noun,G1164, deigma ]
primarily a thing shown, a specimen" (akin to deiknumi, "to show"), denotes an "example" given as a warning, Jude 1:7. Note: The corresponding word in 2 Peter 2:6 is No. 2.

[ A-2,Noun,G5262, hupodeigma ]
See ENSAMPLE, No. 3.

[ A-3,Noun,G5179, tupos ]
See ENSAMPLE, No. 1.

[ A-4,Noun,G5261, hupogrammos ]
lit., "an under-writing" (from hupographo, "to write under, to trace letters" for copying by scholars); hence, "a writing-copy, an example," 1 Peter 2:21, said of what Christ left for believers, by His sufferings (not expiatory, but exemplary), that they might "follow His steps."

[ B-1,Verb,G1165, deigmatizo ]
"to make a show of, to expose" (akin to A, No. 1), is translated "to make a public example," in Matthew 1:19 (some mss. have the strengthened form paradeigmatizo here; "put ... to an open shame," Hebrews 6:6); in Colossians 2:15, "made a show of."

[ B-2,Verb,G5263, hupodeiknumi ]
primarily, "to show secretly" (hupo, "under," deiknumi, "to show"), "to show by tracing out" (akin to A, No. 2); hence, "to teach, to show by example," Acts 20:35, RV, "I gave you an example," for AV, "I showed you." Elsewhere, "to warn," Matthew 3:7; Luke 3:7; Luke 12:5, RV, for AV, "forewarn;" "to show," Luke 6:47; Acts 9:16. See FOREWARN, SHOW, WARN.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words