Gather, Gathering - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Gather, Gathering

[ A-1,Verb,G4863, sunago ]
to gather or bring together," is said of
(a) persons, e.g., Matthew 2:4;
(b) things, e.g., Matthew 13:30; in Luke 15:13 the idea is that of "gathering" his goods together for sale, i.e., "having sold off all." See ASSEMBLE, BESTOW, COME, RESORT.

[ A-2,Verb,G1996, episunago ]
"to gather together," suggesting stress upon the place at which the "gathering" is made (epi, "to"), is said of a hen and her chickens, Matthew 23:37; and so of the Lord's would-be protecting care of the people of Jerusalem, id., and Luke 13:34; of the "gathering" together of the elect, Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27; of the "gathering" together of a crowd, Mark 1:33; Luke 12:1.

[ A-3,Verb,G4816, sullego ]
"to collect, gather up or out" (sun, "with" lego, "to pick out"), is said of "gathering" grapes and figs, Matthew 7:16; Luke 6:44 (cp. No. 5); tares, Matthew 13:28-Matthew 13:30, Matthew 13:40; good fish, Matthew 13:48; "all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity," Matthew 13:41.

[ A-4,Verb,G4962, sustrepho ]
(a) "to twist together or roll into a mass" ("sun, together," strepho, "to turn"), said of the bundle of sticks "gathered" by Paul, Acts 28:3;
(b) "to assemble or gather together" (possibly, to journey about together), of persons, Matthew 17:22 (in the best mss.), RV, marg.

[ A-5,Verb,G5166, trugao ]
signifies "to gather in," of harvest, vintage, ripe fruits (truge denotes "fruit," etc., gathered in autumn), Luke 6:44, of grapes (last part of verse; for the previous clause, as to figs, See No. 3); metaphorically, of the clusters of "the vine of the earth," Revelation 14:18; of that from which they are "gathered," Revelation 14:19.

[ A-6,Verb,G119, athroizo ]
denotes "to assemble, gather together," Luke 24:33 (according to the best mss.); the word is akin to athroos, "assembled in crowds" (not found in the NT).

[ A-7,Verb,G4867, sunathroizo ]
sun, "together," and No. 6, signifies
(a) "to gather together," Acts 19:25, RV (AV, "called together"); in the Passive Voice, Acts 12:12.

[ A-8,Verb,G1865, epathroizo ]
"to assemble besides" (epi), said of multitudes, Luke 11:29, is rendered "were gathering together" (Middle Voice), RV (AV, "were gathered thick together").


(1) In Ephesians 1:10, AV, the verb anakephalaioo, "to sum up, head up," is rendered "might gather together in one" (RV, "sum up").

(2) In Luke 8:4, AV (suneimi, "to come together") as "were gathered together" (See RV).

(4) For "assuredly gathering," See CONCLUDE.

[ B-1,Noun,G1997, episunagoge ]
"a gathering together," is used in 2 Thessalonians 2:1, of the "rapture" of the saints; for Hebrews 10:25, See ASSEMBLE.

Note: For logia, 1 Corinthians 16:2, AV, See COLLECTION.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words