Hang - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G2910, kremannumi ]
is used
(a) transitively in Acts 5:30; Acts 10:39; in the Passive Voice, in Matthew 18:6, of a millstone about a neck, and in Luke 23:39, of the malefactors;
(b) intransitively, in the Middle Voice, in Matthew 22:40, of the dependence of the Law and the prophets" (i.e., that which they enjoin) upon the one great principle of love to God and one's neighbor (as a door "hangs" on a hinge, or as articles "hang" on a nail); in Acts 28:4, of the serpent "hanging" from Paul's hand; in Galatians 3:13 the word is used in a quotation from the Sept. of Deuteronomy 21:23.

[ 2,,G1582, ekkremannumi ]
"to hang from, or upon" (ek, and No. 1), is used in the Middle Voice (ekkremamai) metaphorically in Luke 19:48, RV, "(the people all) "hung" upon (Him, listening)," AV, "were very attentive." In the Sept., Genesis 44:30.

[ 3,,G3935, pariemi ]
(a) "to disregard, leave alone, leave undone," Luke 11:42 (some mss. have aphiemi, here);
(b) "to relax, loosen," and, in the Passive Voice, "to be relaxed, exhausted," said of hands that "hang" down in weakness, Hebrews 12:12.

[ 4,,G4029, perikeimai ]
signifies "to lie round" (peri, "around," keimai, "to lie"); then, "to be hanged round," said of "a great millstone" (lit., "a millstone turned by an ass"), Mark 9:42, RV, and marg., to be "hung" round the neck of him who causes one of Christ's "little ones" to stumble; in Luke 17:2, "a millstone." See BOUND (to be).

[ 5,,G519, apancho ]
signifies "to strangle;" in the Middle Voice, to "hang" oneself Matthew 27:5. In the Sept. it is said of Ahithophel (2 Samuel 17:23).

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words