Haply (if, lest) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Haply (if, lest)

[ 1,,G1487 G686,ei ara ] denotes if therefore," "if accordingly" (i.e., if in these circumstances), e.g., Mark 11:13, of Christ and the fig tree (not "if perchance," but marking a correspondence in point of fact).

[ 2,,G1487 G686 G1065,ei arage ] denotes "if in consequence," e.g., Acts 17:27, "if haply" they might feel after God, in consequence of seeking Him.

[ 3,,G3379,me pote ] lit., "lest ever," "lest haply," e.g., Luke 14:29, of laying a foundation, with the possibility of being unable to finish the building; Acts 5:39, of the possibility of being found fighting against God; Hebrews 3:12 RV, "lest haply," of the possibility of having an evil heart of unbelief. The RV usually has "lest haply" (AV "lest at any time"), e.g., Matthew 4:6; Matthew 5:25; Matthew 13:15; Mark 4:12; Luke 4:11; Luke 21:34; Hebrews 2:1; in Matthew 25:9, the RV has "peradventure;" in 2 Timothy 2:25, AV and RV, have "if peradventure;" in John 7:26 the RV has "Can it be that," for the word "Do" in the AV.

[ 4,,G3381,me pos ] denotes "lest in any way," "by any means," e.g., 2 Corinthians 9:4, AV, "lest haply," RV, "lest by any means."

[ 5,,G3381 G4458,me pou ] denotes "lest somehow;" the RV has "lest haply" in Acts 27:29 (some mss. have No. 4, here).

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