He - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


* Note: This pronoun is generally part of the translation of a verb. Frequently it translates the article before nouns, adjectives, numerals, adverbs, prepositional phrases and the participial form of verbs. Apart from these it translate one of the following;

[ 1,,G846, autos ]
he himself and no other," emphatic, e.g., Matthew 1:21, where the RV brings out the emphasis by the rendering "it is He;" Matthew 3:11 (last clause), where the repeated "He" brings out the emphasis; in some cases it can be marked only by a circumlocution which would not constitute a translation, e.g., Matthew 8:24; this use is very frequent, especially in the Gospels, the Epistles of John and the Apocalypse; See also, e.g., Ephesians 2:14; Ephesians 4:11; Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 5:27. See SAME, SELF, THIS, VERY.

[ 2,,G3778, houtos ]
"this, this person here," is always emphatic; it is used with this meaning, sometimes to refer to what precedes, e.g., Matthew 5:19, "he (shall be called great);" John 6:46, "he (hath seen);" often rendered "this," e.g., Romans 9:9, or "this man," e.g., Matthew 27:58, RV; James 1:25; "the same," e.g., Luke 9:48. See THAT, THIS, THESE.

[ 3,,G1565, ekeinos ]
denotes "that one, that person" (in contrast to No. 2); its use marks special distinction, favorable or unfavorable; this form of emphasis should always be noted; e.g., John 2:21 "(But) He (spake);" John 5:19, "(what things soever) He (doeth);" John 7:11; 2 Corinthians 10:18, lit., "for not he that commendeth himself, he (ekeinos) is approved;" 2 Timothy 2:13, "He (in contrast to "we") abideth faithful;" 1 John 3:3, "(even as) He (is pure);" 1 John 3:5, "He (was manifested);" 1 John 3:7, "He (is righteous);" 1 John 3:16, "He laid down;" 1 John 4:17, "(as) He (is)." See OTHER, THAT, THIS.

Note: The indefinite pronoun tis, "anyone, any man," is rendered "he" in Acts 4:35, AV (RV, rightly, "any one"); in Hebrews 10:28, RV, "a man."

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