High (from on, Most), Highly - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

High (from on, Most), Highly

[ A-1,Adjective,G5308, hupselos ]
high, lofty," is used
(a) naturally, of mountains, Matthew 4:8; Matthew 17:1; Mark 9:2; Revelation 21:10; of a wall, Revelation 21:12;
(b) figuratively, of the arm of God, Acts 13:17; of heaven, "on high," plural, lit., "in high (places)," Hebrews 1:3;
(c) metaphorically, Luke 16:15, RV, "exalted" (AV, "highly esteemed"); Romans 11:20, in the best texts, "high-minded" [lit., "mind (not) high things"]; Romans 12:16.

[ A-2,Adjective,G5310, hupsistos ]
"most high," is a superlative degree, the positive not being in use; it is used of God in Luke 1:32, Luke 1:35, Luke 1:76; Luke 6:35, in each of which the RV has "the most High," for AV, "the highest;" AV and RV in Mark 5:7; Luke 8:28; Acts 7:48; Acts 16:17; Hebrews 7:1. See HIGHEST (below).

[ A-3,Adjective,G3173, megas ]
"great," is translated "high" in John 19:31, of the Sabbath day at the Passover season; here the meaning is virtually equivalent to "holy," See GREAT.

Note: In Hebrews 10:21, the RV rightly has "a great (priest)," AV, "high." For "high places," Ephesians 6:12, AV, See HEAVENLY, B. No. 2.

[ B-1,Noun,G5311, hupsos ]
"height," is used with ex (ek) "from," in the phrase "on high," Luke 1:78; Luke 24:49; with eis, "in" or "into," Ephesians 4:8. See ESTATE, HEIGHT, No. 1.

[ B-2,Noun,G5313, hupsoma ]
"high thing," 2 Corinthians 10:5; in Romans 8:39; "height. " See HEIGHT, No. 2.

[ C-1,Adverb,G507, ano ]
"above, upward," is used in Philippians 3:14, of the "high calling of God in Christ Jesus," the prize of which is set before believers as their goal, lit., "calling upward" (RV, marg.), a preferable rendering to "heavenly calling." See ABOVE.

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