Hinder, Hindrance - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Hinder, Hindrance

[ A-1,Verb,G1465, enkopto ]
lit., to cut into" (en, "in," kopto, "to cut"), was used of "impeding" persons by breaking up the road, or by placing an obstacle sharply in the path; hence, metaphorically, of "detaining" a person unnecessarily, Acts 24:4; of "hindrances" in the way of reaching others, Romans 15:22; or returning to them, 1 Thessalonians 2:18; of "hindering" progress in the Christian life, Galatians 5:7 (anakopto in some mss.), where the significance virtually is "who broke up the road along which you were travelling so well?;" of "hindrances" to the prayers of husband and wife, through low standards of marital conduct, 1 Peter 3:7 (ekkopto, "to cut out, repulse," in some mss.).

[ A-2,Verb,G2967, koluo ]
"to hinder, forbid, restrain," is translated "to hinder" in Luke 11:52; Acts 8:36; Romans 1:13, RV (AV, "was let"); Hebrews 7:23, RV (AV, "were not suffered"). See FORBID.

[ A-3,Verb,G1254, diakoluo ]
a strengthened form of No. 2, "to hinder thoroughly," is used in Matthew 3:14, of John the Baptist's endeavor to "hinder" Christ from being baptized, AV, "forbad," RV, "would have hindered," lit., "was hindering."

[ B-1,Noun,G1464, enkope ]
"a hindrance," lit., "a cutting in," akin to A, No. 1, with corresponding significance, is used in 1 Corinthians 9:12, with didomi, "to give," RV, "(that) we may cause (no) hindrance," AV, "(lest) we should hinder."

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