Inclose - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G4788, sunkleio ]
to shut together, shut in on all sides" (sun, "with," kleio, "to shut"), is used of a catch of fish, Luke 5:6; metaphorically in Romans 11:32, of God's dealings with Jew and Gentile, in that He has "shut up (AV, concluded) all onto disobedience, that He might have mercy upon all." There is no intimation in this of universal salvation. The meaning, from the context, is that God has ordered that all should be convicted of disobedience without escape by human merit, that He might display His mercy, and has offered the Gospel without national distinction, and that when Isreal is retored, He will, in the resulting Millennium, show His mercy to all nations. The word "all" with reference to Israel, is to be viewed in the light of Romans 11:26, and, in reference to the Gentiles, in the light of verses Romans 11:12-Romans 11:25; in Galatians 3:22-Galatians 3:23 ("the Scripture hath shut up all things under sin"), the Apostle shows that, by the impossibility of being justified by keeping the Law, all, Jew and Gentile, are under sin, so that righteousness might be reckoned to all who believe. See CONCLUDE, SHUT.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words