Journey (Noun and Verb), Journeyings - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Journey (Noun and Verb), Journeyings

[ A-1,Noun,G3598, hodos ]
a way, path, road," used of a traveler's way, a "journey," is rendered "journey" in Matthew 10:13; Mark 6:8; Luke 2:44, "a day's journey" (probably to Beeroth, six miles north of Jerusalem); Luke 9:3; Luke 11:6; Acts 1:12, "a Sabbath day's journey," i.e., the journey which a Jew was allowed to take on the Sabbath, viz., about 2,000 yards or cubits (estimates vary). The regulation was not a Mosaic enactment, but a rabbinical tradition, based upon an exposition of Exodus 16:29, and a comparison of the width of the suburb of a Levitical city as enjoined in Numbers 35:4-Numbers 35:5, and the distance between the ark and the people at the crossing of the Jordan, Joshua 3:4. In regard to Acts 1:12, there is no discrepancy between this and Luke 24:50, where the RV rightly translates by "over against Bethany," which does not fix the exact spot of the Ascension. See HIGHWAY, WAY.

[ A-2,Noun,G3597, hodoiporia ]
"a wayfaring, journeying" (No. 1, and poros, "a way, a passage"), is used of the Lord's journey to Samaria, John 4:6, and of Paul's "journeyings," 2 Corinthians 11:26. Cp. B, No. 3.

Note: In Luke 13:22 the noun poreia, "a journey, a going" (cp. poros, No. 2, above), is used with the verb poieo, "to make," with the meaning "to journey," lit., "making (for Himself, Middle Voice) a way," "journeying." In James 1:11, "ways." See WAY.

[ B-1,Verb,G4198, poreuomai ]
is used in the Middle Voice in the NT, signifying "to go, proceed, go on one's way;" it is translated by the verb "to journey" in Acts 9:3; Acts 22:6, "as I made (my) journey;" Acts 26:13; Romans 15:24 (1st part), AV, "I take my journey," RV, "I go" (for the 2nd part, "in my journey," See No. 2). See GO, No. 1.

[ B-2,Verb,G1279, diaporeuo ]
"to carry over," used in the Passive Voice with the meaning "to pass by, to journey through," is translated "in my journey," in Romans 15:24, lit., "journeying through;" in Luke 18:36, RV, "going by" (AV "pass by"). See GO, No. 4.

[ B-3,Verb,G3596, hodoiporeo ]
"to travel, journey" (akin to A, No. 2), is found in Acts 10:9.

[ B-4,Verb,G3593, hodeuo ]
"to be on the way, journey" (from hodos, "a way"), the simplest form of the verbs denoting "to journey," is used in the parable of the good samaritan, Luke 10:33.

[ B-5,Verb,G4922, sunodeuo ]
sun, "with," and No. 4, "to journey with," occurs in Acts 9:7. In the Sept., Zechariah 8:21.

[ B-6,Verb,G2137, euodoo ]
"to help on one's way" (eu, "well," and hodos), is used in the Passive Voice with the meaning "to have a prosperous journey;" so the AV of Romans 1:10; the RV, "I may be prospered" rightly expresses the metaphorical use which the verb acquired, without reference to a "journey;" See 1 Corinthians 16:2; 3 John 1:2.

[ B-7,Verb,G4311, propempo ]
"to send before or forth" (pro, "before," pempo, "to send"), also means "to set forward on a journey, to escort;" in 1 Corinthians 16:6, "may set (me) forward on my journey," RV [AV, "may bring (me) etc."]; so Titus 3:13; 3 John 1:6. See ACCOMPANY, CONDUCT, WAY.

[ B-8,Verb,G589, apodemeo ]
denotes "to go on a journey to another country, go abroad," Matthew 21:33; Matthew 25:14-Matthew 25:15; Mark 12:1; Luke 15:13; Luke 20:9. See COUNTRY.

Note: For the adjective apodemos, Mark 13:34, AV, "taking a far journey," RV, "sojourning in another country," See COUNTRY.

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