Kind (Noun) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Kind (Noun)

[ 1,,G1085, genos ]
akin to ginomai, to become," denotes
(a) "a family," Acts 4:6, "kindred;" Acts 7:13, RV, "race" (AV, "kindred"); Acts 13:26, "stock;"
(b) "an offspring," Acts 17:28; Revelation 22:16;
(c) "a nation, a race," Mark 7:26, RV, "race" (AV, "nation"); Acts 4:36, RV "(a man of Cyprus) by race," AV, "of the country (of Cyprus);" genos does not mean "a country;" the word here signifies "parentage" (Jews had settled in Cyprus from, or even before, the reign of Alexander the Great); Acts 7:19, RV, "race" (AV, "kindred"); Acts 18:2, Acts 18:24, RV, "by race" (AV, "born"); 2 Corinthians 11:26, "countrymen;" Galatians 1:14, RV, "countrymen" (AV, "nation"); Philippians 3:5, "stock;" 1 Peter 2:9, RV, "race" (AV, "generation");
(d) "a kind, sort, class," Matthew 13:47, "kind;" in some mss. in Matthew 17:21, AV, "kind;" Mark 9:29, "kind;" 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Corinthians 12:28, "kinds" (AV, "diversities"); 1 Corinthians 14:10 (ditto). See BEGET, B.

[ 2,,G5449, phusis ]
among its various meaning denotes "the nature, the natural constitution or power of a person or thing," and is translated "kind" in James 3:7 (twice), "kind" (of beasts etc.), and "(man)kind," lit., "human kind." See NATURE, NATURAL.


(1) The indefinite pronoun tis, "some, a certain, one," is used adjectively with the noun aparche, "firstfruits," in James 1:18, "a kind of."

(2) In 1 Corinthians 15:37, RV, "some other kind" (AV, "some other grain") translates a phrase which, lit. rendered, is "some (one) of the rest (loipos)."

(3) In 2 Corinthians 6:13, "(for a recompense) in like kind," RV, (AV, "in the same"), is, lit., "(as to) the same (recompense)."

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