Lift - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1453, egeiro ]
to awaken, raise up," is used in Matthew 12:11, of "lifting" a sheep out of a pit. In the following the RV has "raised" for AV, "lifted:" Mark 1:31; Mark 9:27; Acts 3:7. See ARISE, AWAKE, RAISE.

[ 2,,G142, airo ]
(a) "to raise, take up, lift, draw up,"
(b) "to bear, carry,"
(c) "to take or carry away." It is used of "lifting" up the voice, Luke 17:13; Acts 4:24; eyes, John 11:41; hand, Revelation 10:5. See AWAY, BEAR, CARRY, DOUBT, A, No. 6, LOOSE, PUT, No. 17, REMOVE, TAKE.

[ 3,,G1869, epairo ]
"to lift up, raise" (epi, "upon," and No. 2), is used of "lifting" up the eyes, Matthew 17:8; Luke 6:20; Luke 16:23; Luke 18:13; John 4:35; John 6:5; John 17:1; the head, Luke 21:28; the hands, Luke 24:50; 1 Timothy 2:8; the voice, Luke 11:27; Acts 2:14; Acts 14:11; Acts 22:22; a foresail, Acts 27:40 ("hoisting," RV); metaphorically, of the heel, John 13:18, as of one "lifting" up the foot before kicking; the expression indicates contempt and violence; in the Passive Voice, Acts 1:9, of Christ's ascension, "was taken up;" 2 Corinthians 10:5, "is exalted" (with pride); 2 Corinthians 11:20, "exalteth himself." See EXALT, HOIST, TAKE.

[ 4,,G5312, hupsoo ]
"to lift or raise up" (akin to hupsos, "height"), is rendered by the verb "to lift up" in John 3:14, of the brazen serpent; of Christ in crucifixion (id.), and John 8:28; John 12:32, John 12:34; metaphorically, "to exalt, lift up," e.g., James 4:10, AV, "shall lift ... up," RV, "shall exalt." See EXALT.

[ 5,,G450, anistemi ]
"to raise up" (ana, "up," histemi, "to cause to stand"), is translated "lifted (her) up," in Acts 9:41, AV; RV, "raised (her) up." See ARISE, RAISE.

[ 6,,G461, anorthoo ]
"to set upright" (ana, "up," orthos, "straight"), is used of "lifting" up "hands that hang down," Hebrews 12:12; of setting up a building, restoring ruins, Acts 15:16 (cp., e.g., 2 Samuel 7:13, 2 Samuel 7:16; 1 Chronicles 17:12; Jeremiah 10:12; often so used in the papyri); of the healing of the woman with a spirit of infirmity, Luke 13:13, "was made straight" (for Luke 13:11, See No. 7). See SET, STRAIGHT.

[ 7,,G352, anakupto ]
"to lift oneself up," is used
(a) of the body, Luke 13:11; John 8:7, John 8:10;
(b) metaphorically, of the mind, to look up, to be elated, Luke 21:28 (followed by No. 3, "lift up"); an instance is found in the papyri in which a person speaks of the imposibility of ever looking up again in a certain place, for very shame (moulton and Milligan, Vocab.). In the Sept., Job 10:15.

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