Long (Verb), Long (after, for), Longing - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Long (Verb), Long (after, for), Longing

[ A-1,Verb,G1971, epipotheo ]
to long for greatly" (a strengthened form of potheo, "to long for," not found in the NT), is translated "I long," in Romans 1:11; in 2 Corinthians 5:2, RV, "longing" (AV, "earnestly desiring"); in 1 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 Timothy 1:4, RV, "longing" (AV, "desiring greatly"); to long after, in 2 Corinthians 9:14; Philippians 1:8; Philippians 2:26; to long for, in 1 Peter 2:2, RV (AV, "desire"); James 4:5, RV, "long." See DESIRE.

[ B-1,Adjective,G1973, epipothetos ]
akin to A, and an intensive form of pothetos, "desired, greatly desired," "longed for," is used in Philippians 4:1.

[ C-1,Noun,G1974, epipothia ]
"a longing" (akin to A and B), is found in Romans 15:23, RV, "longing" (AV, "great desire"). See DESIRE.

[ C-2,Noun,G1972, epipothesis ]
"a longing" (perhaps stressing the process more than No. 1), is found in 2 Corinthians 7:7, RV, "longing" (AV, "earnest desire"); 2 Corinthians 7:11, RV, "longing" (AV, "vehement desire").

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