Number - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Noun,G706, arithmos ]
number, a number" (Eng., "arithmetic," etc.), occurs in Luke 22:3; John 6:10; Romans 9:27; elsewhere five times in Acts, ten times in the Apocalypse.

[ A-2,Noun,G3793, ochlos ]
"a multitude," is translated "number" in Luke 6:17, RV (AV, "multitude"); in Mark 10:46; Acts 1:15 the renderings are reversed. See COMMON, COMPANY, CROWD MULTITUDE, PEOPLE.

[ B-1,Verb,G705, arithmeo ]
akin to A, is found in Matthew 10:30; Luke 12:7; Revelation 7:9.

[ B-2,Verb,G2674, katgarithmeo ]
"to number" or "count among" (kata, and No. 1), is used in Acts 1:17.

[ B-3,Verb,G1469, enkrino ]
"to reckon among" (en, "in," krino, "to judge or reckon"), is translated "to number ... (ourselves) with" in 2 Corinthians 10:12 (RV marg., "to judge ourselves among or ... with"), of the Apostle's dissociation of himself and his fellow missionaries from those who commended themselves.

[ B-4,Verb,G4785, sunkatapsephizo ]
"to vote or reckon (one) a place among" (sun, "with" or "among," kata, "down," and psephizo, "to count or vote," originally with pebbles, psephos, "a pebble"), is used of the "numbering" of Matthias with the eleven Apostles, Acts 1:26.


(1) Some mss. have verse 28 in Mark 15 (AV), where logizomai, "to reckon," is translated "He was numbered."

(2) For katalego 1 Timothy 5:9 (AV, "let ... be taken into the number"), See TAKE, Note (18).

(3) In Mark 5:13 See the italicized words in RV.

(4) In Hebrews 7:23, RV, the adjective pleion, "more, many," is translated "many in number" (AV, "many"); in Acts 28:23, RV, "a great number" (AV, "many").

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