Ordain - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G5087, tithemi ]
to put: See APPOINT, No. 3.

[ 2,,G2525, kathistemi ]
from kata, down," or "over against," and histemi, "to cause to stand, to set," is translated "to ordain" in the AV of Titus 1:5; Hebrews 5:1; Hebrews 8:3. See APPOINT, No. 2.

[ 3,,G5021, tasso ]
is translated "to ordain," in Acts 13:48; Romans 13:1. See APPOINT. NO. 5

[ 4,,G1299, diatasso ]
is translated "to ordain" in 1 Corinthians 7:17; 1 Corinthians 9:14; Galatians 3:19, the last in the sense of "administered." Cp. diatage, under DISPOSITION. See APPOINT. No. 6.

[ 5,,G3724, horizo ]
is twice used of Christ as Divinely "ordained" to be the Judge of men, Acts 10:42; Acts 17:31. See DETERMINE, No. 2.

[ 6,,G2919, krino ]
"to divide, separate, decide, judge," is translated "ordained" in Acts 16:4, of the decrees by the Apostles and elders in Jerusalem. See JUDGE.


(1) In 1 Corinthians 2:7, AV, proorizo, "to foreordain" (See RV) is translated "ordained." See DETERMINE, No. 3.

(2) In Mark 3:14, AV, poieo, "to make," is translated "ordained" (RV, "appointed").

(3) In Hebrews 9:6, AV, kataskeuazo, "to prepare" (so RV), is translated "were ... ordained. See PREPARE.

(4) In Acts 14:23, AV, cheirotoneo, "to appoint" (RV), is translated "they had ordained." See APPOINT, No. 11.

(5) In Ephesians 2:10, AV, proetoimazo, "to prepare before," is translated "hath before ordained" (RV, "afore prepared"); See PREPARE.

(6) In Jude 1:4, AV, prographo, lit., "to write before," is translated "were before ... ordained" (RV, "were ... set forth"). See SET (forth).

(7) In Acts 1:22, AV, ginomai, "to become," is translated "be ordained" (RV, "become").

(8) In Romans 7:10, AV, "ordained" represents no word in the original (See RV).

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