Otherwise - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G243, allos ]
is used, in its neuter form, allo, in Galatians 5:10, lit., another thing," with the meaning "otherwise." See OTHER, No. 1.

[ 2,,G247, allos ]
the adverb corresponding to No. 1, is translated "otherwise" in 1 Timothy 5:25; the contrast is not with works that are not good (No. 3 would signify that), but with good works which are not evident.

[ 3,,G2088, heteros ]
is used in Philippians 3:15, "otherwise (minded)," i.e., "differently minded." Contrast No. 2, and for the corresponding difference between the adjectives allos and heteros, See ANOTHER.

[ 4,,G1893, epei ]
when used of time, means "since" or "when;" used of cause, it means "since, because;" used elliptically it means "otherwise" or "else;" "otherwise" in Romans 11:6 (the 2nd part of the verse is absent from the most authentic mss.); Romans 11:22; in Hebrews 9:17, AV, "otherwise (it is of no strength at all)," RV, "for (doth it ever avail?)." See ELSE.

Note: The phrase ei, "if," de, "but," mege, "not indeed," i.e., "but if not indeed," is translated "otherwise" in the AV of Matthew 6:1; Luke 5:36 (RV, "else," in each place); in 2 Corinthians 11:16, AV, "if otherwise" (RV, "but if ye do"). See also TEACH.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words