Purpose (Noun and Verb) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Purpose (Noun and Verb)

[ A-1,Noun,G1013, boulema ]
a purpose or will" (akin to boulomai, "to will, wish, purpose"), "a deliberate intention," occurs in Acts 27:43, "purpose;" Romans 9:19, "will;" 1 Peter 4:3, in the best mss. (some have thelema), AV, "will," RV, "desire." See WILL.

[ A-2,Noun,G4286, prothesis ]
"a setting forth" (used of the "showbread"), "a purpose" (akin to B, No. 3), is used
(a) of the "purposes of God," Romans 8:28; Romans 9:11; Ephesians 1:11; Ephesians 3:11; 2 Timothy 1:9;
(b) of "human purposes," as to things material, Acts 27:13; spiritual, Acts 11:23; 2 Timothy 3:10. See SHEWBREAD.

[ A-3,Noun,G1106, gnome ]
"an opinion, purpose, judgement," is used in the genitive case with ginomai, "to come to be," in Acts 20:3, "he purposed," AV (RV, "he determined"), lit., "he came to be of purpose."

Notes: The following phrases are translated with the word "purpose:"
(a) eis auto touto, "for this same (or very) "purpose," lit., "unto this same (thing)," Romans 9:17; Ephesians 6:22; Colossians 4:8;
(b) eis touto, "for this purpose," Acts 26:16, AV (RV, "to this end"), lit., "unto this;" so 1 John 3:8;
(c) eis ti, "to what purpose," Matthew 26:8, lit., "unto what;" Mark 14:4; RV, "to what purpose" (AV, "why").

[ B-1,Verb,G1011, bouleuo ]
"to take counsel, resolve," always in the Middle Voice in the NT, "to take counsel with oneself," to determine with oneself, is translated "I purpose" in 2 Corinthians 1:17 (twice). See COUNSEL, B, No. 1.

[ B-2,Verb,G5087, tithemi ]
"to put, place," is used in the Middle Voice in Acts 19:21, "purposed," in the sense of resolving.

[ B-3,Verb,G4388, protithemi ]
"to set before, set forth" (pro, "before," and No. 2, akin to A, No. 2), is used in Romans 3:25, "set forth," RV marg., "purposed," AV marg., "foreordained," Middle Voice, which lays stress upon the personal interest which God had in so doing; either meaning, "to set forth" or "to purpose," would convey a scriptural view, but the context bears out the former as being intended here; in Romans 1:13, "I purposed;" Ephesians 1:9, "He purposed (in Him)," RV. See SET.

[ B-4,Verb,G4160, poieo ]
"to make," is translated "He purposed" in Ephesians 3:11 (for the noun prothesis, in the same verse, See A, No. 2). See DO, No. 1.

[ B-5,Verb,G4255, proaireo ]
"to bring forth or forward," or, in the Middle Voice, "to take by choice, prefer, purpose," is translated "He hath purposed" in 2 Corinthians 9:7, RV (AV, "he purposed").

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