Root - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Noun,G4491, rhiza ]
is used
(a) in the natural sense, Matthew 3:10; Matthew 13:6, Matthew 13:21; Mark 4:6, Mark 4:17; Mark 11:20; Luke 3:9; Luke 8:13;
(b) metaphorically

(1) of cause, origin, source," said of persons, ancestors, Romans 11:16-Romans 11:18 (twice); of things, evils, 1 Timothy 6:10, RV, of the love of money as a "root" of all "kinds of evil" (marg., "evils;" AV, "evil"); bitterness, Hebrews 12:15;

(2) of that which springs from a "root," a shoot, said of offspring, Romans 15:12; Revelation 5:5; Revelation 22:16.

[ B-1,Verb,G4492, rhizoo ]
"to cause to take root," is used metaphorically in the Passive Voice in Ephesians 3:17, of being "rooted" in love; Colossians 2:7, in Christ, i.e., in the sense of being firmly planted, or established. In the Sept., Isaiah 40:24; Jeremiah 12:2.

[ B-2,Verb,G1610, ekrizoo ]
"to root out or up" (ek, "out," and No. 1), is rendered "to root up" in Matthew 13:29; Matthew 15:13; See PLUCK.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words