This, These - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

This, These

* Note: The singular and plural translate various forms of the following:

(1) houtos, which is used
(a) as a noun, this one," followed by no noun, e.g., Matthew 3:17; translated in Luke 2:34, "this child;" in 1 Corinthians 5:3, RV, "this thing." (AV, "this deed"); for "this fellow" See FELLOW, Note
(3); in Acts 17:32 the RV rightly omits "matter;" in Hebrews 4:5 "place" is italicized; it is frequently rendered "this man," e.g., Matthew 9:3; John 6:52; "of this sort," 2 Timothy 3:6, AV (RV, "of these");
(b) as an adjective with a noun, either with the article and before it, e.g., Matthew 12:32, or after the noun (which is preceded by the article), e.g., Matthew 3:9; Matthew 4:3, "these stones;" or without the article often forming a predicate, e.g., John 2:11; 2 Corinthians 13:1;

(2) ekeinos, "that one," rendered "this" in Matthew 24:43;

(3) autos; "he," rendered "this" in Matthew 11:14, lit., "he;" in John 12:7, AV (RV, "it"); in the feminine, Luke 13:16;

(4) the article ho, Matthew 21:21 (to, the neuter), AV (RV, "what"); in Romans 13:9 (1st part); Galatians 5:14; Hebrews 12:27, the article to is virtually equivalent to "the following." The demonstrative pronouns THAT and the plural THOSE translate the same pronouns



(3) mentioned above. In Hebrews 7:21, AV, "those" translates the article, which requires the RV, "they."

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