Violence, Violent, Violently - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Violence, Violent, Violently

[ A-1,Noun,G970, bia ]
denotes force, violence," said of men, Acts 5:26; Acts 21:35; Acts 24:7; of waves, Acts 27:41.

[ A-2,Noun,G3731, hormema ]
"a rush" (akin to hormao, "to urge on, to rush"), is used of the fall of Babylon, Revelation 18:21, AV, "violence," RV, "mighty fall."

[ A-3,Noun,G973, biastes ]
"a forceful or violent man," is used in Matthew 11:12. See FORCE, B, No. 1, Note.

Note: In Hebrews 11:34, AV, dunamis, "power" (RV), is rendered "violence."

[ B-1,Verb,G1286, diaseio ]
"to shake violently," is used in Luke 3:14, "do violence," including intimidation. In the Sept., Job 4:14.

[ B-2,Verb,G971, biazo ]
in the Passive Voice, is rendered "suffereth violence" in Matthew 11:12; See FORCE, B, Nos. 1 and 2. Some, e.g., Cremer (Lexicon) and Dalman (Words of Jesus, pp. 139,ff.), hold that the reference is to the antagonism of the enemies of the kingdom, but Luke 16:16 (Middle Voice: RV, "entereth violently") indicates the meaning as referring to those who make an effort to enter the kingdom in spite of violent opposition: See PRESS, A, No. 3.

Note: For hormao, rendered "ran violently," in Matthew 8:32 and parallels, See RUN, RUSH.

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