the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
King James Dictionary
INSTEAD, insted'. a compound of in and stead, place but stead retains its character of a noun, and is followed by of instead of, in the same manner as in the stead of.
In the place or room of.
Let thistles grow instead of wheat. Job 31 .
Absalom made Amasa captain of the hose instead of Joab. 2 Samuel 17
This consideration is instead of a thousand arguments. In this use, instead may be equivalent to equal to.
When instead is used without of following, there is an ellipsis, or some words are understood.
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