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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Lie in Wait

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A — 1: ἐνεδρεύω

(Strong's #1748 — Verb — enedreuo — en-ed-ryoo'-o )

"to lie in wait for, to lay wait for" (from en, "in," and hedra, "a seat," cp. B), occurs in Luke 11:54 , "laying wait for;" Acts 23:21 , "there lie in wait for."

Note: In Acts 23:30 , the word epiboule, "a plot," necessitates the RV "(that there would be) a plot." For Ephesians 4:14 , AV, see WILES.

B — 1: ἐνέδρα

(Strong's #1747 | 1749 — Noun Feminine — enedra | enedron — en-ed'-rah )

akin to A, "a lying in wait, an ambush," occurs in Acts 23:16 (where some mss. have the form enedron); Acts 25:3 , "laying wait," lit., "making an ambush." In the Sept., Joshua 8:7,9; Psalm 10:8 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Lie in Wait'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/l/lie-in-wait.html. 1940.

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