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Victor M. Eskew
Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
A. Strong (991): to look at (literally or figuratively) :- perceive
B. Thayer: to see, discern…to see with the mind’s eye, to have (the power of) under-standing, to discern mentally, observe, perceive, discover, understand.
C. Vine: …to perceive…expressing a more intent, earnest contemplation (II Cor. 7:8)
A. Strong (4102): persuasion…moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession
B. Thayer: conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, generally with the
included idea of trust and holy fervor born of faith and joined with it.
C. Vine: firm persuasion, a conviction based upon hearing; is used in the NT always of faith in God or Christ or things spiritual
3. Wrought with
A. Strong (4903): to be a fellow worker, that is, co-operate :- help (work) with, work (-er) together
B. Thayer: to work together, help in work, be partaker in labour, to put forth power together with and thereby assist
C. Vine: to work with or together, to help in work, to co-operate, be a co-worker
A. Strong (2041): to work; toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act
B. Thayer: an act, deed, thing done: the idea of working emphasized in opposition to that which is less than work
C. Vine: work…denotes every activity undertaken for Christ’s sake
A. Strong (5048): to complete, that is, (literally) accomplish
B. Thayer: to make perfect, complete, to complete (perfect), add what is yet wanting to render a thing full
C. Vine: to bring to an end by completing or perfecting