Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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ἔκστασις, εως, ἡ
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amazement, astonishment, bewilderment; a trance
pr. a displacement; hence, a displacement of the mind from its ordinary state and self-possession; amazement, astonishment, Mk. 5:42; excess of fear; fear, terror, Mk. 16:8; Lk. 5:26; Acts 3:10; in NT an ecstasy, a trance, Acts 10:10; 11:5; 22:17*

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Mark 5:42 And the little girl got up at once and began to walk; for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were utterly amazed.
Mark 16:8 And going outside, they fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment (ekstasis | ἔκστασις | nom sg fem) had taken hold of them. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Luke 5:26 Astonishment (ekstasis | ἔκστασις | nom sg fem) gripped them all, and they began to glorify God. They were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen incredible things today.”
Acts 3:10 and recognized him — that he was the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. And they were filled with awe and amazement (ekstaseōs | ἐκστάσεως | gen sg fem) at what had happened to him.
Acts 10:10 And he became hungry and wanted to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance (ekstasis | ἔκστασις | nom sg fem),
Acts 11:5 “I was in the city of Joppa, praying, and in a trance (ekstasei | ἐκστάσει | dat sg fem) I saw a vision, an object descending, like a great sheet being let down by its four corners from heaven, and it came close to me.
Acts 22:17 When I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance (ekstasei | ἐκστάσει | dat sg fem)