Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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before (spatial); fig., in the sight of
acc sg neut of ἐναντιος used adverbially; the adj. does not appear in the NT, improper prep., before, in the presence of, Lk. 1:6; 20:26; Acts 8:32; 2 Cor. 2:7; Gal. 2:7; 1 Pet. 3:9; from the Hebrew, in the sight or estimation of, Acts 7:10; with τοῦ θεοῦ, an intensive expression, Lk. 24:19*

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Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before (enantion | ἐναντίον | improper prep-gen) God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord.
Luke 20:26 And they were unable to trap him in what he said in the presence (enantion | ἐναντίον | improper prep-gen) of the people, but, marveling at his answer, they were reduced to silence.
Luke 24:19 And he said to them, “What things?” They answered him, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before (enantion | ἐναντίον | improper prep-gen) God and all the people,
Acts 7:10 and rescued him out of all his afflictions and gave him favor and wisdom before (enantion | ἐναντίον | improper prep-gen) Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler over Egypt and over all his royal household.
Acts 8:32 Now the passage of scripture the man was reading was this: “As a sheep to the slaughter he was led, and as a lamb dumb before (enantion | ἐναντίον | improper prep-gen) its shearer, so he opens not his mouth.
Acts 28:17 And it happened that after three days Paul called together the leaders of the Jews. And when they gathered, he said to them: “My brothers, though I have done nothing against (enantion | ἐναντίον | improper prep-gen) our people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.