Bill Mounce

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ξηρός, ά, όν
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dried up, (n.) dry land; shriveled, by extension: withered, paralyzed, of an atrophied limb of the body
dry, withered, Lk. 23:31; ἡ ξηρά, sc. γῆ, the dry land, land, Mt. 23:15; Heb. 11:29; of parts of the body, withered, Mt. 12:10

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Matthew 12:10 and there he saw a man with a withered (xēran | ξηράν | acc sg fem) hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” — so they might have a charge to bring against him.
Matthew 23:15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel over land (xēran | ξηράν | acc sg fem) and sea to gain a single convert; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
Mark 3:3 And he said to the man with the withered (xēran | ξηράν | acc sg fem) hand, had “Get up and step forward.”
Luke 6:6 It happened on another Sabbath that he went into the synagogue and began to teach. A man was there whose right hand was withered (xēra | ξηρά | nom sg fem).
Luke 6:8 But he knew their thoughts, so he said to the man with the withered (xēran | ξηράν | acc sg fem) hand, “Get up and stand here in front.” So he got up and came forward.
Luke 23:31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” (xērō | ξηρῷ | dat sg neut)
John 5:3 In these lay a number of disabled people — blind, lame, and paralyzed (xērōn | ξηρῶν | gen pl masc).
Hebrews 11:29 By faith they crossed the Red Sea as if on dry (xēras | ξηρᾶς | gen sg fem) land; but when the Egyptians tried, they were drowned.