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10. Words related to hupodeigma

[10A] G5262 - ὑπόδειγμα (hupodeigma)

A. Thayer Definition


1) a sign suggestive of anything, delineation of a thing, representation, figure, copy

2) an example: for imitation

2a) of the thing to be imitated

2b) for a warning, of a thing to be shunned

B. Verses with this word


John 13:15; Hebrews 4:11; 8:5; 9:23; James 5:10; 2 Peter 2:6

C. Outline


       1.    Good examples to follow.

              a.    John 13:15 - I (Jesus) have set you an example (of serving others).

              b.    James 5:10 - Pay attention to the prophet's example of patience while suffering.


       2.    Bad examples - warnings.

              a.    Hebrews 4:11 - Don't follow Israel's example of disobedience.

              b.    2 Peter 2:6 - Sodom and Gomorrah - an example for the ungodly (warning them what is going to happen to them).


       3.    Examples / copies of something in heaven.

              a.    Hebrews 8:5 - The Old Testament tabernacle - a copy /example and shadow of what is in heaven.

              b.    Hebrews 9:23 - The tabernacle patterns / copies / examples needed purified with blood... the heavenly realities needed a much greater sacrifice. (That sacrifice was Jesus Christ - see the verses that follow.)

D. Summary


Again, we see the contrast between the "reality" (brought to us by Jesus and the New Covenant), and the "shadow" or "copy" (brought to us by Moses and the Old Covenant). The New is superior to the Old in every way.

[10B] G5263 - ὑποδείκνυμι (hupodeiknumi)

A. Thayer Definition

       1) to show by placing under (i.e. before) the eyes

       2) to show by words and arguments, i.e. to teach

       3) to show by make known future things

B. Verses with this word


Matthew 3:7; Luke 3:7; 6:47; 12:5; Acts 9:16; 20:35

C. Outline


       1.    Things to be shown (sometimes by example)...

              a.    Matthew 3:7 and Luke 3:7 - ... shown we should flee from the coming wrath - by repenting. (John to the religious leaders: "Who showed you this?")

              b.    Luke 6:47 - ... shown what the person is like, who hears and obeys Jesus' words - like a person building a house on a solid foundation.

              c.    Luke 12:5 - ... shown who we should fear: the one who can destroy both soul/body in hell.

              d.    Acts 9:16 - ... shown how he must suffer, for Jesus' sake. (Paul, shown by Jesus.)

              e.    Acts 20:35 - ... shown the need to work, to provide for self and for others.

D. Summary

       Though important, these verses are not relevant to our current study.

Dennis Hinks © 1983, 2006



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