Greek word for "Happening" in the New Testament

On January 31, 2017 2:10 PM, "Stephen Williamson" wrote:

Subject: Greek word for "Happening" in the New Testament - stuff that happens to happen to people :-)

Hi all

I was talking to Chris last Wednesday, there’s an interesting old Greek word for "Happening" in the New Testament, here’s the list of verses below.

The Greek word is "tugchano" (Strongs 5177) — "to effect", "to give birth to", "an arrow hitting the mark", "to get/attain (something)", "usual stuff that happens to happen following an action", and therefore a "perhaps" word, because it’s part of the somewhat invisible future, as the results of people’s actions that have not yet happened.

Examples: 1. Used in the Good Samaritan story about how the man was left when he "happened to be" half-way towards death, consequences of men's bad actions.

2. Jesus also used it in reference about being counted worthy to "attain" the resurrection reward in a coming age i.e. consequences of men's good actions.

Used by Luke in the book of Acts

3. To refer to the name of the chap Eutychus, a name that means Good Happening — because the man had Paul "fall upon him" and embrace him and raise him up alive, after he’d fallen asleep, then fallen out of the third story of a building, then hit the ground dead.

4. To refer to "unusual miracles" i.e. not the "usual consequences" that people saw from God's work.

5. To refer to "unusual philanthropy" i.e. again, not the usual consequences of needing philanthropy on a barbarous island on which you were shipwrecked.

Full list below: /search/search.cfm ?Criteria=G5177+OR+G2161 &t=NKJV

Luke 10:30Then Jesus answered and said: "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
Luke 20:35"But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage,
Acts 19:11Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul,
Acts 20:9And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead.
Acts 24:2And when he was called upon, Tertullus began his accusation, saying: "Seeing that through you, we obtain much peace, and rightness is being brought to this nation by your foresight,
Acts 26:22"Therefore, having obtained help from God, to this day I stand, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said would come.
Acts 27:3And the next day we landed at Sidon. And Julius treated Paul kindly and gave him liberty to go to his friends and obtain care.
Acts 28:2And the natives showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling, and because of the cold.
1Co 14:10There are, perhaps, so many kinds of languages in the world, and none of them is without significance.
1Co 15:37And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain — perhaps wheat, or some other grain.
1Co 16:6And it may happen that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go.
2Ti 2:10Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect (choice ones) that they also may attain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
Hebrews 8:6But now He has attained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.
Hebrews 11:35Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might attain a better resurrection.


Blessings Steve

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