God’s people have been redeemedGal 4:4-5The Greek word “exagorazo” means “to buy” and was used, for example, of the buying of slaves. See alsoGal 3:13-14; Rev 14:3 The Greek “agorazo”, translated here as “redeemed”, may also be translated as “bought”. Elsewhere (e.g., Tit 2:14; 1Pe 1:18), “lutro” meaning “to release” is used, conveying a similar idea.
Redeeming the timeThe Greek “exagorazo” here translated as “make the most of”:Eph 5:16; Col 4:5
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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