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Elements (7 Occurrences)

Galatians 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: (KJV WBS YLT)

Galatians 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? (KJV WBS YLT)

Colossians 2:8 Be careful that you don't let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ. (WEB DBY)

Colossians 2:20 If you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances, (WEB DBY)

Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have again need that one should teach you what are the elements of the beginning of the oracles of God, and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food. (DBY YLT)

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Peter 3:12 looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, which will cause the burning heavens to be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Elements (7 Occurrences)
... In its primary sense, as denoting the first principles or constituents of things,
it is used in 2 Peter 3:10: "The elements shall be dissolved." In a secondary ...
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Element (1 Occurrence)
... Specifically: (Chem.) A substance which cannot be decomposed into different kinds
of matter by any means at present employed; as, the elements of water are ...
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Rudiments (5 Occurrences)
... In the two passages in Galatians, and in the two in 2 Peter, it is rendered "elements."
In the two passages in Colossians, it is translated "rudiments." In He ...
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Elementary (4 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Pertaining to, or treating of, the elements, rudiments, or first principles
of anything; initial; rudimental; introductory; as, an elementary treatise. ...
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Elemental (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Pertaining to the elements, first principles, and primary ingredients, or
to the four supposed elements of the material world; as, elemental air. ...
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Compound (3 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or
parts; as, to compound a medicine. 3. (vt) To put together ...
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Form (153 Occurrences)
... In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind's own activity,
as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter ...
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Principles (11 Occurrences)
... prin'-si-p'-lz: Found twice (Hebrews 5:12; Hebrews 6:1). The Greek word (stoicheion)
is also translated in the King James Version as "elements" and "rudiments ...
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Proverb (24 Occurrences)
... little sense of its various phases, except that there was a strong popular tendency
to identify it with satire, and with less thought of the elements of its ...
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... contained much more than a Mazdean nucleus, and the extrication of Mazdean from
other (especially older Magian and Babylonian) elements is frequently impossible ...
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4747. stoicheion -- one of a row, hence a letter (of the alphabet) ...
... the elements (of knowledge). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: stoicheion
Phonetic Spelling: (stoy-khi'-on) Short Definition: a heavenly body, an ...
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5620. hoste -- so as to, so then, therefore
... accomplishment). The involved then is the of elements in the correlation,
underscoring the inevitable effect of the paired elements. ...
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2508. kathairo -- to cleanse
... Cognate: 2508 -- make clean by (removing undesirable elements); hence, "pruned
(purged)"; eliminating what is fruitless by purifying (making ). See 2513 (). ...
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4793. sugkrino -- to combine, compare
... [4793 ("comparative evaluating") results in " understanding" as elements
in a comparison are grasped as similar or dissimilar.]. ...
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2218. zugos -- a yoke
... [2218 () two elements to work as , like when two pans (weights) operate together
on a balance-scale -- or a of oxen pulling a plough.]. ...
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1570. ekthetos -- cast out, ie exposed (to perish)
... Transliteration: ekthetos Phonetic Spelling: (ek'-thet-os) Short Definition: cast
out, exposed Definition: cast out, exposed (to the elements), abandoned. ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

el'-e-ment, (ta stoicheia, "the letters of the alphabet," "the elements out of which all things are formed," "the heavenly bodies," "the fundamental principles of any art or science"):

(1) In 2 Peter 3:10, the constituent parts of the physical universe ("elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat," the American Revised Version, margin "the heavenly bodies").

(2) In Galatians 4:3, 1, the Revised Version (British and American) has "rudiments," as in the King James Version margin, and in Colossians 2:8, 20, where the reference is to imperfect Jewish ordinances.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
In its primary sense, as denoting the first principles or constituents of things, it is used in 2 Peter 3:10: "The elements shall be dissolved." In a secondary sense it denotes the first principles of any art or science. In this sense it is used in Galatians 4:3, 9; Colossians 2:8, 20, where the expressions, "elements of the world," "week and beggarly elements," denote that state of religious knowledge existing among the Jews before the coming of Christ, the rudiments of religious teaching. They are "of the world," because they are made up of types which appeal to the senses. They are "weak," because insufficient; and "beggarly," or "poor," because they are dry and barren, not being accompanied by an outpouring of spiritual gifts and graces, as the gospel Isaiah



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