Adversary


Greek: αντιδικος [antidikos] (Noun masculine). From αντι [anti]; and δικη [dikê] "right", "justice": "an opponent in a suit at law". An adversary, enemy.

αντιδικος [antidikos] appears 5 times in the NT:


(1, 2) Matthew 5: 25
Agree with thine adversary¹ quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary² deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. - ¹τω αντιδικω [tô antidikô] Dat. sing. ("with thine adversary" - τω αντιδικω σου [tô antidikô sou] Lit: "to the opponent of you") / ²ο αντιδικος [ho antidikos] Nom. sing.

(3) Luke 12: 58
When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, [as thou art] in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison. - του αντιδικου [tou antidikou] Gen. sing. ("with thine adversary" - μετα του αντιδικου σου [meta tou antidikou sou] Lit: "with the opponent of you").

(4) Luke 18: 3
And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. - του αντιδικου [tou antidikou] Gen. sing. ("of mine adversary" - απο του αντιδικου μου [apo tou antidikou mou] Lit: "from the opponent of me").

(5) 1 Peter 5: 8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: - ο αντιδικος [ho antidikos] Nom. sing.

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