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Greek: αντι [anti] (ανθ [anth] before ων [hôn]). (Preposition with genitive). Over against, opposite. Instead, for, in the place of.

αντι [anti] appears 22 times in the NT:

(1) Matthew 2: 22
But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: - ("in the room of his father" - αντι του πατρος αυτου [anti tou patros autou] Lit: "instead of the father of him").

(2, 3) Matthew 5: 38
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: - ("An eye for an eye" - οφθαλμον αντι οφθαλμου [ophthalmon anti ophthalmou] Lit: "eye instead of eye". / "a tooth for a tooth" - οδοντα αντι οδοντος [odonta anti odontos] Lit: "tooth instead of tooth").

(4) Matthew 17: 27
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee. - ("and give unto them for me and thee" - δος αυτοις αντι εμου και σου [dos autois anti emou kai sou] Lit: "give to them instead of me and of you").

(5) Matthew 20: 28
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. - ("a ransom for many" - λυτρον αντι πολλων [lutron anti pollôn] Lit: "ransom instead of many").

(6) Mark 10: 45
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. - ("a ransom for many" - λυτρον αντι πολλων [lutron anti pollôn] Lit: "ransom instead of many")

(7) Luke 1: 20
And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because* thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. - (*"because" - ανθ ων [anth hôn] Lit: "instead of which").

(8) Luke 11: 11
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if [he ask] a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? - ("for a fish" - αντι ιχθυος [anti ichthuos] Lit: "instead of fish").

(9) Luke 12: 3
Therefore* whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. - (*"Therefore" - ανθ ων [anth hôn] Lit: "instead of which").

(10) Luke 19: 44
And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because* thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. - (*"because" - ανθ ων [anth hôn] Lit: "instead of which").

(11) John 1: 16
And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. - ("grace for grace" - χαριν αντι χαριτος [charin anti charitos] Lit: "grace instead of grace").

(12) Acts 12: 23
And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because* he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. - (*"because" - ανθ ων [anth hôn] Lit: "instead of which").

(13) Romans 12: 17
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. - ("evil for evil" - κακον αντι κακου [kakon anti kakou] Lit: "evil instead of evil").

(14) 1 Corinthians 11: 15
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for a covering. - ("for [her] hair is given her for a covering" - οτι η κομη αντι περιβολαιου δεδοται αυτη [hoti hê komê anti peribolaiou dedotai autê] Lit: "because the hair instead of that is thrown around has been given to her").

(15) Ephesians 5: 31
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. - ("For this cause" - αντι τουτου [anti toutou] Lit: "instead of this").

(16) 1 Thessalonians 5: 15
See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men]. - ("evil for evil" - κακον αντι κακου [kakon anti kakou] Lit: "evil instead of evil").

(17) 2 Thessalonians 2: 10
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because* they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. - (*"because" - ανθ ων [anth hôn] Lit: "instead of which").

(18) Hebrews 12: 2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. - ("who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross" - ος αντι της προκειμενης αυτω χαρας υπεμεινεν σταυρον [hos anti tês prokeimenês autô charas hupemeinen stauron] Lit: "who instead of the set before him joy endured cross").

(19) Hebrews 12: 16
Lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. - ("who for one morsel of meat" - ος αντι βρωσεως μιας [hôs anti brôseôs mias] Lit: "who instead of food one portion").

(20) James 4: 15
For that ye [ought] to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. - ("For that ye [ought] to say" - αντι του λεγειν υμας [anti tou legein humas] Lit: "instead of the to say you").

(21, 22) 1 Peter 3: 9
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. - ("evil for evil" - κακον αντι κακου [kakon anti kakou] Lit: "evil instead of evil". / "railing for railing" - λοιδοριαν αντι λοιδοριας [loidorian anti loidorias] Lit: "reviling instead of reviling").

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