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Instantly • Presently • Prompt
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Instant;Instantly
Instant; Instantly[Heb peṯaʿ (Hab. 2:7; Nu. 6:9), piṯʾōm, piṯʾôm (Prov. 3:25; Nu. 12:4), lep̱eṯaʿ piṯʾōm—‘in an instant, suddenly’ (Isa. 29:5), piṯʾōm lep̱eṯaʿ—‘suddenly, in an instant’ (Isa. 30:13); Gk. apó tēs hōras ekeínēs (lit ‘from that hour,’ Mt. 9:22; 15:28; 17:18), euthéōs
Presently
Presently A term used by the AV in the original but now obsolete sense of “at once, immediately.” The RSV has replaced it with “at once” (Prov. 12:16; Mt. 21:19; 26:53) and “as soon as” (Phil. 2:23).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Instant, Instantly
INSTANT, INSTANTLY. The KJV uses these words in translating several different Heb. and Gr words refer only to time, they are used predominantly in the KJV in the sense of urgency (cf. Lk 23:23; 2 Tim 4:2). In (Isa 29:5; 30:13; Jer 18:7, 9) the concept of time is evident.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Instant Instantly
Instant, Instantly, in the Authorized Version, means urgent, urgently or fervently, as will be seen from the following passages: Luke 7:4; 23:23; Acts 26:7; Rom. 12:12.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Instant, Instantly
INSTANT, INSTANTLY. In addition to the usual use of the word (i.e., a particular point of time), several Gk. words are used in the NT. These words imply to be urgent, urgently, or fervently, as will be seen from the NASB and NIV of the following passages (Luke 7:4; 23:23; Acts 26:7; Rom. 12:12). In 2
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Instant
INSTANT — a brief unit of time; a split second. The prophet Isaiah warned the city of Jerusalem that God’s judgment would fall in an instant unless the people turned from their sinful ways (Is. 29:5).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INSTANT; INSTANTLY
INSTANT; INSTANTLY<in’-stant>, <in’-stant-li>: Derivative from Latin instare. Found in English with various meanings from the 15th century to the present time.Instant is used once in Isa 29:5 in the sense of immediate time; elsewhere in the sense of urgent, pressing; Lk 23:23, where “were instant”
PRESENTLY
PRESENTLY<prez’-ent-li>: The strict meaning is of course “at the present moment,” “instantly,” and the modern force “after a short interval” is due simply to the procrastinating habits of mankind; hence, the Revised Version (British and American) modifications of the King James Version use of
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Instant
INSTANT Brief moment of time (Isa. 29:5; 30:13; Jer. 18:7–9); KJV uses it in the sense of insistent, pressing, or urgent. For example, “they were instant” (Luke 23:23, KJV) means “they kept urgently demanding” (NRSV); “continuing instant in prayer” (Rom. 12:12, KJV) means “persevere in prayer” (NRSV)
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Instant, Instantly
INSTANT, in′stant, INSTANTLY, in′stant-li: Derivative from Lat instare. Found in Eng. with various meanings from the 15th cent. to the present time.Instant is used once in Isa 29:5 in the sense of immediate time; elsewhere in the sense of urgent, pressing; Lk 23:23, where “were instant” is the AV tr
Presently
PRESENTLY, prez′ent-li: The strict meaning is of course “at the present moment,” “instantly,” and the modern force “after a short interval” is due simply to the procrastinating habits of mankind; hence RV modifications of the AV use of the word into “immediately” (Mt 21:19), “even now” (Mt 26:53), and