For AFORE the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. ( Isaiah 18:5 )
Archaic for "before" of time, or "formerly"; frequently occurs as compound, as in "aforetime," "aforehand," etc.; in the New Testament most commonly for the Greek prefix, pro, in compound words (Romans 1:2; 15:4); at other times, for Greek adverb pote, "at some time," "once" (John 9:13; 1 Peter 3:5; Colossians 3:7).
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