"Distinct from others," "privately," such is the sense of the word in 2 Kings 4:4; Mark 7:33. Also "to withdraw" (Luke 9:10 the King James Version; Acts 23:19: hupochoreo, also anachoreo). One is said to have turned aside when he departs from the path of rectitude (Psalms 14:3; Sirach 2:7; 1 Timothy 1:6). In a figurative sense it is used to express the thought of putting aside, to renounce, every hindrance or impediment to a consecrated earnest Christian life (Hebrews 12:1: apotithemi).
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