Quick Facts:

  • Pronunciation: ap-ok’-i-mahee
  • Strongs Concordance: #G606
    • to be laid away, laid by,
    • reserved reserved for one, awaiting him
  • Appears 4 times in 4 verses in the New Testament
  • Common translations
    • “appointed” (1x)
    • “laid” (2x)
    • “put away” (1x)

Where and how apokeimai is used in the New Testament

  1. Luke 19:20 NASB – “”Another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief;”

  2. Colossians 1:5 NASB – “because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel”

  3. 2 Timothy 4:8 NASB – “in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.”

  4. Hebrews 9:27 NASB – “And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,”

My observations and perspective

In no instance of a verse with the word apokeimai is any mention of person being appointed to rule others.

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