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John 1:6



Sent Away from the Self

Strongs NT #649 apostéllō to send away

There are around 133 occurances of this word in the NT, and forms the basis of the word "apostle". 

649 (from 575 /apó, "away from" and 4724 /stéllō, "send") – properly, send away, i.e. commission; (passive) "sent on a defined mission by a superior."

To be "sent away" is to be sent away from the center, self, God. Not merely sent by God.

Strong’s NT #3844, para. next toclose beside, by the side of, by, beside.

3844 pará (a preposition) – properly, close beside. 3844 /pará ("from closely alongside") introduces someone (something) as very "close beside."

(cf. HELPS Word Studies)

In the genitive "from close beside".