Preposition · A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act

A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional):—after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) … fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, × though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in).


  1. through
    1. of place
      1. with
      2. in
    2. of time
      1. throughout
      2. during
    3. of means
      1. by
      2. by the means of
  2. through
    1. the ground or reason by which something is or is not done
      1. by reason of
      2. on account of
      3. because of for this reason
      4. therefore
      5. on this account

Usages (1/12)

Matthew 2:15

Quoting Hosea 11:1

When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

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Matthew 4:4

Quoting Deuteronomy 8:3

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

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Matthew 8:17

Quoting Isaiah 53:4

¶ Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

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Matthew 24:15


Expounded on in Daniel 9. abomination of desolation 70AD. Not two-fold as the deliverance to come will be in the sight of Israel's enemies.

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