from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- prep. To.
- prep. Until: a fast unto death.
- prep. By: a place unto itself, quite unlike its surroundings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- conj. Up to the time or degree that; until; till.
- prep. Up to, indicating a motion towards a thing and then stopping at it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- conj. Until; till.
- prep. To; -- now used only in antiquated, formal, or scriptural style. See To.
- prep. Until; till.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To: now somewhat antiquated, but much used in formal or elevated style.
- They also brought a full intelligence in reference unto the particulars they were sent about.
- Up to the time or degree that; until; till.
Who, but an impious scorner, dares thus strive with his Maker, and mutilate HIS IMAGE, and blaspheme the Holy One, who saith, "_Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of the least of these, ye did it unto_ ME."
But on those words in the Epistle to the Hebrews,  _Ye have not yet resisted unto blood_, the Gloss has: "There is no more perfect charity in this life than that to which the holy Martyrs attained, for they strove against sin even _unto blood_."
When men live because they already have as an actual possession, eternal life, and realize that it is eternal, they live from love, and not unto themselves but "_unto Him_."
'If a man therefore cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, _sanctified_, meet _for the Master's use_, prepared _unto every good work_.'
'Having been made free from sin, and having been enslaved unto God, ye have your fruit _unto sanctification_.'
Let us listen to the message: 'Being made free from sin, ye became servants unto righteousness; now yield your members servants to righteousness _unto sanctification_.'
Now being made _free from sin_, and become servants unto God, ye have your fruit _unto sanctification_, and the end eternal life. '
To them it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but _unto us_ they did minister the things, which are now reported _unto you_ by them that have preached the Gospel _unto you_. '
And so we pass unto our second accommodation of these words (_unto God the Lord belong the issues of death_); that it belongs to God, and not to man, to pass a judgment upon us at our death, or to conclude a dereliction on God's part upon the manner thereof.
Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform _unto the Lord_ thine oaths: but I say unto you, Swear not at all, " he does not teach that the oath, when properly sworn, is not to be performed to God, but rather intimates, that when He is properly appealed to in swearing, he is thereby contemplated as having addressed to him a solemn promise or vow, the fulfilment of which he will demand.
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