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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #2127 - εὐλογέω

Word Origin:
from a compound of (2095) and (3056)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to praise, celebrate with praises
  2. to invoke blessings
  3. to consecrate a thing with solemn prayers
    1. to ask God's blessing on a thing
    2. pray God to bless it to one's use
    3. pronounce a consecratory blessing on
  4. of God
    1. to cause to prosper, to make happy, to bestow blessings on
    2. favoured of God, blessed
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1288 ‑ בָּרַךְ (baw‑rak');   1921 ‑ הָדַר (haw‑dar');   1984 ‑ הָלַל (haw‑lal');   3034 ‑ יָדָה (yaw‑daw');   3372 ‑ יָרֵא (yaw‑ray');   3498 ‑ יָתַר (yaw‑thar');   3513 ‑ כָּבַד (kaw‑bad, kaw‑bade');   5059 ‑ נָגַן (naw‑gan');   7442 ‑ רָנַן (raw‑nan');   7521 ‑ רָצָה (raw‑tsaw');   7624 ‑ שְׁבַח (sheb‑akh');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


impf. εὐλόγουν or ηὐλ - Ar. Ec. 454, Isoc. 12.206: fut. - ήσω E. Hec. 465 (lyr.): aor. εὐλόγησα or ηὐλ - LXX Genesis 1:22,al.: inf. εὐλογῆσαι Ar. Eq. 565: pf. εὐλόγηκα LXX Numbers 23:11 : Pass., with fut. Med. εὐλογήσομαι (v.l. - ηθήσομαι, as always in LXX, 2 Ki. 7.29,al.) Isoc. 9.5: aor. εὐλογήθην Phalar. 119.3 (opt.): pf. εὐλόγημαι LXX Ruth 2:19 :

I speak well of, praise, πόλιν A. Ag. 580; πατέρα τὸν ἀμόν S. Ph. 1314, cf. Ar. Eq. 1.c., E. Hec. 1.c.,al.,; deliver a panegyric upon, Arist. Rh.Al. 1426a3: with neut. Adj., εὐ. καὶ δίκαια κἄδικα Ar. Ach. 372, cf. Ec. 454; θεοὶ εὐλογοῦσί τινα honour him, E. Supp. 927: Pass., ἐπαίνοις εὐλογούμενον πέδον S. OC 720; τὸν ἐν Δωδῶνι δαίμον' εὐλογούμενον Id. Fr. 461.


1. of God or men, LXX Genesis 35:9,al., Acts 3:26,al.: freq. in pf. part. Pass. εὐλογημένος, as LXX De. 28.3, Luke 1:28.

2. bless, praise a god, OGI 73 (Egypt), cf. εὐ. τὴν Εἶσιν (sic) CIG 4705c (ibid.); σου τὰς δυνάμεις Buresch Aus Lydien 113; so in LXX and NT, Jo. 22.23,al., James 3:9.

3. also, apptly. by a Hebr. euphemism, curse, LXX 1 Kings 20:10(21).10, cf. Job 2:5.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 εὐλογέω, ἐυλόγω; future εὐλογήσω; imperfect εὐλόγουν and ηὐλόγουν ( Mark 10:16, where the manuscripts fluctuate between the two forms (cf. WH's Appendix, p. 162)); 1aorist εὐλόγησα (ηὐλόγησα, Matthew 14:19 L Tr; Luke 24:30 L; Hebrews 11:20,21 L); perfect ἐυλόγηκα (ηὐλόγηκά, Hebrews 7:6 L; see εὐδοκέω at the beginning (cf. Veitch, under the word; Tdf. on Luke , the passage cited)); passive, perfect participle εὐλογῇ μένος; 1future ἐυλογηθήσομαι; (εὔλογος); the Sept. very often for בָּרַך and בֵּרֵך; Vulg. benedico; mostly with the accusative of the object, to bless one;

1. as in Greek writings, to praise, celebrate with praises: τόν Θεόν, Luke 1:64; Luke 2:28; Luke 24:51,53 ( Tdf. omits); James 3:9; absolutely, in the giving of thanks: Matthew 14:19; Matthew 26:26 (cf. 3below); Mark 6:41; Mark 8:7 R G T (?); Mark 14:22> (cf. 3below); Luke 24:30; 1 Corinthians 14:16. (When used in this sense εὐλογεῖν differs from εὐχαριστεῖν in referring rather to the form, εὐχαριστεῖν referring to the substance of the thanksgiving.) By a usage purely Biblical and ecclesiastical like the Hebrew בָּרַך,

2. to invoke blessings: τινα, upon one, Matthew 5:44 Rec.; Luke 6:28; Romans 12:14; absolutely, 1 Corinthians 4:12; 1 Peter 3:9; of one taking leave, Luke 24:50f; of one at the point of death, Hebrews 11:20f ( Genesis 48:9); in congratulations, Hebrews 7:1,6f ( Genesis 14:19); Mark 10:16 R G L; Luke 2:34; εὐλογημένος (בָּרוּך), praised, blessed (cf. εὐλογητός): Matthew 21:9; Matthew 23:39; Mark 11:9; Luke 13:35; Luke 19:38; John 12:13 (in all which passages it is an acclamation borrowed from: Psalm 117:26 (Psalm 118:26>)).

3. with the accusative of a thing, "to consecrate a thing with solemn prayers; to ask God's blessing on a thing, pray him to bless it to one's use, pronounce a consecratory blessing on": ἰχθύδια, Mark 8:7 L Tr WH; τούς ἄρτους, Luke 9:16; τό ποτήριον, 1 Corinthians 10:16; τήν θυσίαν, 1 Samuel 9:13; and perhaps τόν ἄρτον, Matthew 26:26; Mark 14:22 (but see above under 1); cf. Rückert, Das Abendmahl, p. 220f.

4. of God, to cause to prosper, to make happy, to bestow blessings on, (cf. Winer's Grammar, 32): τινα, Acts 3:26; followed by ἐν with the dative of the blessing, ἐν πάσῃ εὐλογία, with every kind of blessing, Ephesians 1:3 (ἐν ἀγαθοῖς, Test xii. Patr. (test. Jos. § 18), p. 722 (ἐν εὐλογίαις γῆς, ἐν πρωτογενημασι καρπῶν, test. Isach. § 5, p. 626f)); εὐλογῶν εὐλογήσω σε (after the Hebrew, Genesis 22:17; see εἰδῶ, I:1a. (for references)), I will bestow on thee the greatest blessings, Hebrews 6:14; Galatians 3:8 Rec.elz bez (see ἐνευλογέω), Galatians 3:9; εὐλογημένος favored of God, blessed, Luke 1:42 b (cf. Deuteronomy 28:4); ἐν γυναιξί, blessed among women, i. e. before all other women, Luke 1:28 R G L Tr text brackets; 42 a (cf. Winer s Grammar, 246 (231); (Buttmann, 83 (73))); εὐλογημένοι τοῦ πατρός (equivalent to ὑπό τοῦ πατρός, like εὐλογημένοι ὑπό Θεοῦ, Isaiah 61:9; Isaiah 65:23; cf. Winer s Grammar, 189 (178) and § 30,4; (cf. Buttmann, § 132,23)), appointed to eternal salvation by my father, Matthew 25:34. (Compare: ἐνευλογέω, κατευλογέω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὐλογέω , - ,

[in LXX chiefly for H1288 pi.;]

1. to speak well of, praise (cl.; LXX Deuteronomy 8:10, al.): τ . θεόν , Luke 1:64; Luke 2:28; Luke 24:51; Luke 24:53 (αἰνοῦντες , T, WH, mg.), James 3:9; absol., to give praise, Matthew 14:19; Matthew 26:26 (v. Swete on Mark 14:22), Mark 6:41; Mark 14:22 (v. Swete, in l), Luke 24:30, 1 Corinthians 14:16.

2. As in LXX (= H1288 pi.);

(a) to bless, invoke blessings on (Genesis 24:60, Numbers 23:20, al.): absol., 1 Corinthians 4:12, 1 Peter 3:9; c. acc pers., Luke 2:34; Luke 6:28; Luke 24:50-51, Romans 12:14, Hebrews 7:1; Hebrews 7:6-7; Hebrews 11:20-21; εὐλογημένος (= H1288; v. Lft., Notes, 310; DCG, i, 189), blessed, Matthew 21:9; Matthew 23:39 (LXX), Mark 11:9-10, Luke 13:35; Luke 19:38 (LXX), John 12:13; c. acc rei, Mark 8:7, Luke 9:16, 1 Corinthians 10:16;

(b) with God as subject (Psalms 44:3, al.), to bless, prosper, bestow blessings on: c. acc pers., Acts 3:26, Galatians 3:9, Ephesians 1:3 (Lft., Notes, 311), Hebrews 6:14; εὐλογημένος , Luke 1:28 (WH, tit., R, tit., omit) Luke 1:42; εὐλογημένοι τ . πατρός (cf. Isaiah 61:9), Matthew 25:34; pass. Acts 3:25 (cf. ἐν -, κατ -ευλογέω ).†

**† κατ -ευλογέω , - ,

[in LXX: Tobit 11:1; Tobit 11:17*;]

to bless fervently: Mark 10:16 (v. Swete, in l).†

SYN.: see αἰνέω G134, and cf. DCG, i, 189, 211; Cremer, 766.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

We can illustrate this verb only from the Christian papyri, as P Amh II. 145.1 (iv/v A.D.) τῷ ἀγ ]απητῷ ἀδελφῷ καὶ ηὐλ [ο ]γημένῳ, and the late P Grenf II. 113.7 (viii/ix A.D.) τῶν εὐλογημένων τριῶν συνόδων, .11 μετὰ τῶν σὺν αὐτοῖς καὶ εὐλογημένων ὁμονόων. It occurs, however, in inscrr. in such a formula as OGIS 73 εὐλογεῖ τὸν θεὸν Πτολεμαῖος Διονυσίου Ἰουδαῖος, and was by no means confined to the Jews as Dittenberger shows from CIG 4705 b.2 (of Pan) ε [ ]λογ [ ] τὸν εὔο [δο ]ν θεόν, ib. 4705 c.2 εὐλογῶ [τ ]ὴν Εἶσιν. See also Syll 891.24 (ii/A.D.) where the prayer is uttered that a protector of a tomb—τῶν λῴων ἀπολαύοι εὐλογοῖτό τε ἐν παντὶ δήμῳ, and the exx. of the verb in votive inscriptions given by Ramsay ExpT x. p. 54, as when a person who has been chastised for his sin by the god dedicates a stele—ε ()λογῶν σου τὰς δυνάμ (ε)ις : he adds that the stele which is dedicated is in one case called εὐλογία. In MGr εὐλογῶ = ";praise,"; ";bless"; : a form βλογῶ is also found.


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