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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #2129 - εὐλογία

Word Origin:
from the same as (2127)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. praise, laudation, panegyric: of Christ or God
  2. fine discourse, polished language
    1. in a bad sense, language artfully adapted to captivate the hearer: fair speaking, fine speeches
  3. an invocation of blessing, benediction
  4. consecration
  5. a (concrete) blessing, benefit
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1062 ‑ בְּכוֹרָה (bek‑o‑raw', bek‑o‑raw');   1288 ‑ בָּרַךְ (baw‑rak');   1293 ‑ בְּרָכָה (ber‑aw‑kaw');   6529 ‑ פְּרִי (per‑ee');   8378 ‑ תַּאֲוָה (tah‑av‑aw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εὐλογ-ία, ἡ,


1. good or fine language, Pl. R. 400d, Luc. Lex. 1.

2. plausibility, ἔχει τινὰ εὐλογίαν Thphr. CP 6.31.1; habet εὐλογίαν Cic. Att. 13.22.4, cf. Romans 16:18; ἡ τοῦ δόγματος εὐ. prob. in Phld. Sign. 27; ἡ εὐ. τῶν πραγμάτων Id. Herc. 1251.8.


1. praise, eulogy, Pi. N. 4.5, Th. 2.42; ὑμνῆσαι δι' εὐλογίας E. HF 356 (lyr.); ἄξιος εὐλογίας Ar. Pax 738: pl., Pi. I. 3.3, 6(5).21, Pl. Ax. 365a; good fame, glory, ἀγήραντος εὐ. Simon. 100, cf. Pi. O. 5.24; εὐλογίαν φέρει Lyr.Alex.Adesp. 21.10; ἔχειν εὐ. τινὰ πρός τινα POxy. 65.4 (iii/iv A.D.).

2. esp. praise to God, LXX Si. 50.20(22), Revelation 7:12, OGI 74 (Egypt).


1. act of blessing, opp. κατάρα, LXX Genesis 27:12, Ephesians 3:10.

2. blessing called down or bestowed, LXX Proverbs 10:22; .

3. gift, bounty, LXX John 15:19; 2 Kings 5:15, 2 Corinthians 9:5; ὁ σπείρων ἐπ' εὐλογίαις ἐπ' εὐλογίαις καὶ θερίσει bountifully, ib. 6, cf. Ph. 1.129.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 εὐλογία, εὐλογίας, (εὔλογος); the Sept. for בְּרָכָה; Vulg. benedictio; as in classical Greek:

1. praise, laudation, panegyric: of God or Christ, Revelation 5:12,13; Revelation 7:12.

2. fine discourse, polished language: Plato, rep. 3, p. 400d.; Luc. Lexiph. 1; in a bad sense, language artfully adapted to captivate the hearer, fair speaking, fine speeches: Romans 16:18 (joined with χρηστολογία, the latter relating to the substance, εὐλογία to the expression); plural in Aesop, fab. 229, p. 150 edition Cor. ἐάν σύ εὐλογίας ἐυπορης, ἐγώ῟γε σου οὐ κήδομαι (but why not genitive singular?). By a usage unknown to native Greeks.

3. an invocation of blessings, benediction: Hebrews 12:17; James 3:10, ( Genesis 27:35f, 38, others; Sirach 3:8 Sirach 37:24; Josephus, Antiquities 4,8, 44); see εὐλογέω, 2.

4. consecration: τό ποτήριον τῆς εὐλογίας, the consecrated cup (for that this is the meaning is evident from the explanatory adjunct εὐλογοῦμεν, see εὐλογέω 3 (others besides; cf. Meyer edition Heinrici at the passage; Winer's Grammar, 189 (178))), 1 Corinthians 10:16.

5. a (concrete) blessing, benefit ( Deuteronomy 11:26, etc.; Sirach 7:32 Sirach 39:22, etc.); universally, 1 Peter 3:9; of the blessings of Christianity, Romans 15:29; Ephesians 1:3; εὐλογία τοῦ Ἀβραάμ the salvation (by the Messiah) promised to Abraham, Galatians 3:14; of the continual fertility of the soil granted by God, Hebrews 6:7 ( Leviticus 25:21; ὑετός εὐλογίας, Ezekiel 34:26; cf. εὐλογεῖν ἀγρόν, Genesis 27:27); of the blessing of a collection sent from Christians to their brethren, 2 Corinthians 9:5 (of the gifts of men, Genesis 33:11; Judges 1:15; 1 Samuel 25:27); ἐπ' εὐλογίαις, that blessings may accrue, bountifully (opposed to φειδομένως), 2 Corinthians 9:6 (see ἐπί, B. 2e., p. 234 a top).

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With the use of the verb in OGIS 73 (see s.v. εὐλογέω), cf. ib. 74 (from the Thebaid—B.C. 247–221) Θεοῦ εὐλογία · Θεύδοτος Δωρίωνος Ἰουδαῖος σωθεὶς ἐκ πελ (άγ)ους. See also Preisigke 317 Εὐλογία Κυρίου, and from Christian times the vase inscr. ib. 1117 Εὐλογία τοῦ ἁγίου Μηνᾶ. The subst. is used as a Christian title of address in P Lond 891.16 (iv/A.D.) (= III. p. 242, Chrest. I. p. 157) a letter to a Bishop—γινώσκει (ν) σε βούλομαι, ὦ ἀγαπητὲ πάτερ, ὅτι ὅτε ἀπήντησα τῷ δουκὶ μετὰ τῆς Εὐλογία [ς σου, ]δέξατο αὐτήν κτλ. For εὐλογία in the sense of a ";good report"; cf. P Oxy I. 65.4 (iii/iv A.D.) εἰ δὲ ἔχετε εὐλογίαν τινὰ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἀνέρχεσθε ἅμα αὐτῷ καὶ λέγετε, ";if you have anything to say in his favour, come with him and tell me"; (Edd.) : cf. Aristeas 161. The adj. is found = ";reasonable,"; ";probable,"; in P Tor I. 1v. 2 (B.C. 117) οὐθενὸς εὐλόγου ἀντεχόμενον : cf. OGIS 504.8 (A.D. 128–9), 669.10 (i/A.D.), and for the adverb P Oxy IV. 718.28 (A.D. 180–192).


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