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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #3309 - μεριμνάω

Word Origin:
from (3308)
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Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to be anxious
    1. to be troubled with cares
  2. to care for, look out for (a thing)
    1. to seek to promote one's interests
    2. caring or providing for
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1672 ‑ דָּאַג (daw‑ag');   3707 ‑ כָּעַס (kaw‑as');   6089 ‑ עֶצֶב (eh'‑tseb);   6213 ‑ עָשָׂה (aw‑saw');   7264 ‑ רָגַז (raw‑gaz');   8159 ‑ שָׁעָה (shaw‑aw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


care for, be anxious about, meditate upon, ἔργον μεριμνῶν ποῖον..; S. OT 1124; esp. of philosophers, τὰ [μὲν ἀ]φανῆ μ. Ar. Fr. 672; οἱ λεπτῶς μεριμνῶντες Lyr.Adesp. 135, cf. X. Mem. 4.7.6; μ. περὶ τῆς τῶν πάντων φύσεως ib. 1.1.14; πολλὰ μ. to be cumbered with many cares, Id. Cyr. 8.7.12; τοῖς μεριμνῶσίν τε καὶ λυπουμένοις Apollod.Com. 3; μηθὲν τὴν ἀλήθειαν μεριμνᾶν Phld. Rh. 1.135 S., cf. 2.143 S.; μεριμνήσω ὑπὲρ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου LXX Psalms 37:18(38).18; μ. εἰς τὴν αὔριον Matthew 6:34 : c. inf., to be careful to do, ὁ μεριμνήσας τὰ δίκαια λέγειν D. 21.192: with relat. clause, πολλὰ μ. ὅπως μὴ λάθῃς X. Mem. 3.5.23; μεριμνῶ πῶς κλαύσω AP 9.148; μὴ μεριμνᾶτε τῇ ψυχῇ τί φάγητε Matthew 6:25 : Pass., to be treated with anxious care, AP 10.52 (Pall.); τράπεζαι πολυτελῶς μεμεριμνημέναι Ath. 14.641c; ἔννοια, ἀμφισβήτησις μ., Just. Nov. 22.26 Intr., 44.1.3.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 μεριμνάω, μερίμνω future μεριμνήσω; 1aorist subjunctive 2person plural μεριμνήσητε; (μέριμνα);

a. to be anxious; to be troubled with cares: absolutely, Matthew 6:27,31; Luke 12:25; μηδέν μεριμνᾶτε, be anxious about nothing, Philippians 4:6; with the dative of the thing for the interests of which one is solicitous (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 31,1b.): τῇ ψυχή, about sustaining life, τῷ σώματι, Matthew 6:25; Luke 12:22; περί τίνος, about a thing, Matthew 6:28; Luke 12:26; εἰς τήν αὔριον, for the morrow, i. e. about what may be on the morrow, Matthew 6:34; followed by an indirect question πῶς τί, Matthew 10:19; Luke 12:11 (here Tr marginal reading omits; Tr text WH brackets τί); joined with τυρβάζεσθαι (θορυβάζεσθαι) followed by περί πολλά, Luke 10:41 ( WH marginal reading omits)

b. to care for, look out for (a thing); to seek to promote one's interests: τά ἑαυτῆς, Matthew 6:34 Rec.; τά τοῦ κυρίου, 1 Corinthians 7:32-34; τά τοῦ κόσμου, 1 Corinthians 7:34; ἑαυτῆς, Matthew 6:34 L T Tr WH (a usage unknown to Greek writers, although they put a genitive after other verbs of caring or providing for, as ἐπιμελεῖσθαι, φροντίζειν, προνόειν, cf. Krüger, § 47,11; Winer s Grammar, 205 (193); Buttmann, § 133,25); τά περί τίνος, Philippians 2:20; ἵνα τό αὐτό ὑπέρ ἀλλήλων μεριμνῶσι τά μέλη, that the members may have the same care one for another, 1 Corinthians 12:25. (The Sept. for דָּאַג, to be anxious, Psalm 37:19 (Psalm 38:19>); רָגַז, to be disturbed, annoyed in spirit, 2 Samuel 7:10; 1 Chronicles 17:9; in Greek writings from Xenophon, and Sophocles down.) (Compare: προμεριμνάω.)

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μεριμνα μεριμνά μεριμνᾷ μερίμνα μεριμνας μεριμνάς μεριμνᾷς μεριμνατε μεριμνάτε μεριμνᾶτε μεριμνάτωσαν μεριμνησει μεριμνήσει μεριμνησητε μεριμνήσητε μεριμνήσω μεριμνων μεριμνών μεριμνῶν μεριμνώντι μεριμνωσι μεριμνώσι μεριμνῶσι μεριμνῶσιν merimna merimnā̂i merimnā̂is merimnas merimnate merimnâte merimnesei merimnēsei merimnḗsei merimnesete merimnēsēte merimnḗsete merimnḗsēte merimnon merimnôn merimnōn merimnō̂n merimnosin merimnôsin merimnōsin merimnō̂sin
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