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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #4147 - πλουτέω

Word Origin:
from (4148)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to be rich, to have abundance
    1. of outward possessions
  2. metaph. to be richly supplied
    1. is affluent in resources so that he can give blessings of salvation to all
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1952 ‑ הוֹן (hone);   6238 ‑ עָשַׁר (aw‑shar');   6555 ‑ פָּרַץ (paw‑rats');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


( πλοῦτος )

to be rich, wealthy, opp. πένομαι, τάχα σε ζηλώσει ἀεργὸς πλουτεῦντα Hes. Op. 313; πενιχρὸς αἶψα μάλ' ἐπλούτησε becomes rich, Thgn. 663, cf. Pl. R. 421d, Men. Kol. 42; π. μέγα, μάλιστα, μεγάλως, Hdt. 1.32, 3.57, 6.125; πλούτει κατ' οἶκον μέγα S. Ant. 1168; ὄναρ πεπλουτηκέναι 'build castles in the air', Pl. Ly. 218c, cf. Tht. 208b; μὴ σπεύδετε πλουτεῖν μᾶλλον ἢ χρηστοὶ δοκεῖν εἶναι Isoc. 3.50; ταχέως πλουτῆσαι Lys. 18.18; π. ἀπὸ τῶν κοινῶν to be rich from the public purse, Ar. Pl. 569; π. ἀφ' ἑαυτῶν Porph. Sent. 40; π. ἐκ τῶν ἀλλοτρίων Lys. 32.25; ὑφ' ὑμῶν πεπλουτηκότας D. 21.189 ( ἀφ' Cobet).

2. c. gen. rei, to be rich in a thing, πόνου A. Fr. 241; φίλων X. An. 7.7.42; νομίσματος Arist. Pol. 1257b13; πλουτῖον (i.e. -τεῖον, metri gr. for -τέον ) τέκνων . . δωμάτιον IG 12(8).442.8 ( Thasos ).

3. c. dat. rei, π. ἐμπύροισιν E. Hel. 756; σιδήρῳ, χαλκῷ, X. Ath. 2.11 .

4. c. acc. cogn., π. πλοῦτον Luc. Tim. 48; π. φίλους, φιλίαν, Them. Or. 1.17c, 22.267a .

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 πλουτέω, πλούτῳ; 1aorist ἐπλούτησα; perfect πεπλούτηκα; (πλοῦτος); from Hesiod down; the Sept. sometimes for עָשַׁר;

a. to be rich, to have abundance: properly, of outward possessions, absolutely, Luke 1:53; 1 Timothy 6:9; 1aorist I have been made rich, hate become rich, have gotten riches (on this use of the aorist see βασιλεύω, at the end), ἀπό τίνος, Revelation 18:15 ( Sirach 11:18; (cf. ἀπό, II:2a.)); also ἐκ τίνος (see ἐκ, II:5), Revelation 18:3,19; ἐν τίνι (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30,8b. note; the Greeks say πλουτεῖν τίνος, or τίνι, or τί), 1 Timothy 6:18.

b. metaphorically, to be richly supplied: πλουτεῖν εἰς πάντας, is affluent in resources so that he can give the blessings of salvation unto all, Romans 10:12; πλουτεῖν εἰς Θεόν (see εἰς, B. II:2b. α.), Luke 12:21; aorist ἐπλούτησα, absolutely, I became rich, i. e. obtained the eternal spiritual possessions: 1 Corinthians 4:8; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Revelation 3:18; πεπλούτηκα, I have gotten riches, Revelation 3:17.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";an old woman."; It is sometimes thought that the πρεσβύτιδες of Titus 2:3, the only place where the word occurs in the NT (cf. 4 Maccabees 16:14), are the members of a priestly or organized class in view of the ἱεροπρεπεῖς which follows, see the citations s.v. ἱεροπρεπής; but the word need not imply more than that the πρεσβύτιδες ";are to carry into daily life the demeanour of priestesses in a temple"; (Lock ICC ad l.), and this meaning is strongly confirmed by the context (cf. v. 2).


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