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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1018 - βραβεύω

from the same as (G1017)
Parts of Speech
  1. to be an umpire
  2. to decide, determine
  3. to direct, control, rule
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KJV (2)
NAS (1)
HCS (1)
BSB (1)
ESV (1)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I act as judge or umpire, ἐν τῇ κληρώσει τὴν τύχην βραβεύσειν Isoc. 7.23; ὀρθῶς β. Axiop. 2.7; preside at an election, Plu. Cat.Mi. 44.

II c. acc.,

1. arbitrate, decide on, τὰ τῶν ἄλλων δίκαια D. 3.27, cf. Arist. Ath. 9.2; κρίσεις Plu. Cic. 35; δικαστήριον ib. 9; ἅμιλλαν Id. 2.960a, etc.: c. acc. et dat., ἀγῶνα ἰσχυρὸν ἐβράβευσεν αὐτῷ LXX Wi. 10.12; προσήκει βασιλεῖ τὰ δίκαια β. τοῖς ὑπηκόοις Muson. 8p.33H.: Pass., βραβευθήσεται τὰ τοῦ πολέμου τῷ νενικηκότι J. AJ 6.9.1; τὰ παρά τν ι βραβευόμενα Isoc. 5.70; συνέβη.. τὴν κρίσιν βραβευθῆναι SIG 685.37 (Cret.).

2. direct, control, Michel 163.10(Delos), AP 12.56 (Mel.); νοῦς β. πάντα Ph. 1.94: Pass., Plb. 6.4.3, Plu. Pel. 13; πάντων ὑπὸ τοῦ δαιμονίου -ομένων Phld. Herc. 1251.7.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** βραβεύω

(<βραβεύς , an umpire),

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 10:12 *;]

(a) prop., to act as umpire; hence,

(b) generally, to arbitrate, decide (Isocr., Dem.; Lft., Col., l.c.; MM, s.v.): Colossians 3:15;

(c) in some late writers, to direct, rule, control (so in Col., l.c., acc to Thayer, s.v., Meyer, in l), (cf. κατα -βραβεύω ).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The ";applied and general sense"; which Field (Notes, p. 196) finds in this word is confirmed by P Par 63.70 (B.C. 165) λόγῳ τινὶ ταῦτα βραβευθῆναι , ";that these things are administered reasonably,"; ib..161 βραβευθῇ κατὰ τὸ βέλτιντον (l. βέλτιον ), ";be administered in the best way"; (Mahaffy), P Leid B i. 22 (B.C. 164) τὸ θεῖον βραβεύσας , Michel 163.11 (B.C. 148–7) πάντα καλῶς καὶ πρεπόντως βραβεύσας . So in a Magnesian inscription (also ii/B.C.), Syll 929.32 τῶι μὲν ἀκριβεῖ τῆς ψήφου βραβευθῆναι τὴν κρίσιν οὐκ ἠβουλόμεθα , where the law court and not the stadium is the scene of action. In P Oxy VII. 1050.11 however (ii/iii A.D.–an account for games) βραβευταῖς = ";umpires."; Vettius Valens has the verb twice, p. 354.15 and p. 358.22, of the sun or the period of time which ";determines"; astronomical data. We may endorse accordingly the RV rendering of Wisdom of Solomon 10:12 ἀγῶνα ἰσχυρὸν ἐβράβευσεν αὐτῷ , ";over his sore conflict she watched as judge,"; and Lightfoot’s insistence on the element of award or decision in a conflict between two impulses, in the remarkable phrase of Colossians 3:15 : whether the figure of the games is present we need not argue. A new literary citation reinforces this, from the Menander fragment in PSI II. 126.20—

λοιπὸν τοὔνομα

[το ]ὐμὸν φράσαι , τίς εἰμι · πάντων κυρία

τούτων βραβεῦσαι καὶ διοικῆσαι , Τύχη .



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
βραβευετω βραβευέτω βραδύγλωσσος εβραγχίασεν brabeueto brabeuetō brabeuéto brabeuétō
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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