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Strong's #1263 - διαμαρτύρομαι

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  1. to testify
    1. earnestly, religiously to charge
  2. to attest, testify to, solemnly affirm
    1. to give solemn testimony to one
    2. to confirm a thing by testimony, to testify, cause it to be believed
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2095 ‑ זְהַר (zeh‑har');  3045 ‑ יָדַע (yaw‑dah');  5749 ‑ עוּד (ood);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

διαμαρτύρομαι [ ], aor. 1 -μαρτῡράμην: pf. -μεμαρτύρημαι [ ], D: abs.,

1. call gods and men to witness, protest solemnly, esp. in case of falsehood or wrong, βοᾶν καὶ δ. D. 18.23,143; δ. μή.., c. inf., Id. 33.20; δ. ὅπως μή.., c. fut., Id. 42.28; δ. τινὶ μὴ ποιεῖν protest against his doing, Aeschin. 2.89: c. inf., Plb. 1.33.5,al.; call to witness, ὑμῖν τὸν οὐρανόν LXX Judith 7:28.

2. generally, protest, asseverate, Pl. Phd. 101a, etc., PSI 4.422 (iii B.C.): c. acc., bear witness to, τὸ εὐαγγέλιον Acts 20:24; testify, LXX De. 32.46, al.; τῇ Ἱερουσαλὴμ τὰς ἀνομίας αὐτῆς ib. Ezekiel 16:2.

3. abs., beg earnestly of one, conjure him, X. Cyr. 7.1.9; δ. καὶ παρακαλεῖν Acts 2:40; δ. τινὰ ἵνα.. 1 Timothy 5:21.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διαμαρτύρομαι; deponent middle; imperfect διεμαρτυρομην (Acts 2:40 Rec.); 1 aorist διεμαρτυράμην; in the Sept. mostly for הֵעִיד; often in Greek writings from Xenophon down; see a multitude of examples from them in Winers De verb. comp. etc. Part v., p. 20ff; to call gods and men to witness (διά, with the interposition of gods and men; cf. Ellicott (after Winer's) on 1 Timothy 5:21);

1. to testify, i. e. earnestly, religiously to charge: followed by an imperative Acts 2:40; ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ καί Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ, 2 Timothy 4:1 (2 Kings 17:13; Xenophon, Cyril 7, 1, 17 σύ μή πρότερον ἐμβαλλε τοῖς πολεμίοις, διαμαρτύρομαι, πρίν, etc.); also with ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ κτλ. followed by ἵνα (cf. Buttmann, 237 (204)), 1 Timothy 5:21 (followed by μή, Exodus 19:21); followed by the infinitive 2 Timothy 2:14 (not Lachmann) (Nehemiah 9:26).

2. to attest, testify to, solemnly affirm: Acts 20:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:6; Hebrews 2:6; followed by ὅτι, Acts 10:42; with the dative of person to give solemn testimony to one, Luke 16:28; with the accusative of the object to confirm a thing by (the interposition of) testimony, to testify, cause it to be believed: τόν λόγον τοῦ κυρίου, Acts 8:25; τόν εὐαγγέλιον, Acts 20:24; τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, Acts 28:23; for all the apostolic instruction came back finally to testimony respecting things which they themselves had seen or heard, or which had been disclosed to them by divine revelation (Acts 1:21; Acts 5:32; Acts 10:41; Acts 22:18); with the addition of εἰς and an accusative of the place unto which the testimony is borne: τά περί ἐμοῦ εἰς Ἱερουσαλήμ, Acts 23:11; with the addition of a dative of the person to whom the testimony is given: τοῖς Ἰουδαίοις τόν Χριστόν Ἰησοῦν, the Messianic dignity of Jesus, Acts 18:5; Ἰουδαίοις ... τήν ... μετάνοιαν καί πίστιν, the necessity of repentance and faith, Acts 20:21 (τῇ Ἱερουσαλήμ τάς ἀνομίας, into what sins she has fallen, Ezekiel 16:2).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -μαρτύρομαι ,

depon., of Ionic origin, intensive of the simple μαρτύρομαι , q.v.,

[in LXX chiefly for H5749 hi., usually c. dat. pers., Deuteronomy 4:26; Deuteronomy 8:19, 1 Samuel 8:9, al.;]

solemnly to protest: Luke 16:28, Acts 2:40; Acts 8:25; Acts 10:42; Acts 18:5; Acts 20:21-24; Acts 23:11; Acts 28:23, 1 Thessalonians 4:6, Hebrews 2:6; in adjuration, seq. ἐνώπιον τ . θεοῦ , 1 Timothy 5:21, 2 Timothy 2:14; 2 Timothy 4:1 (Cremer, 415).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Nägeli, p. 24, gives this among Ionic words in the Κοινή, on the strength of its meaning bezeugen, versichern, in Attic, but ermahnen in the Hellenistic of Paul. But ";solemn and emphatic utterance"; seems to be the note of NT use throughout; and this is not far from the sufficiently Attic Demosthenes, as Callicles 4 (p. 1273) οὐδ᾽ ἀπηγόρευσεν οὐδὲ διεμαρτύρατο, ";he neither forbad it nor formally protested"; (Sandys & Paley—see their note). The verb occurs in P Petr II. 2 (1).12 (B.C. 260–59) ἡμῶν διαμαρτυρομένων αὐτόν, ib. 37 right col..6 (iii/B.C.) with fragmentary context : note that in the former it seems to have acc. pers. See Milligan’s note, Thess. p. 51. From a much later period we may quote BGU III. 836.7 (time of Justinian) διεμαρτύραντο δὲ ἡμᾶς ἐγγράφως δ [ιὰ τοῦ λογ ]ιωτάτου ἐκδίκου κτλ. For the subst. διαμαρτυρία, see P Lond 483.72 (A.D. 616) (= II. p. 328), BGU II. 669 verso.1 (Byz.).


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