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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1278 - διαπονέω

from (G1223) and a derivative of (G4192)
Parts of Speech
  1. to work out laboriously, make complete by labour
    1. to exert one's self, strive
    2. to manage with pains, accomplish with great labour
    3. to be troubled, displeased, offended, pained, to be worked up
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6087 ‑ עָצַב (aw‑tsab');  
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KJV (2)
NAS (4)
HCS (2)
BSB (2)
ESV (2)
WEB (2)
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. work out with labour, elaborate, Isoc. 5.85; cultivate, practise, δ. γράμματα Pl. Lg. 810b, cf. R. 535c; τὰ πρὸς ἀγῶνας συντείνοντα Arist. Pol. 1341a11; exercise, σώματα X. Cyn. 4.10; σώματα δρόμοις καὶ πάλαις Plu. Lyc. 14; αὑτὸν Id. Dem. 5; στρατόν App. Syr. 43; τοὺς νέους Luc. Anach. 18: Med., διαπονεῖσθαι ἐπιτηδεύματα, τέχνας, Pl. Lg. 846d, cf. Phdr. 273e, X. Mem. 2.1.33: Pass., Pl. Criti. 118c, 326d, etc.; οἴκου.. οὐχ ὡς τὰ πρόσθ' ἄριστα διαπονουμένου managed, governed, A. Ag. 19; διαπονηθῆναι τὴν μουσικήν to be taught it thoroughly, Plu. Per. 4; διαπεπονημένοι veterans, D.S. 11.7; ὄψων.. περιττῶς διαπεπονημένων Plu. Luc. 40.

2. till or cultivate completely, χώραν Plb. 4.45.7: Pass., Hell.Oxy. 12.5.

3. Pass., to be worn out, troubled, Acts 4:2, Acts 16:18, POxy. 743.22 (i B.C.).

II intr., to work hard, δ. τῇ διανοίᾳ καὶ τῷ σώματι Arist. Pol. 1339a8, cf. Aristeas 92; περὶ τὸ σῶμα Arist. EN 1178a26; περὶ τὰ δημιουργικὰ τεχνήματα Pl. Lg. 846d: c. inf., δ. πᾶν ἰσόρροπον ποιεῖν X. Smp. 2.17: Med., δ. τὸ πᾶσαν πίστιν λαβεῖν Pl. Lg. 966c; δ. περὶ τὸν γόνον Arist. GA 759b1; οἱ διαπονούμενοι the hard-working, hardy, opp. ἄπονοι, X. Lac. 5.8; to be hard-worked, of hounds, Arr. Cyn. 32.1, al.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -πονέω , - ,

[in LXX: Ecclesiastes 10:9 (H6087 ni.), 2 Maccabees 2:28; in Aq.: Genesis 6:6, 1 Samuel 20:3 *;]

to work out with labour. Pass., to be worn out, sore troubled: Mark 14:4 (WH, mg.), Acts 4:2; Acts 16:18.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For δ., as in Acts 4:2; Acts 16:18, cf. P Oxy IV. 743.22 (B.C. 2) ἐγὼ ὅλος διαπον [ο ]ῦμαι, ";I am quite upset"; (Edd.). For the verb in its more ordinary sense of ";work laboriously,"; see Arist. 92 πάντες γὰρ αὐτοκελεύστως διαπονοῦσι πολλῆς γινομένης κακοπαθείας.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
διαπονηθεις διαπονηθείς διαπονηθεὶς διαπονηθήσεται διαπονουμενοι διαπονούμενοι diaponetheis diaponetheìs diaponētheis diaponētheìs diaponoumenoi diaponoúmenoi
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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