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Strong's #1389 - δολόω

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  1. to ensnare
  2. to corrupt
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2505 ‑ חָלַק (khaw‑lak');  7270 ‑ רָגַל (raw‑gal');  
Frequency Lists
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KJV (2)
2 Corinthians 2
NAS (1)
2 Corinthians 1
CSB (1)
2 Corinthians 1
BSB (1)
2 Corinthians 1
ESV (1)
2 Corinthians 1
WEB (2)
2 Corinthians 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I beguile, ensnare, take by craft, A. Ag. 273, 1636; φαρμάκῳ δ. Hdt. 1.212; ὗς πλέγμασι δ. X. Cyr. 1.6.28; δολοῦν τινὰ γάμοις beguile by the anticipation of.., E. IA 898 (anap.): Med., Leg.Gort. 2.36, 44: Pass., Hes. Th. 494, S. Ph. 1288.

II disguise, μορφήν ib. 129; adulterate incense, wine, etc., Dsc. 1.81, Luc. Herm. 59; alloy, Gal. 14.48 (Pass.); dye, τὰ ἔρια Poll. 7.169.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δολόω, δόλῳ; (δόλος;

1. to ensnare: Hesiod, Herodotus and succeeding writers.

2. to corrupt, (βδελλιον and λίβανον, Dioscor. 1, 80. 81); τόν οἶνον, Lucian, Hermot. 59) τόν λόγον τοῦ Θεοῦ, divine truth by mingling with it wrong notions, 2 Corinthians 4:2. (Cf. Trench, § 62, and see καπηλεύω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δολόω , -

(δόλος ),

[in LXX: Psalms 15:3 (H7270), Psalms 36:2 (H2505 hi.) *;]

1. to ensnare.

2. As of wine, to adulterate, corrupt: τ . λόγον τ . θεοῦ , 2 Corinthians 4:2.†

SYN.: καπηλεύω G2585 q.v.

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

Like δόλος, the verb is found in P Leid X v. 87 and xii. 2 (iii/iv A.D.)—κασσίτερον γνῶναι εἰ δεδόλωται · χωνεύσας αὐτὸν κτλ., and δολοῦται χρυσὸς εἰς αὔξησιν μισύει καὶ γῇ Σινοπίδι κτλ. See also Syll 802.102 (iii/B.C.) δολωθεὶς ὑπὸ ματρυιᾶς, and Vettius Valens p. 248.2 ὁπόταν δὲ κακωθῇ, δολουμένη ἀδιανόητος γίνεται. Our first instance reinforces Grimm’s quotation from Lucian and Thayer’s from Dioscurides to make clear the metaphor of 2 Corinthians 4:2.


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List of Word Forms
δολουντες δολούντες δολοῦντες εδόλωσεν dolountes doloûntes
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