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Strong's #1696 - ἐμμένω

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  1. to remain in, continue
  2. to persevere in anything, a state of mind etc.
  3. to hold fast, to be true to, abide by, keep
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2442 ‑ חָכָה (khaw‑kaw');  6565 ‑ פָּרַר (paw‑rar');  6965 ‑ קוּם (koom);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


From G1722 and G3306

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐμμένω (Tdf. ἐνμένω, Acts 14:22; see ἐν, III. 3); 1 aorist ἐνεμεινα; from Aeschylus and Herodotus down; (Augustine,immaneo), to remain in, continue;

a. properly, in a place: ἐν τίνι, Acts 28:30 T Tr WH.

b. to persevere in anything, a state of mind, etc.; to hold fast, be true to, abide by, keep: τῇ πίστει, Acts 14:22 (νόμῳ, ὅρκοις, etc. in the Greek writings); ἐν τίνι (more rarely so in the classics, as ἐν ταῖς σπονδαις, Thucydides 4, 118; ἐν τῇ πίστει, Polybius 3, 70, 4): ἐν (so R G only) τοῖς γεγραμμένοις, Galatians 3:10 from Deuteronomy 27:26; ἐν τῇ διαθήκη, Hebrews 8:9 from Jeremiah 38:32 (). (Cf. Winer's Grammar, § 52, 4, 5.)

STRONGS NT 1696a: ἐμμέσῳ ἐμμέσῳ, equivalent to ἐν μέσῳ (see μέσος, 2): Revelation 1:13; Revelation 2:1; Revelation 4:6; Revelation 5:6; Revelation 22:2, in Tdf. edition 7; (see his Proleg., p. xlviii. (but nowhere in edition 8, see the Proleg., p. 76f); cf. WHs Appendix, p. 150; B. 8).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐμμένω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H6965;]

1. to abide in: Acts 28:30.

2. to abide by, be true to: seq. ἐν ; τ . πίστει , Acts 14:22; τ . διαθήκῃ , Hebrews 8:9 (LXX); c. dat., τ . γεγραμμένοις (dat. ptcp. as in legal formula; cf. Deiss., BS, 248; MM, Exp., xii): Galatians 3:10 (LXX).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the legal formula ἐμμένω with or without ἐν followed by the dat. of a participle, of which apparently we have a reminiscence in Galatians 3:10, cf. P Tor II. 8.31 (ii/B.C.) ἐμμένειν δὲ ἀμφοτέρους ἐν τοῖς πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς διωμολογημένοις, P Oxy I. 38.16 (A.D. 49–50) (= Selections, p. 53) τοῦ δὲ Σύρου μὴ βουλομένου ἐνμεῖναι τοῖς κεκριμένοις, ";Syrus, however, refuses to comply with the judgment,"; BGU II. 600.6 (ii/iii A.D.) ἐνμένω πᾶσι ταῖς προγεγραμέν [α ]ις [ἐν ]τολαῖς, and, as showing its persistence, the late P Flor I. 93.29 (a deed of divorce—A.D. 569) ἄκοντα ἐμμεῖναι πᾶσι τοῖς προγεγραμμένοις. The dat., as in Acts 14:22, is found also in Syll 879.20 (end of iii/B.C.) ἐπεύχεσθαι τοῖς ἐμμένουσιν καὶ ταῖς πειθομέναις τῶιδε τῶι νόμωι εὖ εἶναι, and in the much later P Oxy I. 138.36 (A.D. 610–1) τούτοις ἐμμένειν, ταῦτα διαφυλάττειν, ";abide by these conditions and observe them."; See also P Tebt II. 382.22 (B.C. 30—A.D. 1) ὀμνύο Καίσαραν θεοῦ υἱὸν Αὐτοκράτορα εἶ μὴν ἐμμενεῖν καὶ ποιήσειν πάντ [α κτλ., ";will truly abide by and perform all etc.,"; P Oxy III. 494.28 (A.D. 156) τὸν ] δὲ παραβησόμενον ἐκτίνειν τῷ ἐμμένοντι τό τε βλάβος καὶ ἐπίτειμον ἀργυρίου τάλαντα δύο, ";and that he who shall transgress [the terms of a will] shall forfeit to the party abiding by it the damages and a fine of two talents of silver,"; and so P Flor I. 51.23 (A.D. 138–61). Cf. Deissmann BS, p. 248 f., Berger Strafklauseln, p. 3.


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List of Word Forms
εμμείνασαι εμμείνη εμμενει εμμενεί εμμένει ἐμμένει εμμενειν εμμένειν ἐμμένειν εμμένοντες εμμενούσιν εμμολυνθήσεται έμμονός ενεμειναν ενέμειναν ἐνέμειναν ενεμείνατε Ενεμεινεν Ἐνέμεινεν emmenei emménei emmenein emménein enemeinan enémeinan Enemeinen Enémeinen
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