Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1840 - ἐξισχύω
- to be eminently able, able, to have full strength
ἐξισχύω [ῡ ],
I have strength enough, be able, ὥστε ποιεῖν Str. 17.1.3: c. inf. only, LXX Si. 7.6, Ephesians 3:18, J. BJ 1.23.2; ἐξίσχυσεν τὰ βιβλείδια ἀθετηθῆναι procured the rejection of the petition, POxy. 1120.7 (iii A. D.): abs., prevail, Str. 16.1.15, Jul. Or. 5.160c; ἐξισχῦσαι καὶ κρατῆσαι τῶν πολλῶν Plu. 2.801e.
II c. gen., τὸ δαιμόνιον παίδων ἐξισχῦον fate prevailing over the children, Ael. VH 6.13, cf. Steph. in Hp. 1.71D.
III Med., of flames, gather force, Thphr. Ign. 71.
**† ἐξ -ισχύω ,
[in LXX: Sirach 7:6*;]
to have strength enough, to be quite able: c. inf., Ephesians 3:18.†
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BGU I. 275.11 (A.D. 215) καὶ ἐπείρασαν αὐτὴν (sc. μηχανὴν) ἐπανοῖξαι καὶ οὐκ ἐξείσχυ ̣σαν ̣, P Oxy VIII. 1120.7 (early iii/A.D.) ἀλλὰ οὗτος ἐξείσχυσεν τὰ βιβλείδια ἀθετηθῆναι, ";but his influence procured the rejection of the petition."; See also Vett. Val. p. 288.12 πολλάκις γὰρ ὑπ᾽ ὄψιν προδείξαντες τὸ ἀποτέλεσμα ἠτόνησαν διὰ τὸ ἐπὶ δυναστικοῦ τόπου ἕτερον τετευχότα ἐξισχῦσαι. These examples make it at least doubtful whether it is possible to give the verb the intensive meaning ";be fully able,"; ";be strong"; (RV), often assigned to it in Ephesians 3:18.
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