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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1843 - ἐξομολογέω
- to confess
- to profess
- acknowledge openly and joyfully
- to one's honour: to celebrate, give praise to
- to profess that one will do something, to promise, agree, engage
From G1537 and G3670
† ἐξ -ομολογέω , -ῶ ,
and depon. mid., -έομαι , -οῦμαι
[as always in LXX chiefly for H3034 hi.;]
1. act. = cl. ὁμολογέω , to profess or agree to do (Field, Notes, 75): Luke 22:6.
2. Mid., to acknowledge, confess (MM, Exp., xiv): τ . ἁμαρτίας , Matthew 3:6, Mark 1:5, James 5:16; τ . πράξεις , Acts 19:18; seq. ὅτι , Philippians 2:11; c. dat. pers., to make acknowledgment to one's honour, to praise, give praise to (as in LXX; Kennedy, Sources, 118): Romans 14:11(LXX) Romans 15:9 (LXX); seq. ὅτι , Matthew 11:25, Luke 10:21 (Cremer, 771).†
ἐξ -όν , see ἔξστι .
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For the ordinary meaning ";acknowledge,"; ";avow openly,"; cf. P Hib I. 30.18 (B.C. 300–271) οὔτε τῷ πράκτορι ἠβούλου ἐξομο [λογήσ ]α ̣σθαι, ";nor were willing to acknowledge the debt to the collector"; (Edd.), P Oxy XII. 1473.9 (A.D. 201) ἀμφότεροι δὲ ἥ τε Ἀπολλωνάριον καὶ ὁ Ὡρείων ἐξομολογοῦνται τὸν καὶ διὰ τῆς περιλύσεως ἐξομολογηθέντα γεγονότα αἱαυτοῖς ἐξ ἀλλήλων υἱόν, ";both Apollonarion and Horion acknowledge the son born to them, who was also acknowledged in the deed of divorce"; (Edd.) : see also the Median parchment P Sa‘íd Khan i. 7 (B.C. 22–1) (= JHS xxxv. (1915) p. 28) ἐξωμολογήσατο καὶ συνεγράψατο Βαράκης καὶ Σωβήνης. . . εἰληφέναι παρὰ Γαθάκου τοῦ Οἰπάτου ἀργυρίου ἐπισήμου δραχμὰς τριάκοντα. MGr ξομολογῶ or ξεμολογῶ (c. acc.) = ";hear one’s confession,"; ";shrive"; : ἐξομολόγησι, ";confession."; How readily this may pass into the sense of ";consent,"; ";agree,"; as in Luke 22:6, may be seen from such passages as P Tebt I. 183 (late ii/B.C.) τοῦ κω [μάρχ ]ου ἐξωμολογησαμένου ἕκαστα, P Flor I. 86.11 (i/A.D.) ἐξομολογουμένην (l. —μένη) τὴν πίστην (l. —ιν), Syll 925.95 (B.C. 139?) ἐξωμολογημένας εἶχεν τὰς ἀποδ (ε)[ί ](ξ)[εις. In the LXX the idea of ";give thanks,"; ";praise,"; is prominent : cf. in the NT Matthew 11:25, Luke 10:21, and perhaps Philippians 2:11 (see Lightfoot ad l.).
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