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Strong's #1917 - ἐπιβουλή

Root Word (Etymology)
from a presumed compound of (G1909) and (G1014)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a plan formed against one, a plot
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KJV (3)
Acts 3
NAS (5)
Acts 5
CSB (4)
Acts 4
BSB (4)
Acts 4
ESV (4)
Acts 4
WEB (4)
Acts 4
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπιβουλ-ή, ἡ,

plan formed against another, plot, scheme, Hdt. 1.12, Th. 4.77, 86, Isoc. 4.148, etc.; ἐπιβουλὴν ἐπιβουλεύειν Lys. 13.18; πρός τινα against one, X. An. 1.1.8; ἐξ ἐπιβουλῆς by treachery, treacherously, ἐξ ἐ. ἀποθανεῖν, ἐξ ἐ. φονεὺς εἶναι, Antipho 2.1.5, 1.3, cf. Th. 8.92, X. An. 6.4.7, etc.; μετὰ ἐπιβουλῆς designedly, Pl. Lg. 867a, al.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπιβουλή, ἦς, , a plan formed against one (cf. ἐπί, D. 7), a plot: Acts 9:24; γίνεται τινα ἐπιβουλή ὑπό τίνος, Acts 20:3; εἰς τινα, Acts 23:30; plural Acts 20:19. (From (Herodotus), Thucydides down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπι -βουλή , -ῆς , ,

[in LXX: Ezra 2:22, 1 Esdras 5:73, 2 Maccabees 5:7, al.;]

a plan against, a plot: Acts 9:24; Acts 20:3; Acts 20:19; Acts 23:30.†

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 . = ";plot"; as quater in Ac, cf. P Oxy II. 237 vi. 31 (A.D. 186) πρόφασις δέ ἐστιν ἐπιβουλῆς, ";a pretext for plotting against me"; (Edd.), and ib..6 ἑτέρῳ ἐπέτρεψεν τὴν κατ᾽ ἐμοῦ ἐπιβουλήν. The verb is found in P Oxy III. 472.6 (c. A.D. 130) εἰ δ᾽ ἄρα τις καὶ ἐπεβούλευσεν αὐτῷ, ὁ υἱὸς ἐπιτηδειότ ̣α ̣τος ";but if any one really plotted against him, his son is the most likely person"; (Edd.), BGU IV. 1024 iv. 10 (iv/v A.D.) σὺ δὲ ἐπεβούλευσας σώμα (l. σώματι) ἀλλοτρ [ι ]ωθέντι ὑπὸ τοῦ [γ ]ένους τῶν ἀνθρώπων, and from the inscrr. Syll 510.32 (ii/B.C.) ὡς ἀπειθοῦντα καὶ ἐπιβουλεύοντα τοῖς συ (μ)φέρουσι τῆς πόλεως.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
επιβουλαις επιβουλαίς ἐπιβουλαῖς επιβουλη επιβουλή ἐπιβουλὴ επιβουλήν επιβουλης επιβουλής ἐπιβουλῆς επίβουλοί επίβουλον επίβουλος επιβούλων επιβρέξει epiboulais epiboulaîs epiboule epiboulē epiboulḕ epiboules epiboulês epiboulēs epiboulē̂s
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