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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2029 - ἐποπτεύω

from (G1909) and a derivative of (G3700)
Parts of Speech
  1. to be an overseer
  2. to look upon, view attentively
  3. to watch
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KJV (2)
1 Peter
NAS (2)
1 Peter
HCS (2)
1 Peter
BSB (2)
1 Peter
ESV (1)
1 Peter
WEB (2)
1 Peter
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions




1. overlook, watch, of an overseer, ἔργα τ' ἐποπτεύεσκε Od. 16.140, cf. Hes. Op. 767; Ἑρμῆ..πατρῶ' ἐποπτεύων κράτη A. Ch. 1; ἐ. μάχην ib. 489; ὁ πάντ' ἐ. τάδε ἥλιος ib. 993(985); δίκας Id. Eu. 224; ἄλλοτε δ' ἄλλον ἐποπτεύει Χάρις φόρμιγγι Pi. O. 7.11; αἰῶνας -εύουσα χελιδών IGRom. 4.235 (hex.).

2. visit, punish, κότῳ A. Eu. 220.

3. abs., keep watch, οἱ περὶ τοὺς νόμους ἐποπτεύοντες Pl. Lg. 951d.

II become an ἐπόπτης, be admitted to the highest gkade at the mysteries, Id. 333e, Plu. Demetr. 26: c. acc., view as an ἐπόπτης, Pl. Phdr. 250c: prov., of attaining to the highest earthly happiness, ἐποπτεύειν δοκῶ Ar. Ra. 745.

III study, meditate on, c. dat., καθαρῇσιν ἐ. μελέτῃσιν Emp. 110.2. (Cf. ἐπιοπτεύω.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἐπ -οπτεύω ,

[in Sm.: Psalms 10:14; Psalms 33:13*;]

to watch (in Hom., as an overseer; cf Ps, ll. c.), look upon: 1 Peter 2:12; 1 Peter 3:2.†

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

ἐποπτεύω occurs in an inscr. of Imperial times erected in memory of their daughter by a man and his wife, who describe themselves as Καίσαρος δοῦλ (οι), Cagnat IV. 235.5—

ἧ γὰρ ἐμοὺς αἰῶνας ἐποπτεύουσα χελιδὼν

τὸ τρίτον ἡ ξείνη μύρατ᾽ ἀποιχομένην.

In the astrological PSI III. 157.83 (iii/A.D. ?) the verb is used of the sun.


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
εποπτευοντες ἐποπτεύοντες εποπτευσαντες εποπτεύσαντες ἐποπτεύσαντες επόψη επόψομαι επόψονται epopteuontes epopteúontes epopteusantes epopteúsantes
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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