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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2206 - ζηλόω

Transliteration
zēlóō
Phonetics
dzay-lo'-o
Origin
from (G2205)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
2:882,297
Definition
Thayer's
  1. to burn with zeal
    1. to be heated or to boil with envy, hatred, anger
      1. in a good sense, to be zealous in the pursuit of good
    2. to desire earnestly, pursue
      1. to desire one earnestly, to strive after, busy one's self about him
      2. to exert one's self for one (that he may not be torn from me)
      3. to be the object of the zeal of others, to be zealously sought after
    3. to envy
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 833 ‑ אָשֵׁר (aw‑shar', aw‑share');  977 ‑ בָּחַר (baw‑khar');  5006 ‑ נָאַץ (naw‑ats');  7065 ‑ קָנָא (kaw‑naw');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (12)
Acts
2
1 Corinthians
4
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
3
James
1
Revelation
1
NAS (18)
Acts
3
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
2
Galatians
5
James
1
HCS (12)
Acts
2
1 Corinthians
4
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
3
James
1
Revelation
1
BSB (12)
Acts
2
1 Corinthians
4
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
3
James
1
Revelation
1
ESV (12)
Acts
2
1 Corinthians
4
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
3
James
1
Revelation
1
WEB (11)
Acts
2
1 Corinthians
4
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
2
James
1
Revelation
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ζηλ-όω, (ζῆλος):

I c. acc. pers., vie with, emulate, τινα Th. 2.37, Pl. R. 553a, Michel 1007.29 (Teos, ii B.C.):

1. Pass., Phld. Rh. 1.125S., etc.: c.acc. rei, Th. 2.64; in bad sense, to be jealous of, envy, ζηλοῖ δέ τε γείτονα γείτων Hes. Op. 23, cf. h.Cer. 168, 223, Theoc. 6.27; τὴν αὑτοῦ γυναῖκα LXX Si. 9.1: abs., to be jealous, 1 Corinthians 13:4; ζηλώσαντες through jealousy, Acts 7:9. c. acc. pers., to be jealous for, LXX Numbers 11:29.

2. esteem or pronounce happy, admire, praise, τινά τινος one for a thing, S. El. 1027, Isoc. 4.91; ζηλῶ σε τῆς εὐβουλίας Ar. Ach. 1008 (lyr.); τῆς εὐγλωττίας Id. Eq. 837; τῆς εὐτυχίας τὸν πρέσβυν Id. V. 1450 (lyr.); τοῦ πλούτου X. Smp. 4.45; τινὰ ἐπί τισι IG 12(5).860.47 (Tenos, i B.C.): more rarely, ζ. τινά τι S. Aj. 552; ζ. σε ὁθούνεκα.. A. Pr. 332; τὴν πόλιν, ὅτι.. X. HG 6.5.45; πολλά σε ζηλῶ βίου, μάλιστα δ' εἰ.. S. Fr. 584: c. part., σε ζ. θανόντα πρὶν κακῶν ἰδεῖν βάθος A. Pers. 712 (troch.), cf. E. Or. 521: iron., ζηλῶ[]σε happy in your ignorance! Id. Med. 60; ὑμῶν οὐ ζηλοῦμεν τὸ ἄφρον Th. 5.105: Pass., to be deemed fortunate, ὑπό τινων Pl. Phdr. 232a.

II c. acc.rei, desire emulously, strive after, affect, ὁ μὲν δόξης ἐπιθυμεῖ καὶ τοῦτ' ἐζήλωκε D. 2.15; ἀρετήν Id. 20.141; ἀστρολογίαν Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.53U.; μάθησιν PSI 1.94.9 (ii A.D.); πίστιν Cod.Just. 1.1.3.2: Pass., ἡ ἀρετὴ ὑπὸ πάντων τῶν ἀνθρώπων ζηλοῦται Lys. 2.26; τὰ ζηλούμενα Arist. Rh. 1360b34.

III also of persons, pay zealous court to, Galatians 4:17 : Pass., ib.18.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ζηλόω , - ,

[in LXX chiefly for H7065 pi.;]

1. to burn with envy or jealousy, to be jealousy: absol., Acts 7:9; Acts 17:5, 1 Corinthians 13:4, James 4:2 (R, mg., cf. Mayor, in l).

2. to seek or desire eagerly: c. acc rei, 1 Corinthians 12:31; 1 Corinthians 14:1; 1 Corinthians 14:39 (cf. Sirach 50:18, Wisdom of Solomon 1:12); c. acc pers., 2 Corinthians 11:2, Galatians 4:17; pass., Galatians 4:18.†

* ζηλεύω ,

late and rare form of ζηλόω , q.v.;

1. to envy, be jealous.

2. to be zealous: Revelation 3:19.†


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 ζηλόω c. acc., as in Acts 7:9 according to the RV rendering (cf. Galatians 4:17), see PSI I. 94.9 (ii/A.D.) ζηλοῖ γὰρ τὴν μάθησιν, and from the inscrr. Michel 394.47 (mid. i/B.C.) ἐφ᾽ οἷς οὐχ ἧττον ὁ δῆμος [ζ ]ηλοῖ αὐτόν, and ib. 1007.29 (ii/B.C.) καὶ ζηλῶσιν αὐτοὺς οἱ ἐπιγινόμενοι Ἐχιναδῶν. The compound ζηλοτυπέω may be illustrated from P Oxy III. 472.11 (c. A.D. 130) ἐζηλοτύπει αὐτὴν μὴ ἐπισταμένην, ";he was jealous of her without her knowledge"; (Edd.) : cf. for the subst. Numbers 5:15 θυσία ζηλοτυπίας.

 

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
εζήλωκα εζήλωσα εζήλωσαν εζήλωσε ζηλευε ζήλευε ζηλοι ζηλοί ζηλοῖ ζηλοίς ζήλου ζηλουσθαι ζηλούσθαι ζηλοῦσθαι ζηλουσιν ζηλούσιν ζηλοῦσιν ζηλουτε ζηλούτε ζηλοῦτε ζηλούτω ζηλω ζηλῶ ζήλω ζηλών ζηλώσαι ζηλώσαί ζηλωσαντες ζηλώσαντες ζηλώσει ζηλώσεως ζηλώση ζηλώσης ζήλωσον ζηλώσω zeleue zēleue zḗleue zelo zelô zēlō zēlō̂ zeloi zeloî zēloi zēloî zelosantes zelṓsantes zēlōsantes zēlṓsantes zelousin zeloûsin zēlousin zēloûsin zelousthai zeloûsthai zēlousthai zēloûsthai zeloute zeloûte zēloute zēloûte
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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