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Strong's #2592 - καρποφορέω

Root Word (Etymology)
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  1. to bear fruit
  2. to bear, bring forth, deeds
  3. to bear fruit of one's self
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Strong #: 6524 ‑ פָּרַח (paw‑rakh');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (7)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Luke 1
Romans 2
Colossians 1
NAS (16)
Matthew 2
Mark 4
Luke 2
Romans 4
Colossians 4
CSB (8)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Luke 1
Romans 2
Colossians 2
BSB (8)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Luke 1
Romans 2
Colossians 2
ESV (7)
Mark 2
Luke 1
Romans 2
Colossians 2
WEB (8)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Luke 1
Romans 2
Colossians 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


bear fruit, X. Vect. 1.3, Arist. GA 755b10, Ph. 1.602, al., Orph. Fr. 255: metaph., of virtue, Ph. 1.154; τῷ θεῷ Romans 7:4; also τῷ θανάτῳ ib. 5: Med., Colossians 1:6, BMus.Inscr. 918 (Halic.): Pass., Ptol. Tetr. 80.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καρποφορέω, καρποφόρω; 1 aorist ἐκαρποφόρησα; present passive participle καρποφορουμενος; (καρποφόρος, which see); to bear fruit; (Vulg. fructifico; Columella (), Tertullian);

a. properly, ((Xenophon, Aristotle), Theophrastus, de hist. plant. 3, 3, 7; Diodorus 2, 49): χόρτον, Mark 4:28 (φυτά, Wis. 10:7).

b. metaphorically, to bear, bring forth, deeds: thus of men who show their knowledge of religion by their conduct, Matthew 13:23; Mark 4:20; Luke 8:15; ἐν (for R G L Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading ἐν (cf. Buttmann, 103 (90), see εἷς, 4 a.)) τριάκοντα etc. namely, καρποις, Mark 4:20 T Tr text WH text (see ἐν, I. 5 f.); ἐν παντί ἔργῳ ἀγαθῷ, Colossians 1:10; τίνι (dative commodi]) to one who reaps the fruit, i. e. fruit acceptable to him, τῷ Θεῷ, Romans 7:4; τῷ θανάτῳ, i. e. (without the figure) to produce works rewarded with death, Romans 7:5; in middle to bear fruit of oneself, Colossians 1:6 (cf. Lightfoot at the passage).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

καρπο -φορέω , - ,

[in LXX: Habakkuk 3:17 (H6524), Wisdom of Solomon 10:7 *;]

to bear fruit: χόρτον , Mark 4:28 (cf. Wis, l.c.). Metaph., of conduct: Matthew 13:23, Mark 4:20, Luke 8:15, Romans 7:4-5, Colossians 1:10; mid., Colossians 1:6.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
καρποφορει καρποφορεί καρποφορεῖ καρποφορησαι καρποφορήσαι καρποφορῆσαι καρποφορήσει καρποφορησωμεν καρποφορήσωμεν καρποφορουμενον καρποφορούμενον καρποφορουντες καρποφορούντες καρποφοροῦντες καρποφορουσιν καρποφορούσιν καρποφοροῦσιν karpophorei karpophoreî karpophoresai karpophorêsai karpophorēsai karpophorē̂sai karpophoresomen karpophorēsōmen karpophorḗsomen karpophorḗsōmen karpophoroumenon karpophoroúmenon karpophorountes karpophoroûntes karpophorousin karpophoroûsin
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