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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3000 - λατρεύω

Transliteration
latreúō
Phonetics
lat-ryoo'-o
Origin
from latris (a hired menial)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
4:58,503
Definition
Thayer's
  1. to serve for hire
  2. to serve, minister to, either to the gods or men and used alike of slaves and freemen
    1. in the NT, to render religious service or homage, to worship
    2. to perform sacred services, to offer gifts, to worship God in the observance of the rites instituted for his worship
      1. of priests, to officiate, to discharge the sacred office
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 309 ‑ אָחַר (aw‑khar');  5647 ‑ עָבַד (aw‑bad');  6399 ‑ פְּלַח (pel‑akh');  8334 ‑ שָׁרַת (shaw‑rath');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (21)
Matthew
1
Luke
3
Acts
5
Romans
2
Philippians
1
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
6
Revelation
2
NAS (22)
Matthew
1
Luke
3
Acts
5
Romans
2
Philippians
1
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
7
Revelation
2
HCS (21)
Matthew
1
Luke
3
Acts
5
Romans
2
Philippians
1
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
6
Revelation
2
BSB (21)
Matthew
1
Luke
3
Acts
5
Romans
2
Philippians
1
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
6
Revelation
2
ESV (19)
Luke
2
Acts
5
Romans
2
Philippians
1
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
6
Revelation
2
WEB (21)
Matthew
1
Luke
3
Acts
5
Romans
2
Philippians
1
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
6
Revelation
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λατρ-εύω,

Elean λατρείω (q.v.),

1. work for hire or pay, Sol. 13.48: to be in servitude, serve, X. Cyr. 3.1.36; παρά τινι Apollod. 2.6.3.

2. λ. τινί to be subject or enslaved to, S. Tr. 35, etc.: c. acc. pers., serve, E. IT 1115 (lyr.), f.l. in Id. El. 131: metaph., λ. πέτρᾳ, of Prometheus, A. Pr. 968; μόχθοις λατρεύων τοῖς ὑπερτάτοις βροτῶν S. OC 105; λ. νόμοις obey, X. Ages. 7.2; λ. καιρῷ, = Lat. temporibus inservire, Ps.-Phoc. 121; τῷ κάλλει λ. to be devoted to.., Isoc. 10.57; λ. ἡδονῇ Luc. Nigr. 15.

3. serve the gods with prayers and sacrifices, λ. Φοίβῳ E. Ion 152 (lyr.): c. acc. cogn., πόνον λ. τινί render due service, ib. 129 (lyr.); πόνον.. τόνδ' ἐλάτρευσα θεᾷ IG 2.1378.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λατρεύω

(< λάτρις , a hired servant),

[in LXX (always, as λατρεία , of the service of God or of heathen divinities) chiefly for H5647, Exodus 3:12, al.; in Da LXX TH (Daniel 3:12, al.) for H6399;]

1. to work for hire.

2. to serve; in cl., also of divine service, to serve, worship, and so always in NT: c. dat. pers., τ . θεῷ , Matthew 4:10, Luke 4:8 (LXX), Acts 7:7; Acts 24:14; Acts 27:23, Hebrews 9:14, Revelation 7:15; Revelation 22:3; of idol worship (cf. Exodus 20:5, Ezekiel 20:32), Acts 7:42, Romans 1:25; τ . θεῷ . ἐν τ . πνεύματί μου , Romans 1:9; id. ἐν καθαρᾷ συνειδήσει , 2 Timothy 1:3; μετ᾿ εὐλαβείας κ . δέους , Hebrews 12:28; ἐν ὁσιότητι κ . δικαιοσύνῃ , Luke 1:74; (without θεῷ ) νηστείαις κ . δεήσεσι , Luke 2:37; πνεύματι θεοῦ , Philippians 3:3; absol., Acts 26:7; ὁ λατρεύων , the worshipper, Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 10:2; of ministerial service, c. dat. rei, Hebrews 8:5; Hebrews 13:10.†

SYN.: λειτουργέω G3008, q.v.


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

λατρεύω in Biblical Greek always refers to the service or worship of the true God or of heathen divinities : see SH on Romans 1:9, where the relation of the verb to λειτουργέω is discussed. For its relation to δουλεύω see Thackeray Gr. i. p. 8 : cf. also Anz Subsidia, p. 296.

 

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
ελάτρευον ελατρεύσαμεν ελατρευσαν ελάτρευσαν ἐλάτρευσαν ελάτρευσας ελάτρευσεν λατρευειν λατρεύειν λατρεύεις λατρεύετε λατρευόμεν λατρεύομεν λατρευον λατρεύον λατρεῦον λατρευοντα λατρεύοντα λατρευοντας λατρεύοντας λατρευοντες λατρεύοντες λατρευουσα λατρεύουσα λατρεύουσι λατρευουσιν λατρεύουσιν λατρεύσαι λατρεύσατε λατρεύσει λατρευσεις λατρεύσεις λατρεύσετε λατρεύσης λατρεύσητε λατρεύσομεν λατρεύσουσί λατρευσουσιν λατρεύσουσιν λατρεύσουσίν λατρεύσω λατρεύσωμεν λατρεύσωσι λατρεύσωσί λατρευω λατρεύω λατρευωμεν λατρεύωμεν λαφύρων λαχανείας elatreusan elátreusan latreuein latreúein latreuo latreuō latreúo latreúō latreuomen latreuōmen latreúomen latreúōmen latreuon latreûon latreuonta latreúonta latreuontas latreúontas latreuontes latreúontes latreuousa latreúousa latreuousin latreúousin latreuseis latreúseis latreusousin latreúsousin latreúsousín
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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