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Strong's #3309 - μεριμνάω

Transliteration
merimnáō
Phonetics
mer-im-nah'-o
Origin
from (3308)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
4:589,584
Definition
Thayer's
  1. to be anxious
    1. to be troubled with cares
  2. to care for, look out for (a thing)
    1. to seek to promote one's interests
    2. caring or providing for
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1672 ‑ דָּאַג (daw‑ag');  3707 ‑ כָּעַס (kaw‑as');  6089 ‑ עֶצֶב (eh'‑tseb);  6213 ‑ עָשָׂה (aw‑saw');  7264 ‑ רָגַז (raw‑gaz');  8159 ‑ שָׁעָה (shaw‑aw');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (24)
Matthew
9
Luke
7
1 Corinthians
6
Philippians
2
NAS (20)
Matthew
7
Luke
5
1 Corinthians
6
Philippians
2
HCS (19)
Matthew
7
Luke
5
1 Corinthians
5
Philippians
2
BSB (19)
Matthew
7
Luke
5
1 Corinthians
5
Philippians
2
ESV (18)
Matthew
7
Luke
5
1 Corinthians
4
Philippians
2
WEB (24)
Matthew
10
Luke
7
1 Corinthians
4
Philippians
3
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μεριμν-άω,

care for, be anxious about, meditate upon, ἔργον μεριμνῶν ποῖον..; S. OT 1124; esp. of philosophers, τὰ [μὲν ἀ]φανῆ μ. Ar. Fr. 672; οἱ λεπτῶς μεριμνῶντες Lyr.Adesp. 135, cf. X. Mem. 4.7.6; μ. περὶ τῆς τῶν πάντων φύσεως ib. 1.1.14; πολλὰ μ. to be cumbered with many cares, Id. Cyr. 8.7.12; τοῖς μεριμνῶσίν τε καὶ λυπουμένοις Apollod.Com. 3; μηθὲν τὴν ἀλήθειαν μεριμνᾶν Phld. Rh. 1.135 S., cf. 2.143 S.; μεριμνήσω ὑπὲρ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου LXX Psalms 37:18(38).18; μ. εἰς τὴν αὔριον Matthew 6:34 : c. inf., to be careful to do, ὁ μεριμνήσας τὰ δίκαια λέγειν D. 21.192: with relat. clause, πολλὰ μ. ὅπως μὴ λάθῃς X. Mem. 3.5.23; μεριμνῶ πῶς κλαύσω AP 9.148; μὴ μεριμνᾶτε τῇ ψυχῇ τί φάγητε Matthew 6:25 : Pass., to be treated with anxious care, AP 10.52 (Pall.); τράπεζαι πολυτελῶς μεμεριμνημέναι Ath. 14.641c; ἔννοια, ἀμφισβήτησις μ., Just. Nov. 22.26 Intr., 44.1.3.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μεριμνάω , -

(< μέριμνα ),

[in LXX: Psalms 38:18 (H1672), etc.;]

1. to be anxious: absol., Matthew 6:27; Matthew 6:31, Luke 12:25; μηδὲν μ ., Philippians 4:6; c. dat. rei, Matthew 6:25, Luke 12:22; seq. περί , Matthew 6:28, Luke 10:41; Luke 12:26; πῶς , Matthew 10:19, Luke 12:11; εἰς τὴν αὔριον , Matthew 6:34.

2. to care for: c. acc, τὰ τ . κυριου , 1 Corinthians 7:32-34; τὰ τ . κόσμου , 1 Corinthians 7:34; τὰ περί ὑμῶν , Philippians 2:20; seq. ὑπέρ , 1 Corinthians 12:25; c. gen. (a construction otherwise unknown), ἑαυτῆς (WH; τὰ ἑ . Rec.; v. Bl., § 35, 7), Matthew 6:34 (cf. προ -μεριμνάω ).†


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

The act. of this verb in the sense of ";let out for hire";is seen in PSI I. 30.2 (A.D. 82) μεμίσθωκά σοι εἰς ἔτη ἓξ. . . τὰς ὑπαρχούσας μοι. . ἀρούρας, P Amh II. 92.25 (application for a lease—A.D. 162–163) ἐξουσίας σοι οὔσης ἑτέρο [ι ]ς μεταμ [ι ]σθοῦν ὁπότε ἐὰν αἱρῇ, ἐὰν φαίνηται μισθῶσαι, ";The right resting with you to make a fresh lease with other persons whenever you choose, if you consent to my proposal"; (Edd.). For the mid. ";have let out to one,"; ";hire,"; cf. Meyer Ostr 59.3 ὧν (ἀρουρῶν) ἐμισθωσάμη (ν) τ ̣ω ̣ α (ὐτῷ) γ ̄ (ἔτει), P Oxy III. 500.27 (A.D. 130) μεμε (=ι)σθώμεθα τὰς προκιμένας ἀρούρας, and P Fay 93.6 (A.D. 161) βούλομαι μισθώσασθαι παρὰ σοῦ τὴν μυροπω ̣λα ̣ι ̣κὴν καὶ ἀρομ ̣ατικὴν ἐργασίαν, ";I wish to lease from you your business of perfume-selling and unguent-making,"; to which the vendor replies—.19 f. Κάστωρ Αντιφίλου μεμίσθωκα κατ (=θ)ὼς πρόκιται, ";I, Castor, son of Antiphilus, have made the lease as is above written.";

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
μεριμνα μεριμνά μεριμνᾷ μερίμνα μεριμνας μεριμνάς μεριμνᾷς μεριμνατε μεριμνάτε μεριμνᾶτε μεριμνάτωσαν μεριμνησει μεριμνήσει μεριμνησητε μεριμνήσητε μεριμνήσω μεριμνων μεριμνών μεριμνῶν μεριμνώντι μεριμνωσι μεριμνώσι μεριμνῶσι μεριμνῶσιν merimna merimnā̂i merimnā̂is merimnas merimnate merimnâte merimnesei merimnēsei merimnḗsei merimnesete merimnēsēte merimnḗsete merimnḗsēte merimnon merimnôn merimnōn merimnō̂n merimnosin merimnôsin merimnōsin merimnō̂sin
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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