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Strong's #4176 - πολιτεύομαι

middle voice of a derivative of (G4177)
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  1. to be a citizen
  2. to administer civil affairs, manage the state
  3. to make or create a citizen
    1. to be a citizen
    2. to behave as a citizen
      1. to avail one's self of or recognise the laws
      2. to conduct one's self as pledged to some law of life
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ASV (2)
Acts 1
Philippians 1
BSB (2)
Acts 1
Philippians 1
CSB (2)
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Philippians 1
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Philippians 1
KJV (2)
Acts 1
Philippians 1
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LSB (4)
Acts 2
Philippians 2
N95 (3)
Acts 2
Philippians 1
NAS (3)
Acts 2
Philippians 1
NLT (2)
Acts 1
Philippians 2
WEB (2)
Acts 1
Philippians 1
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Acts 1
Philippians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Middle voice of a derivative of G4177

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πολιτεύω: middle (cf. Winer's Grammar, 260 (244)), present imperative 2 person plural πολιτεύεσθε; perfect πεπολίτευμαι; (πολίτης);

1. to be a citizen (Thucydides, Xenophon, Lysias, Polybius, others).

2. to administer civil affairs, manage the state (Thucydides, Xenophon).

3. to make or create a citizen (Diodorus 11, 72); middle a. to be a citizen; so in the passages from Philo and the Ep. ad Diogn. cited in πολίτευμα, 3.

b. to behave as a citizen; to avail oneself of or recognize the laws; so from Thucydides down; in Hellenistic writings to conduct oneself as pledged to some law of life: ἀξίως τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, Philippians 1:27 (R. V. text let your manner of life be worthy of etc.); ἀξίως τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Polycarp, ad Philip. 5, 2 [ET]; ἀξίως τοῦ Θεοῦ, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 21, 1 [ET]; ὁσίως, ibid. 6, 1 [ET]; κατά τό καθῆκον τῷ Χριστῷ, ibid. 3, 4 [ET]; μετά φοβοῦ καί ἀγάπης, ibid. 51, 2 [ET]; ἐννόμως, Justin Martyr, dialog contra Trypho,

c. 67; ἠρξάμην πολιτεύεσθαι τῇ Φαρισαίων ἁιρεσει κατακολουθῶν, Josephus, Vita2; other phrases are cited by Grimm on 2 Macc. 6:1; τῷ Θεῷ, to live in accordance with the laws of God, Acts 23:1 (A. V. I have lived etc.).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** τολιτεύω ,

more freq. as depon., -ομαι , and so in LXX and NT

(< πολίτης ),

[in LXX: Ezra 8:13, 2 Maccabees 6:1; 2 Maccabees 11:25, 3 Maccabees 3:4; *;]

to be a citizen, live as a citizen: metaph., of conduct as based on heavenly citizenship, Acts 23:1, Philippians 1:27.†

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
πεπολιτευμαι πεπολίτευμαι πολιτευεσθε πολιτεύεσθε pepoliteumai pepolíteumai politeuesthe politeúesthe
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