Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4203 - πορνεύω
- to prostitute one's body to the lust of another
- to give one's self to unlawful sexual intercourse
- to commit fornication
- metaph. to be given to idolatry, to worship idols
- to permit one's self to be drawn away by another into idolatry
prostitute, mostly in Pass., of a woman, prostitute herself, be or become a prostitute, Hdt. 1.93, Eup. 67, Lys. Fr. 59; of a man, Aeschin. 1.52, 119, D. 19.233 .
II intr. in Act., = Pass., LXX De. 23.17(18), Luc. Alex. 5, Phalar. Ep. 121, Harp.s.v. πὠλῶσι; fornicate, 1 Corinthians 6:18 .
2. metaph., practise idolatry, LXX 1 Chronicles 5:25, al.
[in LXX for H2181;]
1. to prostitute the body for hire.
2. to commit fornication: Mark 10:19 (WH, mg), 1 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Corinthians 10:8, Revelation 2:14; Revelation 2:20. Metaph. (as in LXX: 1 Chronicles 5:25, Jeremiah 3:6, Hosea 9:1, al.), of idolatry (but v. Swete, Ap., 180 f.), Revelation 17:2; Revelation 18:3; Revelation 18:9 (cf. ἐκ - πορνεύω ).†
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";summon (God) beforehand to witness,"; ";call beforehand to witness."; Hort ad 1 Peter 1:11 states that this verb is unknown elsewhere except in Theodorus Metochita, about A.D. 1300; but we can now add P Lond IV. 1356.32 (A.D. 710) προμαρτυρόμενος [αὐτοὺς εἰ ]ς τὸ σχεῖν τὸν φόβον ̣ τοῦ Θεοῦ πρὸ ὀφθαλμῶν.
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