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Strong's #4357 - προσμένω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G4314) and (G3306)
Parts of Speech
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  1. to remain with, to continue with one
  2. to hold fast to: the grace of God received in the Gospel
  3. to remain still, tarry, stay
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2342 ‑ חוּל (khool, kheel);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (7)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Acts 2
1 Timothy 2
NAS (7)
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Acts 3
1 Timothy 2
CSB (7)
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Acts 3
1 Timothy 2
BSB (7)
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Acts 3
1 Timothy 2
ESV (4)
Matthew 1
Acts 1
1 Timothy 2
WEB (7)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Acts 2
1 Timothy 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Dor. ποτι- SIG 615.7 (Delph., ii B.C. ):

bide, wait, χρόνον πολλόν Hdt. 1.199, cf. 5.19; σῖγ' ἔχουσα πρόσμενε S. El. 1236, cf. 1399; ἡσυχάζων π . Id. OT 620; π. χρόνον ὀλίγον ἔστ' ἂν . ., π. ἕως . ., Hdt. 8.4, X. HG 2.4.7 .

2. c. dat., remain attached to, cleave to, πάθεα π. τοκεῦσιν A. Eu. 497 (lyr.); τῷ Κυρίῳ Acts 11:23; π. ταῖς δεήσεσιν continue in . ., 1 Timothy 5:5; ταῖς ἑαυτῶν ἀγωγαῖς Gal. 15.436 .

II trans., wait for, await, c. acc., Thgn. 1144, S. OT 837, El. 164 (lyr.), etc.; face in battle, stand one's ground against, δορίκτυπον ἀλαλάν Pi. N. 3.60: c. acc. et inf. fut., Ὀρέστην τῶνδε προσμένουσ' ἀεὶ παυστῆρ' ἐφήξειν S. El. 303 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προσμένω; 1 aorist participle προσμείνας, infinitive προσμεῖναι; from Aeschylus and Herodotus down;

a. to remain with (see πρός, IV. 3): with a dative of the person to continue with one, Matthew 15:32; Mark 8:2 (here L WH marginal reading omit; Tr brackets the dative); τῷ κυρίῳ, to be steadfastly devoted to (A. V. cleave unto) the Lord, Acts 11:23 (Wis. 3:9; Josephus, Antiquities 14, 2, 1); τῇ χάριτι τοῦ Θεοῦ, to hold fast to (A. V. continue in) the grace of God received in the gospel, Acts 13:43 G L T Tr WH; δεήσεσι καί προσευχαῖς (A. V. to continue in supplications and prayers), 1 Timothy 5:5.

b. to remain still (cf. πρός, IV. 2), stay, tarry: Acts 18:18; followed by ἐν with a dative of place, 1 Timothy 1:3.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

προσ -μένω ,

[in LXX: Judges 3:25 A (H2342 hi.), Tobit 2:2 א , Wisdom of Solomon 3:9, 3 Maccabees 7:17 *;]

1. to wait longer, continue, remain still: Acts 18:18; seq. ἐν , 1 Timothy 1:3.

2. C. dat., to remain with: Matthew 15:32, Mark 8:32. Metaph., to remain attached to, cleave unto, abide in: τ . κυρίῳ , Acts 11:23 (R, txt.; ἐν τ . κ ., R, mg., v. supr.); τ . χάριτι τ . θεοῦ , Acts 13:43; τ . δεήσεσιν , 1 Timothy 5:5.†

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

For a full discussion of this word and its cognates, see Armitage Robinson Ephesians, p. 264 ff., where it is shown that in the NT ";obtuseness or intellectual blindness is the meaning indicated by the context";; and that ";this meaning is as a rule assigned by the ancient translators and commentators"; (p. 273).


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
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