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Strong's #4388 - προτίθεμαι

Root Word (Etymology)
middle voice from (G4253) and (G5087)
Parts of Speech
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  1. to place before, to set forth
    1. to set forth to be looked at, expose to view
    2. to expose to public view
      1. of the bodies of the dead
      2. to let lie in state
  2. to set before one's self, propose to one's self
    1. to purpose, determine
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3254 ‑ יָסַף (yaw‑saf');  3867 ‑ לָוָה (law‑vaw');  5414 ‑ נָתַן (naw‑than');  6186 ‑ עָרַךְ (aw‑rak');  7760 ‑ שִׂים (soom, seem);  7896 ‑ שִׁית (sheeth);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
Romans 2
Ephesians 1
NAS (4)
Romans 3
Ephesians 1
HCS (3)
Romans 2
Ephesians 1
BSB (3)
Romans 2
Ephesians 1
ESV (4)
Matthew 1
Romans 2
Ephesians 1
WEB (3)
Romans 2
Ephesians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Middle voice from G4253 and G5087

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προτίθημι: 2 aorist middle προεθέμην; (from Homer down);

1. to place before, to set forth (cf. πρό, d. .); specifically, to set forth to be looked at, expose to view: Exodus 40:4; 4 Macc. 8:11; Aelian v. h. 14, 8; and often in the middle in this sense: ποτήρια ἀργυρεα τέ καί χρυσεα, his own cups, Herodotus 3, 148; to expose to public view, in which sense it is the technical term with profane authors in speaking of the bodies of the dead (to let lie in state) (cf. Passow, under the word, I. 2; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 1); Stallbaum on Plato, Phaedo, p. 115 e.; (Krüger on Thucydides 2, 34, 1)); the middle points to the owner of the thing exposed: so with τινα and a predicate accusative. Romans 3:25 (the middle seems to denote that it was his own Son whom he thus set forth; cf. 8:32).

2. Middle to set before oneself, propose to oneself; to purpose, determine (Plato, Polybius, others): followed by the infinitive Romans 1:13; with an accusative of the thing and ἐν αὐτῷ ((sic); see αὑτοῦ) added, in himself (Winer's Grammar, § 38, 6; (cf. p. 152 (144))), Ephesians 1:9; (others (reading ἐν αὐτῷ with L T Tr WH) render 'in him,' i. e. (probably) Christ).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

προ -τίθημι ,

[in LXX: Exodus 40:4; Exodus 40:23, Leviticus 24:8 (H6186) Psalms 54:3 (H7760), etc.;]

1. to set before, set forth publicly; so also in mid.: c. acc pers., Romans 3:25 (for a suggested alt, rend., v. MM, xxii).

2. Mid., to set before oneself, propose, purpose: c. inf., Romans 1:13; c. acc rei, Ephesians 1:9.†

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
προεθεμην προεθέμην προέθεντο προέθεντό προεθετο προέθετο προθήσεις προσέθηκεν προτεθειμένοις προτεθειμένων προτεθέντας προτεθέντος προτομαί proethemen proethemēn proethémen proethémēn proetheto proétheto
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