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Entry for Strong's #1959 - ἐπιμελέομαι

Word Origin
middle voice from (1909) and the same as (3199)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to take care of a person or thing
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7760 ‑ שִׂים (soom, seem);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
Luke 2
1 Timothy 1
Luke 2
1 Timothy 1
Luke 2
1 Timothy 1
V-AOI-3S 1
V-APM-2S 1
V-FDI-3S 1
V-AOI-3S 1
V-APM-2S 1
V-FDI-3S 1
V-AOI-3S 1
V-APM-2S 1
V-FDI-3S 1
V-FPI-3S 1
V-AOI-3S 1
V-APM-2S 1
V-FDI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπιμελ-έομαι, also ἐπιμελ-μέλομαι

Hdt. 1.98, 2.2, 174,al., Th. 6.54 ( 7.39), Lys. 7.25 (cod. M), Pl. Grg. 516b, PEleph. 13.7 (iii B.C.), PCair. Zen. 44.17 (iii B.C.), etc.; the contr. form prevails in codd., e.g. Ar. Pl. 1117, X. An. 5.7.10, Pl. Mx. 248e, and in Att. Inscrr. from 380 B.C. (older Att. spellings are ambiguous), and is required by the metre in E. Ph. 556: fut. ἐπιμελήσομαι Hdt. 5.29, Th. 3.25, etc.; -μεληθήσομαι v.l. in X. Mem. 2.7.8, Aeschin. 3.27 (Dor. 3 sg. -θησεῖ IG 12(3).170.25 (Astypalaea), pl. -θησεῦντι ib.12(1).694 (Rhodes)): aor. ἐπεμελήθην Hdt. 8.109, Th. 8.68, Isoc. 4.38, X. Mem. 1.3.11, etc. (ἐπεμελησάμην only late, IGRom. 4.684.14 (i A.D.), SIG 875 (ii A.D.), Gal. Protr. 9): pf. ἐπιμεμέλημαι Th. 6.41: Act. only in SIG 1044.31 (Halic.):

1. take care of, have charge or management of, rare in Poets, as E. Ph. 556, freq. in Prose: c. gen. objecti, Hdt. 1.98, 5.29, Ar. V. 154, Pl. 1117, Th. 3.25, Isoc. 4.38, Pl. R. 331d, etc.; περί τινος X. An. 5.7.10; [ ὑπὲρ ] τῆς στρατηγίας Id. Cyr. 1.6.12; περί τινα Pl. Mx. 248e: later, c.dat., παιδίῳ POxy. 744.6 (i B.C.), cf. PTeb. 58.62 (ii B.C.): inf., take care that.., Th. 6.54: inf., X. Oec. 20.9:folld. by ὅπως with ind. fut. or subj. aor., Foed. ap. Th. 4.118, X. Mem. 2.10.2, etc.: with opt. after an aor., Id. HG 6.5.37; by ὅπως c. inf., Id. Cyr. 4.2.37 (s.v.l.); by ὡς with opt. (after past tenses), Id. An. 1.1.5, etc.; also ἐ. τινὸς ὅπως ἔσται Pl. Euthphr. 2d; by ἵνα c. subj., Inscr.Prien. 44.35 (ii B.C.): with neut. Adj. in acc., take care with respect to a thing, Th. 6.41: c.acc. et dat., τὰ ἄλλα τοῖς πολεμάρχοις X. HG 5.4.4, cf. IG 22.233.20 (in E. Ph. 556 the acc. belongs to ἔχοντες): c. acc. cogn., ἐ. πᾶσαν ἐπιμέλειαν Pl. Prt. 325c, cf. IG 22.1261.5: abs., give heed, attend, Hdt. 2.2.

2.. of public commissions, have charge of, be inspector or curator of, τῶν μοριῶν ἐλαῶν Lys. 7.29; τῶν δεκαδέων X. Cyr. 8.1.14; δρόμου Id. An. 4.8.25; ὁδῶν (of the Roman cura viarum) CIG 4011 (Ancyra): c.acc. cogn., Pl. Lg. 812e: in Att. Inscrr., ἐπιμεληθῆναι (inf. = imper.) is usual of a definite commission, ποιήσεως IG 22.555, etc. (so -ηθέντων ib.12.70); ἐπιμελεῖσθαι, of matters requiring permanent attention, ib. 12.56, etc.

3.. to be engaged in, cultivate any pursuit, art, etc., δυοῖν τέχναιν D. 27.31; τῆς ἀρετῆς X. Cyr. 7.5.71, cf. Mem. 4.5.10.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπιμελέομαι, ἐπιμελοῦμαι, and ἐπιμέλομαι: future ἐπιμελήσομαι; 1 aorist ἐπεμελήθην; with the genitive of the object, to take care of a person or thing (ἐπί denoting direction of the mind toward the object cared for (cf. ἐπί, D. 2)): Luke 10:34; 1 Timothy 3:5. (Genesis 44:21; 1 Macc. 11:37; 1 Esdr. 6:26; used by Greek writers especially of prose from Herodotus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπι -μελεομαι , -οῦμαι ,

[in LXX: Genesis 44:21 (H5869 H7760) 1 Esdras 6:27, Proverbs 27:25, Sirach 30:25, 1 Maccabees 11:37*;]

to take care of: c. gen., Luke 10:34-35, 1 Timothy 3:5.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the constr. with the gen., as in Luke 10:34 f., 1 Timothy 3:5, cf. P Petr II. 11 (1).8 (iii/B.C.) (= Selections, p. 8) ἐπιμέλου δὲ καὶ σαυτοῦ, ";take care also of yourself,"; P Lond 42.32 (B.C. 168) (= I. p. 31, Selections, p. 11) χαριεῖ δὲ καὶ τοῦ σώματος ἐπιμε [λό ]μενος, ἵν᾽ ὑγιαίνηις, BGU IV. 1078.11 (A.D. 39) τὰ δ᾽ ἄλλα ἐπιμελῶ (= εῖ)σθε ἁτῶν (= ὑμῶν αὐτῶν), P Oxy VIII. 1154.4 (late i/A.D.) ἐπιμελοῦ σεαυτῆς ἵνα μοι ὑγιαίνῃς, ";take care of yourself so that I may have you well"; (Ed.). The verb is construed with the dat. in P Tebt I. 58.62 (B.C. 111) ἐπειμένου (l. ἐπιμέλου) τοῖς ἐν οἴκωι, P Oxy IV. 744.6 (B.C. 1) (= Selections, p. 32) παρακαλῶ σε ἐπιμελήθι (l.ήθητι) τῷ παιδίῳ. From the inscrr. we may cite Cagnat IV. 684.14 (A.D. 88–9) ἐπιμελησαμένου Ἡρακλείτου with reference to the undertaking to set up a χαριστήριον, and ib. 685.13 ἐπι ]μεληθέντος in the same sense.


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