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Entry for Strong's #2109 - εὐεργετέω

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Thayer's Definition
  1. to do good, bestow benefits
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1580 ‑ גָּמַל (gaw‑mal');  1584 ‑ גָּמַר (gaw‑mar');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. the augm. εὐηργ - is sts. found, esp. in codd., as impf. εὐηργέτουν X. Ap. 26: aor. εὐηργέτησα Ar. Pl. 835, v.l. in Din. 1.16, but ηὐεργέτησα Lys. 9.14: pf. εὐηργέτηκα v.l. in Lycurg. 140: pf. Pass. εὐηργέτημαι X. Mem. 2.2.3, SIG 798.5 (Cyzicus, i A. D.), but Inscrr. and Pap. have εὐεργέτηκα IG 22.573 (iv B. C.), εὐεργέτημαι PLond. 2.169.26 (i A. D.), εὐεργετήθην IG 7.2808 (Hyettus, iii A. D.), ηὐεργετημένοι PTeb. 326.16 (iii A. D.): to be a benefactor, S. Ph. 670, IG 22.786, etc.; [ Ἰησοῦς] διῆλθεν -τῶν Acts 10:38.

2. to be proclaimed as εὐεργέτης 1.2, JHS 10.76 (Patara, i A. D.).

II c. acc. pers., do good services or show kindness to one, τοὺς θανόντας εἰ θέλεις εὐεργετεῖν A. Fr. 266.1, cf. Eu. 725, E. Ion 1540, Lys. l.c., etc.; ὁ νόμος βούλεται -τεῖν βίον ἀνθρώπων Democr. 248; εὐ. τὸν δῆμον IG 22.791.25, etc.; τὸν θεὸν εὐεργετηκότες SIG 417.13 (Delph., iii B. C.): c. acc. cogn., εὐ. τινὰ τὴν μεγίστην εὐεργεσίαν Pl. Ap. 36c, cf. R. 615b; ὅ τι ἂν ἡμᾶς εὐεργετήσῃς ib. 345a; μεγάλως or μεγάλα εὐ., X. Cyr. 8.2.10, 12: c. dat. rei, χρήμασιν εὐ. ib. 2: Pass., have a kindness done one, εὐεργεσίαν εὐεργετηθείς Pl. Grg. 520c; μείζω εὐηργετημένοι X. Mem. 2.2.3; καί τι εὐεργέτηται ὑπ' ἐμοῦ Pl. Cri. 43a; ἀντὶ πολλῶν καὶ μεγάλων ὧν εὐεργετήθη παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ IG 7.2808 (Hyettus, iii A. D.); εὐεργετούμενος εἰς χρήματα Pl. Smp. 184b.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὐεργετέω, ἐυεργέτω; (εὐεργέτης), to do good, bestow benefits: Acts 10:38. (the Sept.; often in Attic writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὐεργετέω , -

(< εὐεργέτης ),

[in LXX: Psalms 13:6 (H1580), Wisdom of Solomon 3:5, al.;]

to do good, bestow benefit: Acts 10:33.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Michel 468.14 (mid. ii/B.C.) ἵνα οὖν καὶ ὁ δῆμος φαίνηται χάριν ἀποδιδοὺς τοῖς εὐεργετοῦσιν αὐτόν, Priene 105.46 (c. B.C. 9) εὑ [ρήμασιν ἰδί ]οις εὐεργέτησεν (for form, cf. Wisdom of Solomon 11:1-26(6)) τὴν ἐπαρχήαν. In OGIS 666.2 (A.D. 54–68) an Egyptian inscr. records how the Emperor Nero—ὁ ἀγαθὸς δαίμων τῆς οἰκουμένης, σὺν ἅπασιν οἷς εὐεργέτησεν ἀγαθοῖς τὴν Αἴγυπτον. . . ἔπεμψεν ἡμεῖν Τιβέριον Κλαύδιον Βάλβιλλον ἡγεμόνα, after which the inscr. mentions this man’s χάριτας καὶ εὐεργεσίας : cf. also Cagnat IV. 852 Ἀνίκιον Ἄσπρον, τὸν ὑπατικὸν καὶ κτίστην, ἀνθ᾽ ὧν εὐεργέτηται ἀνέθ (ηκαν). From the papyri cf. such a passage as P Ryl II. 119.36 (A.D. 54–67) ὧν χάριν ἀξιοῦμεν περὶ πάντων τούτων διαλαβεῖν ὅπως τύχωμεν τῶν παρὰ σοῦ δικαίων καὶ ὦμεν εὐεργετημένοι, ";therefore we beg you to give a decision on all these points, so that we may obtain our rights from you and be relieved"; (Edd.). The phrase ἵν᾽ ὦμεν εὐεργετημένοι is very common at the close of petitions, as in P Tebt II. 302.31 (A.D. 71–2), 326.16 (c. A.D. 266) ηὐεργετημένοι, al. See also P Thead 20.13 (iv/A.D.) ἀξιοῦμεν τὸ νῦν τὴν σὴν ἀνδρίαν εὐεργε [τῆσαι ἡ ]μᾶς κα [τ ]ὰ τοὺς νόμους.


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ευεργετήσαντά ευεργετήσαντί ευεργετων ευεργετών εὐεργετῶν ευηργέτησέ euergeton euergetôn euergetōn euergetō̂n
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