Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3539 - νοιέω
- to perceive with the mind, to understand, to have understanding
- to think upon, heed, ponder, consider
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νοέω , -ῶ
(< νοῦς ),
1. to perceive with the mind, understand (for the phrase νοῶν κ . φρονῶν , in wills, v. MM, xvii): absol., Matthew 16:9, Mark 8:17; c. acc, Ephesians 3:4, 1 Timothy 1:7; c. dat. instr., τ . καρδίᾳ , John 12:40; pass., Romans 1:20; seq. ὅτι , Matthew 15:17; Matthew 16:11, Mark 7:18; c. acc et inf., Hebrews 11:8.
2. to think, consider: absol., Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14, Ephesians 3:20; c. acc rei, 2 Timothy 2:7
(cf. -εὐ , κατα -, μετα -, προ -, ὑπο -νοέω ).†
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For a somewhat weakened use of this strong word, which in Biblical usage implies ";ruin,"; the loss of all that gives worth to existence (see Milligan ad 1 Thessalonians 5:3), cf. BGU IV. 1027xxvi. 11 (iv/A.D.) (as amended Chrest. I. p. 501) ἐν ὁποίῳ κιντύνῳ καθεστήκατε, οἵου ὀλέθρου πιρασ [θ ]ήσεσθαλι οὐκ αὐτοὶ μόνοι, ἀλλὰ καὶ ὁ [λ ]όκληρον ὑμῶν τὸ βουλευτήριον —a representation of the great danger that was being incurred at Hermopolis by the withholding of their annona from the soldiers for three years. Like Lat. pernicies (Ter. Ad. 188), ὄλεθρος is used as a comic hyperbole applied to a person (";pest";). For a new ex. see Menander Samia 133 χαμαιτύπη δ᾽ ἄνθρωπος, ὄλεθρος. The ordinary force of ὄλεθρος is seen in Syll 463 (= .3 527).82 (c. B.C. 220) κακίστῳ ὀλέθρωι ἐξόλλυσθαι. For exx. of the adj. ὀλέθριος, which is read by Lachmann in 2 Thessalonians 1:9, see Crönert Mem. Herc. p. 186.
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