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Entry for Strong's #4165 - ποιμαίνω

Transliteration
poimaínō
Phonetics
poy-mah'ee-no  
Word Origin
from (4166)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
6:485,901
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to feed, to tend a flock, keep sheep
    1. to rule, govern
      1. of rulers
      2. to furnish pasture for food
      3. to nourish
      4. to cherish one's body, to serve the body
      5. to supply the requisites for the soul's need
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5090 ‑ נָהַג (naw‑hag');  7462 ‑ רָעָה (raw‑aw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (11) NAS (11) HCS (11)
Matthew 1
Luke 1
John 1
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
Jude 1
Revelation 4
Matthew 1
Luke 1
John 1
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
Jude 1
Revelation 4
Matthew 1
Luke 1
John 1
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
Jude 1
Revelation 4
BYZ TIS TR
V-AAM-2P 1
V-FAI-3S 4
V-PAI-3S 3
V-PAM-2S 1
V-PAN 2
V-PAP-ASM 1
V-PAP-NPM 1
V-FAI-3S 4
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAM-2S 1
V-PAN 2
V-PAP-ASM 1
V-PAP-NPM 1
V-AAM-2P 1
V-FAI-3S 4
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAM-2S 1
V-PAN 2
V-PAP-ASM 1
V-PAP-NPM 1
NA WH
V-AAM-2P 1
V-FAI-3S 4
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAM-2S 1
V-PAN 3
V-PAP-ASM 1
V-PAP-NPM 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ποιμαίνω,

Ep. impf. ποιμαίνεσκεν Od. 9.188: ( ποιμήν ):

herd, tend, μῆλα Od. l.c.; ἄρνας Hes. Th. 23; ποίμνας E. Cyc. 26, A.R. 2.1004; πρόβατα v.l. in Pl. R. 345c; ποιμαίνειν ἐπ' ὄεσσι to be shepherd over sheep, Il. 6.25, 11.106: abs., act as shepherd, tend flocks, Lys. 20.11, Pl. Tht. 174d, Theoc. 11.65; ἐν τοῖς ἄλσεσιν μὴ π. SIG 986.3 (Chios, v/iv B.C. ): Pass., to be herded, roam the pastures, of flocks, Il. 11.245, E. Alc. 579 (lyr.): metaph., ἀτρεκέων ποιμαίνεται ἔθνος ὀνείρων Mosch. 2.5 (unless Med., with ὕπνος (l. 3 ) as subject).

2. πᾶς πεποίμανται τόπος every country has been traversed (as by a shepherd or flocks of sheep), A. Eu. 249 . II metaph., tend, cherish, ζωᾶς ἄωτον Pi. I. 5(4).12; ἱκέτην A. Eu. 91; τὸ σῶμα Pl. Ly. 209a; θεσμόν AP 12.99 .

2. guide, govern, στρατόν E. Fr. 744; μάλα καὶ κατόπιν ἡμᾶς ἐποίμαινον αὖραι Luc. Amos 6:1-14 .

3. soothe, beguile, ἔρωτα π. Theoc. 11.80; ὀνομάτων κομψεύμασι τοὺς ἀμαθεῖς π. Luc. Am. 54: hence, generally, deceive, E. Hipp. 153 (lyr., cod. M and Sch. for πημαίνει ).

4. εἴδωλα ἃ ποιμαίνουσιν images which they send flocking, i.e. represent as flocking, Plu. 2.420b.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ποιμαίνω; future ποιμανῶ; 1aorist imperative 2person plural ποιμάνατε ( 1 Peter 5:2); (ποιμήν, which see); from Homer down; the Sept. for רָעָה; to feed, to tend a flock, keep sheep;

a. properly: Luke 17:7; ποίμνην, 1 Corinthians 9:7.

b. tropically, α. to rule, govern: of rulers, τινα, Matthew 2:6; Revelation 2:27; Revelation 12:5; Revelation 19:15 ( 2 Samuel 5:2; Micah 5:6 (Micah 5:5>); Micah 7:14>, etc.; (cf. Winer s Grammar, 17)) (see ποιμήν, b. at the end); of the overseers (pastors) of the church, John 21:16; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:2. β. to furnish pasturage or food; to nourish: ἑαυτόν, to cherish one's body, to serve the body, Jude 1:12; to supply the requisites for the soul's needs ( R. V. shall be their shepherd), Revelation 7:17. (Synonym: see βόσκω, at the end.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ποιμαίνω

(< ποιμήν ),

[in LXX chiefly for H7462;]

to act as shepherd, tend flocks: Luke 17:7; c. acc, ποιμνην , 1 Corinthians 9:7. Metaph., to tend, shepherd, govern: c. acc, Matthew 2:6 (LXX), John 21:16, Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5:2, Judges 1:12, Revelation 2:27; Revelation 7:17; Revelation 12:5; Revelation 19:15.†

SYN.: βόσκω G1006, q.v.


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

in its only NT occurrence (Hebrews 11:40) is best rendered by ";provide"; (AV, RV) : for the use of the mid. see Blass-Debrunner § 316. 1, and cf. the act. in the sepulchral inscr. Kaibel 326, in which a man states that he is providing a tomb for himself and his family–

ε ]ὖ εἰδὼς κληρονόμων τὴν ἐπιλησμοσύνην

καὶ κοινοῦ θανάτου μνημόσυνον προβλέπων.

In the LXX the verb is confined to Psa. 36꞉13 [MT Psalms 37:13] in the sense ";foresee."; It is found quater in Vett. Val.

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
εποίμαινε εποίμαινόν εποίμανεν Ποιμαινε Ποίμαινε ποιμαινει ποιμαινεί ποιμαίνει ποιμαινειν ποιμαινείν ποιμαίνειν ποιμαίνεις ποιμαινοντα ποιμαίνοντα ποιμαίνοντας ποιμαινοντες ποιμαίνοντες ποιμαινόντων ποιμαίνουσαι ποιμαίνουσιν ποιμαίνων ποιμανατε ποιμάνατε ποιμανει ποιμανεί ποιμανεῖ ποιμανείς ποιμανθήση ποίμανον ποιμανούσι ποιμανούσιν ποιμανώ ποιμενικά ποιμένικω Poimaine Poímaine poimainei poimaínei poimainein poimaínein poimainonta poimaínonta poimainontes poimaínontes poimanate poimánate poimanei poimaneî

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