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Entry for Strong's #4264 - προβιβάζω

Word Origin
from (4253) and a reduplicated form of (971)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to cause to go forward, to lean forward, to bring forward, drag forward
  2. metaph. to incite, instigate, urge, forward, set on
    1. to induce by persuasion
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3384 ‑ יָרָא (yaw‑raw', yaw‑raw');  8150 ‑ שָׁנַן (shaw‑nan');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Matthew 1
Acts 1
Matthew 1
Matthew 1
V-AAI-3P 1
V-AAI-3P 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -άσω D.C. 58.23, Att. προβῐβῶ Ar. Av. 1570:

causal of προβαίνω, cause to step forward, lead on, τινα S. OC 180 (lyr.); ποῖ προβιβᾷς ἡμᾶς ποτε; to what point, how far do you mean to carry us ? Ar.l.c.; τινὰ εἰς ἀρετήν, εἰς ἐγκράτειαν, Pl. Prt. 328a, X. Mem. 1.5.1; ἕως Μακεδονίας τὴν ἀρχήν extend it . ., D.H. 1.3; push on, οὐδὲν ἠδύνατο π. τῶν ἔργων Plb. 5.100.1:

Pass., to be developed, improved, of machines, Hero Bel. 74.4 .

2. push forward, advance, τὸ ὑπερκείμενον τοῦ κρημνοῦ (by building a wall) D.S. 4.78; exalt, τὴν πατρίδα Plb. 9.10.4; τινὰ ἐς τὰς ἀρχάς promote him, D.C.l.c.; δύναμιν Phld. Rh. 1.40 S.

3. teach, τινάς τι LXX De. 6.7, cf. Plu. Cat.Mi. 36 (dub.); put forward as a representative, Acts 19:33 (v.l.): Pass., to be instructed or egged on, ὑπὸ τῆς μητρός Ev.Matthew 14:8 .

II intr., = cross προβαίνω, Plb. 10.44.1, Aristid. 2.231 J.

III of a male, mount before, ἄλλην Arist. HA 546a10 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προβιβάζω 1 aorist 3 person plural προεβίβασαν; 1 aorist passive participle feminine προβιβασθεῖσα;

1. properly, to cause to go forward, to lead forward, to bring forward, drag forward: Acts 19:33 R G ((from Sophocles down)).

2. metaphorically, equivalent to προτρέπω, to incite, instigate, urge forward, set on; to induce by persuasion: Matthew 14:8 (εἰς τί, Xenophon, mem. 1, 5, 1; Plato, Prot., p. 328 b.; (in Deuteronomy 6:7 the Sept. with an accusative of the thing (and of the person) equivalent to to teach)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

προ -βιβάζω ,

causal of προβαίνω ,

[in LXX: Exodus 35:34 (H3384 hi.), Deuteronomy 6:7 (H8150 pi.) *;]

to lead forward, lead on; metaph., to induce, incite, urge: Matthew 14:8.†

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 P Oxy I. 121.21 (iii/A.D.) μὴ προσποιήσῃς πρὸς τοὺς κυρείους αὐτῶν, the editors translate ";don’t make over anything to their masters,"; but suggest that the verb may have the sense of the mid. ";don’t make any pretence,"; This is the meaning generally given in its only NT occurrence Luke 24:28 (cf. Job 19:14), but see Plummer ICC ad l.

Other exx. from the Κοινή are P Oxy III. 531.5 (ii/A.D.) μηδὲν προσποιηθῇς ἕως ἐπ᾽ ἀγαθῷ πρὸς σὲ παραγὲνο (= ω)μαι, ";claim nothing until I come to you auspiciously"; (Edd.), and the fragmentary PSI III. 220.8 (iii/A.D.) προσεποιήθην. See also the description of the ironical man in Theophr. Char, p. 52.10 (ed. Jebb) προσποιήσασθαι ἄρτι παραγεγονέναι, ";he will pretend that he has just arrived,"; cf..14.


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