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Entry for Strong's #4307 - πρόνοια

Word Origin
from (4306)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. forethought, providential care
  2. to make provision for a thing
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Acts 1
Romans 1
Acts 1
Romans 1
Acts 1
Romans 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. προνο-οίη, ἡ, ( πρόνοος ) perceiving beforehand, foresight, foreknowledge, τοὖπος τὸ θεοπρόπον τᾶς παλαιφάτου π. S. Tr. 823 (lyr.); προνοίαισι τοῦ πεπρωμένου A. Ag. 684 (lyr.).

2. = πρόγνωσις 11 .b, Hp. ap. Gal. 18 (2).8.

II foresight, forethought, ἐπῄνεσ' . . πρόνοιαν ἣν ἔθου S. Aj. 536; π. δ' ἐστὶν οὐδενὸς σαφής Id. OT 978; προνοίας οὕνεκα so far as foresight, caution is required, Id. Ph. 774, cf. El. 1015; ἐκ προνοίης with forethought, purposely, Hdt. 1.120, 159, etc.; opp. κατὰ τύχην, Id. 8.87, cf. Antipho 5.21, Lys. 26.19, Pl. Phdr. 241e; ἀπὸ προνοίας τινῶν by their precautions, Th. 8.95; τὴν π. τὴν ές ἡμέας ἔχουσαν Hdt. 8.144; προνοίᾳ τῶν συγγενῶν, φίλων, τῆς πόλεως, by care for . ., And. 1.56; esp. of crimes committed with design or malice prepense, ἐκ προνοίας τραῦμα, ἐκ π. φόνοι, Aeschin. 3.212, Din. 1.6, etc.; ἐκ π. ἀποθνῄσκειν Antipho 1.22, cf. Lys. 3.28; τὰ ἐκ π., opp. ἀκούσια, Arist. Pol. 1300b26; so οὐδεμία π. ἐστι τραύματος no intention of wounding, Lys. 3.41; πρόνοιαν ἔχειν (or ἴσχειν ) τινός to take thought for . ., show care for . ., E. Alc. 1061, Th. 2.89, etc.; περί τινος S. Ant. 283; ὑπέρ τινος Isoc. 16.9; ἡ τοῦ χόρτου π. PFlor. 131.7 (iii A. D.), cf. 148.2 (iii A. D.): c. inf., πολλὴν π. εἶχεν εὐσχήμως (fort. εὐσχήμων ) πεσεῖν E. Hec. 569; πολλὴν π. ἔχειν μέλλοντας . . to be ware of doing a thing, Antipho 5.91; π. ποιεῖσθαί τινος D. 21.97, etc.: pl., X. Oec. 7.38 .

2. providence, τοῦ θείου ἡ π. Hdt. 3.108; τοῦ θεοῦ S. OC 1180; θεία π. E. Ph. 637 (troch.); πρόνοιαι θεῶν Pl. Ti. 44c: abs., divine providence, προνοίας ἔργῳ X. Mem. 1.4.6, etc., cf. Zeno Stoic. 1.44, Cleanth.ib.121, Chrysipp. ib.2.168, al. ( περὶ προνοίας as title of one of his works, ib.3.203).

3. Pythag. name for five, Theol.Ar. 31.

4. office of προνοητής, POxy. 472.10 (ii A. D.) .

III Πρόνοια Ἀθηνᾶ Athena as goddess of Forethought, under which name she was worshipped at Delphi, D. 25.34, D.S. 11.14, Parth. 25, Paus. 10.8.6, Plu. 2.825b, Jul. Or. 4.149b, etc.; at Delos acc. to Macr. Sat. 1.17.55, cf. Aristid. 1.97 J., Or. 37(2).26; also Ἰουλία θεὰ Σεβαστὴ Π. IG 3.461: this name of Athena, which is guaranteed by the context in D., Aristid., Jul., Macr. Il. cc., seems to have been a distortion of the name Προναία or Προνᾴα (v. πρόναος 1 ), but πρόνοια is f.l. for Προναία (or Προνᾴα ) in Aeschin. (v. πρόναος 1 ), and D.S., Parth., Paus., Plu. Il. cc. shd. perh. be corrected.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πρόνοια, προνοίας, (προνως), from (Aeschylus, Sophocles), Herodotus down, forethought, provident care: Acts 24:2 (3) (A. V. providence); ποιοῦμαι πρόνοιαν τίνος, to make provision for a thing (see ποιέω, I. 3, p. 526a top), Romans 13:14.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πρόνοια , -ας ,

(<πρόνοος , careful),

[in LXX: Da LXX Daniel 6:18 (19) Wisdom of Solomon 14:3; Wisdom of Solomon 17:2; *;]

foresight, forethought: Acts 24:3; Papyri ποιεῖσθαι , c. gen. (Dem., 546, 6), make provision for, show care for: Romans 13:14.†

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

As distinguished from πρόϊμος, derived from πρό, πρωϊνός (Revelation 2:28; Revelation 22:16), derived from πρωΐ, means ";belonging to the morning"; in contrast to ἑσπερινός, ";belonging to the evening"; (see s.v. ἑσπερινός) : cf. Thackeray Gr. i. p. 90.


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