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Entry for Strong's #4823 - συμβουλεύω

Word Origin
from (4862) and (1011)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to give counsel
  2. to take counsel with others, take counsel together, to consult, deliberate
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (5) NAS (4) HCS (4)
Matthew 1
John 2
Acts 1
Revelation 1
Matthew 1
John 1
Acts 1
Revelation 1
Matthew 1
John 1
Acts 1
Revelation 1
V-AMI-3P 3
V-PAI-1S 1
V-AMI-3P 2
V-AMI-3P 3
V-PAI-1S 1
V-AMI-3P 2
V-PAI-1S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

συμβουλ-εύω, advise, counsel, c. dat. pers. et inf., advise one to do a thing, Hdt. 1.53, 59, 2.107, Th. 1.65, etc.; οὐ συμβουλεύων Ερξῃ στρατεύεσθαι advising him not.., Hdt. 7.46: rarely c. acc. et inf., συμβουλεύω.. συμβῆναι ὑμᾶς I advise that you should.., Pl. Prt. 337e, cf. Gal. 16.501.

2. without inf., ς. τινί τι Hdt. 1.71, etc.; ὅτι ἂν δύνωνται ἀγαθὸν Ἀθηναίοις IG 12.106.19; τοῖς ὀλίγον διαπνεομένοις ἀσιτίαν Gal. 15.508; τινὶ περί τινος Pl. Prt. 319d, etc.; εὖ ς. τινί Thgn. 38; ς. τι recommend a measure, τὰ ἄριστα Hdt. 7.237; χρηστόν τι Ar. Nu. 793; πορείαν X. An. 5.6.12, etc.: but c. acc. cogn., ς. συμβουλάς give advice, Pl. Grg. 520d: Pass., συμβουλεύεταί τι advice is given, Id. 330d; τὰ παρὰ τῶν θεῶν συμβουλευόμενα X. Cyr. 1.6.2; τὰ συμβουλευθέντα Isoc. 3.13; τὰ -βεβουλευμένα res de consilii sententia actae, IG 7.413.58 (Oropus, i B.C., Senatus consultum); of persons, to be advised, ὑπό τινος POxy. 118.3 (iii A.D.).

3. folld. by a relat., ς. περί τινος ὡς.. X. Vect. 4.30; σύμ μοι βούλευσον, ποτέρην ἄγω Call. Epigr. 1.5.

4. abs., advise, give advice, S. OT 1370, etc.; ὁ συμβουλεύων or -εύσας adviser, Arist. Rh. 1354b31, Lex ap. And. 1.96; τὰ συμβουλεύοντα τῶν ποιημάτων didactic poems, Isoc. 2.42.

II Med., consult with a person, i.e. ask his advice, τινι Hdt. 2.107, Pl. 331a, Thg. 122a, etc.; τι in a matter, Th. 8.68; ς. τι μετά τινος debate a matter with another, Ar. Nu. 475: abs., consult, deliberate, X. Cyr. 2.1.7, etc. Act. and Med. opposed, συμβουλευομένου ἂν συμβουλεύσειε τὰ ἄριστα if one asked his advice he would give him the best, Hdt. 7.237; [ τοῖς Ἕλλησι] συμβουλευομένοις συνεβούλευσε τάδε X. An. 2.1.17.

2. = Act., Sch. Hes. Sc. 338, f.l. in X. HG 6.5.34.

3. agree, make a contract, θύρας λιθίνης ἧς συνεβουλεύσατο κόψαι PMich.Zen. 37.3 (iii B.C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

συμβουλεύω; 1 aorist συνεβούλευσα; 1 aorist middle συνεβουλευσαμην; from (Theognis, Sophocles), Herodotus down; the Sept. for יָעַץ; and נועַץ;

1. to give counsel: τίνι, John 18:14; followed by an infinitive Revelation 3:18.

2. Middle, to take counsel with others, take counsel together, to consult, deliberate: followed by ἵνα (see ἵνα, II. 2 a.), Matthew 26:4; John 11:53 (R G Tr marginal reading); followed by a telic infinitive, Acts 9:23."

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


From G4862 and G1011

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

";a company of travellers,"; is found in the NT only in Luke 2:44. For συνοδείτης cf. BGU IV. 1137.9 (B.C. 6) ὑπὲρ Συντρόφου το ̣υ ̣̑ Κ ̣α ̣ι ̣σ ̣α ̣ρ ̣ο ̣ς ̣ συνοδε ̣ι ̣του, P Lond 1178.41 (A.D. 194) (= III. p. 217, Selections, p. 99) γεινώσκετε ] ὄν ̣τα [ἡμῶν ] συνοδείτην Ἑρμεῖνον, where the reference is to the adoption of Herminus as the ";member"; of a gymnastic club, and Preisigke 4549.10 (A.D. 226), where an inscr. dealing with a cult assembly ends—τὸ προσκύνημα [τῆς ] συνόδου καὶ τῶν συνοδειτῶν καὶ τοῦ γράψαντος. See also Kaibel 613.3 (ii/A.D.)—

Ἤμην ποτὲ μουσικὸς ἀνήρ,

ποιητὴς καὶ κιθαριστής,

μάλιστα δὲ καὶ συνοδείτης.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
συμβεβούλευσαι συμβουλεύετε συμβουλεύοντες συμβουλευσάμενος συμβουλευσας συμβουλεύσας συμβουλεύσω συμβουλευω συμβουλεύω συμβουλεύων συμβουλίαι συμβουλίαν συμβουλίας συνεβούλευσα συνεβουλευσαντο συνεβουλεύσαντο συνεβουλεύσατο συνεβούλευσεν sumbouleuo sumbouleuō sumbouleusas sunebouleusanto symbouleuo symbouleuō symbouleúo symbouleúō symbouleusas symbouleúsas synebouleusanto synebouleúsanto
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