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Entry for Strong's #5623 - ὠφελέω

Transliteration
ōpheléō
Phonetics
o-fel-eh'-o  
Word Origin
from the same as (5622)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to assist, to be useful or advantageous, to profit
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (15) NAS (15) HCS (15)
Matthew 3
Mark 3
Luke 1
John 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Galatians 1
Hebrews 2
Matthew 3
Mark 3
Luke 1
John 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Galatians 1
Hebrews 2
Matthew 3
Mark 3
Luke 1
John 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Galatians 1
Hebrews 2
BYZ TIS TR
V-AAI-3S 1
V-API-3P 1
V-APP-NSF 1
V-APS-2S 2
V-FAI-1S 1
V-FAI-3S 2
V-PAI-2P 1
V-PAI-3S 3
V-PPI-1S 1
V-PPI-3S 2
V-AAI-3S 1
V-API-3P 1
V-APP-NSF 1
V-APS-2S 2
V-FAI-1S 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-FPI-3S 1
V-PAI-2P 1
V-PAI-3S 4
V-PPI-1S 1
V-PPI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-API-3P 1
V-APP-NSF 1
V-APS-2S 2
V-FAI-1S 1
V-FAI-3S 2
V-PAI-2P 1
V-PAI-3S 3
V-PPI-1S 1
V-PPI-3S 2
NA WH
V-APS-2S 2
V-FAI-3S 1
V-PPI-1S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-API-3P 1
V-APP-NSF 1
V-APS-2S 2
V-FAI-1S 2
V-FAI-3S 2
V-FPI-3S 1
V-PAI-2P 1
V-PAI-3S 4
V-PPI-1S 1
V-PPI-3S 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὠφελ-έω,

fut. -ήσω Ar. Av. 358, etc.: aor. ὠφέλησα Hdt. 3.127, etc.: pf. -ηκα Hp. Acut. 44, Pl. Grg. 511e, etc.: plpf. ὠφελήκη Id. Ap. 31d: Pass., fut. ὠφεληθήσομαι And. 2.22, Isaiah 10:16, Hp. Int. 35, X. Cyr. 3.2.20; more freq. fut. Med. in pass. sense, ὠφελήσομαι Th. 6.18, 7.67, Pl. R. 343c, X. Mem. 1.6.14, v.l. in Lys. 19.61: aor. ὠφελήθην Th. 2.39, 5.90, etc.: pf. ὠφέλημαι A. Pr. 222, Pl. Grg. 512a, etc.: plpf. ὠφέλητο Th. 6.60: (ὄφελος):

help, aid, succour, first in Hdt. (v. infr.); opp. βλάπτω, Th. 6.14, Pl. Phd. 107d; opp. ζημιόω, Isoc. 6.5.

Construction:

I abs., to be of use or service, τὰ μηδὲν ὠφελοῦντα A. Pr. 44, cf. S. Fr. 196, E. IA 348 (troch.), X. Oec. 1.9; οὐδὲν ὠφελεῖ Th. 2.87; τὸ πολλάκις ὠφελοῦν Isoc. 8.35.

2. c. acc. pers., to be of service to, benefit, Hdt. 2.95, A. Pr. 507; τὰς ψυχὰς ὠ. διδάσκοντες X. Cyr. 2.3.23; ὠ. τινα ἔς τι to be of use to one towards a thing, Th. 4.75; τί δέ μ' ὠφελήσουσ' οἱ ῥυθμοὶ πρὸς τἄλφιτα; how will rhythms help me to earn my bread? Ar. Nu. 648: abs., ἐπὶ τοῖς δεινοῖσιν E. Fr. 84; διὰ τῶν ὤτων Plu. 2.38c, cf. 145b: c. part., αὐτοὺς ὠφελεῖ προσκείμενον E. Hipp. 970. esp. of a general, enrich his soldiers by booty, Plu. Aem. 29; τοὺς στρατιώτας ὠφεληκὼς ἀπὸ τῶν στρατειῶν Id. Caes. 12; cf. ὠφέλεια 11.3.

3. in Poets also (v. Thom.Mag. p.408R.) c. dat. pers., A. Pr. 342, Pers. 842, S. Ant. 560, E. Or. 666, 681, Heracl. 681, Ar. Av. 421 (lyr.); also in Antipho 6.38, and v.l. in Th. 5.23; the compds. προσωφελέω, ἐπωφελέω, συνωφελέω also take both constructions.

4. c. gen., dub. in οὐδεὶς ἔρωτος τοῦδ' ἐφαίνετ' ὠφελῶν S. OC 436 (fort. leg. ἔρωτ' ἐς τόνδ').

5. c. acc. cogn., ὠφελίαν ὠ. τινα to render him a service, Pl. R. 519e, cf. Euthd. 275e; ὠφελίαν κοινῇ -οῦνται πάντες οἱ δημιουργοί Id. R. 346c: with a neut. Adj., οὐδέν τινα ὠ. to do one no service, Hdt. 3.126, E. Alc. 875 (lyr.); πολλά, πλέον, πλεῖστον, ὡς πλεῖστα ὠ. τινα, Isoc. 3.30, E. Andr. 679, 681, Th. 6.14.

II Pass., receive help or succour, derive profit or advantage, πρός τινος from a person or thing, Hdt. 2.68; ἔκ τινος A. Pr. 222, Antipho 3.2.3; ἀπό τινος Th. 3.64, X. Oec. 1.15, cf. Gorg. Pal. 10; ὑπό or παρά τινος, Pl. Grg. 512a, Amat. 132d; ὠ. τοῦ νόμου to derive benefit from.., Antipho 5.17 (dub. l.); τινι by a thing, Th. 3.67; διά τι ib. 13; παρ' ἐμοῦ ὠφελεῖσθαι to make something out of me, Antipho 2.2.13; ἐκ τῶν ὑμετέρων help the mselves, Lys. 27.7: esp. of troops, acquire booty, πολλὰ παρὰ τὴν στρατείαν ὠ. Plu. Cat.Ma. 10; ὠ. δι' ἁρπαγῆς Id. Mar 19; ὠφελεῖσθαι πρός τι acquire advantage towards a thing, X. Cyn. 5.27: c. part., ὠφελεῖσθαι ἰδών to be profited by the sight of a thing, Th. 2.39: c. adj. neut., οὐδὲν ὠφελουμένη S. Ant. 550: πολλὰ ὠφελεῖσθαι οὐδὲν πονοῦντες X. Cyr. 3.2.0.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὠφελέω, ὠφέλω; future ὠφελήσω; 1 aorist ὠφέλησα; passive, present ὠφελοῦμαι; 1 aorist ὠφελήθην; 1 future ὠφεληθήσομαι (Matthew 16:26 L T Tr WH); (ὄφελος); from Aeschylus and Herodotus down; the Sept. for הועִיל; to assist, to be useful or advantageous, to profit: absolutely, Romans 2:25; with the accusative οὐδέν, to be of no use, to effect nothing, Matthew 27:24; John 6:63; John 12:19 (in these examples (John 6:63 excepted) A. V. prevail); τινα, to help or profit one, Hebrews 4:2; τινα τί to help, profit, one in a thing ((but the second accusative is a cognate accusative or the accusative of a neuter adjective or pronoun; cf. Winers Grammar, 227 (213)) so from Herodotus 3, 126 down): οὐδέν τινα, 1 Corinthians 14:6; Galatians 5:2; τί ὠφελήσει (or ὠφελεῖ (τόν)) ἄνθρωπον, ἐάν κτλ.; ((T WH follow with an infinitive)), what will (or 'doth') it profit a man if etc. ((or 'to' etc.))? Mark 8:36; passive, ὠφελοῦμαι, to be helped or profited: Hebrews 13:9; with the accusative μηδέν, Mark 5:26; οὐδέν, 1 Corinthians 13:3; with the accusative of the interrogative τί, Matthew 16:26; Luke 9:25 (here WH marginal reading gives the active); τί ἐκ τίνος (genitive of person), to be profited by one m some particular (cf. Meyer on Matt. as below; ἐκ, II. 5), Matthew 15:5; Mark 7:11.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὠφελέω , -

(< ὄφελος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H3276 hi.;]

to help, benefit, do good, profit: absol., Romans 2:25; οὐδέν (do no good; v. Field, Notes, 21), Matthew 27:24, John 6:63; John 12:19; c. acc pers., Hebrews 4:2; c. dupl. acc, Mark 8:36, 1 Corinthians 14:6, Galatians 5:2; pass., Hebrews 13:9; c. acc, Matthew 15:5; Matthew 16:26, Mark 5:26; Mark 7:11, Luke 9:25, 1 Corinthians 13:3.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
ωφελει ωφελεί ὠφελεῖ ωφελειται ωφελείται ὠφελεῖται ωφελειτε ὠφελεῖτε ωφεληείται ωφεληθεισα ωφεληθείσα ὠφεληθεῖσα ωφεληθήναι ωφεληθης ωφεληθής ὠφεληθῇς ωφεληθησαν ὠφελήθησαν ωφεληθήσεσθε ωφεληθησεται ὠφεληθήσεται ωφεληθήσονται ωφέλημα ωφέλησέ ωφελησει ωφελήσει ὠφελήσει ωφελησεν ωφέλησεν ὠφέλησεν ωφελήσουσι ωφελήσουσί ωφελήσουσιν ωφελησω ὠφελήσω ωφελουμαι ωφελούμαι ὠφελοῦμαι ophelei opheleî ōphelei ōpheleî opheleitai opheleîtai ōpheleitai ōpheleîtai opheleite opheleîte ōpheleite ōpheleîte ophelesei ophelḗsei ōphelēsei ōphelḗsei ophelesen ophélesen ōphelēsen ōphélēsen opheleso ophelḗso ōphelēsō ōphelḗsō ophelethêis ōphelēthē̂is opheletheisa opheletheîsa ōphelētheisa ōphelētheîsa ophelethes ōphelēthēs ophelethesan ophelḗthesan ōphelēthēsan ōphelḗthēsan ophelethesetai ophelethḗsetai ōphelēthēsetai ōphelēthḗsetai opheloumai opheloûmai ōpheloumai ōpheloûmai
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