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Entry for Strong's #950 - βεβαιόω

Transliteration
bebaióō
Phonetics
beb-ah-yo'-o  
Word Origin
from (949)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
1:600,103
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to make firm, establish, confirm, make sure
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5324 ‑ נָצַב (naw‑tsab');  6965 ‑ קוּם (koom);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (8) NAS (8) HCS (8)
Mark 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 1
Colossians 1
Hebrews 2
Mark 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 1
Colossians 1
Hebrews 2
Mark 1
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 1
Colossians 1
Hebrews 2
BYZ TIS TR
V-AAN 1
V-API-3S 2
V-FAI-3S 1
V-PAP-GSM 1
V-PAP-NSM 1
V-PPN 1
V-PPP-NPM 1
V-AAN 1
V-API-3S 2
V-FAI-3S 1
V-PAP-GSM 1
V-PAP-NSM 1
V-PPN 1
V-PPP-NPM 1
V-AAN 1
V-API-3S 2
V-FAI-3S 1
V-PAP-GSM 1
V-PAP-NSM 1
V-PPN 1
V-PPP-NPM 1
NA WH
V-API-3S 1
V-AAN 1
V-API-3S 2
V-FAI-3S 2
V-PAP-GSM 1
V-PAP-NSM 1
V-PPN 1
V-PPP-NPM 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βεβαι-όω,

I

1. confirm, establish, make good, τοῖς δικασταῖς τὴν δόξαν Pl. Cri. 53b; δωρεὰν Isaiah 1:18; εἴτε δεξιὰς δοῖεν ἐβεβαίουν X. Cyr. 8.8.2, etc.; ἔργῳ βεβαιούμενα, opp. ἀκοῇ λεγόμενα, Th. 1.23; β. λόγον make good one's word, Lys. 20.32; β. τὴν πρᾶξιν X. An. 7.6.17; treat as valid, τὰς αὑτῶν αἰσθήσεις Metrod. 1, cf. Epicur. Sent. 24; β. τινί τι secure one the possession of a thing, οὐδ' ἡμῖν αὐτοῖς βεβαιοῦμεν [τὴν ἐλευθερίαν ] Th. 1.122; τοῖς θεοῖς βεβαιοῦντες τοὺς νόμους οὒς ἐψηφίσασθε Lys. 6.29, cf. D. 21.30; τὴν ἀρχήν τινι Plu. Sull. 22; τὸν λόγον Mark 16:20 : Med., establish for oneself, secure, σφᾶς αὐτούς Th. 1.33; τὴν ἀρχήν, τὴν φιλίαν τινός, Id. 6.10, 78; β. τινάς confirm them in one's interest, ib. 34; βασιλείαν Paus. 3.11.4; τὰ περὶ τῆς βοηθείας Plb. 2.51.5.

2. Med., secure one's ground in argument, Pl. Tht. 169e; confirm oneself in an opinion, Id. Grg. 489a, Prt. 348d.

3. guarantee the validity of a purchase, warrant the purchaser's title, β. τινὶ τὸ βαλανεῖον Isaiah 5:23, cf. Din. 1.42, D. 37.12, SIG 46.4 (Halic., v B. C.); τὴν μίσθωσιν BGU 1119.47 (i B. C.): generally, β. τοὺς κανόνας Arr. Epict. 2.11.24.

II intr., determine, show itself positively, τοῖσιν ἐνδοιαστῶς ἔχουσι.. ἐβεβαίωσε [ἡ νοῦσος ] Hp. Epid. 1.2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βεβαιόω, βεβαιω; future βεβαιώσω; 1 aorist ἐβεβαιωσα; passive (present βεβαιοῦμαι); 1 aorist ἐβεβαιωθην; (βέβαιος); to make firm, establish, confirm, make sure: τόν λόγον, to prove its truth and divinity, Mark 16:20; τάς ἐπαγγελίας make good the promises by the event, i. e. fulfil them, Romans 15:8 (so also in Greek writings as Diodorus 1, 5); passive: τό μαρτύριον τοῦ Χριστοῦ, 1 Corinthians 1:6; σωτηρία ... εἰς ἡμᾶς ἐβεβαιώθη,a constructio praegnans (Winer's Grammar, § 66, 2 d.) which may be resolved into εἰς ἡμᾶς παρεδόθη καί ἐν ἡμῖν βέβαιος ἐγένετο, Hebrews 2:3 cf. Hebrews 2:2; see βέβαιος. of men made steadfast and constant in soul: Hebrews 13:9; 1 Corinthians 1:8 (βεβαιώσει ὑμᾶς ἀνεγκλήτους will so confirm you that ye may be unreprovable (Winer's Grammar, § 59, 6 at the end)); 2 Corinthians 1:21 (βεβαιῶν ἡμᾶς εἰς Χριστόν, causing us to be steadfast in our fellowship with Christ; cf. Meyer at the passage); ἐν τῇ πίστει, Colossians 2:7 (L T Tr WH omit ἐν). (In Greek writings from Thucydides and Plato down.) (Compare: διαβεβαιωμαι.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βεβαιόω , -

(< βέβαιος ),

[in LXX: Psalms 41:12 (H5324 hi.), Psalms 119:28 (H6965 pi.), 3 Maccabees 5:42*;]

to confirm, establish, secure, of things (cl.): λόγον , Mark 16:20; ἐπαγγελίας , Romans 15:8; of persons (DCG, ii, 605): 1 Corinthians 1:8, 2 Corinthians 1:21. Pass., 1 Corinthians 1:6, Colossians 2:7, Hebrews 2:3; Hebrews 13:9 (as an Attic legal term, to guarantee the validity of a purchase, establish or confirm a title; v. next word, Cremer, 139; cf. δια -β .).†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The verb is very common in the juristic sense noted under βέβαιος : see e.g. P Petr III. 74(a)8 βεβαιώσω σοι , ";I shall give you a guarantee,"; P Amh II. 95.10 (A.D. 109) ἐὰν δὲ ἐ ]πέλθ [ω ἢ μὴ β ]εβα [ιώσω ἥ τ᾽ ἔφο ]δος [ἄκυρος ἔ ]στ [ω , ";if I make a claim or fail to guarantee the sale, the claim shall be invalid"; (Edd.), P Fay 92.19 (A.D. 126) βεβαιώσ ̣ιν πά [σ ]ῃ βεβαιώσι , ";will guarantee the sale with every guarantee."; Note also the recurrent formula in which a vendor promises βεβαιοῦν καὶ πάντα τὸν ἐπελευσόμενον ἀποστήσειν παραχρῆμα τοῖς ἰδίοις δαπανήμασιν : so BGU IV. 1131.25 (B.C. 13) etc. Hence it is that Paul, associating β . with another legal term ἀρραβών (see s.v.), the guaranteeing the delivery of something of which the earnest has already been paid, can describe the relation of God to believers in 2 Corinthians 1:21 f. : Deissmann BS, p. 230, quotes BGU II. 446.18 (A.D. 158–9) (= Chrest. II. p. 295) στερίκεθαι (i.e. στερίσκεσθαι ) αὐτὸν τοῦ ἀραβῶνος , ἔτι δὲ καὶ βεβαιώσιν (fut. inf.) αὐτὴν Σωτηρίαν τὰ κατὰ τ [αύτην τὴν ὁμολογίαν πάσῃ βεβαιώσει . For the possibly weaker sense of ";accomplish,"; ";fulfil"; in Romans 15:8 Rouffiac (p. 48) cites Priene 123.9, where a magistrate, having promised on entering on office to make a distribution of beef, ἐβεβαίωσεν δὲ τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν παραστή [σ ]ας μὲν τοῖς ἐντεμενίοις θεοῖς τὴν θυσίαν , ";fulfilled his promise by making a sacrifice to the gods (and distributing the flesh to those entered on the list)."; Cf. BGU IV. 1073.13 (A.D. 275) (= Chrest. II. p. 219) καὶ κατὰ τὰ εἰθισμένα προσκυνήσαντες τὰ δ ̣εῖα (l. θεῖα ) ἔτι μᾶλλον ταῦτα αὐτῷ ἐβεβαιώσαμεν . Another instance of a less technical use is in P Oxy VIII. 1119.17 (A.D. 254) διαδεξάμ ]ενοι τὴν βασιλείαν τὴν ὑπάρχου [σ ]αν ἡμεῖν καὶ ἐν τούτου ἄδιαν ἐ [βεβ ]α ̣ίωσαν πολλάκις , ";[Hadrian’s] successors on the throne often confirmed our immunity in this respect"; (Ed.).

 

 

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List of Word Forms
βεβαιουμενοι βεβαιούμενοι βεβαιουντος βεβαιούντος βεβαιοῦντος βεβαιουσθαι βεβαιούσθαι βεβαιοῦσθαι βεβαιων βεβαιών βεβαιῶν βεβαίως βεβαιωσαι βεβαιώσαι βεβαιῶσαι βεβαιωσει βεβαιώσει βεβαίωσόν εβεβαιωθη εβεβαιώθη ἐβεβαιώθη εβεβαίωσάς bebaion bebaiôn bebaiōn bebaiō̂n bebaiosai bebaiôsai bebaiōsai bebaiō̂sai bebaiosei bebaiōsei bebaiṓsei bebaioumenoi bebaioúmenoi bebaiountos bebaioûntos bebaiousthai bebaioûsthai ebebaiothe ebebaiōthē ebebaiṓthe ebebaiṓthē
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