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Entry for Strong's #997 - βοηθέω

Transliteration
boēthéō
Phonetics
bo-ay-theh'-o  
Word Origin
from (998)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
1:628,108
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to help, succour, bring aid
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2363 ‑ חוּשׁ (koosh);  2388 ‑ חָזַק (khaw‑zak');  3467 ‑ יָשַׁע (yaw‑shah');  5583 ‑ סְעַד (seh‑ad');  5756 ‑ עוּז (ooz);  5826 ‑ עָזַר (aw‑zar');  5828 ‑ עֵזֶר (ay'‑zer);  5975 ‑ עָמַד (aw‑mad');  6186 ‑ עָרַךְ (aw‑rak');  6213 ‑ עָשָׂה (aw‑saw');  7682 ‑ שָׂגַב (saw‑gab');  7760 ‑ שִׂים (soom, seem);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (8) NAS (8) HCS (8)
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Acts 2
2 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 1
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Acts 2
2 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 1
Matthew 1
Mark 2
Acts 2
2 Corinthians 1
Hebrews 1
Revelation 1
BYZ TIS TR
V-AAI-1S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAM-2S 2
V-AAN 1
V-PAM-2P 1
V-PAM-2S 2
V-AAI-1S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAM-2S 2
V-AAN 1
V-PAM-2P 1
V-PAM-2S 2
V-AAI-1S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAM-2S 2
V-AAN 1
V-PAM-2P 1
V-PAM-2S 2
NA WH
V-AAN 1
V-AAI-1S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAM-2S 2
V-AAN 1
V-PAM-2P 1
V-PAM-2S 2


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βοηθ-έω

(sts. written βοιηθέω, IG 22.237 (iv B. C.), BGU 1007.12 (iii B. C.)), Ion. βωθέω, only Hsch. βωθέοντες, not in Hdt. (but cf. Eust. 812.59) or Hp., cf. βοηθήσω Michel 12.15 (Erythrae, iv B. C.); Dor. βοᾱθοέω SIG 421.27 (Thermon); Aeol.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βοηθέω, βοηθῷ; 1 aorist ἐβοήθησά; (from βοή a cry and θεῷ to run); in the Sept. chiefly for עָזַר; in Greek writings from (Aeschylus and) Herodotus down; properly, to run to the cry (of those in danger); hence, universally, to help, succor, bring aid: τίνι, Matthew 15:25; Mark 9:22, 24 (βοήθει μου τῇ ἀπιστία, "quod fiduciae meac deest bonitate tua supple," Grotius); Acts 16:9; Acts 21:28; 2 Corinthians 6:2; Hebrews 2:18; Revelation 12:16.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βοηθέω , -

(< βοή + θέω , to run),

[in LXX chiefly for H5826;]

to come to aid, to help, succour: absol., Acts 21:28; c. dat., Matthew 15:25, Mark 9:22; Mark 9:24 Acts 16:9, 2 Corinthians 6:2 (LXX), Hebrews 2:18, Revelation 12:16.†


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

Like the noun, the verb is ubiquitous in the formula of petitions, e.g. P Par 22.34 (petition of the Serapeum Twins) ὅπως ὦμεν δι᾽ ὑμᾶς βεβοηθημέναι , P Fay 11.34 (c. B.C. 115) τούτων δὲ γενομένων ἔσομαι βεβοηθημέν [ος , P Giss I. 8.15 (A.D. 119) ἵν᾽ ὦ [β ]εβοηθημένος , BGU II. 454.20 (A.D. 193) καὶ ὦμεν ὑπ [ό σ ]ου βεβοηθημένοι . For its general use cf. P Giss I. 66.5 (early ii/A.D.) [ ]βεβοηθήκεις αὐτῶι , P Tebt II. 286.4 (A.D. 121–38) κ ]α ̣ι ̣̣ π [ρ ]ώην σοι ἀπεφηνάμην ὅτι τὸ ἐ [π ]ίκριμά μου βοηθεῖ [σ ]οι , ";that my edict was of service to you"; (Edd.), P. Flor II. 150.10 (A.D. 267) πλείονα (sc. βοΐδια ) ἕξει βοηθεῖν σε (note case), P Oxy X. 1348 (late iii/A.D.) οὐ γὰρ ἐβοήθησας ἡμῖν ὡς εἰδὼς τὰ [νό ]μ ̣ιμ ̣α . Add from inscrr. Syll 329.11 (B.C. 86), where the Ephesian demos, ἐσχηκὼς καιρὸν πρὸς τὸ βοηθεῖν τοῖς κοινοῖς πράγμασιν , declares war on Mithradates. For divine help cf. Preisigke 158 Ἀνδρόμαχος Μακεδὼν ἀφίκετο πρὸς Ἀμενώθην χρηστὸν θεὸν μ [ι ]σθοῦ ἐργαζόμενος καὶ ἐμαλακίσθη καὶ ὁ θεὸς αὐτῶι ἐβοήθησε αὐθημερή , P Leid Wvii. 26 (ii/iii A.D.) κλῦτι μοι , ὁ χρηστὸς ἐν βαζάνοις , βοήθησον ἐν ἀνάγκαις . These prepare for its use in Christian papyri : P Fay 136.3 (a letter, iv/A.D.) ε ]ἰδότες ὅτι ἔχετέ με ἰς ὅσ᾽ ἄν πάσχετε , θεοῦ βοηθοῦντος , P Oxy VII. 1058.3 (a prayer, iv/v A.D.) ὁ θ (εὸ )ς τῶν παρακειμένων σταυρῶν , βοήθησον τὸν δοῦλόν σου , ib. VIII. 1152.4 (amulet, v/vi A.D.) Ἰεσοῦ Χριστέ , βοήθι ἡμῖν καὶ τούτῳ οἴκῳ . Inscriptional instances of βοιηθέω are given in G. Meyer Gr..3 p. 93 : see Brugmann-Thumb Gr. p. 54. The verb starts from the military sense, so common in Greek historians : Homeric βοηθόος , from which it comes, ";succurrit (θοός ) ad clamorem (βοή ) ."; Βοηθός was made afresh from the verb.

 

 

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List of Word Forms
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