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Lexicon :: Strong's G1937 - epithymeō

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e-pē-thü-me'-ō (Key)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:168,339

Strong’s Definitions

ἐπιθυμέω epithyméō, ep-ee-thoo-meh'-o; from G1909 and G2372; to set the heart upon, i.e. long for (rightfully or otherwise):—covet, desire, would fain, lust (after).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's G1937 in the following manner: desire (8x), covet (3x), lust (3x), lust after (1x), fain (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's G1937 in the following manner: desire (8x), covet (3x), lust (3x), lust after (1x), fain (1x).
  1. to turn upon a thing

  2. to have a desire for, long for, to desire

  3. to lust after, covet

    1. of those who seek things forbidden

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐπιθυμέω epithyméō, ep-ee-thoo-meh'-o; from G1909 and G2372; to set the heart upon, i.e. long for (rightfully or otherwise):—covet, desire, would fain, lust (after).
STRONGS NT 1937: ἐπιθυμέω
ἐπιθυμέω, -ῶ; [imperfect ἐπεθύμουν]; future ἐπιθυμήσω; 1 aorist ἐπεθύμησα; (θυμός); from Aeschylus down; Sept. for אִוָּה and חָמַד; properly, to keep the θυμός turned upon a thing, hence [cf. our to set one's heart upon] to have a desire for, long for; absolutely, to desire [A. V. lust], James 4:2; to lust after, covet, of those who seek things forbidden, Romans 7:7; Romans 13:9 (from Exodus 20:17); 1 Corinthians 10:6 (4 Macc. 2:6); κατά τινος, to have desires opposed to [A. V. lust against] a thing, Galatians 5:17 [Buttmann, 335 (288)]; τινός, to long for, covet a thing, Acts 20:33; 1 Timothy 3:1; of sexual desire, γυναικός, Matthew 5:28 Rec. [see below] (παιδὸς γυναικός, Xenophon, an. 4, 1, 14; with the genitive also in Exodus 34:24; Proverbs 21:26; Proverbs 23:3, 6; Wis. 6:12; Sir. 24:19 (Sir. 24:18), etc.); contrary to the usage of the better Greek writings with the accusative of the object, Matthew 5:28 L Tr (WH brackets), and without an object Tdf. (Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21; Micah 2:2; Wis. 16:3; Sir. 1:26 (Sir. 1:23), etc.; cf. Winer's Grammar § 30, 10 b.); as often in Greek writings, followed by the infinitive: Matthew 13:17; Luke 15:16; [Luke 16:21]; Luke 17:22; 1 Peter 1:12; Revelation 9:6; followed by the accusative with the infinitive Hebrews 6:11; ἐπιθυμίᾳ ἐπεθύμησα I have greatly desired, Luke 22:15; cf. Winers Grammar § 54, 3; Buttmann § 133, 22 a.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

20:17; 20:17; 34:24
21:26; 23:3; 23:6
5:28; 5:28; 13:17
15:16; 16:21; 17:22; 22:15
7:7; 13:9
1 Corinthians
1 Timothy
1 Peter

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1937 matches the Greek ἐπιθυμέω (epithymeō),
which occurs 18 times in 16 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:28 - “But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:17 - “for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:16 - “And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:21 - “desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell[fn] from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:22 - Then He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:15 - Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:33 - “I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:7 - What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:9 - For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,”[fn] “You shall not covet,”[fn] and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:6 - Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:17 - For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:1 - This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop,[fn] he desires a good work.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:11 - And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:2 - You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet[fn] you do not have because you do not ask.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:12 - To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us[fn] they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:6 - In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
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