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Lexicon :: Strong's G2212 - zēteō

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ζητέω
Transliteration
zēteō
Pronunciation
zā-te'-ō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
mGNT
117x in 32 unique form(s)
TR
119x in 35 unique form(s)
LXX
244x in 48 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:892,300

Strong’s Definitions

ζητέω zētéō, dzay-teh'-o; of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specially, (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life):—be (go) about, desire, endeavour, enquire (for), require, (X will) seek (after, for, means). Compare G4441.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 119x

The KJV translates Strong's G2212 in the following manner: seek (100x), seek for (5x), go about (4x), desire (3x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 119x
The KJV translates Strong's G2212 in the following manner: seek (100x), seek for (5x), go about (4x), desire (3x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. to seek in order to find

    1. to seek a thing

    2. to seek [in order to find out] by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into

    3. to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after

  2. to seek i.e. require, demand

    1. to crave, demand something from someone

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ζητέω zētéō, dzay-teh'-o; of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specially, (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life):—be (go) about, desire, endeavour, enquire (for), require, (X will) seek (after, for, means). Compare G4441.
STRONGS NT 2212: ζητέω
ζητέω, ζητῶ; imperfect 3 person singular ἐζήτει, plural ἐζήτουν; future ζητήσω; 1 aorist ἐζήτησα; passive, present ζητοῦμαι; imperfect 3 person singular ἐζητεῖτο (Hebrews 8:7); 1 future ζητηθήσομαι (Luke 12:48); (from Homer on); the Sept. for דָּרַשׁ, and much more often for בִּקֵשׁ; to seek, i. e.
1. to seek in order to find;
a. universally and absolutely: Matthew 7:7; Luke 11:9f (see εὑρίσκω, 1 a); τινα, Mark 1:37; Luke 2:48 (Luke 2:45 R L marginal reading), (Luke 4:42 Rec.); John 6:24; John 18:4, 7; Acts 10:19, and often; followed by ἐν with the dative of place, Acts 9:11; with the accusative of the thing (μαργαρίτας), of buyers, Matthew 13:45; something lost, Matthew 18:12; Luke 19:10; τί ἐν τίνι, as fruit on a tree, Luke 13:6f; ἀνάπαυσιν, a place of rest, Matthew 12:43; Luke 11:24; after the Hebrew (פּ אֶת־נֶפֶשׁ בִּקֵּשׁ... (cf. Winer's Grammar, 33 (32); 18)) ψυχήν τίνος, to seek, plot against, the life of one, Matthew 2:20; Romans 11:3, (Exodus 4:19, etc.); universally, τί ζητεῖς; what dost thou seek? what dost thou wish? John 1:38 (39); (John 4:27).
b. to seek (i. e. in order to find out) by thinking, meditating, reasoning; to inquire into: περί τίνος ζητεῖτε μετ' ἀλλήλων; John 16:19; followed by indirect discourse, πῶς, τί, τινα: Mark 11:18; Mark 14:1, 11; Luke 12:29; Luke 22:2; 1 Peter 5:8; τόν Θεόν, to follow up the traces of divine majesty and power, Acts 17:27 (universally, to seek the knowledge of God, Wis. 1:1 Wis. 13:6; (Philo, monarch. i. § 5)).
c. to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after: εὐκαιρίαν, Matthew 26:16; Luke 22:6; ψευδομαρτυρίαν, Matthew 26:59; Mark 14:55; τόν θάνατον, an opportunity to die, Revelation 9:6; λύσιν, 1 Corinthians 7:27; τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, Matthew 6:33; Luke 12:31; τά ἄνω, Colossians 3:1; εἰρήνην, 1 Peter 3:11; ἀφθαρσίαν etc. Romans 2:7; δόξαν ἐκ τίνος, 1 Thessalonians 2:6; τήν δόξαν τήν παρά τίνος, John 5:44; τά τίνος, the property of one, 2 Corinthians 12:14; τήν δόξαν Θεοῦ, to seek to promote the glory of God, John 7:18; John 8:50; τό θέλημα τίνος, to attempt to establish, John 5:30; τό σύμφορον τίνος, to seek to further the profit or advantage of one, 1 Corinthians 10:33, equivalent to ζητεῖν τά τίνος, 1 Corinthians 10:24; 1 Corinthians 13:5; Philippians 2:21; ὑμᾶς, to seek to win your souls, 2 Corinthians 12:14; τόν Θεόν, to seek the favor of God (see ἐκζητέω, a.), Romans 10:20; (Romans 3:11 Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading). followed by an infinitive (Buttmann, 258 (222); Winers Grammar, § 44, 3) to seek i. e. desire, endeavor: Matthew 12:46 (Matthew 12:47 (WH in marginal reading only)); Matthew 21:46; Mark 4:19 (L Tr marginal reading); Mark 12:12; Luke 5:18; Luke 6:19; Luke 9:9; John 5:18; John 7:4 (Buttmann, § 142, 4); John 5:19; Acts 13:8; Acts 16:10; Romans 10:3; Galatians 1:10; Galatians 2:17; followed by ἵνα (Buttmann, 237 (205)), 1 Corinthians 14:12.
2. to seek i. e. require, demand: (σημεῖον, Mark 8:12 L T Tr WH; Luke 11:29 T Tr WH); σοφίαν, 1 Corinthians 1:22; δοκιμήν, 2 Corinthians 13:3; τί παρά τίνος, to crave, demand something from someone, Mark 8:11; Luke 11:16; Luke 12:48; ἐν τίνι, the dative of person, to seek in one, i. e. to require of him, followed by ἵνα, 1 Corinthians 4:2. (Compare: ἀναζητέω, ἐκζητέω, ἐπιζητέω, συζητέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Exodus
4:19
Matthew
2:20; 6:33; 7:7; 12:43; 12:46; 12:47; 13:45; 18:12; 21:46; 26:16; 26:59
Mark
1:37; 4:19; 8:11; 8:12; 11:18; 12:12; 14:1; 14:11; 14:55
Luke
2:45; 2:48; 4:42; 5:18; 6:19; 9:9; 11:9; 11:16; 11:24; 11:29; 12:29; 12:31; 12:48; 12:48; 13:6; 19:10; 22:2; 22:6
John
1:38; 4:27; 5:18; 5:19; 5:30; 5:44; 6:24; 7:4; 7:18; 8:50; 16:19; 18:4; 18:7
Acts
9:11; 10:19; 13:8; 16:10; 17:27
Romans
2:7; 3:11; 10:3; 10:20; 11:3
1 Corinthians
1:22; 4:2; 7:27; 10:24; 10:33; 13:5; 14:12
2 Corinthians
12:14; 12:14; 13:3
Galatians
1:10; 2:17
Philippians
2:21
Colossians
3:1
1 Thessalonians
2:6
Hebrews
8:7
1 Peter
3:11; 5:8
Revelation
9:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2212 matches the Greek ζητέω (zēteō),
which occurs 119 times in 112 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 3 (Mat 2:13–Jhn 4:23)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:13 - Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord *appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search G2212 for the Child to destroy Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:20 - “Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought G2212 the Child’s life are dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:33 - “But [fn]seek G2212 first [fn]His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be [fn]added to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:7 - [fn]Ask, and it will be given to you; [fn]seek, G2212 and you will find; [fn]knock, and it will be opened to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:8 - “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks G2212 finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:43 - “Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking G2212 rest, and does not find it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:46 - While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking G2212 to speak to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:47 - Someone said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking G2212 to speak to You.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:45 - “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking G2212 fine pearls,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:12 - “What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search G2212 for the one that is straying?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:46 - When they sought G2212 to seize Him, they feared the [fn]people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:16 - From then on he began looking G2212 for a good opportunity to [fn]betray [fn]Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:59 - Now the chief priests and the whole [fn]Council kept trying G2212 to obtain G2212 false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:5 - The angel said to the women, “[fn]Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking G2212 for Jesus who has been crucified.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:37 - they found Him, and *said to Him, “Everyone is looking G2212 for You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:32 - A crowd was sitting around Him, and they *said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking G2212 for You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:11 - The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking G2212 from Him a [fn]sign from heaven, [fn]to test Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:12 - Sighing deeply [fn]in His spirit, He *said, “Why does this generation seek G2212 for a [fn]sign? Truly I say to you, [fn]no [fn]sign will be given to this generation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:18 - The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking G2212 how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - And they were seeking G2212 to seize Him, and yet they feared the [fn]people, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:1 - Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking G2212 how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:11 - They were glad when they heard this, and promised to give him money. And he began seeking G2212 how to betray Him at an opportune time.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:55 - Now the chief priests and the whole [fn]Council kept trying G2212 to obtain G2212 testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:6 - And he *said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking G2212 for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:48 - When they saw Him, they were astonished; and His mother said to Him, “[fn]Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I [fn]have been anxiously looking G2212 for You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:49 - And He said to them, “Why is it that you were looking G2212 for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s [fn]house?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:18 - And some men were carrying on a [fn]bed a man who was paralyzed; and they were trying G2212 to bring him in and to set him down in front of Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:19 - And all the [fn]people were trying G2212 to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:9 - Herod said, “I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying G2212 to see Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:9 - “So I say to you, [fn]ask, and it will be given to you; [fn]seek, G2212 and you will find; [fn]knock, and it will be opened to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:10 - “For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, G2212 finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:16 - Others, [fn]to test Him, were demanding G2212 of Him a [fn]sign from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:24 - “When the unclean spirit goes out of [fn]a man, it passes through waterless places seeking G2212 rest, and not finding any, it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:29 - As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, “This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks G2212 for a [fn]sign, and yet no [fn]sign will be given to it but the [fn]sign of Jonah.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:29 - “And do not seek G2212 what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:31 - “But seek G2212 His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:6 - And He began telling this parable: “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking G2212 for fruit on it and did not find any.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:7 - “And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking G2212 for fruit on this fig tree [fn]without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:24 - “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek G2212 to enter and will not be able.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:8 - “Or what woman, if she has ten [fn]silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search G2212 carefully until she finds it?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:33 - “Whoever seeks G2212 to keep his [fn]life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:3 - Zaccheus was trying G2212 to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:10 - “For the Son of Man has come to seek G2212 and to save that which was lost.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:47 - And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying G2212 to destroy Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:19 - The scribes and the chief priests tried G2212 to lay hands on Him that very hour, and they feared the people; for they understood that He spoke this parable against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:2 - The chief priests and the scribes were seeking G2212 how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:6 - So he consented, and began seeking G2212 a good opportunity to betray Him to them [fn]apart from the crowd.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:5 - and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek G2212 the living One among the dead?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:38 - And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *said to them, “What do you seek?” G2212 They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:23 - “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks G2212 to be His worshipers.

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