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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
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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 121 times in 116 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Page 1 / 3 (Mat 2:13–Luk 24:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:13 - And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek G2212 the young child to destroy him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:20 - Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought G2212 the young child's life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:33 - But seek ye G2212 first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:7 - Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, G2212 and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:8 - For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh G2212 findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:43 - When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking G2212 rest, and findeth none.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:46 - While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring G2212 to speak with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:47 - Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring G2212 to speak with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:45 - Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking G2212 goodly pearls:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:12 - How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh G2212 that which is gone astray?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:46 - But when they sought G2212 to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:16 - And from that time he sought G2212 opportunity to betray him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:59 - Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought G2212 false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:5 - And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek G2212 Jesus, which was crucified.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:37 - And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek G2212 for thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:32 - And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for G2212 thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:11 - And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking G2212 of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:18 - And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought G2212 how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - And they sought G2212 to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:1 - After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought G2212 how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:11 - And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought G2212 how he might conveniently betray him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:55 - And the chief priests and all the council sought G2212 for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:6 - And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek G2212 Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:45 - And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking G2212 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:48 - And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought G2212 thee sorrowing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:49 - And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought G2212 me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:42 - And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought G2212 him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:18 - And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought G2212 means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:19 - And the whole multitude sought G2212 to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:9 - And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired G2212 to see him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:9 - And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, G2212 and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:10 - For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh G2212 findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:16 - And others, tempting him, sought G2212 of him a sign from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:24 - When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking G2212 rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:54 - Laying wait for him, and seeking G2212 to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:29 - And seek G2212 not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:31 - But rather seek ye G2212 the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:48 - But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: G2212 and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:6 - He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought G2212 fruit thereon, and found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:7 - Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking G2212 fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:24 - Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek G2212 to enter in, and shall not be able.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:8 - Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek G2212 diligently till she find it?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:33 - Whosoever shall seek G2212 to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:3 - And he sought G2212 to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:10 - For the Son of man is come to seek G2212 and to save that which was lost.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:47 - And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought G2212 to destroy him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:19 - And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought G2212 to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:2 - And the chief priests and scribes sought G2212 how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:6 - And he promised, and sought G2212 opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:5 - And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye G2212 the living among the dead?

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