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Lexicon :: Strong's G2212 - zēteō

ζητέω
Transliteration
zēteō
Pronunciation
zā-te'-ō (Key)
Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:892,300

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).
Outline of Biblical Usage [?]
  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.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon [?]

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Concordance Results Using KJV

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)

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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.

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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.

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But seek ye G2212 first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, G2212 and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

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For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh G2212 findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

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When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking G2212 rest, and findeth none.

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While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring G2212 to speak with him.

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Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring G2212 to speak with thee.

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Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking G2212 goodly pearls:

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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?

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But when they sought G2212 to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

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And from that time he sought G2212 opportunity to betray him.

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Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought G2212 false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

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And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek G2212 Jesus, which was crucified.

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And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek G2212 for thee.

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And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for G2212 thee.

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And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking G2212 of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought G2212 how he might conveniently betray him.

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And the chief priests and all the council sought G2212 for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.

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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.

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And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking G2212 him.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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And the whole multitude sought G2212 to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

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And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired G2212 to see him.

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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.

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For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh G2212 findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

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And others, tempting him, sought G2212 of him a sign from heaven.

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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.

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Laying wait for him, and seeking G2212 to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

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And seek G2212 not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

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But rather seek ye G2212 the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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Whosoever shall seek G2212 to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

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And he sought G2212 to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

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For the Son of man is come to seek G2212 and to save that which was lost.

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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,

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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.

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And the chief priests and scribes sought G2212 how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

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And he promised, and sought G2212 opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.

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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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1. Mat 2:13–Luk 24:5

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