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Lexicon :: Strong's G4052 - perisseuō

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pe-rēs-syü'-ō (Key)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:58,828

Strong’s Definitions

περισσεύω perisseúō, per-is-syoo'-o; from G4053; to superabound (in quantity or quality), be in excess, be superfluous; also (transitively) to cause to superabound or excel:—(make, more) abound, (have, have more) abundance (be more) abundant, be the better, enough and to spare, exceed, excel, increase, be left, redound, remain (over and above).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's G4052 in the following manner: abound (17x), abundance (3x), remain (3x), exceed (2x), increase (2x), be left (1x), redound (1x), miscellaneous (10x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's G4052 in the following manner: abound (17x), abundance (3x), remain (3x), exceed (2x), increase (2x), be left (1x), redound (1x), miscellaneous (10x).
  1. to exceed a fixed number of measure, to be left over and above a certain number or measure

    1. to be over, to remain

    2. to exist or be at hand in abundance

      1. to be great (abundant)

      2. a thing which comes in abundance, or overflows unto one, something falls to the lot of one in large measure

      3. to redound unto, turn out abundantly for, a thing

    3. to abound, overflow

      1. to be abundantly furnished with, to have in abundance, abound in (a thing), to be in affluence

      2. to be pre-eminent, to excel

      3. to excel more than, exceed

  2. to make to abound

    1. to furnish one richly so that he has abundance

    2. to make abundant or excellent

      "Abounding" is used of a flower going from a bud to full bloom.
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
περισσεύω perisseúō, per-is-syoo'-o; from G4053; to superabound (in quantity or quality), be in excess, be superfluous; also (transitively) to cause to superabound or excel:—(make, more) abound, (have, have more) abundance (be more) abundant, be the better, enough and to spare, exceed, excel, increase, be left, redound, remain (over and above).
STRONGS NT 4052: περισσεύω
περισσεύω; imperfect ἐπερίσσευον (Acts 16:5); future infinitive περισσεύσειν (Philippians 4:12 Rec.bez); 1 aorist ἐπερίσσευσα; passive, present περισσεύομαι (Luke 15:17, see below); 1 future 3 person singular περισσευθήσεται; (περισσός, which see);
1. intransitive and properly, to exceed a fixed number or measure; to be over and above a certain number or measure: μύριοι εἰσιν ἀριθμόν... εἷς δέ περισσεύει, Hesiod from 14, 4 (clxix. (187), edition Göttling); hence,
a. to be over, to remain: John 6:12; τό περισσεῦον τῶν κλασμάτων, equivalent to τά περισσευοντα κλάσματα, Matthew 14:20; Matthew 15:37; περισσεύει μοι τί, John 6:13 (Tobit 4:16); τό περισσεῦσαν τίνι, what remained over to one, Luke 9:17.
b. to exist or be at hand in abundance: τίνι, Luke 12:15; τό περισσεῦον τίνι, one's abundance, wealth ((R. V. superfluity); opposed to ὑστέρησις), Mark 12:44; opposed to ὑστέρημα, Luke 21:4: to be great (abundant), 2 Corinthians 1:5b; 2 Corinthians 9:12; Philippians 1:26; περισσεύει τί εἰς τινα, "a thing comes in abundance, or overflows, unto one; something falls to the lot of one in large measure": Romans 5:15; 2 Corinthians 1:5a; περισσεύω εἰς τί, to redound unto, turn out abundantly for, a thing, 2 Corinthians 8:2; ἀλήθεια τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ ἐμῷ ψεύσματι ἐπερίσσευσεν εἰς τήν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, i. e. by my lie it came to pass that God's veracity became the more conspicuous, and becoming thus more thoroughly known increased his glory, Romans 3:7; to be increased, τῷ ἀριθμῷ, Acts 16:5.
c. to abound, overflow, i. e.
α. to be abundantly furnished with, to have in abundance, abound in (a thing): absolutely (A. V. to abound), to be in affluence, Philippians 4:18; opposed to ὑστερεῖσθαι; Philippians 4:12; in spiritual gifts, 1 Corinthians 14:12; with a genitive of the thing in which one abounds (Winers Grammar, § 30, 8b.; (cf. Buttmann, § 132, 12)): ἄρτων, Luke 15:17 R G L T Tr marginal reading
β. to be pre-eminent, to excel (cf. Buttmann, § 132, 22): absolutely, 1 Corinthians 8:8; followed by ἐν with a dative of the virtues or the actions in which one excels (Buttmann, § 132, 12), 1 Corinthians 15:13; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Corinthians 3:9 (here L T Tr WH omit ἐν); 2 Corinthians 8:7; Colossians 2:7; περισσεύητε μᾶλλον, to excel still more, to increase in excellence, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 10; μᾶλλον καί μᾶλλον περισσεύῃ, Philippians 1:9; περισσεύσῃ... πλεῖον, to excel more than (A. V. exceed; cf. Buttmann, § 132, 20 and 22), Matthew 5:20, (περισσεύειν ὑπέρ τινα, 1 Macc. 3:30; τί ἐπερίσσευσεν ἄνθρωπος παρά τό κτῆνος; Ecclesiastes 3:19).
2. by later Greek usage transitively (cf. Winers Grammar, p. 23; § 38,1), to make to abound, i. e.
a. to furnish one richly so that he has abundance: passive, Matthew 13:12; Matthew 25:29; with the genitive of the thing with which one is furnished, passive, Luke 15:17 WH Tr text; τί εἰς τινα, to make a thing to abound unto one, to confer a thing abundantly upon one, 2 Corinthians 9:8; Ephesians 1:8.
b. to make abundant or excellent: τί, 2 Corinthians 4:15; to cause one to excel: τινα, with a dative of the thing, 1 Thessalonians 3:12. (τάς ὥρας, to extend the hours beyond the prescribed time, Athen. 2, p. 42 b.) (Compare: ὑπερπερισσεύω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

5:20; 13:12; 14:20; 15:37; 25:29
9:17; 12:15; 15:17; 15:17; 15:17; 21:4
6:12; 6:13
16:5; 16:5
3:7; 5:15
1 Corinthians
8:8; 14:12; 15:13; 15:58
2 Corinthians
1:5; 1:5; 3:9; 4:15; 8:2; 8:7; 9:8; 9:12
1:9; 1:26; 4:12; 4:12; 4:18
1 Thessalonians
3:12; 4:1; 4:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4052 matches the Greek περισσεύω (perisseuō),
which occurs 41 times in 35 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:20 - For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed G4052 the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:12 - For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: G4052 but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:20 - And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained G4052 twelve baskets full.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:37 - And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left G4052 seven baskets full.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:29 - For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: G4052 but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:44 - For all they did cast in of their abundance; G4052 but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:17 - And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained G4052 to them twelve baskets.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:15 - And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance G4052 of the things which he possesseth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:17 - And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, G4052 and I perish with hunger!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:4 - For all these have of their abundance G4052 cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:12 - When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, G4052 that nothing be lost.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:13 - Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above G4052 unto them that had eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:5 - And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased G4052 in number daily.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:7 - For if the truth of God hath more abounded G4052 through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:15 - But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded G4052 unto many.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:13 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound G4052 in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:8 - But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; G4052 neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:12 - Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel G4052 to the edifying of the church.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:58 - Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding G4052 in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:5 - For as the sufferings of Christ abound G4052 in us, so our consolation also aboundeth G4052 by Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:9 - For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed G4052 in glory.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:15 - For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might G4052  through the thanksgiving of many redound G4052 to the glory of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:2 - How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded G4052 unto the riches of their liberality.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:7 - Therefore, as ye abound G4052 in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound G4052 in this grace also.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:8 - And God is able to make G4052  all grace abound G4052 toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound G4052 to every good work:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:12 - For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant G4052 also by many thanksgivings unto God;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:8 - Wherein he hath abounded G4052 toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:9 - And this I pray, that your love may abound G4052 yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:26 - That your rejoicing may be more abundant G4052 in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:12 - I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: G4052 every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound G4052 and to suffer need.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:18 - But I have all, and abound: G4052 I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:7 - Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding G4052 therein with thanksgiving.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:12 - And the Lord make you to increase and abound G4052 in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:1 - Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound G4052 more and more.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:10 - And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase G4052 more and more;
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