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Lexicon :: Strong's G1189 - deomai

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deomai (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Middle voice of δέω (G1210)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:40,144

Strong’s Definitions

δέομαι déomai, deh'-om-ahee; middle voice of G1210; to beg (as binding oneself), i.e. petition:—beseech, pray (to), make request. Compare G4441.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's G1189 in the following manner: pray (12x), beseech (9x), make request (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's G1189 in the following manner: pray (12x), beseech (9x), make request (1x).
  1. to want, lack

  2. to desire, long for

  3. to ask, beg

    1. the thing asked for

    2. to pray, make supplications

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
δέομαι déomai, deh'-om-ahee; middle voice of G1210; to beg (as binding oneself), i.e. petition:—beseech, pray (to), make request. Compare G4441.
δέομαι; 3 person singular imperfect ἐδέετο (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 220; Winers Grammar, 46; [Veitch, under the word δέω to need at the end]), Luke 8:38 (where Lachmann ἐδέειτο, Tr WH ἐδεῖτο; cf. Meyer at the passage; [WHs Appendix, p. 166]; Buttmann, 55 (48)); 1 aorist ἐδεήθην; (from δέω to want, need; whence middle δέομαι to stand in need of, want for oneself); [from Herodotus down];
1. to want, lack: τινός.
2. to desire, long for: τινός.
3. to ask, beg (German bitten);
a. universally — the thing asked for being evident from the context: with the genitive of the person from whom, Galatians 4:12; the thing sought being specified in direct discourse: Luke 5:12; Luke 8:28; Luke 9:38 (according to the reading ἐπίβλεψον R L); Acts 8:34 (δέομαί σου, περὶ τίνος προφήτης λέγει τοῦτο; of whom, I pray thee, doth the prophet say this?); Acts 21:39; 2 Corinthians 5:20; followed by the infinitive, Luke 8:38; Luke 9:38 (according to the reading ἐπιβλέψαι Tr WH); Acts 26:3 (where G L T Tr WH omit σοῦ after δέομαι); followed by ἵνα, Luke 9:40 (cf. Winers Grammar, 335 (315); [Buttmann, 258 (222)]); followed by τό with an infinitive 2 Corinthians 10:2 [cf. Buttmann, 263 (226), 279 (239); Winer's Grammar, 321, 322 (301f)]; with the genitive of person and the accusative of a thing, 2 Corinthians 8:4 (G L T Tr WH; for Rec. adds δέξασθαι ἡμᾶς without warrant), [cf. Buttmann, 164 (143); Winers Grammar, 198 (186)].
b. specifically, of requests addressed to God; absolutely to pray, make supplication: Acts 4:31; τοῦ θεοῦ, Acts 10:2; followed by εἰ ἄρα, Acts 8:22 [Buttmann, 256 (220); Winer's Grammar, 300 (282)]; τοῦ κυρίου, ὅπως etc. Matthew 9:38; Luke 10:2; without the genitive θεοῦ, — followed by εἴ πως, Romans 1:10 [cf. Winers Grammar, and Buttmann's Grammar, the passages cited]; by ἵνα, Luke 21:36; Luke 22:32; by the telic εἰς τό, 1 Thessalonians 3:10 [cf. Buttmann, 265 (228)]; ὑπέρ τινος πρὸς τὸν κύριον, ὅπως, Acts 8:24. [Synonyms: see αἰτέω and δέησις. Compare: προσδέομαι.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

5:12; 8:28; 8:38; 8:38; 9:38; 9:38; 9:40; 10:2; 21:36; 22:32
4:31; 8:22; 8:24; 8:34; 10:2; 21:39; 26:3
2 Corinthians
5:20; 8:4; 10:2
1 Thessalonians

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1189 matches the Greek δέομαι (deomai),
which occurs 22 times in 22 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:38 - “Therefore, plead G1189 with the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:12 - While He was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man [fn]covered with leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged G1189 Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:28 - And seeing Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him, and said with a loud voice, “[fn]What business do You have with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg G1189 You, do not torment me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:38 - But the man from whom the demons had gone out was begging G1189 Him that he might [fn]accompany Him; but Jesus sent him away, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:38 - And a man from the crowd shouted, saying, “Teacher, I beg G1189 You to look at my son, because he is my only son,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:40 - “And I begged G1189 Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:2 - And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore plead G1189 with G1189 the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:36 - “But stay alert at all times, praying G1189 that you will have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:32 - but I have prayed G1189 for [fn]you, that [fn]your faith will not fail; and [fn]you, when you have [fn]turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:31 - And when they had prayed G1189, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:22 - “Therefore, repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray G1189 to the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart will be forgiven you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:24 - But Simon answered and said, “Pray G1189 to the Lord for me yourselves, so that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:34 - The eunuch answered Philip and said, “Please G1189 tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself, or of someone else?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:2 - a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and made many charitable contributions to the Jewish people and prayed G1189 to God continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:39 - But Paul said, “I am a Jew of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city; and I beg G1189 you, allow me to speak to the people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:3 - [fn]especially because you are an expert in all customs and [fn]questions among the Jews; therefore I beg G1189 you to listen to me patiently.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:10 - always in my prayers requesting G1189 if perhaps now, at last by the will of God, I will succeed in coming to you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:20 - Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg G1189 you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:4 - begging G1189 us with much urging for the favor [fn]of participation in the [fn]support of the [fn]saints,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:2 - I ask G1189 that when I am present I need not be bold with the confidence with which I intend to be courageous against some, who regard us as if we walked according to the flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:12 - I beg G1189 of you, brothers and sisters, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:10 - as we keep praying G1189 most earnestly night and day that we may see your faces, and may complete what is lacking in your faith?
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