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Lexicon :: Strong's G1209 - dechomai

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dechomai (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Middle voice of a primary verb
56x in 21 unique form(s)
59x in 21 unique form(s)
49x in 19 unique form(s)
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TDNT Reference: 2:50,146

Strong’s Definitions

δέχομαι déchomai, dekh'-om-ahee; middle voice of a primary verb; to receive (in various applications, literally or figuratively):—accept, receive, take. Compare G2983.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 59x

The KJV translates Strong's G1209 in the following manner: receive (52x), take (4x), accept (2x), take up (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 59x
The KJV translates Strong's G1209 in the following manner: receive (52x), take (4x), accept (2x), take up (1x).
  1. to take with the hand

    1. to take hold of, take up

  2. to take up, receive

    1. used of a place receiving one

    2. to receive or grant access to, a visitor, not to refuse intercourse or friendship

      1. to receive hospitality

      2. to receive into one's family to bring up or educate

    3. of the thing offered in speaking, teaching, instructing

      1. to receive favourably, give ear to, embrace, make one's own, approve, not to reject

    4. to receive. i.e. to take upon one's self, sustain, bear, endure

  3. to receive, get

    1. to learn

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
δέχομαι déchomai, dekh'-om-ahee; middle voice of a primary verb; to receive (in various applications, literally or figuratively):—accept, receive, take. Compare G2983.
δέχομαι; [future 2 person plural δέξεσθε, Ephesians 6:17 Rec.bez]; 1 aorist ἐδεξάμην; perfect δεδεγμαι (Acts 8:14); deponent middle; Sept. mostly for לָקַח;
1. to take with the hand: τὸ γράμμα [L text T Tr WH τὰ γράμματα], Luke 16:6f; τὸ ποτήριον, Luke 22:17; to take hold of, take up, τ. περικεφαλαίαν, τ. μάχαιραν, Ephesians 6:17; τὸ παιδίον εἰς τὰς ἀγκάλας, Luke 2:28.
2. to take up, receive (German aufnehmen, annehmen);
a. used of a place receiving one: ὃν δεῖ οὐρανὸν δέξασθαι (οὐρ. is subject), Acts 3:21, (Plato, Theact., p. 177 a. τελευτήσαντας αὐτοὺς... τῶν κακῶν καθαρὸς τόπος οὐ δέξεται).
b. with the accusative of person to receive, grant access to, a visitor; not to refuse contact or friendship: Luke 9:11 R G; John 4:45; 2 Corinthians 7:15; Galatians 4:14; Colossians 4:10; to receive to hospitality, Matthew 10:14, 40; Mark 6:11; Luke 9:5, 53; Luke 10:8, 10; Acts 21:17 Rec.; Hebrews 11:31 (often in Greek writings from Homer down); παιδίον, to receive into one's family in order to bring up and educate, Matthew 18:5; Mark 9:37; Luke 9:48; to receive εἰς τ. οἴκους, τὰς σκηνάς, Luke 16:4, 9; δέξαι τὸ πνεῦμά μου, to thyself in heaven, Acts 7:59.
c. with the accusative of the thing offered in speaking, teaching, instructing; to receive favorably, give ear to, embrace, make one's own, approve, not to reject: τὸν λόγον, Luke 8:13; Acts 8:14; Acts 11:1; Acts 17:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; James 1:21; τὰ τοῦ πνεύματος, 1 Corinthians 2:14; τὴν παράκλησιν, 2 Corinthians 8:17; τὴν ἀγάπην τῆς ἀληθείας namely, commended to them, 2 Thessalonians 2:10; [add the elliptical construction in Matthew 11:14] (often in Greek writings); to receive a benefit offered, not to reject it, 2 Corinthians 8:4 Rec.
d. to receive equivalent to to take upon oneself, sustain, bear, endure: τινά, his bearing and behavior, 2 Corinthians 11:16, (τήν ἀδικίαν, Hebrew נָשָׂא, Genesis 50:17; πᾶν, ἐὰν ἐπαχθῇ, Sir. 2:4; μῦθον χαλεπόν, Homer, Odyssey 20, 271, and often in Greek writings).
3. to receive, get, (German empfangen): ἐπιστολάς, Acts 22:5; γράμματα, Acts 28:21; τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ, to become a partaker of the benefits of God's kingdom, Mark 10:15; Luke 18:17; λόγια ζῶντα, Acts 7:38; εὐαγγέλιον, 2 Corinthians 11:4; τὴν χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ, 2 Corinthians 6:1; — equivalent to to learn: Philippians 4:18 [(?) see the commentaries at the passage].
[Synonyms: δέχομαι, λαμβάνω: The earlier classic use of these verbs sustains in the main the distinction laid down in the glossaries (e. g. Ammonius under the word λαβεῖν: λαβεῖν μέν ἐστι, τὸ κείμενόν τι ἀνελέσθαι· δέξασθαι δέ, τὸ διδόμενον ἐκ χειρός), and the suggestion of a self-prompted taking still adheres to λ. in many connexions (cf. λαβεῖν τινα γυναῖκα, ἀρχὴν λαβεῖν) in distinction from a receiving of what is offered; in use, however, the words overlap and distinctions disappear; yet the suggestion of a welcoming or an appropriating reception generally cleaves to δ. See Schmidt ch. 107, who treats of the comp. of δ in detail. Compare: ἀνα-, ἀπο-, δια-, εἰσ-, ἐκ-, ἀπ-ἐκ-, ἐν-, ἐπι-, παρα-, προσ-, ὑπο-δέχομαι]. The words are associated in 2 Corinthians 11:4.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

10:14; 10:40; 11:14; 18:5
6:11; 9:37; 10:15
2:28; 8:13; 9:5; 9:11; 9:48; 9:53; 10:8; 10:10; 16:4; 16:6; 16:9; 18:17; 22:17
3:21; 7:38; 7:59; 8:14; 8:14; 11:1; 17:11; 21:17; 22:5; 28:21
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
6:1; 7:15; 8:4; 8:17; 11:4; 11:4; 11:16
6:17; 6:17
1 Thessalonians
1:6; 2:13
2 Thessalonians

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1209 matches the Greek δέχομαι (dechomai),
which occurs 59 times in 48 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:14 - And whosoever shall G1209  not receive G1209 you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:40 - He that receiveth G1209 you receiveth G1209 me, and he that receiveth G1209 me receiveth G1209 him that sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:41 - He that receiveth G1209 a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive G1209 a righteous man's reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:14 - And if ye will receive G1209 it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:5 - And whoso shall receive G1209 one such little child in my name receiveth G1209 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:11 - And whosoever shall G1209  not receive G1209 you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:37 - Whosoever shall receive G1209 one of such children in my name, receiveth G1209 me: and whosoever shall receive G1209 me, receiveth G1209 not me, but him that sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:15 - Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall G1209  not receive G1209 the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:28 - Then took G1209  he him up G1209 in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:13 - They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive G1209 the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:5 - And whosoever will G1209  not receive G1209 you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:11 - And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received G1209 them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:48 - And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive G1209 this child in my name receiveth G1209 me: and whosoever shall receive G1209 me receiveth him G1209 that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:53 - And they did G1209  not receive G1209 him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:8 - And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive G1209 you, eat such things as are set before you:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:10 - But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive G1209 you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:4 - I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive G1209 me into their houses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:6 - And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take G1209 thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:7 - Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take G1209 thy bill, and write fourscore.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:9 - And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive G1209 you into everlasting habitations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:17 - Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall G1209  not receive G1209 the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:17 - And he took G1209 the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:45 - Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received G1209 him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:21 - Whom the heaven must receive G1209 until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:38 - This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received G1209 the lively oracles to give unto us:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:59 - And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive G1209 my spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:14 - Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received G1209 the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:1 - And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had G1209  also received G1209 the word of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:11 - These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received G1209 the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:17 - And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received G1209 us gladly.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:5 - As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received G1209 letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:21 - And they said unto him, We neither received G1209 letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:14 - But the natural man receiveth G1209 not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:1 - We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive G1209 not the grace of God in vain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:15 - And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received G1209 him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:4 - Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive G1209 the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:17 - For indeed he accepted G1209 the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:4 - For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have G1209  not accepted, G1209 ye might well bear with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:16 - I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive G1209 me, that I may boast myself a little.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:14 - And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received G1209 me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:17 - And take G1209 the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:18 - But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received G1209 of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:10 - Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive G1209 him;)
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:6 - And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received G1209 the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:13 - For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received G1209 it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:10 - And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received G1209 not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:31 - By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received G1209 the spies with peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:21 - Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive G1209 with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
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