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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)
47x 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 - “Whoever does not receive G1209 you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:40 - “He who receives G1209 you receives G1209 Me, and he who receives G1209 Me receives G1209 Him who sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:41 - “He who receives G1209 a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives G1209 a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:14 - “And if you are willing to accept G1209 it, John himself is Elijah who [fn]was to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:5 - “And whoever receives G1209 one such child in My name receives G1209 Me;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:11 - “Any place that does not receive G1209 you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake the dust [fn]off the soles of your feet for a testimony against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:37 - “Whoever receives G1209 [fn]one child like this in My name receives G1209 Me; and whoever receives G1209 Me does not receive G1209 Me, but Him who sent Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:15 - “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive G1209 the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:28 - then he took G1209 Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:13 - “Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive G1209 the word with joy; and these have no firm root; [fn]they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:5 - “And as for those who do not receive G1209 you, as you go out from that city, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:11 - But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:48 - and said to them, “Whoever receives G1209 this child in My name receives G1209 Me, and whoever receives G1209 Me receives G1209 Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:53 - But they did not receive G1209 Him, because [fn]He was traveling toward Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:8 - “Whatever city you enter and they receive G1209 you, eat what is set before you;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:10 - “But whatever city you enter and they do not receive G1209 you, go out into its streets and say,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:4 - ‘I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome G1209 me into their homes.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:6 - “And he said, ‘A hundred [fn]measures of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take G1209 your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:7 - “Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ And he said, ‘A hundred [fn]measures of wheat.’ He *said to him, ‘Take G1209 your bill, and write eighty.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:9 - “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the [fn]wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive G1209 you into the eternal dwellings.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:17 - “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive G1209 the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:17 - And when He had taken G1209 a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:45 - So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received G1209 Him, having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves also went to the feast.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:21 - whom heaven must receive G1209 until the [fn]period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:38 - “This is the one who was in the [fn]congregation in the wilderness together with the angel who was speaking to him on Mount Sinai, and who was with our fathers; and he received G1209 living oracles to pass on to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:59 - They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive G1209 my spirit!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:14 - Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received G1209 the word of God, they sent them Peter and John,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:1 - Now the apostles and the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received G1209 the word of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:11 - Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, [fn]for they received G1209 the word with [fn]great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:17 - After we arrived in Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:5 - as also the high priest and all the Council of the elders [fn]can testify. From them I also received G1209 letters to the brethren, and started off for Damascus in order to bring even those who were there to Jerusalem [fn]as prisoners to be punished.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:21 - They said to him, “We have neither received G1209 letters from Judea concerning you, nor have any of the brethren come here and reported or spoken anything bad about you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:14 - But [fn]a natural man does not accept G1209 the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually [fn]appraised.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:1 - And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive G1209 the grace of God in vain
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:15 - His [fn]affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received G1209 him with fear and trembling.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:4 - begging us with much urging for the favor [fn]of participation in the [fn]support of the [fn]saints,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:17 - For he not only accepted G1209 our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:4 - For if [fn]one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, G1209 you bear this beautifully.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:16 - Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive G1209 me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:14 - and that which was a [fn]trial to you in my [fn]bodily condition you did not despise or [fn]loathe, but you received G1209 me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.
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 received everything in full and have an abundance; I am [fn]amply supplied, having received G1209 from Epaphroditus [fn]what you have sent, [fn]a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:10 - Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and also Barnabas’s cousin Mark (about whom you received [fn]instructions; if he comes to you, welcome G1209 him);
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:6 - You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received G1209 the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:13 - For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted G1209 it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:10 - and with [fn]all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive G1209 the love of the truth so as to be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:31 - By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed G1209 the spies [fn]in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:21 - Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all [fn]that remains of wickedness, in [fn]humility receive G1209 the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
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