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Lexicon :: Strong's G1381 - dokimazō

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δοκιμάζω
Transliteration
dokimazō (Key)
Pronunciation
dok-im-ad'-zo
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
23x in 17 unique form(s)
TR
23x in 17 unique form(s)
LXX
23x in 15 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:255,181

Trench's Synonyms: lxxiv. δοκιμάζω, πειράζω.

Strong’s Definitions

δοκιμάζω dokimázō, dok-im-ad'-zo; from G1384; to test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve:—allow, discern, examine, × like, (ap-)prove, try.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's G1381 in the following manner: prove (10x), try (4x), approve (3x), discern (2x), allow (2x), like (1x), examine (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's G1381 in the following manner: prove (10x), try (4x), approve (3x), discern (2x), allow (2x), like (1x), examine (1x).
  1. to test, examine, prove, scrutinise (to see whether a thing is genuine or not), as metals

  2. to recognise as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
δοκιμάζω dokimázō, dok-im-ad'-zo; from G1384; to test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve:—allow, discern, examine, × like, (ap-)prove, try.
STRONGS NT 1381: δοκιμάζω
δοκιμάζω; [future δοκιμάσω]; 1 aorist ἐδοκίμασα; passive, [present δοκιμάζομαι]; perfect δεδοκίμασμαι; (δόκιμος); Sept. chiefly for בָּחַן; as in Greek writings from [Herodotus, Thucydides], Xenophon, and Plato onward, to try;
1. to test, examine, prove, scrutinize (to see whether a thing be genuine or not), as metals: χρυσίον διὰ πυρός (Isocrates, p. 240 d. [i. e. Panathen. § 14]; ad Demon., p. 7 b. [here Bekker βασανίζομεν]; Sept., Proverbs 8:10; Sir. 2:5; Wis. 3:6; ἄργυρον, Proverbs 17:3, [cf. Zechariah 13:9]), 1 Peter 1:7; other things: Luke 12:56; Luke 14:19; 2 Corinthians 8:8; Galatians 6:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; τὰ διαφέροντα, Romans 2:18; Philippians 1:10, [others refer these passages to 2; see διαφέρω, 2 b.]; men, 1 Timothy 3:10 (in the passive); ἑαυτόν, 1 Corinthians 11:28; 2 Corinthians 13:5, (cf. ἐξετάζειν ἑαυτόν, Xenophon, mem. 2, 5, 1 and 4); θεόν, Hebrews 3:9 (R G, from Psalm 94:9 (Ps. 95:9); on the sense of the phrase see πειράζω, 2 d. β.); τὰ πνεύματα, followed by εἰ whether etc. 1 John 4:1; followed by indirect discourse, Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 3:13; Ephesians 5:10.
2. to recognize as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy: 1 Corinthians 16:3; τινὰ σπουδαῖον ὄντα, 2 Corinthians 8:22; ἐν δοκιμάζει for ἐν τούτῳ, δοκιμάζει in that which he approves, deems right, Romans 14:22; δεδοκιμάσμεθα ὑπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ πιστευθῆναι τὸ εὐαγγέλιον we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the business of pointing out to men the way of salvation, 1 Thessalonians 2:4; our οὐκ ἐδοκίμασαν τὸν θεόν ἔχειν ἐν ἐπιγνώσει they did not think God worthy to be kept in knowledge, Romans 1:28. [On δοκιμάζω (as compared with πειράζω) see Trench § lxxiv.; Cremer, under the word πειράζω. Compare: ἀποδοκιμάζω.]

Related entry:
See STRONGS NT 1381: δοκιμασία
δοκιμασία, -ας, , a proving, putting to the proof: πειράζειν ἐν δοκιμασίᾳ to tempt by proving, Heb. 3:9 L T Tr WH. ([Lysias] Xenophon, Plato, Dem., Polybius, Plutarch, others; λίθος δοκιμασίας, Sir. 6:21.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Psalms
94:9; 95:9
Proverbs
8:10; 17:3
Zechariah
13:9
Luke
12:56; 14:19
Romans
1:28; 2:18; 12:2; 14:22
1 Corinthians
3:13; 11:28; 16:3
2 Corinthians
8:8; 8:22; 13:5
Galatians
6:4
Ephesians
5:10
Philippians
1:10
1 Thessalonians
2:4; 2:4; 5:21
1 Timothy
3:10
Hebrews
3:9; 3:9
1 Peter
1:7
1 John
4:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1381 matches the Greek δοκιμάζω (dokimazō),
which occurs 23 times in 21 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:56 - You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:19 - And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:28 - And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:18 - and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:2 - Do not be conformed to this world,[fn] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:22 - The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:13 - each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:28 - Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:3 - And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:8 - I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:22 - And with them we are sending our brother whom we have often tested and found earnest in many matters, but who is now more earnest than ever because of his great confidence in you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 13:5 - Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:4 - But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:10 - and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:10 - so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:4 - but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:21 - but test everything; hold fast what is good.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:10 - And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 3:9 - where your fathers put me to the test
and saw my works for forty years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:7 - so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:1 - Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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