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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

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.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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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 TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:56 - “You hypocrites! You know how to analyze G1381 the appearance of the earth and the sky, but [fn]why do you not analyze G1381 this present time?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:19 - “Another one said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try G1381 them out; [fn]please consider me excused.’
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:28 - And just as they did not see G1381 fit G1381 [fn]to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:18 - and know His will and [fn]approve G1381 the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:2 - And do not be conformed to this [fn]world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may [fn]prove G1381 what the will of God is, that which is good and [fn]acceptable and perfect.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:22 - The faith which you have, have [fn]as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. G1381
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:13 - each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test G1381 [fn]the quality of each man’s work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:28 - But a man must examine G1381 himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:3 - When I arrive, whomever you may approve, G1381 I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:8 - I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving G1381 through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:22 - We have sent with them our brother, whom we have often tested G1381 and found diligent in many things, but now even more diligent because of his great confidence in you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 13:5 - Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine G1381 yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you [fn]fail the test?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:4 - But each one must examine G1381 his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:10 - [fn]trying G1381 to learn G1381 what is pleasing to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:10 - so that you may [fn]approve G1381 the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless [fn]until the day of Christ;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:4 - but just as we have been approved G1381 by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who [fn]examines G1381 our hearts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:21 - But examine G1381 everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:10 - These men must also first be tested; G1381 then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 3:9 - WHERE YOUR FATHERS TRIED Me BY TESTING Me,
AND SAW MY WORKS FOR FORTY YEARS.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:7 - so that the [fn]proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which [fn]is perishable, even though tested G1381 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 G1381 the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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