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Lexicon :: Strong's G154 - aiteō

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aiteō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
70x in 38 unique form(s)
71x in 39 unique form(s)
72x in 28 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:191,30

Trench's Synonyms: xl. αἰτέω, ἐρωτάω.

Strong’s Definitions

αἰτέω aitéō, ahee-teh'-o; of uncertain derivation; to ask (in genitive case):—ask, beg, call for, crave, desire, require. Compare G4441.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 71x

The KJV translates Strong's G154 in the following manner: ask (48x), desire (17x), beg (2x), require (2x), crave (1x), call for (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 71x
The KJV translates Strong's G154 in the following manner: ask (48x), desire (17x), beg (2x), require (2x), crave (1x), call for (1x).
  1. to ask, beg, call for, crave, desire, require

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
αἰτέω aitéō, ahee-teh'-o; of uncertain derivation; to ask (in genitive case):—ask, beg, call for, crave, desire, require. Compare G4441.
αἰτέω, -ῶ; future αἰτήσω; 1 aorist ᾔτησα; perfect ἤτηκα; middle, present αἰτοῦμαι; imperfect ᾐτούμην future αἰτήσομαι; 1 aorist ᾐτησάμην; [from Homer down]; to ask; middle to ask for oneself, request for oneself; absolutely: James 1:6; Matthew 7:7; middle, James 4:3; John 16:26; Mark 15:8; αἰτεῖσθαι τι, John 15:7; Matthew 14:7; Mark 6:24; Mark 10:38; Mark 11:24; Mark 15:43; 1 John 5:14; Luke 23:52; Acts 25:3, 15, etc.; αἰτεῖν with the accusative of the person to whom the request is made: Matthew 5:42; Matthew 6:8; Luke 6:30; αἰτεῖσθαι with the accusative of the person asked for — whether to be released, Matthew 27:20; Mark 15:6 [here T WH Tr marginal reading παραιτ., which see]; Luke 23:25; or bestowed as a gift; Acts 13:21; αἰτεῖν τι ἀπό τινος, Matthew 20:20 L Tr text WH text; [Luke 12:20 Tr WH]; 1 John 5:15 L T Tr WH; (so αἰτεῖσθαι in Plutarch, Galb. 20) [cf. Buttmann, 149 (130)]; τὶ παρά τινος, Acts 3:2; Matthew 20:20 R G T Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading; James 1:5; 1 John 5:15 R G; followed by the infinitive, John 4:9; middle, Acts 9:2; [αἰτεῖν τι ἐν τ. ὀνόματι Χριστοῦ, John 14:13; John 16:24 (see ὄνομα, 2 e.); τὶ ἐν τῇ προσευχή, Matthew 21:22]; αἰτεῖν τινά τι, Matthew 7:9; Luke 11:11; Mark 6:22; John [John 14:14 T but L WH Tr marginal reading brackets]; John 16:23; ὑπέρ τινος followed by ἵνα, Colossians 1:9 [cf. Buttmann, 237 (204)]; αἰτεῖσθαι with the accusative and the infinitive, Luke 23:23; Acts 3:14; only with the infinitive, Acts 7:46 (ᾐτήσατο εὑρεῖν he asked that he himself might find; others wrongly translate ᾐτήσατο desired); Ephesians 3:13.
With the idea of demanding prominent: αἰτεῖν τι, Luke 1:63; 1 Corinthians 1:22; τινά τι, Luke 12:48; 1 Peter 3:15.
[The constructions of this word in the Greek Bible, the Apostolic Fathers, etc., are exhibited in detail by Prof. Ezra Abbot in the North American Review for Jan. 1872, p. 182f. He there shows also (in opposition to Trench, § xl., and others) that it is not "the constant word for the seeking of the inferior from the superior," and so differing from ἐρωτάω, which has been assumed to imply 'a certain equality or familiarity between the parties'; that the distinction between the words does not turn upon the relative dignity of the person asking and the person asked; but that αἰτέω signifies to ask for something to be given not done, giving prominence to the thing asked for rather than the person, and hence is rarely used in exhortation. έρωτάω, on the other hand, is to request a person to do (rarely to give) something; referring more directly to the person, it is naturally used in exhortation, etc. The views of Trench are also rejected by Cremer, 4te Aufl. under the word. The latter distinguishes αἰτέω from similar words as follows: "αἰτέω denotes the request of the will, ἐπιθυμέω that of the sensibilities, δέομαι the asking of need, while ἐρωτάω marks the form of the request, as does εὔχεσθαι also, which in classic Greek is the proper expression for a request directed to the gods and embodying itself in prayer." έρωτάω, αἰτέω and δέομαι are also compared briefy by Green, Critical Notes, etc. (on John 14:13, 16), who concludes of ἐρωτάω "it cannot serve to indicate directly any peculiar position, absolute or relative, of the agent. The use of the word may, therefore, be viewed as having relation to the manner and cast of the request, namely, when carrying a certain freedom of aim and bearing; a thing inseparable from the act of direct interrogation"; cf. further Schmidt, chapter 7. Compare: ἀπ-, ἐξ-, ἐπ-, παρ- (-μαι), προσαιτέω.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

5:42; 6:8; 7:7; 7:9; 14:7; 20:20; 20:20; 21:22; 27:20
6:22; 6:24; 10:38; 11:24; 15:6; 15:8; 15:43
1:63; 6:30; 11:11; 12:20; 12:48; 23:23; 23:25; 23:52
4:9; 14:13; 14:13; 14:14; 14:16; 15:7; 16:23; 16:24; 16:26
3:2; 3:14; 7:46; 9:2; 13:21; 25:3; 25:15
1 Corinthians
1:5; 1:6; 4:3
1 Peter
1 John
5:14; 5:15; 5:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G154 matches the Greek αἰτέω (aiteō),
which occurs 70 times in 67 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 5:42–Act 13:21)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:42 - “Give to him who asks G154 of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:8 - “So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask G154 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:7 - [fn]Ask, G154 and it will be given to you; [fn]seek, and you will find; [fn]knock, and it will be opened to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:8 - “For everyone who asks G154 receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:9 - “Or what man is there among you [fn]who, when his son asks G154 for a loaf, [fn]will give him a stone?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:10 - “Or [fn]if he asks G154 for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:11 - “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask G154 Him!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:7 - so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. G154
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:19 - “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, G154 it shall be done for them [fn]by My Father who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:20 - Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to [fn]Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making G154 a request G154 of Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:22 - But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. G154 Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They *said to Him, “We are able.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:22 - “And all things you ask G154 in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:20 - But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask G154 for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:58 - This man went to Pilate and asked G154 for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:22 - and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and [fn]his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask G154 me for whatever you want and I will give it to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:23 - And he swore to her, “Whatever you ask G154 of me, I will give it to you; up to half of my kingdom.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:24 - And she went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask G154 for?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:25 - Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, G154 saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:35 - [fn]James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, *came up to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask G154 of You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:38 - But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. G154 Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:24 - “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, G154 believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:8 - The crowd went up and began asking G154 him to do as he had been accustomed to do for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:43 - Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked G154 for the body of Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:63 - And he asked G154 for a tablet and wrote as follows, “His name is John.” And they were all astonished.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:30 - “Give to everyone who asks G154 of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:9 - “So I say to you, [fn]ask, G154 and it will be given to you; [fn]seek, and you will find; [fn]knock, and it will be opened to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:10 - “For everyone who asks, G154 receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:11 - “Now [fn]suppose one of you fathers is asked G154 by his son for a [fn]fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:12 - “Or if he is asked G154 for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:13 - “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your [fn]heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask G154 Him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:48 - but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of [fn]a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask G154 all the more.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:23 - But they were insistent, with loud voices asking G154 that He be crucified. And their voices began to prevail.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:25 - And he released the man they were asking G154 for who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, but he delivered Jesus to their will.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:52 - this man went to Pilate and asked G154 for the body of Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:9 - Therefore the Samaritan woman *said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask G154 me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:10 - Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked G154 Him, and He would have given you living water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:22 - “Even now I know that whatever You ask G154 of God, God will give You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:13 - “Whatever you ask G154 in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:14 - “If you ask G154 Me anything in My name, I will do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:7 - “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask G154 whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:16 - “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask G154 of the Father in My name He may give to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:23 - “In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask G154 the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:24 - “Until now you have asked G154 for nothing in My name; ask G154 and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:26 - “In that day you will ask G154 in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:2 - And a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg G154 [fn]alms of those who were entering the temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:14 - “But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked G154 for a murderer to be granted to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:46 - David found favor in God’s sight, and asked G154 that he might find a dwelling place for the [fn]God of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:2 - and asked G154 for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:20 - Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; and with one accord they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king’s chamberlain, they were asking G154 for peace, because their country was fed by the king’s country.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:21 - “Then they asked G154 for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

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