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Lexicon :: Strong's G1921 - epiginōskō

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epiginōskō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
44x in 22 unique form(s)
42x in 22 unique form(s)
92x in 25 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:689,119

Strong’s Definitions

ἐπιγινώσκω epiginṓskō, ep-ig-in-oce'-ko; from G1909 and G1097; to know upon some mark, i.e. recognize; by implication, to become fully acquainted with, to acknowledge:—(ac-, have, take)know(-ledge, well), perceive.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's G1921 in the following manner: know (30x), acknowledge (5x), perceive (3x), take knowledge of (2x), have knowledge of (1x), know well (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's G1921 in the following manner: know (30x), acknowledge (5x), perceive (3x), take knowledge of (2x), have knowledge of (1x), know well (1x).
  1. to become thoroughly acquainted with, to know thoroughly

    1. to know accurately, know well

  2. to know

    1. to recognise

      1. by sight, hearing, of certain signs, to perceive who a person is

    2. to know i.e. to perceive

    3. to know i.e. to find out, ascertain

    4. to know i.e. to understand

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐπιγινώσκω epiginṓskō, ep-ig-in-oce'-ko; from G1909 and G1097; to know upon some mark, i.e. recognize; by implication, to become fully acquainted with, to acknowledge:—(ac-, have, take)know(-ledge, well), perceive.
ἐπιγινώσκω; (imperfect ἐπεγίνωσκον); future ἐπιγνώσομαι; 2 aorist ἐπέγνων; perfect ἐπέγνωκα; (passive, present ἐπιγνώσκομαι; 1 aorist ἐπεγνώσθην); ἐπί denotes mental direction toward, application to, that which is known); in the Sept. chiefly for יָדַע and נִכַּר, הִכִּיר;
1. to become thoroughly acquainted with, to know thoroughly; to know accurately, know well (see references under the word ἐπίγνωσις, at the beginning): 1 Corinthians 13:12 (where γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους and ἐπιγινώσκω, i. e. to know thoroughly, know well, divine things, are contrasted (Winer's Grammar, § 39, 3 N. 2)); with an accusative of the thing, Luke 1:4; 2 Corinthians 1:13; τήν χάριν τοῦ Θεοῦ, Colossians 1:6; τήν ἀλήθειαν, 1 Timothy 4:3; τήν ὁδόν τῆς δικαιοσύνης, 2 Peter 2:21 (cf. Buttmann, 305 (262)); τό δικαίωμα τοῦ Θεοῦ, Romans 1:32; τί followed by ὅτι (by the familiar attraction (Winers Grammar, 626 (581); Buttmann, 376 (322); some bring this example under 2 a. in the sense of acknowledge)), 1 Corinthians 14:37; τινα, one's character, will, deeds, deserts, etc., 1 Corinthians 16:18; 2 Corinthians 1:14; (passive opposed to ἀγνωύμενοι, 2 Corinthians 6:9); τινα ἀπό τίνος (the genitive of a thing), Matthew 7:16, 20 (Lachmann ἐκ) ("a Gallicis armis atque insignibus cognoscere," for the more common ex, Caesar b. g. 1, 22, 2 (cf. Buttmann, 324 (278f); Winer's Grammar, 372 (348))); by attraction τινα, ὅτι etc. 2 Corinthians 13:5; ἐπιγινώσκει τόν υἱόν, τόν πατέρα, Matthew 11:27.
2. universally, to know;
a. to recognize: τινα, i. e. by sight, hearing, or certain signs, to perceive who a person is, Matthew 14:35; Mark 6:54; Luke 24:16, 31; Mark 6:33 (R T, but G WH marginal reading without the accusative); by attraction, τινα, ὅτι, Acts 3:10; Acts 4:13; τινα, his rank and authority, Matthew 17:12; with the accusative of the thing, to recognize a thing to be what it really is: τήν φωνήν τοῦ Πέτρου, Acts 12:14 τήν γῆν, Acts 27:39.
b. to know equivalent to to perceive: τί, Luke 5:22; ἐν ἑαυτῷ, followed by the accusative of the thing with a participle (Buttmann, 301 (258)), Mark 5:30; followed by ὅτι, Luke 1:22; τῷ πνεύματι followed by ὅτι, Mark 2:8.
c. to know i. e. to find out, ascertain: namely, αὐτό, Acts 9:30; followed by ὅτι, Luke 7:37; Luke 23:7; Acts 19:34; Acts 22:29; Acts 24:11 L T Tr WH; Acts 28:1; τί, followed by an indirect question, Acts 23:28 L T Tr WH; (δι' ἥν αἰτίαν, etc. Acts 22:24); παρά τίνος (the genitive of person) περί τίνος (the genitive of thing), Acts 24:8.
d. to know i. e. to understand: Acts 25:10. (From Homer down.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

7:16; 7:20; 11:27; 14:35; 17:12
2:8; 5:30; 6:33; 6:54
1:4; 1:22; 5:22; 7:37; 23:7; 24:16; 24:31
3:10; 4:13; 9:30; 12:14; 19:34; 22:24; 22:29; 23:28; 24:8; 24:11; 25:10; 27:39; 28:1
1 Corinthians
13:12; 14:37; 16:18
2 Corinthians
1:13; 1:14; 6:9; 13:5
1 Timothy
2 Peter

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1921 matches the Greek ἐπιγινώσκω (epiginōskō),
which occurs 42 times in 38 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:16 - “You will [fn]know G1921 them by their fruits. [fn]Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:20 - “So then, you will [fn]know G1921 them by their fruits.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:27 - “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows G1921 the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know G1921 the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:35 - And when the men of that place [fn]recognized G1921 Him, they sent word into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:12 - but I say to you that Elijah already came, and they did not recognize G1921 him, but did [fn]to him whatever they wished. So also the Son of Man is going to suffer [fn]at their hands.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:8 - Immediately Jesus, aware G1921 [fn]in His spirit that they were reasoning that way within themselves, *said to them, “Why are you reasoning about these things in your hearts?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:30 - Immediately Jesus, perceiving G1921 in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:33 - The people saw them going, and many recognized G1921 them and ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:54 - When they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized G1921 Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:4 - so that you may know G1921 the exact truth about the things you have been [fn]taught.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:22 - But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they realized G1921 that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he kept [fn]making signs to them, and remained mute.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:22 - But Jesus, [fn]aware G1921 of their reasonings, answered and said to them, “Why are you reasoning in your hearts?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:37 - And there was a woman in the city who was a [fn]sinner; and when she learned G1921 that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:7 - And when he learned G1921 that He belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was in Jerusalem [fn]at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:16 - But their eyes were prevented from recognizing G1921 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:31 - Then their eyes were opened and they recognized G1921 Him; and He vanished from [fn]their sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:10 - and they were taking G1921 note G1921 of him as being the one who used to sit at the Beautiful Gate of the temple to beg alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:13 - Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize G1921 them [fn]as having been with Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:30 - But when the brethren learned G1921 of it, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:14 - When she recognized G1921 Peter’s voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:34 - But when they recognized G1921 that he was a Jew, a single outcry arose from them all as they shouted for about two hours, “Great is [fn]Artemis of the Ephesians!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:24 - the [fn]commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, stating that he should be examined by scourging so that he might find G1921 out the reason why they were shouting against him that way.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:29 - Therefore those who were about to examine him immediately [fn]let go of him; and the [fn]commander also was afraid when he found G1921 out that he was a Roman, and because he had [fn]put him in chains.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:8 - ordering his accusers to come before you.] By examining him yourself concerning all these matters you will be able to ascertain G1921 the things of which we accuse him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:10 - But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar’s tribunal, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Jews, as you also very well know. G1921
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:39 - When day came, they [fn]could not recognize G1921 the land; but they did observe a bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the ship onto it if they could.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:1 - When they had been brought safely through, then we found G1921 out that the island was called [fn]Malta.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:32 - and although they know G1921 the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:12 - For now we see in a mirror [fn]dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know G1921 fully G1921 just as I also have been fully G1921 known. G1921
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:37 - If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize G1921 that the things which I write to you are the Lord’s commandment.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:18 - For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge G1921 such men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:13 - For we write nothing else to you than what you read and understand, G1921 and I hope you will understand G1921 until the end;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:14 - just as you also partially did understand G1921 us, that we are your reason to be proud as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:9 - as unknown [fn]yet well-known, G1921 as dying [fn]yet behold, we live; as [fn]punished [fn]yet not put to death,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 13:5 - Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize G1921 this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you [fn]fail the test?
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:6 - which has come to you, just as [fn]in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and [fn]increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and [fn]understood G1921 the grace of God in truth;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 4:3 - men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know G1921 the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:21 - For it would be better for them not to have known G1921 the way of righteousness, than having known G1921 it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them.
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