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Lexicon :: Strong's G1937 - epithymeō

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ἐπιθυμέω
Transliteration
epithymeō (Key)
Pronunciation
ep-ee-thoo-meh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:168,339

Strong’s Definitions

ἐπιθυμέω epithyméō, ep-ee-thoo-meh'-o; from G1909 and G2372; to set the heart upon, i.e. long for (rightfully or otherwise):—covet, desire, would fain, lust (after).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's G1937 in the following manner: desire (8x), covet (3x), lust (3x), lust after (1x), fain (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's G1937 in the following manner: desire (8x), covet (3x), lust (3x), lust after (1x), fain (1x).
  1. to turn upon a thing

  2. to have a desire for, long for, to desire

  3. to lust after, covet

    1. of those who seek things forbidden

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐπιθυμέω epithyméō, ep-ee-thoo-meh'-o; from G1909 and G2372; to set the heart upon, i.e. long for (rightfully or otherwise):—covet, desire, would fain, lust (after).
STRONGS G1937:
ἐπιθυμέω, -ῶ; [imperfect ἐπεθύμουν]; future ἐπιθυμήσω; 1 aorist ἐπεθύμησα; (θυμός); from Aeschylus down; Sept. for אִוָּה and חָמַד; properly, to keep the θυμός turned upon a thing, hence [cf. our to set one's heart upon] to have a desire for, long for; absolutely, to desire [A. V. lust], James 4:2; to lust after, covet, of those who seek things forbidden, Romans 7:7; Romans 13:9 (from Exodus 20:17); 1 Corinthians 10:6 (4 Macc. 2:6); κατά τινος, to have desires opposed to [A. V. lust against] a thing, Galatians 5:17 [Buttmann, 335 (288)]; τινός, to long for, covet a thing, Acts 20:33; 1 Timothy 3:1; of sexual desire, γυναικός, Matthew 5:28 Rec. [see below] (παιδὸς γυναικός, Xenophon, an. 4, 1, 14; with the genitive also in Exodus 34:24; Proverbs 21:26; Proverbs 23:3, 6; Wis. 6:12; Sir. 24:19 (Sir. 24:18), etc.); contrary to the usage of the better Greek writings with the accusative of the object, Matthew 5:28 L Tr (WH brackets), and without an object Tdf. (Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21; Micah 2:2; Wis. 16:3; Sir. 1:26 (Sir. 1:23), etc.; cf. Winer's Grammar § 30, 10 b.); as often in Greek writings, followed by the infinitive: Matthew 13:17; Luke 15:16; [Luke 16:21]; Luke 17:22; 1 Peter 1:12; Revelation 9:6; followed by the accusative with the infinitive Hebrews 6:11; ἐπιθυμίᾳ ἐπεθύμησα I have greatly desired, Luke 22:15; cf. Winers Grammar § 54, 3; Buttmann § 133, 22 a.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Exodus
20:17; 20:17; 34:24
Deuteronomy
5:21
Proverbs
21:26; 23:3; 23:6
Micah
2:2
Matthew
5:28; 5:28; 13:17
Luke
15:16; 16:21; 17:22; 22:15
Acts
20:33
Romans
7:7; 13:9
1 Corinthians
10:6
Galatians
5:17
1 Timothy
3:1
Hebrews
6:11
James
4:2
1 Peter
1:12
Revelation
9:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1937 matches the Greek ἐπιθυμέω (epithymeō),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:28 - But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:17 - For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:16 - And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:21 - who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:22 - And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:15 - And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:33 - I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:7 - What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:9 - For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:6 - Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:17 - For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:1 - The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:11 - And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:2 - You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:12 - It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:6 - And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.
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