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Lexicon :: Strong's G1937 - epithymeō

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epithymeō (Key)
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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).
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

20:17; 20:17; 34:24
21:26; 23:3; 23:6
5:28; 5:28; 13:17
15:16; 16:21; 17:22; 22:15
7:7; 13:9
1 Corinthians
1 Timothy
1 Peter

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:28 - But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after G1937 her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:17 - For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired G1937 to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:16 - And he would fain G1937 have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:21 - And desiring G1937 to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:22 - And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire G1937 to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:15 - And he said unto them, With desire I have desired G1937 to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:33 - I have coveted G1937 no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:7 - What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt G1937  not covet. G1937
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:9 - For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt G1937  not covet; G1937 and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:6 - Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. G1937
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:17 - For the flesh lusteth G1937 against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:1 - This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth G1937 a good work.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:11 - And we desire G1937 that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:2 - Ye lust, G1937 and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:12 - Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire G1937 to look into.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:6 - And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire G1937 to die, and death shall flee from them.
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