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Lexicon :: Strong's G1941 - epikaleō

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epikaleō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Middle voice from ἐπί (G1909) and καλέω (G2564)
30x in 23 unique form(s)
32x in 22 unique form(s)
137x in 44 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:496,*

Strong’s Definitions

ἐπικαλέομαι epikaléomai, ep-ee-kal-eh'-om-ahee; middle voice from G1909 and G2564; to entitle; by implication, to invoke (for aid, worship, testimony, decision, etc.):—appeal (unto), call (on, upon), surname.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's G1941 in the following manner: call on (7x), be (one's) surname (6x), be surnamed (5x), call upon (4x), appeal unto (4x), call (4x), appeal to (1x), appeal (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's G1941 in the following manner: call on (7x), be (one's) surname (6x), be surnamed (5x), call upon (4x), appeal unto (4x), call (4x), appeal to (1x), appeal (1x).
  1. to put a name upon, to surname

    1. to permit one's self to be surnamed

  2. to be named after someone

  3. to call something to one

    1. to cry out upon or against one

    2. to charge something to one as a crime or reproach

    3. to summon one on any charge, prosecute one for a crime

    4. to blame one for, accuse one of

  4. to invoke

    1. to call upon for one's self, in one's behalf

      1. any one as a helper

      2. as my witness

      3. as my judge

      4. to appeal unto

  5. to call upon by pronouncing the name of Jehovah

    1. an expression finding its explanation in the fact that prayers addressed to God ordinarily began with an invocation of the divine name

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐπικαλέομαι epikaléomai, ep-ee-kal-eh'-om-ahee; middle voice from G1909 and G2564; to entitle; by implication, to invoke (for aid, worship, testimony, decision, etc.):—appeal (unto), call (on, upon), surname.
STRONGS NT 1941: ἐπικαλέω
ἐπικαλέω, ἐπικαλῶ: 1 aorist ἐπεκαλεσα; (passive and middle, present ἐπικαλοῦμαι); perfect passive ἐπικέκλημαι; pluperfect 3 person singular ἐπεκέκλητο, and with neglect of augment (cf. Winers Grammar, § 12, 5; Buttmann, 33 (29)) ἐπικεκλητο (Acts 26:32 Lachmann); 1 aorist passive ἐπεκλήθην; future middle ἐπικαλέσομαι; 1 aorist middle ἐπεκαλεσάμην; the Sept. very often for קָרָא;
1. to put a name upon, to surname: τινα (Xenophon, Plato, others), Matthew 10:25 G T Tr WH (Rec. ἐκάλεσαν); passive ἐπικαλούμενος, he who is surnamed, Luke 22:3 R G L; Acts 10:18; Acts 11:13; Acts 12:12; Acts 15:22 R G; also ὅς ἐπικαλεῖται, Acts 10:5, 32; ἐπικληθείς, Matthew 10:3 (R G); Acts 4:36; Acts 12:25; equivalent to ὅς ἐπεκλήθη, Acts 1:23. Passive with the force of a middle (cf. Winers Grammar, § 38, 3), to permit oneself to be surnamed: Hebrews 11:16; middle with τινα: 1 Peter 1:17 εἰ πατέρα ἐπικαλεῖσθε τόν etc. i. e. if ye call (for yourselves) on him as father, i. e. if ye surname him your father.
2. ἐπικαλεῖται τό ὄνομα τίνος ἐπί τινα, after the Hebrew פ עַל פ... שֵׁם נִקְרָא..., "the name of one is named upon some one, i. e. he is called by his name or declared to be dedicated to him" (cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus iii., p. 1232a): Acts 15:17 from Amos 9:12 (the name referred to is the people of God); James 2:7 (the name οἱ τοῦ Χριστοῦ).
3. τίνι with the accusative of the object; properly, to call something to one (cf. English to cry out upon (or against) one); "to charge something to one as a crime or reproach; to summon one on any charge, prosecute one for a crime; to blame one for, accuse one of" (Aristophanes pax 663; Thucydides 2, 27; 3, 36; Plato, legg. 6, 761 e.; 7, 809 e.; Dio Cass. 36, 28; 40, 41 and often in the orators (cf. under the word κατηγορέω)): εἰ τῷ οἰκοδεσπότῃ Βηλζεβουλ ἐπεκάλεσαν (i. e. accused of commerce with Beelzebul, of receiving his help, cf. Matthew 9:34; Matthew 12:24; Mark 3:22; Luke 11:15), πόσῳ μᾶλλον τοῖς ὀικιακοις αὐτοῦ, Matthew 10:25 L WH marginal reading after Vat. (see 1 above), a reading defended by Rettig in the Studien und Kritiken for 1838, p. 477ff and by Alexander Buttmann (1873) in the same journal for 1860, p. 343, and also in his N. T. Gram. 151 (132); (also by Weiss in Meyer edition 7 at the passage). But this expression (Beelzebul for the help of Beelzebul) is too hard not to be suggestive of the emendation of some ignorant scribe, who took offence because (with the exception of this passage) the enemies of Jesus are nowhere in the Gospels said to have called him by the name of Beelzebul.
4. to call upon (like German anrufen), to invoke; middle, to call upon for oneself, in one's behalf: anyone as a helper, Acts 7:59, where supply τόν κύριον Ἰησοῦν (βοηθόν, Plato, Euthyd., p. 297 c.; Diodorus 5, 79); τινα μάρτυρα, as my witness, 2 Corinthians 1:23 (Plato, legg. 2, 664 c.); as a judge, i. e. to appeal to one, make appeal unto: Καίσαρα, Acts 25:11; Acts 26:32; Acts 28:19; (τόν Σεβαστόν, Acts 25:25); followed by the infinitive passive Acts 25:21 (to be reserved).
5. Hebraistically (like יְהוָה בְּשֵׁם קָרָא to call upon by pronouncing the name of Jehovah, Genesis 4:26; Genesis 12:8; 2 Kings 5:11, etc.; cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, p. 1231{b} (or his Hebrew Lexicon, under the word קָרָא); an expression finding its explanation in the fact that prayers addressed to God ordinarily began with an invocation of the divine name: Psalm 3:2; Psalm 6:2; Psalm 7:2, etc.) ἐπικαλοῦμαι τό ὄνομα τοῦ κυρίου, I call upon (on my behalf) the name of the Lord, i. e. to invoke, adore, worship, the Lord, i. e. Christ: Acts 2:21 (from Joel 2:32 (Joel 3:5)); Acts 9:14,21; 22:16; Romans 10:13; 1 Corinthians 1:2; τόν κύριον, Romans 10:12; 2 Timothy 2:22; (often in Greek writings ἐπικαλεῖσθαι τούς Θεούς, as Xenophon, Cyril 7, 1, 35; Plato, Tim., p. 27 c.; Polybius 15, 1, 13).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

4:26; 12:8
2 Kings
3:2; 6:2; 7:2
2:32; 3:5
9:34; 10:3; 10:25; 10:25; 12:24
11:15; 22:3
1:23; 2:21; 4:36; 7:59; 9:14; 9:21; 10:5; 10:18; 10:32; 11:13; 12:12; 12:25; 15:17; 15:22; 22:16; 25:11; 25:21; 25:25; 26:32; 26:32; 28:19
10:12; 10:13
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
2 Timothy
1 Peter

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1941 matches the Greek ἐπικαλέω (epikaleō),
which occurs 32 times in 32 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:3 - Philip and [fn]Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; [fn]James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:3 - And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, [fn]belonging to the number of the twelve.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:23 - So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called G1941 Justus), and Matthias.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:36 - Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called G1941 Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of [fn]Encouragement),
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:59 - They went on stoning Stephen as he called G1941 on the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:14 - and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call G1941 on Your name.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:21 - All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, “Is this not he who in Jerusalem destroyed those who called G1941 on this name, and who had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:5 - “Now dispatch some men to Joppa and send for a man named Simon, who is also called G1941 Peter;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:18 - and calling out, they were asking whether Simon, who was also called G1941 Peter, was staying there.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:32 - ‘Therefore send to Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called G1941 Peter, to come to you; he is staying at the house of Simon the tanner by the sea.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:13 - “And he reported to us how he had seen the angel [fn]standing in his house, and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called G1941 Peter, brought here;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:12 - And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called G1941 Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:25 - And Barnabas and Saul returned [fn]from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their [fn]mission, taking along with them John, who was also called G1941 Mark.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:17 - SO THAT THE REST OF [fn]MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:22 - Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas—Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:16 - ‘Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling G1941 on His name.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:11 - “If, then, I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything worthy of death, I do not refuse to die; but if none of those things is true of which these men accuse me, no one can hand me over to them. I appeal G1941 to Caesar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:12 - Then when Festus had conferred with [fn]his council, he answered, “You have appealed G1941 to Caesar, to Caesar you shall go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:21 - “But when Paul appealed G1941 to be held in custody for [fn]the Emperor’s decision, I ordered him to be kept in custody until I send him to Caesar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:25 - “But I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death; and since he himself appealed G1941 to [fn]the Emperor, I decided to send him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:32 - And Agrippa said to Festus, “This man might have been set free if he had not appealed G1941 to Caesar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:19 - “But when the Jews [fn]objected, I was forced to appeal G1941 to Caesar, not that I had any accusation against my nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:12 - For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call G1941 on Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:13 - for “WHOEVER WILL CALL G1941 ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:14 - How then will they call G1941 on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:2 - To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, [fn]saints by calling, with all who in every place call G1941 on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:23 - But I call G1941 God as witness [fn]to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:22 - Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call G1941 on the Lord from a pure heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:16 - But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not [fn]ashamed to be called G1941 their God; for He has prepared a city for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:7 - Do they not blaspheme the fair name [fn]by which you have been called? G1941
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:17 - If you address G1941 as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;

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