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Lexicon :: Strong's G2065 - erōtaō

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erōtaō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
63x in 21 unique form(s)
58x in 23 unique form(s)
61x in 29 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:685,262

Trench's Synonyms: xl. αἰτέω, ἐρωτάω.

Strong’s Definitions

ἐρωτάω erōtáō, er-o-tah'-o; apparently from G2046 (compare G2045); to interrogate; by implication, to request:—ask, beseech, desire, intreat, pray. Compare G4441.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x

The KJV translates Strong's G2065 in the following manner: ask (23x), beseech (14x), pray (14x), desire (6x), intreat (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x
The KJV translates Strong's G2065 in the following manner: ask (23x), beseech (14x), pray (14x), desire (6x), intreat (1x).
  1. to question

  2. to ask

    1. to request, entreat, beg, beseech

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐρωτάω erōtáō, er-o-tah'-o; apparently from G2046 (compare G2045); to interrogate; by implication, to request:—ask, beseech, desire, intreat, pray. Compare G4441.
ἐρωτάω, ἐρωτῶ ((infinitive ἐρωτᾶν L T Tr, ἐρωτᾶν R G WH; see Iota); imperfect 3 person plural ἠρώτων and (in Matthew 15:23 L T Tr WH, Mark 4:10 Tdf.) ἠρώτουν, cf. Buttmann, 44 (38); (Winers Grammar, 85 (82); Tdf. Proleg., p. 122; Sophocles Lexicon, p. 41; WHs Appendix, p. 166; Mullach, Griech. Vulgarspr., p. 252); future ἐρωτήσω; 1 aorist ἠρώτησα; the Sept. for שָׁאַל; to ask, i. e.:
1. as in Greek writings from Homer down to question: absolutely, Luke 22:68; John 8:7 (R); τινα, John 9:21; John 16:19, 30; (John 18:21 where Rec. ἐπερωτᾷς), etc.; with the addition of λέγων and the words of the questioner: Matthew 16:13; Luke 19:31 (om. λέγων; Luke 23:3 T Tr WH); John 1:19, 21; John 5:12; John 9:19; John 16:5; τινα τί (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 32, 4 a.), Matthew 21:24; Mark 4:10; Luke 20:3; John 16:23 (others refer this to 2); τινα περί τίνος, Luke 9:45 (Lachmann, ἐπερωτῆσαι); John 18:19.
2. to ask i. e. to request, entreat, beg, beseech, after the Hebrew שָׁאַל, in a sense very rare in secular authors (Josephus, Antiquities 5, 1, 14 (but here the text is uncertain; substitute Antiquities 7, 8, 1; cf. Dr. Ezra Abbot in No. American Rev. for 1872, p. 173 note); Babrius fab. (42, 3); 97, 3; Apoll. synt., p. 289, 20; cf. Winer's Grammar, pp. 30 and 32): τινα, John 14:16; with the addition of λέγων and the words of the asker, Matthew 15:23; John 12:21; followed by imperative alone (Buttmann, 272f (234)), Luke 14:18; Philippians 4:3; followed by ἵνα (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 44, 8 a.; R. 237 (204)), Mark 7:26; Luke 7:36; Luke 16:27; John 4:47; John 17:15; John 19:31, 38; 2 John 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; by ὅπως, Luke 7:3; Luke 11:37; Acts 23:20; by the infinitive (Buttmann, 258 (222); cf. Winer's Grammar, 335 (315)), Luke 5:3; Luke 8:37; John 4:40; Acts 3:3; Acts 10:48; Acts 23:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:12; τινα περί τίνος, Luke 4:38; John 16:9, 20; 1 John 5:16; ὑπέρ τίνος (followed by εἰς with an infinitive; cf. Buttmann, 265 (228)), 2 Thessalonians 2:1f; ἐρωτᾶν τά (WH text omits τά) πρός εἰρήνην (see εἰρήνη, 1), Luke 14:32. (Synonym: see αἰτέω, at the end. Compare: διερωτάω, ἐπερωτάω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

15:23; 15:23; 16:13; 21:24
4:10; 4:10; 7:26
4:38; 5:3; 7:3; 7:36; 8:37; 9:45; 11:37; 14:18; 14:32; 16:27; 19:31; 20:3; 22:68; 23:3
1:19; 1:21; 4:40; 4:47; 5:12; 8:7; 9:19; 9:21; 12:21; 14:16; 16:5; 16:9; 16:19; 16:20; 16:23; 16:30; 17:15; 18:19; 18:21; 19:31; 19:38
3:3; 10:48; 23:18; 23:20
1 Thessalonians
4:1; 5:12
2 Thessalonians
1 John
2 John

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2065 matches the Greek ἐρωτάω (erōtaō),
which occurs 58 times in 57 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 15:23–Act 23:18)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:23 - But He did not answer her with even a word. And His disciples came up and urged G2065 Him, saying, “Send her away, because she keeps shouting [fn]at us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:13 -

Now when Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking G2065 His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:24 - But Jesus responded and said to them, “I will also ask G2065 you one [fn]question, which, if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:10 -

As soon as He was alone, [fn]His followers, along with the twelve disciples, began asking G2065 Him about the parables.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:26 - Now the woman was a [fn]Gentile, of Syrophoenician descent. And she repeatedly asked G2065 Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:38 -

Then He got up and left the synagogue, and entered Simon’s home. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked G2065 Him [fn]to help her.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:3 - And He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked G2065 him to put out a little distance from the land. And He sat down and continued teaching the crowds from the boat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:3 - When he heard about Jesus, he sent some [fn]Jewish elders to Him, asking G2065 Him to come and save the life of his slave.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:36 -

Now one of the Pharisees was requesting G2065 Him to eat with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:37 - And all the [fn]people of the territory of the Gerasenes and the surrounding region asked G2065 Him to leave them, because they were overwhelmed by great fear; and He got into a boat and returned.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:45 - But they [fn]did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they would not comprehend it; and they were afraid to ask G2065 Him about this statement.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:37 -

Now when He had spoken, a Pharisee *asked G2065 Him to have lunch with him; and He went in and reclined at the table.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:18 - “And yet they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I purchased a field and I need to go out to look at it; [fn]please G2065 consider me excused.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:19 - “And another one said, ‘I bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; [fn]please G2065 consider me excused.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:32 - “Otherwise, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and requests G2065 terms of peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:27 - “And he said, ‘Then I request G2065 of you, father, that you send him to my father’s house
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:31 - “And if anyone asks G2065 you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘[fn]The Lord has need of it.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:3 - But He replied to them, “I will also ask G2065 you a [fn]question, and you tell Me:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:68 - and if I ask G2065 a G2065 question G2065, you will not answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:19 -

This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites to him from Jerusalem to ask G2065 him, “Who are you?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:21 - And so they asked G2065 him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he *said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:25 - They asked G2065 him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the [fn]Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:31 -

Meanwhile the disciples were urging G2065 Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat something.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:40 - So when the Samaritans came to [fn]Jesus, they were asking G2065 Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:47 - When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and began asking G2065 Him to come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:12 - They asked G2065 him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Pick it up and walk?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:7 - When they persisted in asking G2065 Him, He straightened up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:2 - And His disciples asked G2065 Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:15 - Then the Pharisees also were asking G2065 him again how he received his sight. And he said to them, “He applied mud to my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:19 - and they questioned G2065 them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:21 - but how he now sees, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask G2065 him; he is of age, he will speak for himself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:23 - It was for this reason that his parents said, “He is of age; ask G2065 him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:21 - these people then came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and were making G2065 a G2065 request G2065 of him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:16 - “I will ask G2065 the Father, and He will give you another [fn]Helper, so that He may be with you forever;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:5 -

“But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks G2065 Me, ‘Where are You going?’

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:19 - Jesus knew that they wanted to question G2065 Him, and He said to them, “Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you are not going to see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:23 - “And on that day you will not question G2065 Me about anything. Truly, truly I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:26 - “On that day you will ask in My name, and I am not saying to you that I will request G2065 of the Father on your behalf;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:30 - “Now we know that You know all things, and that You have no need for anyone to question G2065 You; this is why we believe that You came forth from God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:9 - “I ask G2065 on their behalf; I do not ask G2065 on behalf of the world, but on the behalf of those whom You have given Me, because they are Yours;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:15 - “I am not asking G2065 You to take them out of the world, but to keep them away from [fn]the evil one.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:20 -

“I am not asking G2065 on behalf of these alone, but also for those who believe in Me through their word,

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:19 -

The high priest then questioned G2065 Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:31 -

Now then, since it was the day of preparation, to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the Sabbath ([fn]for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews requested G2065 of Pilate that their legs be broken, and the bodies be taken away.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:38 -

Now after these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one for fear of the [fn]Jews, requested G2065 of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:3 - When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple grounds, he began asking G2065 to receive a charitable gift.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:48 - And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked G2065 him to stay on for a few days.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:39 - and they came and pleaded with them, and when they had led them out, they repeatedly asked G2065 them to leave the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:20 - When they asked G2065 him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:18 - So he took him and led him to the commander and *said, “Paul the prisoner called me over to him and asked G2065 me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you.”

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