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Lexicon :: Strong's G2212 - zēteō

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ζητέω
Transliteration
zēteō (Key)
Pronunciation
dzay-teh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
mGNT
117x in 32 unique form(s)
TR
119x in 35 unique form(s)
LXX
244x in 48 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:892,300

Strong’s Definitions

ζητέω zētéō, dzay-teh'-o; of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specially, (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life):—be (go) about, desire, endeavour, enquire (for), require, (X will) seek (after, for, means). Compare G4441.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 119x

The KJV translates Strong's G2212 in the following manner: seek (100x), seek for (5x), go about (4x), desire (3x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 119x
The KJV translates Strong's G2212 in the following manner: seek (100x), seek for (5x), go about (4x), desire (3x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. to seek in order to find

    1. to seek a thing

    2. to seek [in order to find out] by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into

    3. to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after

  2. to seek i.e. require, demand

    1. to crave, demand something from someone

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ζητέω zētéō, dzay-teh'-o; of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specially, (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life):—be (go) about, desire, endeavour, enquire (for), require, (X will) seek (after, for, means). Compare G4441.
STRONGS G2212:
ζητέω, ζητῶ; imperfect 3 person singular ἐζήτει, plural ἐζήτουν; future ζητήσω; 1 aorist ἐζήτησα; passive, present ζητοῦμαι; imperfect 3 person singular ἐζητεῖτο (Hebrews 8:7); 1 future ζητηθήσομαι (Luke 12:48); (from Homer on); the Sept. for דָּרַשׁ, and much more often for בִּקֵשׁ; to seek, i. e.
1. to seek in order to find;
a. universally and absolutely: Matthew 7:7; Luke 11:9f (see εὑρίσκω, 1 a); τινα, Mark 1:37; Luke 2:48 (Luke 2:45 R L marginal reading), (Luke 4:42 Rec.); John 6:24; John 18:4, 7; Acts 10:19, and often; followed by ἐν with the dative of place, Acts 9:11; with the accusative of the thing (μαργαρίτας), of buyers, Matthew 13:45; something lost, Matthew 18:12; Luke 19:10; τί ἐν τίνι, as fruit on a tree, Luke 13:6f; ἀνάπαυσιν, a place of rest, Matthew 12:43; Luke 11:24; after the Hebrew (פּ אֶת־נֶפֶשׁ בִּקֵּשׁ... (cf. Winer's Grammar, 33 (32); 18)) ψυχήν τίνος, to seek, plot against, the life of one, Matthew 2:20; Romans 11:3, (Exodus 4:19, etc.); universally, τί ζητεῖς; what dost thou seek? what dost thou wish? John 1:38 (39); (John 4:27).
b. to seek (i. e. in order to find out) by thinking, meditating, reasoning; to inquire into: περί τίνος ζητεῖτε μετ' ἀλλήλων; John 16:19; followed by indirect discourse, πῶς, τί, τινα: Mark 11:18; Mark 14:1, 11; Luke 12:29; Luke 22:2; 1 Peter 5:8; τόν Θεόν, to follow up the traces of divine majesty and power, Acts 17:27 (universally, to seek the knowledge of God, Wis. 1:1 Wis. 13:6; (Philo, monarch. i. § 5)).
c. to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after: εὐκαιρίαν, Matthew 26:16; Luke 22:6; ψευδομαρτυρίαν, Matthew 26:59; Mark 14:55; τόν θάνατον, an opportunity to die, Revelation 9:6; λύσιν, 1 Corinthians 7:27; τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, Matthew 6:33; Luke 12:31; τά ἄνω, Colossians 3:1; εἰρήνην, 1 Peter 3:11; ἀφθαρσίαν etc. Romans 2:7; δόξαν ἐκ τίνος, 1 Thessalonians 2:6; τήν δόξαν τήν παρά τίνος, John 5:44; τά τίνος, the property of one, 2 Corinthians 12:14; τήν δόξαν Θεοῦ, to seek to promote the glory of God, John 7:18; John 8:50; τό θέλημα τίνος, to attempt to establish, John 5:30; τό σύμφορον τίνος, to seek to further the profit or advantage of one, 1 Corinthians 10:33, equivalent to ζητεῖν τά τίνος, 1 Corinthians 10:24; 1 Corinthians 13:5; Philippians 2:21; ὑμᾶς, to seek to win your souls, 2 Corinthians 12:14; τόν Θεόν, to seek the favor of God (see ἐκζητέω, a.), Romans 10:20; (Romans 3:11 Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading). followed by an infinitive (Buttmann, 258 (222); Winers Grammar, § 44, 3) to seek i. e. desire, endeavor: Matthew 12:46 (Matthew 12:47 (WH in marginal reading only)); Matthew 21:46; Mark 4:19 (L Tr marginal reading); Mark 12:12; Luke 5:18; Luke 6:19; Luke 9:9; John 5:18; John 7:4 (Buttmann, § 142, 4); John 5:19; Acts 13:8; Acts 16:10; Romans 10:3; Galatians 1:10; Galatians 2:17; followed by ἵνα (Buttmann, 237 (205)), 1 Corinthians 14:12.
2. to seek i. e. require, demand: (σημεῖον, Mark 8:12 L T Tr WH; Luke 11:29 T Tr WH); σοφίαν, 1 Corinthians 1:22; δοκιμήν, 2 Corinthians 13:3; τί παρά τίνος, to crave, demand something from someone, Mark 8:11; Luke 11:16; Luke 12:48; ἐν τίνι, the dative of person, to seek in one, i. e. to require of him, followed by ἵνα, 1 Corinthians 4:2. (Compare: ἀναζητέω, ἐκζητέω, ἐπιζητέω, συζητέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Exodus
4:19
Matthew
2:20; 6:33; 7:7; 12:43; 12:46; 12:47; 13:45; 18:12; 21:46; 26:16; 26:59
Mark
1:37; 4:19; 8:11; 8:12; 11:18; 12:12; 14:1; 14:11; 14:55
Luke
2:45; 2:48; 4:42; 5:18; 6:19; 9:9; 11:9; 11:16; 11:24; 11:29; 12:29; 12:31; 12:48; 12:48; 13:6; 19:10; 22:2; 22:6
John
1:38; 4:27; 5:18; 5:19; 5:30; 5:44; 6:24; 7:4; 7:18; 8:50; 16:19; 18:4; 18:7
Acts
9:11; 10:19; 13:8; 16:10; 17:27
Romans
2:7; 3:11; 10:3; 10:20; 11:3
1 Corinthians
1:22; 4:2; 7:27; 10:24; 10:33; 13:5; 14:12
2 Corinthians
12:14; 12:14; 13:3
Galatians
1:10; 2:17
Philippians
2:21
Colossians
3:1
1 Thessalonians
2:6
Hebrews
8:7
1 Peter
3:11; 5:8
Revelation
9:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2212 matches the Greek ζητέω (zēteō),
which occurs 119 times in 116 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 3 (Mat 2:13–Luk 24:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:13 -

Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the [fn]Lord *appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search G2212 for G2212 the Child to destroy Him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:20 - “Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought G2212 the Child’s life are dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:33 - “But [fn]seek G2212 first [fn]His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be [fn]added to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:7 -

[fn]Ask, and it will be given to you; [fn]seek G2212, and you will find; [fn]knock, and it will be opened to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:8 - “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks G2212 finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:43 -

“Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking G2212 rest, and does not find it.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:46 -

While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking G2212 to speak to Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:47 - [fn]Now someone said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking G2212 to speak to You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:45 -

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking G2212 fine pearls,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:12 -

“What do you think? If any man has one hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search G2212 for G2212 the one that is straying?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:46 - And although they were seeking G2212 to seize Him, they feared the crowds, because they were regarding Him to be a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:16 - And from then on he began looking G2212 for a good opportunity to [fn]betray [fn]Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:59 -

Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin kept trying G2212 to G2212 obtain G2212 false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:5 - And the angel answered and said to the women, “[fn]Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking G2212 for G2212 Jesus who has been crucified.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:37 - and they found Him, and *said to Him, “Everyone is looking G2212 for G2212 You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:32 - And a crowd was sitting around Him, and they *said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking G2212 for G2212 You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:11 -

And the Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking G2212 from Him [fn]a sign from heaven, testing Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:18 - And the chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking G2212 how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 -

And they were seeking G2212 to seize Him, and yet they feared the crowd, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:1 -

Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking G2212 how, after seizing Him in secret, they might kill Him;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:11 - And when they heard this, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he began seeking G2212 how to betray Him at an opportune time.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:55 - Now the chief priests and the whole [fn]Sanhedrin were seeking G2212 to G2212 obtain G2212 testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:6 - And he *said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking G2212 for G2212 Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, the place where they laid Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:45 - When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem searching for Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:48 - When they saw Him, they were astonished, and His mother said to Him, “Child, why have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I [fn]have been anxiously searching G2212 for G2212 You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:49 - And He said to them, “Why is it that you were searching G2212 for G2212 Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s [fn]house?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:42 -

When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were eagerly seeking for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away from them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:18 - And behold, some men were carrying on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; and they were trying G2212 to bring him in and to set him down before Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:19 - And all the crowd was trying G2212 to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:9 - And Herod said, “I myself had John beheaded, but who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying G2212 to see Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:9 -

“So I say to you, [fn]ask, and it will be given to you; [fn]seek G2212, and you will find; [fn]knock, and it will be opened to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:10 - “For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks G2212, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:16 - And others, testing Him, were seeking G2212 from Him [fn]a sign from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:24 -

“When the unclean spirit goes out of [fn]a man, it passes through waterless places seeking G2212 rest, and not finding any, it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:54 - plotting to catch [fn]Him in something He might say.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:29 - “And do not seek G2212 what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:31 - “But seek G2212 His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:48 - but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a beating, will receive but a few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:6 -

And He was telling this parable: “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking G2212 fruit on it and did not find any.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:7 - “And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come seeking G2212 fruit on this fig tree [fn]without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:24 - “Strive to enter through the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek G2212 to enter and will not be able.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:8 -

“Or what woman, if she has ten [fn]drachmas and loses one [fn]drachma, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search G2212 carefully until she finds it?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:33 - “Whoever seeks G2212 to keep his [fn]life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:3 - And Zaccheus was trying G2212 to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:10 - “For the Son of Man has come to seek G2212 and to save the lost.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:47 -

And He was teaching daily in the temple, but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying G2212 to destroy Him,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:19 -

And the scribes and the chief priests tried G2212 to lay hands on Him that very hour, but they feared the people. For they understood that He spoke this parable against them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:2 - And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking G2212 how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:6 - So he consented, and began seeking G2212 a good opportunity to betray Him to them [fn]apart from the crowd.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:5 - and when the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek G2212 the living One among the dead?

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