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Lexicon :: Strong's G3309 - merimnaō

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μεριμνάω
Transliteration
merimnaō (Key)
Pronunciation
mer-im-nah'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:589,584

Strong’s Definitions

μεριμνάω merimnáō, mer-im-nah'-o; from G3308; to be anxious about:—(be, have) care(-ful), take thought.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's G3309 in the following manner: take thought (11x), care (5x), be careful (2x), have care (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's G3309 in the following manner: take thought (11x), care (5x), be careful (2x), have care (1x).
  1. to be anxious

    1. to be troubled with cares

  2. to care for, look out for (a thing)

    1. to seek to promote one's interests

    2. caring or providing for

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μεριμνάω merimnáō, mer-im-nah'-o; from G3308; to be anxious about:—(be, have) care(-ful), take thought.
STRONGS G3309:
μεριμνάω, μερίμνω future μεριμνήσω; 1 aorist subjunctive 2 person plural μεριμνήσητε; (μέριμνα);
a. to be anxious; to be troubled with cares: absolutely, Matthew 6:27, 31; Luke 12:25; μηδέν μεριμνᾶτε, be anxious about nothing, Philippians 4:6; with the dative of the thing for the interests of which one is solicitous (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 31, 1 b.): τῇ ψυχή, about sustaining life, τῷ σώματι, Matthew 6:25; Luke 12:22; περί τίνος, about a thing, Matthew 6:28; Luke 12:26; εἰς τήν αὔριον, for the morrow, i. e. about what may be on the morrow, Matthew 6:34; followed by an indirect question πῶς τί, Matthew 10:19; Luke 12:11 (here Tr marginal reading omits; Tr text WH brackets τί); joined with τυρβάζεσθαι (θορυβάζεσθαι) followed by περί πολλά, Luke 10:41 (WH marginal reading omits)
b. to care for, look out for (a thing); to seek to promote one's interests: τά ἑαυτῆς, Matthew 6:34 Rec.; τά τοῦ κυρίου, 1 Corinthians 7:32-34; τά τοῦ κόσμου, 1 Corinthians 7:34; ἑαυτῆς, Matthew 6:34 L T Tr WH (a usage unknown to Greek writers, although they put a genitive after other verbs of caring or providing for, as ἐπιμελεῖσθαι, φροντίζειν, προνόειν, cf. Krüger, § 47, 11; Winers Grammar, 205 (193); Buttmann, § 133, 25); τά περί τίνος, Philippians 2:20; ἵνα τό αὐτό ὑπέρ ἀλλήλων μεριμνῶσι τά μέλη, that the members may have the same care one for another, 1 Corinthians 12:25. (The Sept. for דָּאַג, to be anxious, Psalm 37:19 (Ps. 38:19); רָגַז, to be disturbed, annoyed in spirit, 2 Samuel 7:10; 1 Chronicles 17:9; in Greek writings from Xenophon, and Sophocles down.) (Compare: προμεριμνάω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Samuel
7:10
1 Chronicles
17:9
Psalms
37:19; 38:19
Matthew
6:25; 6:27; 6:28; 6:31; 6:34; 6:34; 6:34; 10:19
Luke
10:41; 12:11; 12:22; 12:25; 12:26
1 Corinthians
7:32; 7:33; 7:34; 7:34; 12:25
Philippians
2:20; 4:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3309 matches the Greek μεριμνάω (merimnaō),
which occurs 19 times in 17 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:25 - “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:27 - And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:28 - And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:31 - Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:34 - “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:19 - When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:41 - But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:11 - And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:22 - And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:25 - And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:26 - If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:32 - I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:33 - But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:34 - and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:25 - that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:20 - For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:6 - do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
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