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Lexicon :: Strong's G3340 - metanoeō

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μετανοέω
Transliteration
metanoeō (Key)
Pronunciation
met-an-o-eh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:975,636

Trench's Synonyms: lxix. μετανοέω, μεταμέλομαι.

Strong’s Definitions

μετανοέω metanoéō, met-an-o-eh'-o; from G3326 and G3539; to think differently or afterwards, i.e. reconsider (morally, feel compunction):—repent.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's G3340 in the following manner: repent (34x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's G3340 in the following manner: repent (34x).
  1. to change one's mind, i.e. to repent

  2. to change one's mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one's past sins

    "Repentance (metanoia, 'change of mind') involves a turning with contrition from sin to God; the repentant sinner is in the proper condition to accept the divine forgiveness." (F. F. Bruce. The Acts of the Apostles [Greek Text Commentary], London: Tyndale, 1952, p. 97.)
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μετανοέω metanoéō, met-an-o-eh'-o; from G3326 and G3539; to think differently or afterwards, i.e. reconsider (morally, feel compunction):—repent.
STRONGS G3340:
μετανοέω, μετάνω; future μετανοήσω; 1 aorist μετενόησα; from (Antiphon), Xenophon down; the Sept. several times for נִחַם; to change one's mind, i. e. to repent (to feel sorry that one has done this or that, Jonah 3:9), of having offended someone, Luke 17:3f; with ἐπί τίνι added (the dative of the wrong, Hebrew עַל, Amos 7:3; Joel 2:13; Jonah 3:10; Jonah 4:2), of (on account of) something (so Latinme paenitet alicujus rei), 2 Corinthians 12:21; used especially of those who, conscious of their sins and with manifest tokens of sorrow, are intent; on obtaining God's pardon; to repent (Latinpaenitentiam agere): μετανοῶ ἐν σάκκῳ καί σποδῷ, clothed in sackcloth and besprinkled with ashes, Matthew 11:21; Luke 10:13. to change one's mind for the better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one's past sins: Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:15 (cf. Matthew 3:6 ἐξομολογούμενοι τάς ἁμαρτίας αὐτῶν; Matthew 3:8 and Luke 3:8 καρπούς ἀξίους τῆς μετανοίας, i. e. conduct worthy of a heart changed and abhorring sin); (Matthew 11:20; Mark 6:12); Luke 13:3, 5; Luke 15:7, 10; Luke 16:30; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Acts 17:30; Revelation 2:5, 16; Revelation 3:3, 19; on the phrase μετανοεῖν εἰς τό κήρυγμα τίνος, Matthew 12:41 and Luke 11:32, see εἰς, B. II. 2 d.; (Winer's Grammar, 397 (371)). Since τό μετανοεῖν expresses mental direction, the termini from which and to which may be specified: ἀπό τῆς κακίας, to withdraw or turn one's soul from, etc. (cf. Winers Grammar, 622 (577); especially Buttmann, 322 (277)), Acts 8:22; ἐκ τίνος, Revelation 2:21; Revelation 9:20; Revelation 16:11 (see ἐκ, I. 6; (cf. Buttmann, 327 (281), and Winer's Grammar, as above)); μετανοεῖν καί ἐπιστρέφειν ἐπί τόν Θεόν, Acts 26:20; followed by an infinitive indicating purpose (Winer's Grammar, 318 (298)), Revelation 16:9. (Synonym: see μεταμέλομαι.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Joel
2:13
Amos
7:3
Jonah
3:9; 3:10; 4:2
Matthew
3:2; 3:6; 3:8; 4:17; 11:20; 11:21; 12:41
Mark
1:15; 6:12
Luke
3:8; 10:13; 11:32; 13:3; 13:5; 15:7; 15:10; 16:30; 17:3
Acts
2:38; 3:19; 8:22; 17:30; 26:20
2 Corinthians
12:21
Revelation
2:5; 2:16; 2:21; 3:3; 3:19; 9:20; 16:9; 16:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3340 matches the Greek μετανοέω (metanoeō),
which occurs 34 times in 32 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:2 - and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:17 - From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:20 - Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:21 - “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:41 - “The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:15 - and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:12 - So they went out and preached that people should repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:13 - “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:32 - “The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:3 - “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:5 - “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:7 - “I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:10 - “Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:30 - “And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:3 - “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you,[fn] rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:4 - “And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you,[fn] saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:38 - Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:19 - “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:22 - “Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:30 - “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:20 - “but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:21 - lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:5 - “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:16 - “Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:21 - “And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:22 - “Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their[fn] deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:3 - “Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:19 - “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:20 - But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:21 - And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries[fn] or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:9 - And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:11 - They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
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