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Lexicon :: Strong's G3670 - homologeō

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homologeō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From a compound of the base of ὁμοῦ (G3674) and λόγος (G3056)
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TDNT Reference: 5:199,687

Strong’s Definitions

ὁμολογέω homologéō, hom-ol-og-eh'-o; from a compound of the base of G3674 and G3056; to assent, i.e. covenant, acknowledge:—con- (pro-)fess, confession is made, give thanks, promise.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's G3670 in the following manner: confess (17x), profess (3x), promise (1x), give thanks (1x), confession is made (1x), acknowledgeth (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's G3670 in the following manner: confess (17x), profess (3x), promise (1x), give thanks (1x), confession is made (1x), acknowledgeth (1x).
  1. to say the same thing as another, i.e. to agree with, assent

  2. to concede

    1. not to refuse, to promise

    2. not to deny

      1. to confess

      2. declare

      3. to confess, i.e. to admit or declare one's self guilty of what one is accused of

  3. to profess

    1. to declare openly, speak out freely

    2. to profess one's self the worshipper of one

  4. to praise, celebrate

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ὁμολογέω homologéō, hom-ol-og-eh'-o; from a compound of the base of G3674 and G3056; to assent, i.e. covenant, acknowledge:—con- (pro-)fess, confession is made, give thanks, promise.
ὁμολογέω, ὁμολογῶ; imperfect ὡμολόγουν; future ὁμολογήσω; 1 aorist ὡμολόγησα; present passive 3 person singular ὁμολογεῖται; (from ὁμόλογος, and this from ὁμον and λέγω); from (Sophocles and) Herodotus down;
1. properly, to say the same thing as another, i. e. to agree with, assent, both absolutely and with a dative of the person; often so in Greek writings from Herodotus down; hence,
2. universally, to concede; i. e.
a. not to refuse, i. e. to promise: τίνι τήν ἐπαγγελίαν, Acts 7:17 L T Tr WH (here R. V. vouchsafe); followed by an object. infinitive, Matthew 14:7 (Plato, Demosthenes, Plutarch, others).
b. not to deny, i. e. to confess; declare: joined with οὐκ ἀρνεῖσθαι, followed by direct discourse with recitative ὅτι, John 1:20; followed by ὅτι, Hebrews 11:13; τίνι τί, ὅτι, Acts 24:14; to confess, i. e. to admit or declare oneself guilty of what one is accused of: τάς ἁμαρτίας, 1 John 1:9 (Sir. 4:26).
3. to profess (the difference between the Latin profiteor (`to declare openly and voluntarily') and confiteor (`to declare fully,' implying the yielding or change of one's conviction; fessio fidei, confessio peccatorum) is exhibited in Cicero, pro Sest. 51, 109), i. e. to declare openly, speak out freely (A. V. generally confess; on its construction see Buttmann, § 133, 7): (followed by an infinitive, εἰδέναι Θεόν, Titus 1:16); τίνι (cf. Buttmann, as above; Winer's Grammar, § 31, 1 f.) followed by direct discourse with ὅτι recitative, Matthew 7:23; one is said ὁμολογεῖν that of which he is convinced and which he holds to be true (hence, ὁμολογεῖν is distinguished from πιστεύειν in John 12:42; Romans 10:9f): the passive absolute, with στόματι (dative of instrum.) added, Romans 10:10; τί, Acts 23:8; τινα with a predicate accusative (Buttmann, as above), αὐτόν Χριστόν, John 9:22; κύριον (predicate accusative) λησουν, Romans 10:9 (here WH τό ῤῆμα... ὅτι κύριος etc., L marginal reading Tr marginal reading simply ὅτι etc.; again with ὅτι in 1 John 4:15); Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν ἐν σαρκί ἐληλυθότα (Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading ἐληλυθεναι), 1 John 4:2 and Rec. also in 3 (see below); ἐρχόμενον ἐν σαρκί, 2 John 1:7 (cf. Buttmann, as above; Winer's Grammar, 346 (324)); τινα, to profess oneself the worshipper of one, 1 John 4:3 (here WH marginal reading λύει, cf. Westcott, Epistles of John, p. 156ff) and G L T Tr WH in 1 John 2:23; ἐν with a dative of the person (see ἐν, I. 8 c.), Matthew 10:32; Luke 12:8; with cognate accusative giving the substance of the profession (cf. Buttmann, § 131, 5; Winer's Grammar, § 32, 2), ὁμολογίαν, 1 Timothy 6:12 (also followed by περί τίνος, Philo de mut. nom. § 8); τό ὄνομα τίνος, to declare the name (written in the book of life) to be the name of a follower of me, Revelation 3:5 G L T Tr WH.
4. According to a usage unknown to Greek writers to praise, celebrate (see ἐξομολογέω, 2; (Buttmann, § 133, 7)): τίνι, Hebrews 13:15. (Compare: ἀνθομολογέω (ἀνθομολογοῦμαι), ἐξομολογέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

7:23; 10:32; 14:7
1:20; 9:22; 12:42
7:17; 23:8; 24:14
10:9; 10:9; 10:10
1 Timothy
11:13; 13:15
1 John
1:9; 2:23; 4:2; 4:3; 4:15
2 John

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3670 matches the Greek ὁμολογέω (homologeō),
which occurs 23 times in 20 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:23 - “And then I will declare G3670 to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:32 - “Therefore everyone who [fn]confesses G3670 Me before men, I will also confess G3670 [fn]him before My Father who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:7 - so much that he promised G3670 with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:8 - “And I say to you, everyone who confesses G3670 Me before men, the Son of Man will confess G3670 him also before the angels of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:20 - And he confessed G3670 and did not deny, but confessed, G3670 “I am not [fn]the Christ.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:22 - His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed G3670 Him to be [fn]Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:42 - Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing G3670 Him, for fear that they would be [fn]put out of the synagogue;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:8 - For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge G3670 them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:14 - “But this I admit G3670 to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve [fn]the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:9 - [fn]that if you confess G3670 with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:10 - for with the heart a person believes, [fn]resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, G3670 [fn]resulting in salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:12 - Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made G3670 the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:16 - They profess G3670 to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:13 - All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed G3670 that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:15 - Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that [fn]give G3670 thanks G3670 to His name.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 1:9 - If we confess G3670 our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:2 - By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses G3670 that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:3 - and every spirit that does not confess G3670 Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:15 - Whoever confesses G3670 that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Jo 1:7 - For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge G3670 Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
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