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Lexicon :: Strong's G3983 - peinaō

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peinaō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as πένης (G3993) (through the idea of pinching toil; "pine")
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:12,820

Strong’s Definitions

πεινάω peináō, pi-nah'-o; from the same as G3993 (through the idea of pinching toil; "pine"); to famish (absolutely or comparatively); figuratively, to crave:—be an hungered.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's G3983 in the following manner: hunger (10x), be an hungred (9x), be hungry (3x), hungry (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's G3983 in the following manner: hunger (10x), be an hungred (9x), be hungry (3x), hungry (1x).
  1. to hunger, be hungry

    1. to suffer want

    2. to be needy

  2. metaph. to crave ardently, to seek with eager desire

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πεινάω peináō, pi-nah'-o; from the same as G3993 (through the idea of pinching toil; "pine"); to famish (absolutely or comparatively); figuratively, to crave:—be an hungered.
πεινάω, πείνω, infinitive πεινᾶν (Philippians 4:12); future πεινάσω (Luke 6:25; Revelation 7:16); 1 aorist ἐπείνασα — for the earlier forms πεινην, πεινήσω, ἐπείνησα; cf. Lob. ad Phryn., pp. 61 and 204; Winers Grammar, § 13, 3 b.; (Buttmann, 37 (32); 44 (38)); see also διψάω; (from πεινᾷ hunger; (see πένης)); from Homer down; the Sept. for רָעֵב; to hunger, be hungry;
a. properly: Matthew 4:2; Matthew 12:1, 3; Matthew 21:18; Matthew 25:35, 37, 42, 44; Mark 2:25; Mark 11:12; Luke 4:2; Luke 6:3, 25; equivalent to to suffer want, Romans 12:20; 1 Corinthians 11:21, 34; to be needy, Luke 1:53; Luke 6:21; Philippians 4:12; in this same sense it is joined with δίψαν, 1 Corinthians 4:11; in figurative discourse, οὐ πεινᾶν καί οὐ δίψαν is used to describe the condition of one who is in need of nothing requisite for his real (spiritual) life and salvation, John 6:35; Revelation 7:16.
b. metaphorically, to crave ardently, to seek with eager desire: with the accusative of the thing, τήν δικαιοσύνην, Matthew 5:6 (in the better Greek authors with a genitive as χρημάτων, Xenophon, Cyril 8, 3, 39; συμμαχων, 7, 5, 50; ἐπαινου, oec. 13, 9; cf. Winers Grammar, § 30, 10, b. at the end; (Buttmann, § 131, 4); Kuinoel on Matthew 5:6, and see διψάω, 2).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

4:2; 5:6; 5:6; 12:1; 12:3; 21:18; 25:35; 25:37; 25:42; 25:44
2:25; 11:12
1:53; 4:2; 6:3; 6:21; 6:25; 6:25
1 Corinthians
4:11; 11:21; 11:34
4:12; 4:12
7:16; 7:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3983 matches the Greek πεινάω (peinaō),
which occurs 23 times in 23 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:2 - καὶ νηστεύσας ἡμέρας τεσσαράκοντα καὶ νύκτας τεσσαράκοντα ὕστερον ἐπείνασεν G3983
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:6 - μακάριοι οἱ πεινῶντες G3983 καὶ διψῶντες τὴν δικαιοσύνην ὅτι αὐτοὶ χορτασθήσονται
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:1 - Ἐν ἐκείνῳ τῷ καιρῷ ἐπορεύθη Ἰησοῦς τοῖς σάββασιν διὰ τῶν σπορίμων· οἱ δὲ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἐπείνασαν G3983 καὶ ἤρξαντο τίλλειν στάχυας καὶ ἐσθίειν
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:3 - δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς Οὐκ ἀνέγνωτε τί ἐποίησεν Δαβὶδ, ὅτε ἐπείνασεν G3983 αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:18 - Πρωΐας δὲ ἐπανάγων εἰς τὴν πόλιν ἐπείνασεν G3983
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:35 - ἐπείνασα G3983 γὰρ καὶ ἐδώκατέ μοι φαγεῖν ἐδίψησα καὶ ἐποτίσατέ με ξένος ἤμην καὶ συνηγάγετέ με
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:37 - τότε ἀποκριθήσονται αὐτῷ οἱ δίκαιοι λέγοντες Κύριε πότε σε εἴδομεν πεινῶντα G3983 καὶ ἐθρέψαμεν διψῶντα καὶ ἐποτίσαμεν
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:42 - ἐπείνασα G3983 γὰρ καὶ οὐκ ἐδώκατέ μοι φαγεῖν ἐδίψησα καὶ οὐκ ἐποτίσατέ με
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - τότε ἀποκριθήσονται αὐτῷ καὶ αὐτοὶ λέγοντες Κύριε πότε σε εἴδομεν πεινῶντα G3983 διψῶντα ξένον γυμνὸν ἀσθενῆ ἐν φυλακῇ καὶ οὐ διηκονήσαμέν σοι
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:25 - καὶ αὐτὸς ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς Οὐδέποτε ἀνέγνωτε τί ἐποίησεν Δαβίδ, ὅτε χρείαν ἔσχεν καὶ ἐπείνασεν G3983 αὐτός καὶ οἱ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:12 - Καὶ τῇ ἐπαύριον ἐξελθόντων αὐτῶν ἀπὸ Βηθανίας ἐπείνασεν G3983
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:53 - πεινῶντας G3983 ἐνέπλησεν ἀγαθῶν καὶ πλουτοῦντας ἐξαπέστειλεν κενούς
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:2 - ἡμέρας τεσσαράκοντα πειραζόμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ διαβόλου καὶ οὐκ ἔφαγεν οὐδὲν ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις καὶ συντελεσθεισῶν αὐτῶν ὕστερον ἐπείνασεν G3983
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:3 - καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς πρὸς αὐτοὺς εἶπεν Ἰησοῦς Οὐδὲ τοῦτο ἀνέγνωτε ἐποίησεν Δαβὶδ, ὅποτε ἐπείνασεν G3983 αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ ὄντες
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:21 - μακάριοι οἱ πεινῶντες G3983 νῦν ὅτι χορτασθήσεσθε μακάριοι οἱ κλαίοντες νῦν ὅτι γελάσετε
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:25 - οὐαὶ ὑμῖν οἱ ἐμπεπλησμένοι ὅτι πεινάσετε G3983 οὐαί ὑμῖν, οἱ γελῶντες νῦν ὅτι πενθήσετε καὶ κλαύσετε
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:35 - εἶπεν δὲ αὐτοῖς Ἰησοῦς Ἐγώ εἰμι ἄρτος τῆς ζωῆς· ἐρχόμενος πρός μὲ, οὐ μὴ πεινάσῃ G3983 καὶ πιστεύων εἰς ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ διψήσῃ πώποτε
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:20 - ἐὰν οὖν πεινᾷ G3983 ἐχθρός σου ψώμιζε αὐτόν· ἐὰν διψᾷ πότιζε αὐτόν· τοῦτο γὰρ ποιῶν ἄνθρακας πυρὸς σωρεύσεις ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:11 - ἄχρι τῆς ἄρτι ὥρας καὶ πεινῶμεν G3983 καὶ διψῶμεν καὶ γυμνητεύομεν, καὶ κολαφιζόμεθα καὶ ἀστατοῦμεν
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:21 - ἕκαστος γὰρ τὸ ἴδιον δεῖπνον προλαμβάνει ἐν τῷ φαγεῖν καὶ ὃς μὲν πεινᾷ G3983 ὃς δὲ μεθύει
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:34 - εἰ δέ τις πεινᾷ G3983 ἐν οἴκῳ ἐσθιέτω ἵνα μὴ εἰς κρίμα συνέρχησθε. Τὰ δὲ λοιπὰ ὡς ἂν ἔλθω διατάξομαι
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:12 - οἶδα δὲ ταπεινοῦσθαι οἶδα καὶ περισσεύειν· ἐν παντὶ καὶ ἐν πᾶσιν μεμύημαι καὶ χορτάζεσθαι καὶ πεινᾶν G3983 καὶ περισσεύειν καὶ ὑστερεῖσθαι·
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:16 - οὐ πεινάσουσιν G3983 ἔτι οὐδὲ διψήσουσιν ἔτι οὐδὲ μὴ πέσῃ ἐπ᾽ αὐτοὺς ἥλιος οὐδὲ πᾶν καῦμα
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