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Lexicon :: Strong's G4238 - prassō

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prassō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
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39x in 26 unique form(s)
38x in 26 unique form(s)
21x in 14 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:632,927

Trench's Synonyms: xcvi. ποιέω, πράσσω.

Strong’s Definitions

πράσσω prássō, pras'-so; a primary verb; to "practise", i.e. perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication, to execute, accomplish, etc.; specially, to collect (dues), fare (personally):—commit, deeds, do, exact, keep, require, use arts.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x

The KJV translates Strong's G4238 in the following manner: do (28x), commit (5x), exact (1x), require (1x), deed (1x), keep (1x), use arts (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x
The KJV translates Strong's G4238 in the following manner: do (28x), commit (5x), exact (1x), require (1x), deed (1x), keep (1x), use arts (1x).
  1. to exercise, practise, to be busy with, carry on

    1. to undertake, to do

  2. to accomplish, perform

    1. to commit, perpetrate

  3. to manage public affairs, transact public business

    1. to exact tribute, revenue, debts

  4. to act

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πράσσω prássō, pras'-so; a primary verb; to "practise", i.e. perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication, to execute, accomplish, etc.; specially, to collect (dues), fare (personally):—commit, deeds, do, exact, keep, require, use arts.
πράσσω and (once viz. Acts 17:7 R G) πράττω; future πράξω; 1 aorist ἔπραξα; perfect πέπραχά; perfect passive participle πεπραγμενος; from Homer down; the Sept. several times for עָשָׂה and פָּעַל; to do, practise, effect, Latinagere (but ποιεῖν to make, Latinfacere; (see ποιέω, at the end)); i. e.:
1. to exercise, practise, be busy with, carry on: τά περίεργα, Acts 19:19; τά ἰδίᾳ, to mind one's own affairs, 1 Thessalonians 4:11 (τά ἑαυτοῦ (Sophocles Electr. 678); Xenophon, mem. 2, 9, 1; Plato, Phaedr., p. 247a.; Demosthenes, p. 150, 21; others); used of performing the duties of an office, 1 Corinthians 9:17. to undertake to do, μηδέν προπετές, Acts 19:36.
2. to accomplish, to perform: πεπραγμένον ἐστιν, has been accomplished, has taken place, Acts 26:26; εἴτε ἀγαθόν, εἴτε κακόν, 2 Corinthians 5:10; ἀγαθόν φαῦλον (κακόν), Romans 9:11 (δίκαια ἄδικα, Plato, Apology, p. 28 b.); ἄξια τῆς μετανοίας ἔργα, Acts 26:20; add, Romans 7:15, 19; Philippians 4:9; μόνον, to do, i. e. keep the law, Romans 2:25; of unworthy acts, to commit, perpetrate (less frequent so in Greek writings, as πολλά καί ἀνόσια, Xenophon, symp. 8, 22; with them ποιεῖν ((see Schmidt, Syn., chapter 23, 11, 3; Liddell and Scott, under the word, B.)) is more common in reference to bad conduct; hence, τούς ἐπισταμένους μέν δεῖ πράττειν, ποιοῦντας δέ ταναντια, Xenophon, mem. 3, 9, 4), Acts 26:9; 2 Corinthians 12:21; τό ἔργον τοῦτο, this (criminal) deed, 1 Corinthians 5:2 T WH Tr marginal reading; add, Luke 22:23; Acts 3:17; Acts 5:35; Romans 7:19; τά τοιαῦτα, such nameless iniquities, Romans 1:32 (where ποιεῖν and πράσσειν are used indiscriminately (but cf. Meyer)); Romans 2:1-3; Galatians 5:21; (φαῦλα, John 3:20; John 5:29; τί ἄξιον θανάτου, Luke 23:15; Acts 25:11, 25; Acts 26:31; τό κακόν, Romans 7:19; Romans 13:4; ἄτοπον, Luke 23:41; τί τίνι κακόν, to bring evil upon one, Acts 16:28.
3. to manage public affairs, transact public business (Xenophon, Demosthenes, Plutarch); from this use has come a sense met with from Pindar, Aeschylus, Herodotus down, viz. to exact tribute, revenue, debts: Luke 3:13 (here R. V. extort); τό ἀργύριον, Luke 19:23 (soagere in Latin, cf. the commentators on Suetonius, Vesp. 1; (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 42, 1 a.)).
4. intransitive, to act (see εὖ, p. 256a): ἀπέναντι τίνος, contrary to a thing, Acts 17:7.
5. from Aeschylus and Herodotus down reflexively, me habere: τί πράσσω, how I do, the state of my affairs, Ephesians 6:21; εὖ πράξετε (see εὖ), Acts 15:29 (cf. Buttmann, 300 (258)).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

3:13; 19:23; 22:23; 23:15; 23:41
3:20; 5:29
3:17; 5:35; 15:29; 16:28; 17:7; 17:7; 19:19; 19:36; 25:11; 25:25; 26:9; 26:20; 26:26; 26:31
1:32; 2:1; 2:2; 2:3; 2:25; 7:15; 7:19; 7:19; 7:19; 9:11; 13:4
1 Corinthians
5:2; 9:17
2 Corinthians
5:10; 12:21
1 Thessalonians

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4238 matches the Greek πράσσω (prassō),
which occurs 38 times in 36 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:13 - And he said to them, “[fn]Collect G4238 no more than what you have been ordered to.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:23 - ‘And so why did you not put my money in the bank, and when I came back, I would have collected G4238 it with interest?’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:23 - And they began to debate among themselves which one of them it was who was going to do G4238 this.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:15 - “No, nor has Herod, for he sent Him back to us; and behold, nothing deserving death has been done G4238 by Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:41 - “And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving [fn]what we deserve for our crimes G4238; but this man has done G4238 nothing wrong.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:20 - “For everyone who does G4238 evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, so that his deeds will not be exposed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:29 - and will come out: those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed G4238 the bad deeds to a resurrection of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:17 - “And now, brothers, I know that you acted G4238 in ignorance, just as your rulers also did.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:35 - And he said to them, “Men of Israel, be careful as to what you are about to do G4238 with these men.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:29 -

that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from acts of sexual immorality; [fn]if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do G4238 well. Farewell.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:28 - But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying, “Do G4238 not harm yourself, for we are all here!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:7 - [fn]and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act G4238 contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:19 - And many of those who practiced G4238 magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they added up the prices of [fn]the books and found it to be fifty thousand [fn]pieces of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:36 - “So, since these are undeniable facts, you ought to keep calm and to do G4238 nothing rash.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:11 - “If, therefore, I am in the wrong and have committed G4238 something deserving death, I am not trying to avoid execution; but if there is nothing to the accusations which these men are bringing against me, no one can hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:25 - “But I found that he had committed G4238 nothing deserving death; and since he himself appealed to [fn]the Emperor, I decided to send him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:9 - “So I thought to myself that I had to act G4238 in strong opposition to the name of Jesus [fn]of Nazareth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:20 - but continually proclaimed to those in Damascus first, and in Jerusalem, and then all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they are to repent and turn to God, performing G4238 deeds consistent with repentance.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:26 - “For the king [fn]knows about these matters, and I also speak to him with confidence, since I am persuaded that none of these things escape his notice; for this has not been done G4238 in a [fn]corner.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:31 - and when they had gone out, they began talking to one another, saying, “This man is not doing G4238 anything deserving death or [fn]imprisonment.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:32 - and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice G4238 such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also approve of those who practice G4238 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:1 - Therefore you have no excuse, [fn]you foolish person, everyone of you who passes judgment; for [fn]in that matter in which you judge someone else, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice G4238 the same things.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:2 - And we know that the judgment of God [fn]rightly falls upon those who practice G4238 such things.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:3 - But do you suppose this, [fn]you foolish person who passes judgment on those who practice G4238 such things, and yet does them as well, that you will escape the judgment of God?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:25 - For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice G4238 [fn]the Law; but if you are a violator [fn]of the Law, your circumcision has turned into uncircumcision.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:15 - For I do not understand what I am doing; for I am not practicing G4238 what I want to do, but I do the very thing I hate.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:19 - For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice G4238 the very evil that I do not want.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:11 - for though the twins were not yet born and had not done G4238 anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to His choice would [fn]stand, not [fn]because of works but [fn]because of Him who calls,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - for it is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a servant of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices G4238 evil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:17 - For if I do G4238 this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a commission nonetheless.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:10 - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive compensation for [fn]his deeds done through the body, in accordance with what he has done G4238, whether good or bad.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:21 - I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and indecent behavior which they have practiced G4238.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:21 - envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice G4238 such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:21 - Now, so that you also may know about my circumstances as to [fn]what I am doing G4238, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful [fn]servant in the Lord, will make everything known to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:9 - As for the things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice G4238 these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:11 - and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend G4238 to your own business and work with your hands, just as we instructed you,
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