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Lexicon :: Strong's G700 - areskō

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areskō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from αἴρω (G142) (through the idea of exciting emotion)
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TDNT Reference: 1:455,77

Strong’s Definitions

ἀρέσκω aréskō, ar-es'-ko; probably from G142 (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by implication, to seek to be so):—please.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's G700 in the following manner: please (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's G700 in the following manner: please (17x).
  1. to please

  2. to strive to please

    1. to accommodate one's self to the opinions desires and interests of others

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀρέσκω aréskō, ar-es'-ko; probably from G142 (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by implication, to seek to be so):—please.
ἀρέσκω; imperfect ἤρεσκον; future ἀρέσω; 1 aorist ἤρεσα; (ΑΡΩ [see ἄρα at the beginning]); [from Homer down];
a. to please: τινί, Matthew 14:6; Mark 6:22; Romans 8:8; Romans 15:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 1 Corinthians 7:32-34; Galatians 1:10; 2 Timothy 2:4; ἐνώπιόν τινος, after the Hebrew בְּעֵינֵי, Acts 6:5 (1 Kings 3:10; Genesis 34:18, etc.).
b. to strive to please; to accommodate oneself to the opinions, desires, interests of others: τινί, 1 Corinthians 10:33 (πάντα πᾶσιν ἀρέσκω); 1 Thessalonians 2:4. ἀρέσκειν ἑαυτῷ, to please oneself and therefore to have an eye to one's own interests: Romans 15:1, 3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1 Kings
8:8; 15:1; 15:2; 15:3
1 Corinthians
7:32; 7:33; 7:34; 10:33
1 Thessalonians
2:4; 2:15; 4:1
2 Timothy

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G700 matches the Greek ἀρέσκω (areskō),
which occurs 17 times in 16 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:6 - But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased G700 Herod.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:22 - And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased G700 Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:5 - And the saying pleased G700 the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:8 - So then they that are in the flesh cannot please G700 God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:1 - We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please G700 ourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:2 - Let G700  every one of us please G700 his neighbour for his good to edification.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:3 - For even Christ pleased G700 not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:32 - But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please G700 the Lord:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:33 - But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please G700 his wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:34 - There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please G700 her husband.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:33 - Even as I please G700 all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:10 - For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please G700 men? for if I G700  yet pleased G700 men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:4 - But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing G700 men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:15 - Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please G700 not God, and are contrary to all men:
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:1 - Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please G700 God, so ye would abound more and more.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:4 - No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please G700 him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
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