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Lexicon :: Strong's G720 - arneomai

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arneomai (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Perhaps from ἄλφα (G1) (as a negative particle) and the middle voice of ῥέω (G4483)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:469,79

Strong’s Definitions

ἀρνέομαι arnéomai, ar-neh'-om-ahee; perhaps from G1 (as a negative particle) and the middle voice of G4483; to contradict, i.e. disavow, reject, abnegate:—deny, refuse.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x

The KJV translates Strong's G720 in the following manner: deny (29x), refuse (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x
The KJV translates Strong's G720 in the following manner: deny (29x), refuse (2x).
  1. to deny

  2. to deny someone

    1. to deny one's self

      1. to disregard his own interests or to prove false to himself

      2. act entirely unlike himself

  3. to deny, abnegate, abjure

  4. not to accept, to reject, to refuse something offered

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀρνέομαι arnéomai, ar-neh'-om-ahee; perhaps from G1 (as a negative particle) and the middle voice of G4483; to contradict, i.e. disavow, reject, abnegate:—deny, refuse.
ἀρνέομαι, -οῦμαι; future ἀρνήσομαι; imperfect ὴρνούμην; 1 aorist ἠρνησάμην (rare in Attic, where generally ἠρνήθην cf. Matthew i. p. 538 [better Veitch under the word]); perfect ἤρνημαι; a deponent verb [(from Homer down)] signifying
1. to deny, i. e. εἰπεῖν... οὐκ [to say... not, contradict]: Mark 14:70; Matthew 26:70; John 1:20; John 18:25, John 18:27; Luke 8:45; Acts 4:16; followed by ὅτι οὐ instead of simple ὅτι, in order to make the negation more strong and explicit: Matthew 26:72; 1 John 2:22; (on the same use in Greek writings cf. Kühner ii. p. 761; [Jelf ii. 450; Winer's Grammer § 65, 2 β.; Buttman 355 (305)]).
2. to deny, with an accusative of the person, in various senses:
a. ἀρν. Ἰησοῦν is used of follower of Jesus who, for fear of death or persecution, deny that Jesus is their master, and desert his cause, [to disown]: Matthew 10:33; Luke 12:9; [John 13:38 L text T Tr WH]; 2 Timothy 2:12, (ἀρν. τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, Revelation 3:8 means the same); and on the other hand, of Jesus, denying that one is his follower: Matthew 10:33; 2 Timothy 2:12.
b. ἀρν. God and Christ, is used of those who by cherishing and disseminating pernicious opinions and immorality are adjudged to have apostatized from God and Christ: 1 John 2:22 (cf. 1 John 4:2; 2 John 1:7-11); Jude 1:4; 2 Peter 2:1.
c. ἀρν. ἑαυτόν to deny himself, is used in two senses,
α. to disregard his own interests: Luke 9:23 [R WH marginal reading ἀπαρν.]; cf. ἀπαρνέομαι.
β. to prove false to himself, act entirely unlike himself: 2 Timothy 2:13.
3. to deny i. e. abnegate, abjure; τί, to renounce a thing, forsake it: τὴν ἀσέβειαν κ. τὰς ἐπιθυμίας, Titus 2:12; by act to show estrangement from a thing: τὴν πίστιν, 1 Timothy 5:8; Revelation 2:13; τὴν δύναμιν τῆς εὐσεβείας, 2 Timothy 3:5.
4. not to accept, to reject, refuse, something offered: τινά, Acts 3:14; Acts 7:35; with an infinitive indicating the thing, Hebrews 11:24.
[Compare: ἀπαρνέομαι.]
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

10:33; 10:33; 26:70; 26:72
8:45; 9:23; 12:9
1:20; 13:38; 18:25; 18:27
3:14; 4:16; 7:35
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
2:12; 2:12; 3:5
2 Peter
1 John
2:22; 2:22; 4:2
2 John
2:13; 3:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G720 matches the Greek ἀρνέομαι (arneomai),
which occurs 33 times in 30 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:33 - “But whoever denies G720 Me before people, I will also deny G720 him before My Father who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:70 - But he denied G720 it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are talking about.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:72 - And again he denied G720 it, with an oath: “I do not know the man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:68 - But he denied G720 it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went out onto the [fn]porch.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:70 - But again he denied G720 it. And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, “You really are one of them, for you are a Galilean as well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:45 - And Jesus said, “Who is the one who touched Me?” And while they were all denying G720 it, Peter said, “Master, the [fn]people are crowding and pressing in on You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:23 -

And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny G720 himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:9 - but the one who denies G720 Me before people will be denied before the angels of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:57 - But he denied G720 it, saying, “I do not know Him, woman!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:20 - And he confessed and did not deny G720; and this is what he confessed: “I am not the [fn]Christ.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:38 - Jesus *replied, “Will you lay down your life for Me? Truly, truly I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny G720 Me three times.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:25 -

Now Simon Peter was still standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “You are not one of His disciples as well, are you?” He denied G720 it, and said, “I am not.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:27 - Peter then denied G720 it again, and immediately a rooster crowed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:13 - “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His [fn]Servant Jesus, the one whom you handed over and disowned G720 in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:14 - “But you disowned G720 the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:16 - saying, “What are we to do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy [fn]miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny G720 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:35 -

“This Moses whom they disowned G720, saying, ‘WHO MADE YOU A RULER AND A JUDGE?’ is the one whom God [fn]sent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the [fn]help of the angel who appeared to him in the thorn bush.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:8 - But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied G720 the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:12 -

If we endure, we will also reign with Him;

If we [fn]deny G720 Him, He will also deny G720 us;

Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:13 -

If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny G720 Himself.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:5 - holding to a form of [fn]godliness although they have denied G720 its power; avoid such people as these.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:16 - They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny G720 Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 2:12 - [fn]instructing us to deny G720 ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and in a godly manner in the present age,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:24 - By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused G720 to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:1 -

But false prophets also appeared among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying G720 the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:22 - Who is the liar except the one who denies G720 that Jesus is the [fn]Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies G720 the Father and the Son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:23 - Whoever denies G720 the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:4 - For certain people have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand [fn]marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into indecent behavior and deny G720 our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:13 -

‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold firmly to My name, and did not deny G720 My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:8 -

‘I know your [fn]deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have followed My word, and have not denied G720 My name.

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