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Lexicon :: Strong's G837 - auxanō

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auxanō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A prolonged form of a primary verb
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 8:517,*

Strong’s Definitions

αὐξάνω auxánō, owx-an'-o; a prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow ("wax"), i.e. enlarge (literal or figurative, active or passive):—grow (up), (give the) increase.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's G837 in the following manner: grow (12x), increase (7x), give the increase (2x), grow up (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's G837 in the following manner: grow (12x), increase (7x), give the increase (2x), grow up (1x).
  1. to cause to grow, augment

  2. to increase, become greater

  3. to grow, increase

    1. of plants

    2. of infants

    3. of a multitude of people

    4. of inward Christian growth

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
αὐξάνω auxánō, owx-an'-o; a prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow ("wax"), i.e. enlarge (literal or figurative, active or passive):—grow (up), (give the) increase.
STRONGS NT 837: αὐξάνω
αὐξάνω, and earlier (the only form in Pindar and Sophocles [Veitch, under the word says, 'Hesiod, Mimnermus, Sophocles, Thucydides always have αὔξω or ἀύξομαι, and Pindar except ἀυξάνοι from 130 (Bergk)']) αὔξω (Ephesians 2:21; Colossians 2:19); imperfect ηὔξανον; future αὐξήσω; 1 aorist ηὔξησα; [passive, present αὐξάνομαι]; 1 aorist,
1. transitive, to cause to grow, to augment: 1 Corinthians 3:6; 2 Corinthians 9:10. Passive to grow, increase, become greater: Matthew 13:32; Mark 4:8 L T Tr WH; 2 Corinthians 10:15; Colossians 1:6 [not Rec.]; εἰς τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τοῦ Θεοῦ unto the knowledge of God, Colossians 1:10 (G L T Tr WH τῇ ἐπιγνώσει τοῦ θεοῦ); εἰς σωτηρίαν [not Rec.] to the attaining of salvation, 1 Peter 2:2.
2. according to later usage (from Aristotle, an. post. 1, 13, p. 78b, 6, etc., down; but nowhere in the Sept. [cf. Buttmann, 54 (47); 145 (127); Winers Grammar, § 38, 1]) intransitive, to grow, increase: of plants, Matthew 6:28; Mark 4:8 Rec.; Luke 12:27 [not Tdf.; Tr marginal reading brackets αὐξ.]; Luke 13:19; of infants, Luke 1:80; Luke 2:40; of a multitude of people, Acts 7:17. of inward Christian growth: εἰς Χριστόν, in reference to [Winer's Grammar, 397 (371); yet cf. Ellicott at the passage] Christ, Ephesians 4:15; εἰς ναόν, so as to form a temple, Ephesians 2:21; ἐν χάριτι, 2 Peter 3:18; with an accusative of the substance, τὴν αὔξησιν, Colossians 2:19 [cf. Winers Grammar, § 32, 2; Buttmann, § 131, 5, also Bp. Lightfoot's note at the passage]; of the external increase of the gospel it is said λόγος ηὔξανε: Acts 6:7; Acts 12:24; Acts 19:20; of the growing authority of a teacher and the number of his adherents (opposed to ἐλαττοῦσθαι), John 3:30. [Compare: συν-, ὑπεραυξάνω.]

Related entry:
See STRONGS NT 837: αὔξω
αὔξω, see αὐξάνω.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

6:28; 13:32
4:8; 4:8
1:80; 2:40; 12:27; 13:19
6:7; 7:17; 12:24; 19:20
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
9:10; 10:15
2:21; 2:21; 4:15
1:6; 1:10; 2:19; 2:19
1 Peter
2 Peter

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G837 matches the Greek αὐξάνω (auxanō),
which occurs 22 times in 22 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:28 - “And why are you worried about clothing? Notice how the lilies of the field grow G837; they do not labor nor do they spin thread for cloth,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:32 - and this is smaller than all the other seeds, but when it is fully grown G837, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE SKY come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:8 - “Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased G837, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundred times as much.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:80 - Now the child grew G837 and was becoming strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:40 - Now the Child continued to grow G837 and to become strong, [fn]increasing in wisdom; and the favor of God was upon Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:27 - “Consider the lilies, how they grow G837: they neither labor nor [fn]spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:19 - “It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew G837 and became a tree, and the birds of the sky nested in its branches.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:30 - “He must [fn]increase G837, but I must [fn]decrease.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:7 - The word of God kept spreading G837; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:17 - “But as the time of the promise which God had assured to Abraham was approaching, the people increased G837 and multiplied in Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:24 - But the word of the Lord continued to grow G837 and to be multiplied.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:20 - So [fn]the word of the Lord was growing G837 and prevailing mightily.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:6 - I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing G837 the G837 growth G837.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:7 - So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes G837 the G837 growth G837.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:10 - Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase G837 the harvest of your righteousness;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:15 - not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other people’s labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows G837, we will be, [fn]within our [fn]domain, enlarged even more by you,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:21 - in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing G837 into a holy [fn]temple in the Lord,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:15 - but [fn]speaking the truth in love, [fn]we are to grow G837 up G837 in all aspects into Him who is the head, that is, Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:10 - so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, [fn]to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and [fn]increasing G837 in the [fn]knowledge of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:19 - and not holding firmly to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and [fn]ligaments, grows G837 with a growth [fn]which is from God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:2 - and like newborn babies, long for the [fn]pure [fn]milk of the word, so that by it you may grow G837 [fn]in respect to salvation,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:18 - but grow G837 in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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