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Dictionaries :: Seek

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2212 Greek: zeteo

Seek:

signifies

(a) "to seek, to seek for," e.g., Mat 7:7, 8; 13:45; Luk 24:5; Jhn 6:24; of plotting against a person's life, Mat 2:20; Act 21:31; Rom 11:3; metaphorically, to "seek" by thinking, to "seek" how to do something, or what to obtain, e.g., Mar 11:18; Luk 12:29; to "seek" to ascertain a meaning, Jhn 16:19, "do ye inquire;" to "seek" God, Act 17:27, RV; Rom 10:20;

(b) "to seek or strive after, endeavor, to desire," e.g., Mat 12:46, 47, RV, "seeking" (AV, "desiring"); Luk 9:9, RV, "sought" (AV, "desired"); Jhn 7:19, RV, "seek ye" (AV, "go ye about"); so Jhn 7:20; Rom 10:3, RV, "seeking" (AV, "going about"); of "seeking" the kingdom of God and His righteousness, in the sense of coveting earnestly, striving after, Mat 6:33; "the things that are above," Col 3:1; peace, 1Pe 3:11;

(c) "to require or demand," e.g., Mar 8:12; Luk 11:29 (some mss. have No. 4); 1Cr 4:2, "it is required;" 2Cr 13:3, "ye seek."
See ABOUT, B, Note, DESIRE, B, Note (2), ENDEAVOR, GO, Note (2) (a), INQUIRE, REQUIRE.

2 Strong's Number: g327 Greek: anazeteo

Seek:

"to seek carefully" (ana, "up," used intensively, and No. 1), is used of searching for human beings, difficulty in the effort being implied Luk 2:44, 45 (some mss. have No. 1 in the latter ver.); Act 11:25; numerous illustrations of this particular meaning in the papyri are given by Moulton and Milligan. In the Sept., Job 3:4; 10:6.

3 Strong's Number: g1567 Greek: ekzeteo

Seek:

signifies

(a) "to seek out (ek) or after, to search for;" e.g., God, Rom 3:11; the Lord, Act 15:17; in Hbr 11:6, RV, "seek after" (AV, "diligently seek"); Hbr 12:17, RV, "sought diligently" (AV, "sought carefully"); 1Pe 1:10, RV, "sought" (AV, "have inquired"), followed by exeraunao, "to search diligently;"

(b) "to require or demand," Luk 11:50, 51.
See INQUIRE, Note (3), REQUIRE.

4 Strong's Number: g1934 Greek: epizeteo

Seek:

"to seek after" (directive, epi, "towards") is always rendered in the RV, by some form of the verb "to seek," Act 13:7, "sought" (AV, "desired"); Act 19:39, "seek" (AV, "inquire"); Phl 4:17, "seek for" (AV, "desire"), twice; elsewhere, Mat 6:32; 12:39; 16:4; Mar 8:12 (in some texts); Luk 12:30; Act 12:19; Rom 11:7; Hbr 11:14; 13:14.
See DESIRE, INQUIRE.

5 Strong's Number: g3713 Greek: orego

Seek:

"to reach out, or after," used in the Middle Voice is translated "seeketh" in 1Ti 3:1, RV, of "seeking overseership" (AV, "desireth").
See DESIRE, No. 5.

Note: For the RV renderings of zeloo, in Gal 4:17, 18, "they zealously seek," "ye may seek," "to be zealously sought," see AFFECT, Note, and ZEALOUS.

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