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Entry for Strong's #1765 - ἐνισχύω

Word Origin
from (1722) and (2480)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to grow strong, to receive strength
  2. to make strong, to strengthen
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 247 ‑ אָזַר (aw‑zar');  553 ‑ אָמֵץ (aw‑mats');  1396 ‑ גָּבַר (gaw‑bar');  2388 ‑ חָזַק (khaw‑zak');  3513 ‑ כָּבַד (kaw‑bad, kaw‑bade');  4900 ‑ מָשַׁךְ (maw‑shak');  5095 ‑ נָהַל (naw‑hal');  5329 ‑ נָצַח (naw‑tsakh');  5341 ‑ נָצַר (naw‑tsar');  5493 ‑ שׂוּר (soor, soor);  5756 ‑ עוּז (ooz);  6520 ‑ פְּרָזוֹן (per‑aw‑zone');  7702 ‑ שָׂדַד (saw‑dad');  8631 ‑ תְּקִף (tek‑afe');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Luke 1
Acts 1
Luke 1
Acts 1
Luke 1
Acts 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-API-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I strengthen, confirm, ὁ χρόνος ταῦτα -ύσει πάντα Hp. Lex 3; ἄγγελος ἐνισχύων αὐτόν Luke 22:43 : Pass., Jul. Gal.Fr. 7.

II intr., prevail in or among, ἐν ταῖς πόλεσι ἐνισχύει τὰ νόμιμα Arist. EN 1180b4: abs., Id. PA 653a31 al.; τοῦτ' ἐνισχύειν ἑκάστῳ Thphr. Sens. 63, cf. 67; παρά τισιν ἐ. ἐν παροιμίας μέρει D.S. 20.58; ἐνίσχυσεν ὡς.. the opinion prevailed that.., Id. 5.57.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐνισχύω; 1 aorist ἐνισχυσα; (cf. Buttmann, 145 (127));

1. intransitive, to grow strong, to receive strength: Acts 9:19 (here WH Tr marginal reading ἐνισχυθη); (Aristotle, Theophrastus, Diodorus, the Sept.).

2. transitive, to make strong, to strengthen (2 Samuel 22:40; Sir. 50:4; Hippocrates leg., p. 2, 26 χρόνος ταῦτα πάντα ἐνισχυει); to strengthen one in soul, to inspirit: Luke 22:43 (L brackets WH reject the passage).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐν -ισχύω ,

[in LXX for H2388, etc.;]

to strengthen: in spiritual sense, Luke 22:43; pass., Acts 9:19 (Rec. ἐνισχύσεν , became strong, as in LXX, Genesis 12:10; Genesis 48:2, al.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the transitive use of this verb, as in Lk (Acts 9:19 : cf. Luke 22:43 D) cf. Hippocrates Lex. p. 2, 26 ὁ δὲ χρόνος ταῦτα ἐνισχύσει πάντα, ὡς τραφῆναι τελέως (see Hobart, p. 80 f.). In Theophr. Fragm. i. 65 τοῦτ᾽ ἐνισχύειν ἑκάστῳ, ";this, in each thing, is strong,"; we have the usual intrans, sense : see Abbott Fourfold Gospel, p. 177 n.3.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ενακόσιοι ενισχυθη ἐνισχύθη ενίσχυον ενισχυόντες ενισχύουσα ενίσχυσά ενισχύσαι ενίσχυσαν ενισχύσας ενίσχυσας ενίσχυσάς ενισχύσατε ενισχυσάτωσαν ενίσχυσε ενίσχυσέ ενισχύσει ενίσχυσεν ἐνίσχυσεν ενισχύσητε ενίσχυσον ενίσχυσόν ενισχύσουσιν ενισχύσω ενισχύσωμεν ενισχυων ενισχύων ἐνισχύων εννακόσια εννακόσιοι enischuon enischuōn enischusen enischyon enischyōn enischýon enischýōn enischysen eníschysen
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