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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical DictionaryGreek Lexicon

Strong's #1873 - ἐπακούω

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  1. to give ear to, listen to
    1. to perceive by the ear
  2. to listen to
    1. to hear with favour, grant one's request
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 238 ‑ אָזַן (aw‑zan');  559 ‑ אָמַר (aw‑mar');  6030 ‑ עָנָה (aw‑naw');  6213 ‑ עָשָׂה (aw‑saw');  6279 ‑ עָתַר (aw‑thar');  7181 ‑ קָשַׁב (kaw‑shab');  7286 ‑ רָדַד (raw‑dad');  8085 ‑ שָׁמַע (shaw‑mah');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. fut. ἐπακούσομαι ib. Genesis 30:33, later ἐπακούσω Psalm.Solom. 18.3: hear, c. acc. rei, ὂς πάντ' ἐφορᾷς καὶ πάντ' ἐπακούεις, of the Sun, Il. 3.277, cf. Od. 11.109; prov., ὁπποῖόν κ' εἴπῃσθα ἔπος, τοῖόν κ' ἐπακούσαις as thou speakest, so wilt thou be answered, Il. 20.250; φωνὴν ἐ. Hes. Op. 448; χρησμόν Ar. Eq. 1080: c. acc. rei et gen. pers., ἔπος ἐμέθεν Od. 19.98: c. gen. rei, εὐχῆς Ar. Nu. 263; τῆς φωνῆς Hdt. 2.70: abs., Th. 1.53, Hdt. 9.98, etc.

2. overhear, μή τις τῶν ἀμυήτων ἐπακούσῃ Pl. Tht. 155e, cf. Ar. Th. 628.

3. hear about, hear tell of, μόχθων E. Tr. 165 (lyr.); c. part., οἷον γᾶς Ἀσίας οὐκ ἐπακούω.. βλαστὸν φύτευμα S. OC 695 (lyr.); τινά τι δρῶντα Pl. Lg. 729b.

4. give ear, listen, A. Ch. 725 (anap.): c. gen. pers., ἐμοῦ 'πάκουσον S. OT 708, cf. Pl. Prt. 317d; ἐ. μοι 'pray attend ', Id. Sph. 227c: esp. of giving ear to one who prays, of God, LXX Isaiah 49:8, UPZ 78.24 (ii B.C.); or to advice, commands, etc., i.e. obey, βουλῆς Il. 2.143; δίκης Hes. Op. 275; ἐμῶν μύθων S. Ph. 1417 (anap.): c. dat. rei, τῷ κελεύσματι Hdt. 4.141; ταῖς εὐχαῖς D.H. 13.6, cf. LXX Hosea 2:21(23).

5. later, like ἐπαΐω, perceive, understand, τῶν ᾀδομένων Luc. Salt. 64, cf. Plu. Flam. 10 (or, hear distinctly).

6. ἐπακούσεταί μοι ἡ δικαιοσύνη μου shall answer for me, LXX Genesis 30:33.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπακούω: 1 aorist ἐπήκουσά; from Homer down; the Sept. often for עָנָה and שָׁמַע ;

1. to give ear to, listen to; to perceive by the ear.

2. to listen to i. e. hear with favor, grant one's prayer (Aeschylus choëph. 725; τῶν εὐχῶν, Lucian, Tim. 34): τίνος, to hearken to one, 2 Corinthians 6:2 from Isaiah 49:8; often so in the Sept.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπ -ακούω ,

[in LXX for H8085, H6030, etc.;]

1. to listen to.

2. to hearken to, hear with favour (one's prayer): c. gen. pers., 2 Corinthians 6:2 (LXX).†

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

With ἐπακούω in 2 Corinthians 6:2 (fr. LXX Isaiah 49:8) cf. the invocation to Isis by a dreamer in the Serapeum P Par 51.24 (B.C. 160) (= Selections, p. 20) ἐλθέ μοι, θεὰ θεῶν, εἵλεως γινομένη, ἐπάκουσόν μου, ἐλέησον τὰς διδύμας. So also P Leid Wv. 41 (ii/iii A.D.) κύριε. . . εἴσελθε καὶ ἐπάκουσόν με (note the late acc. of person as after the MGr ἀκούω), ib.x. 36 ἄτερ γὰρ τούτων ὁ θεὸς οὐκ ἐπακούσεται, BGU IV. 1080.6 (iii/A.D. ?) κατὰ τὰς κοινὰς ἡμῶν εὐχὰς καὶ προσευχάς, ἐφ᾽ αἷς οἱ θεοὶ τέλιον (l. ειον) ἐπακούσαντες παρέσχον, and the Christian P Oxy XII. 1494.7 (early iv/A.D.) εἵν᾽ οὕτ ̣ω ̣ς ̣ ἐπακούσῃ ὁ θαιὸς τῶν εὐχῶν ὑμῶν. In a ii/B.C. Delphic inscr. a certain Bacchius is described as having bestowed benefactions on the city—ἐπακούσας προθ [ ]μως τὰ ἀξιούμενα (Syll 306.11). The adj. is found in a iii/A.D. love-spell, Preisigke 4947.6 ἵνα με φιλῇ καὶ ὃ ἐὰν αὐτὴν αἰτῶ, ἐπήκοός μοι ᾖν (l. ).


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List of Word Forms
επακήκοε επακήκοέ επακούει επακούσαι επακούσαντί επακούσατε επακούσεται επακούσεταί επάκουσεται επακούση επακούσομαι επάκουσον επάκουσόν επακούων επήκουες επηκουσα επήκουσά ἐπήκουσά επήκουσαν επήκουσας επήκουσάς επηκούσατε επήκουσε επήκουσέ επήκουσεν επηκούσθη epekousa epēkousa epḗkousá
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