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Strong's #2001 - ἐπισχύω

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  1. to give additional strength, to make stronger
  2. to receive greater strength, grow stronger
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπισχύω, (ἰσχύς)

I make strong or powerful, τὴν πόλιν X. Oec. 11.13.

II intr., to be or grow strong, Thphr. CP 2.1.4; prevail, D.S. 5.59, Corn. ND 7; to be urgent, ἐπίσχυον λέγοντες Luke 23:5; ὁ λόγος -ύσει πρὸς συμβουλίαν ἢ διδαχήν Vett.Val. 48.6.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπισχύω: (imperfect ἐπίσχυον);

1. transitive, to give additional strength; to make stronger (Sir. 29:1; Xenophon, oec. 11, 13).

2. intransitive, to receive greater strength, grow stronger (1 Macc. 6:6; Theophr, Diodorus): ἐπίσχυον λέγοντες, they were the more urgent saying, i. e. they alleged the more vehemently, Luke 23:5.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἐπ -ισχύω ,

[in LXX: Sirach 29:1, 1 Maccabees 6:6 *;]

1. to make stronger (Sir, l.c.).

2. to grow stronger; metaph., be more urgent: Luke 23:5.†

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

An interesting parallel to Luke 23:5 is afforded by Vett Val. p. 48.6 τῶν δὲ τοιούτων καὶ ὁ λόγος ἐπισχύσει πρὸς συμβουλίαν ἢ διδαχήν. For the compound συνεπισχύω see BGU IV. 1189.14 (B.C. 1) ἀξιῶ ἐὰν φαίνηται ἐπιτάξαι τῷ α ̣(ὐτῷ) τοπάρχηι συνεπισχύε [ι ]ν μοι κτλ.


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.
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επισχυον επίσχυον ἐπίσχυον epischuon epischyon epíschyon
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