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Strong's #2097 - εὐαγγελίζω
- to bring good news, to announce glad tidings
- used in the OT of any kind of good news
- of the joyful tidings of God's kindness, in particular, of the Messianic blessings
- in the NT used especially of the glad tidings of the coming kingdom of God, and of the salvation to be obtained in it through Christ, and of what relates to this salvation
- glad tidings are brought to one, one has glad tidings proclaimed to him
- to proclaim glad tidings
- instruct (men) concerning the things that pertain to Christian salvation
- used in the OT of any kind of good news
From G2095 and G32
εὐαγγελίζω: 1 aorist ἐυηγγελισα (Revelation 10:7; Revelation 14:6; 1 Samuel 31:9; 2 Samuel 18:19; Winers Grammar, 71 (69); (Buttmann, 35 (30))); passive, present εὐαγγελίζομαι; perfect participle εὐηγγελισμένοι (Hebrews 4:2); 1 aorist ἐυηγγελίσθην; middle, present εὐαγγελίζομαι; imperfect ἐυηγγελιζομην (Acts 8:25 L T Tr WH); 1 aorist εὐηγγελισάμην; (εὐάγγελος bringing good news); the Sept. for בִּשֵּׂר; to bring good news, to announce glad tidings; Vulg. evangelizo (etc.); used in the O. T. of any kind of good news: 1 Samuel 31:9; 2 Samuel 1:20; 1 Chronicles 10:9; of the joyful tidings of God's kindnesses, Psalm 39:10
I. In the active (rare in Greek authors also, in fact found only in later Greek, as Polyaen. 5, 7; ἐυηγγελικει αὐτῷ, Dio Cassius, 61, 13; cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 268; (Winer's Grammar, 24)): with the dative of the person to whom the news is brought, Revelation 10:7 Rec.; with the accusative of the person to whom the announcement is made, ibid. G L T Tr WH, Revelation 14:6 R G; by a construction not found elsewhere, ἐπί τινα (cf. German die Borschaft an einen bringen), ibid. G L T Tr WH.
II. Passive (cf. Winers Grammar, 229 (215); Buttmann, 188 (163)); of persons, glad tidings are brought to one, one has glad tidings proclaimed to him: Matthew 11:5; Luke 7:22; Hebrews 4:2, 6; of things, to be proclaimed: εὐαγγελίζεται ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ, the glad tidings are published of the kingdom of God close at hand, Luke 16:16; τό εὐαγγέλιον, the joyful announcement of man's salvation is delivered, Galatians 1:11 (Buttmann, 148 (129f)); τό ῤῆμα τό εὐαγγελισθέν εἰς ὑμᾶς, the word of good tidings brought unto you (see εἰς, A. I. 5 b. (cf. Winer's Grammar, 213 (200))), 1 Peter 1:25; impersonally, εὐηγγελίσθη τίνι, the good news of salvation was declared, 1 Peter 4:6.
III. as deponent middle (in Greek writings from Aristophanes eqq. 643 down), to proclaim glad tidings; specifically, to instruct (men) concerning the things that pertain to Christian salvation: simply, Luke 9:6; Luke 20:1; Acts 14:7; Romans 15:20; 1 Corinthians 1:17; 1 Corinthians 9:16, 18; τίνι λόγῳ εὐηγγελισάμην ὑμῖν εἰ κατέχετε, if ye hold fast in your minds with what word (i. e. with what interpretation; for he contrasts his own view of Christian salvation with his opponents' doctrine of the resurrection) I preached to you the glad tidings of salvation, 1 Corinthians 15:2. with the dative of person (as common in Greek writings), to anyone: Luke 4:18 from Isaiah 61:1; specifically, to bring to one the good tidings concerning Jesus as the Messiah: Galatians 1:8; Galatians 4:13; Romans 1:15; ἐυαγγελίζειν with the accusative of the thing: universally, τήν πίστιν τίνος, to bring good tidings of the faith in which one excels, 1 Thessalonians 3:6; of Messianic blessings: εἰρήνην, Acts 10:36; Romans 10:15 (R G Tr marginal reading brackets) (from Isaiah 52:7); τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, Luke 8:1; τά περί τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ Θεοῦ, Acts 8:12 (where G L T Tr WH omit τά; cf. Josephus, Antiquities 15, 7, 2 ὁ μέν ... τῇ γυναικί περί τούτων εὐηγγελίζετο); τήν πίστιν, the necessity of having faith in Christ, Galatians 1:23. τί τίνι (Buttmann, 150 (131)), Luke 1:19; Luke 2:10; Acts 17:18 (T Tr WH omit the dative); Ephesians 2:17; τίνι τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ Θεοῦ, Luke 4:43; ἐυαγγελίζειν Ἰησοῦν τόν Χριστόν or (so L T Tr WH) τόν Χριστόν Ἰησοῦν, to proclaim the glad news of Jesus the Christ, Acts 5:42, and (which comes to the same thing) τόν κύριον Ἰησοῦν, Acts 11:20; τόν υἱόν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι, among the Gentiles, Galatians 1:16; τόν Ἰησοῦν τίνι, Acts 8:35; with καί τήν ἀνάστασιν τίνι added, Acts 17:18 (where T Tr WH omit αὐτοῖς); τόν λόγον, to announce the glad tidings of the Messiah, or of the kingdom of God, or of eternal salvation offered through Christ, Acts 8:4; τόν λόγον τοῦ κυρίου, Acts 15:35; τό εὐαγγέλιον, 1 Corinthians 15:1; with the dative of the person added to whom it is preached, 2 Corinthians 11:7; τόν πλοῦτον (τό πλοῦτος) τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι, among the Gentiles (but L T Tr WH omit ἐν), Ephesians 3:8. By a construction unknown to the earlier Greeks (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 268), with the accusative of the person to whom the announcement is made (Winer's Grammar, 223 (209)): Luke 3:18; Acts 16:10; Galatians 1:9 (where it is interchanged with ἐυαγγελίζειν τίνι, Galatians 1:8); 1 Peter 1:12 (Justin Martyr, Apology 1, 33); τινα τί, accusative of the thing (Alciphron, epistles 3, 12; Heliodorus 2, 10; Eusebius, h. e. 3, 4; (cf. Winers Grammar, 227 (213); Buttmann, 150 (131))), followed by ὅτι etc. Acts 13:32; τινα followed by an infinitive Acts 14:15; τάς κώμας, τάς πόλεις, Acts 8:25, 40; Acts 14:21; (εἰς τά ὑπερέκεινα, 2 Corinthians 10:16 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 213 (200), and II. above). Compare: προευαγγελίζομαι.)
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[in LXX for H1319 pi., hith.; for good news in general: 1 Samuel 31:9, al.; of God's loving kindness, Psalms 40:10; Psalms 96:2, and esp. of Messianic blessings, Isaiah 40:9; Isaiah 60:6, al.;]
to bring or announce glad tidings;
1. act. (only in late writers): c. acc pers., Revelation 10:7; seq. ἐπί , c. acc pers., Revelation 14:6; pass., of things, to be proclaimed as glad tidings: Luke 16:16, Galatians 1:11, 1 Peter 1:25; impers., 1 Peter 4:6; of persons, to have glad tidings proclaimed to one: Matthew 11:5, Luke 7:22, Hebrews 4:2; Hebrews 4:6
2. Depon. mid. (cl.), to proclaim glad tidings, in NT esp. of the Christian message of salvation: absol., Luke 9:6, Romans 15:20, al.; c. dat. pers., Luke 4:18 (LXX), Romans 1:15, al.; in same sense c. acc pers. (not cl.), Luke 3:18, Acts 16:10, Galatians 1:9, 1 Peter 1:12; c. acc rei, εἰρήνην , Acts 10:36, Romans 10:15 (LXX); τ , βασιλείαν τ . θεοῦ , Luke 8:1; c. dat. pers., Luke 1:19; Luke 4:43, Ephesians 2:17; Ephesians 3:8; αὐτῷ τ . Ἰησοῦν , Acts 8:35; Acts 17:18; c. dupl. acc, Acts 13:32; c. acc pers. et inf., Acts 14:15; τ . κώμας (πολεῖς ), Acts 8:25; Acts 8:40; Acts 14:21 (cf. προ -ευαγγελίζομαι ).
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For the rare use of the active of this verb, as in Revelation 10:7; Revelation 14:6, we can now appeal not only to Dion Cass. lxi. 13. 4 where the reading is doubtful, but to P Giss I. 27.6 (end of Trajan’s reign or beginning of Hadrian’s) (= Chrest. I. 17) where reference is made to the arrival from Memphis of a slave of the strategus Apollonius, announcing a victory he had gained—ἐ ]ρχομένῳ εὐαγγελίζοντι τὰ τῆς νείκης αὐτοῦ καὶ προκοπῆς. See also the Christian hymn of iv/A.D. P Amh I. 2.16 παισὶν δ᾽ [ε ]ὐηγγέλιζε λέγων, Πτωχοὶ βασιλείαν. . . The literary and Biblical usage of the mid. is fully illustrated by Milligan Thess. p. 141 ff. : add for the former Menandrea p. 106.83 εὐ ]αγγελίσασθαι πρ ̣[ὸς ] σὲ ταῦτ᾽ ἐβ ̣ουλόμην, and Longus Daphnis and Chloe iii. 33 τὸν γάμον εὐηγγελίζετο, ";full of joy brings her the annunciation of the marriage"; (Thornley).
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