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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #287 - ἀμοιβή

from ameibo (to exchange)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. requital, recompence
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀμοιβ-ή, ἡ, (ἀμείβω) r


1. equital, recompense, Hom. only in Od.; σοὶ δ' ἄξιόν ἐστιν ἀμοιβῆς Od. 1.318; ἄλλοισι δίδου χαρίεσσαν ἀ... ἑκατόμβης 3.58; εὖ ἔρδοντι κακὴν ἀπέδωκας ἀ. Thgn. 1263, cf. E. Or. 467; γλυκεῖαν μόχθων ἀ. Pi. N. 5.48; ἀγαναῖς ἀ. τινὰ τίνεσθαι to requite him by like return, Id. P. 2.24; χαρίεσσα ἀμοιϝά GDI 3119c (Corinth); οἵας ἀ. ἐξ Ἰάσονος κυρεῖ E. Med. 23; ἀμοιβαὶ τῶν θυσιῶν Pl. Smp. 202e; retribution, ἔργων ἀντ' ἀδίκων χαλεπὴν ἐπέθηκεν ἀ. Hes. Op. 334: pl., αἰωνίαις ἀ. βασανισθησόμενοι Phld. D. 1.19.

2. repayment, compensation, τείσουσι βοῶν ἐπιεικέ' ἀ. Od. 12.382.

3. that which is given in exchange, τῷ σκυτοτόμῳ ἀντὶ τῶν ὑποδημάτων ἀ. γίνεται κατ' ἀξίαν Arist. EN 1163b35; τὴν ἀ. ποιητέον κατὰ τὴν προαίρεσιν 1164b1; δέκα μνῶν ἀ. Plu. Lyc. 9.

4. answer, ἀσχήμων ἐν τῇ ἀ. Hdt. 7.160.

II change, exchange, τὰς ἀ. ποιεῖσθαι Str. 11.4.4; of money, Plu. Lu 2.


1. change, alternation, κακῶν E. El. 1147; ἑορτῶν Pl. Lg. 653d.

2. transformation, D.L. 9.8.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀμοιβή , -ῆς ,

(< ἀμείβομαι , to repay);

[in Aq., Sm.: Proverbs 12:14, al.;]

requital, recompense: 1 Timothy 5:4 (for illustration from τ .. v. MM, VGT, s.v.).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The phrase in 1 Timothy 5:4 ἀμοιβὰς ἀποδιδόναι τοῖς προγόνοις, ";to make a fitting requital to one’s parents,"; is well illustrated by Priene 11217, where a certain Zosimus having received the title of citizen ";has made no fruitless return for the honour";—[οὐκ ἄκαρπον τὴν τῆς τιμῆς ] δέδειχεν ἀμοιβήν : cf. Cagnat IV. 293 ii. 39 (ii/B.C.) κομιζόμενος τῶν εὐεργεσιῶν ἀξίας τὰς ἀμοιβάς, Syll 3655 (i/A.D.) βασιλέων κἂν πάνυ ἐπινοῶσιν εἰς εὐχαριστίαν τηλικούτου θεοῦ εὑρεῖν ἴσας ἀμοιβὰς οἷς εὐηργέτηνται μὴ δυναμένων. In P Oxy IV. 70561 (A.D. 200–2) the Emperors Septimius Severus and Cara-calla reply to a certain Aurelius Horion who desired to confer benefactions on Oxyrhynchus—ἀποδεχόμεθά σε καὶ ταύτης ̣ τῆς ἐπιδόσεως ἣν ἀξιοῖς ἐπιδοῦναι ταῖς κώμαις τῶν Ὀξυρυγχειτῶν ἀποδιδοὺς ἀμοιβὴν ἐνκτήσεως, ";we approve of this benefaction also which you request leave to confer upon the villages of the Oxyrhynchite nome, giving (to different persons) a succession in the enjoyment of it (?)"; (Edd.). P Giss I. 226 (ii/A.D.) νυ ̣̑ν ὄντως ἀμοιβ [ ]ν [ . . . ] τῆς εὐσεβείας μου ἀ [ναλ ]αμβανούσης σε ἀπρόσ [κοπ ]ον καὶ ἱλαρώτατον.


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αμοιβας αμοιβάς ἀμοιβὰς αμορίτην amoibas amoibàs
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