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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #4599 - σθενόω
- to make strong, strengthen
- of one's soul
strengthen, 1 Peter 5:10, Hsch. (in fut. ).
σθενόω, σθένω: (σθένος (allied with στῆναι, hence, properly, steadfastness; Curtius, p. 503f) strength), to make strong, to strengthen: τινα, one's soul, 1 Peter 5:10, where for 1 aorist optative active 3 person singular σθενώσαι, we must read the future σθενώσει, with G L T Tr WH. (passive in Rhet. Gr. edition Walz, vol. i. c. 15.)
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*† σθενόω , -ῶ
(< σθένος , strength),
to strengthen: c. acc., 1 Peter 5:10 (Hesych.).†
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";sponge"; (Matthew 27:48 al.) : cf. PSI V. 535.20 (iii/B.C.) σπόγγο ̣ι ̣τραχεῖς, and ib. VI. 558.7 (B.C. 257–6) σφόγγων (for form see Lob. Phryn. p. 113). In P Oxy XI. 1384, a v/A.D. collection of medical recipes, two theological extracts are inserted ";on account of their medical interest, perhaps as a kind of charm,"; say the editors; but rather, according to Moffatt (Exp T xxvii. p. 424) as ";illustrations . . . to show that specific remedies had religious justification."; In the second ";the angels of the Lord"; are represented as having gone up to heaven to seek a remedy for their eyes—.24 ff. ὀφθαλμοὺς πονο <ῦ >ντες καὶ σφόγγον κρατοῦντες, ";suffering in their eyes and holding a sponge."; MGr σφουγγάρι. In P Lond 113. 11 (a).1 (vi/vii A.D.) (= I. p. 223) a certain Apollos has the cognomen σπογγοκέφαλος (a title not in LS8).
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