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Strong's #606 - ἀπόκειμαι

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  1. to be laid away, laid by, reserved
  2. reserved for one, awaiting him
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Strong #: 2820 ‑ חָשַׂךְ (khaw‑sak');  7886 ‑ שִׁילֹה (shee‑lo');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I fut. -κείσομαι, used as Pass. of ἀποτίθημι, to be laid away from, προμαθείας ἀπόκεινται ῥοαί the tides of events lie beyond our foresight, Pi. N. 11.46, cf. Arat. 110.

II abs.,

1. to be laid up in store, of money, ἀ. ἔνδον ἀργύριον Philetaer. 7.6; σῖτος D. 42.6; παρά τινι Lys. 19.22; τινί for one's use, X. An. 2.3.15; χάρις.. ξύν' ἀπόκειται (as Reisig for ξῠναπόκειται) is laid up as a common possession, S. OC 1752: hence, to be kept in reserve, X. Cyr. 3.1.19, etc.; πολύς σοι [γέλως] ἐστὶν ἀποκείμενος you have great store of laughter in reserve, ib. 2.2.15; ἀ. εἰς.. to be reserved for an occasion, Pl. Lg. 952d; τὸ τῆς συγγνώμης ὠφέλιμον, ἔλεος ἀ. τινί, D. 23.42, D.S. 13.31; σοφία ἐς ἐκείνας [τὰς τέχνας] ἀποκείσθω let the name of wisdom be reserved for.., Philostr. Gym. 1; ἐφ' ὑμῖν ἀπόκειται τὸ πεισθῆναι you reserve your acquiescence, D.Chr. 38.5: c. inf., ἀτυχήματα ἀπόκειταί τινι ἐνευδοκιμεῖν D. 18.198; ὅσα τοῖς κακουργοῖς ἀ. παθεῖν D.H. 5.8, cf. Luc. Syr.D. 51; ἀ. τοῖς ἀνθρώποις ἅπαξ ἀποθανεῖν Hebrews 9:27; πᾶσι.. τὸ θανεῖν ἀπόκειται Epigr.Gr. 416.6 (Alexandria).

2. to be buried, Not. Scav. 1923.49.


1. to be laid aside, neglected, ἀ. πόρρω Cratin. 367, cf. Plu. 2.159f, Philostr. VA 8.21.

2. ἀποκειμένη καὶ παλαιὰ φύσις stale, of perfume, D.S. 3.46. to be exposed, lie open, to, χώρα ἀ. βαρβάροις Procop. Aed. 4.2, cf. 2.9.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπόκειμαι; to be laid away, laid by, reserved (ἀπό as in ἀποθησαυρίζω (which see), ἀποθήκη);

a. properly: Luke 19:20.

b. metaphorically, with the dative of person, reserved for one, awaiting him: Colossians 1:5 (ἐλπίς hoped-for blessedness); 2 Timothy 4:8 (στέφανος); Hebrews 9:27 (ἀποθανεῖν, as in 4 Macc. 8:10). (In both senses in Greek writings from Xenophon down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπό -κειμαι ,

[in LXX: Genesis 49:10 (H7886), Job 38:23 (H2820), 2 Maccabees 12:45, 4 Maccabees 8:11 *;]

to be laid up, in store, laid away: Luke 19:20. Metaph., C. dat. pers., to be reserved (Dem., Plat.; and v. MM, s.v.): Colossians 1:5, 2 Timothy 4:8, Hebrews 9:27.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Par 63ix. 47 (ii/B.C.) ἀπόκειται γὰρ παρὰ θ [εοῦ ] μῆνις τοῖς μὴ κατὰ τὸ βέλτιστον [προαι ]ρουμένοις ζῆν : there is a suggestion of Romans 2:5. Closely parallel with the NT use of the verb is OGIS 383.189 (the important inscription of Antiochus I., the quasi-Zoroastrian King of Commagene in i/B.C.) οἷς ἀποκείσεται παρὰ θεῶν καὶ ἡρώων χάρις εὐσεβείας (see Dittenberger’s note). For a similar use of the simplex cf. Magn 115.15 (ii/A.D.) δ ]ιὰ ταῦτά σοι κείσεται μεγάλη χάρις ἐμ βασιλέως οἴκωι, and see ZNTW xv. p. 94 ff. With Hebrews 9:27 cf. Kaibel 416.6 (late, Alexandria) ὡς εἰδὼς ὅτι πᾶσι βροτοῖς τὸ θανεῖν ἀπόκειται : there are no signs of Christianity in the epitaph. A more literal use, serving as transition to the next, is in BGU IV. 1023.7 (A.D. 185–6) γραφὴ θεακῶν (l. γῶν : see reff. in Tebt. Pap. I. p. 616) καὶ τῶν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ ἀποκειμένων. The word is common in the sense ";to be stored,"; e.g. P Oxy I. 69.5 (A.D. 190) ἀπὸ τῶν ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ ἀποκειμένων, BGU. I. 275.9 (A.D. 215) ἐν η αὐλν ἐστὶν ἀποκειμένη μηχανή, P Tebt II. 340.13 (A.D. 206) αἱ καὶ ἀποκείμεναι ἐν θησ (αυρῳ) ἐπὶ σφραγῖδι Ἀμμωνίου, ";which are stored at the granary under the seal of A."; (Edd.), and P Lond Inv. no. 1885.7 (A.D. 114–5—published by Bell in Archiv vi. p. 102) τὰ ἐν αὐτῇ βιβλία ἀποκείμενα, documents ";housed"; in the βιβλιοθήκη ἐγκτήσεων.

In Deuteronomy 32:34 οὐκ ἰδοὺ ταῦτα συνῆκται παρ᾽ ἐμοί, καὶ ἐσφράγισται ἐν τοῖς θησαυροῖς μου, Symmachus substitutes ἀπόκειται for συνῆκται.


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