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ἀγωνίζομαι

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἀγωνίζομαι
Greek transliteration: 
agōnizomai
Simplified transliteration: 
agonizomai
Principal Parts: 
-, ἠγωνισάμην, -, ἠγώνισμαι, -
Numbers
Strong's number: 
75
GK Number: 
76
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
8
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-2a(1)
Gloss: 
to fight, struggle, often an athletic contest
Definition: 
to be a combatant in the public games; to contend, fight, strive earnestly,

Greek-English Concordance for

Luke 13:24 “Do your best (agōnizesthe | ἀγωνίζεσθε | pres mid imperative 2 pl) to go in through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to go in and not be able.
John 18:36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my subjects would be fighting (ēgōnizonto | ἠγωνίζοντο | imperf mid ind 3 pl) to prevent me from being handed over to the Jews; but as it is my kingdom is not from here.”
1 Corinthians 9:25 Everyone who competes (agōnizomenos | ἀγωνιζόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we for an imperishable one.
Colossians 1:29 To this end I labor, striving (agōnizomenos | ἀγωνιζόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) according to his power that works powerfully in me. powerfully
Colossians 4:12 sends greetings; you Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings, always laboring (agōnizomenos | ἀγωνιζόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand firm in everything that God wills, mature and fully assured. in everything wills, God
1 Timothy 4:10 for with respect to this reason we are toiling and struggling (agōnizometha | ἀγωνιζόμεθα | pres mid ind 1 pl), since, “We have placed our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, particularly of those who believe.”
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight (agōnizou | ἀγωνίζου | pres mid imperative 2 sg) the good fight of the faith. Seize hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and about which you confessed the good confession before many witnesses.
2 Timothy 4:7 The good fight I have fought (ēgōnismai | ἠγώνισμαι | perf mid ind 1 sg), the race I have completed, the faith I have kept.