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Forms of the word
ἀναγκαῖος, α, ον
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necessary, indispensable
necessary, indispensable, 1 Cor. 12:22; necessary, needful, right, proper, Acts 13:46; 2 Cor. 9:5; Phil. 1:24; 2:25; Heb. 8:3; near, intimate, closely connected, as friends, Acts 10:24

Greek-English Concordance for ἀναγκαῖος

Acts 10:24 And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close (anankaious | ἀναγκαίους | acc pl masc) friends.
Acts 13:46 Both Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly and said, “It was necessary (anankaion | ἀναγκαῖον | nom sg neut) that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are now turning to the Gentiles.
1 Corinthians 12:22 Quite the contrary, those members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable (anankaia | ἀναγκαῖα | nom pl neut),
2 Corinthians 9:5 Therefore I considered it necessary (anankaion | ἀναγκαῖον | nom sg neut) to urge the brothers to go to you in advance and to arrange beforehand the generous contribution you had previously promised, so that it would be ready as a generous gift and not as something you had to do.
Philippians 1:24 yet for your sake it is better (anankaioteron | ἀναγκαιότερον | nom sg neut comparative) that I remain in the flesh.
Philippians 2:25 In the meantime I think it necessary (anankaion | ἀναγκαῖον | nom sg neut) to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, as well as your messenger and minister to my need,
Titus 3:14 And let our people learn to be devoted to good deeds, specifically the urgent (anankaias | ἀναγκαίας | acc pl fem) needs, lest they be fruitless.
Hebrews 8:3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it was necessary (anankaion | ἀναγκαῖον | nom sg neut) for this high priest also to have something to offer.