Bill Mounce

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ἐπαινέσω, ἐπῄνεσα, -, -, -
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to praise, commend
to praise, commend, applaud, Lk. 16:8; Rom. 15:11; 1 Cor. 11:2, 17, 22 (2x)*

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Luke 16:8 The master commended (epēnesen | ἐπῄνεσεν | aor act ind 3 sg) the dishonest manager because he acted shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.
Romans 15:11 And again, “Praise the Lord all you Gentiles, and let all the nations extol (epainesatōsan | ἐπαινεσάτωσαν | aor act imperative 3 pl) him.”
1 Corinthians 11:2 I commend (epainō | ἐπαινῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions just as I passed them on to you.
1 Corinthians 11:17 But in giving the following instructions I (epainō | ἐπαινῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) do (epainō | ἐπαινῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) not commend (epainō | ἐπαινῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.
1 Corinthians 11:22 Can it be that you do not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or are you trying to show contempt for the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I commend (epainesō | ἐπαινέσω | aor act subj 1 sg) you? For this I (epainō | ἐπαινῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) will (epainō | ἐπαινῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) not commend (epainō | ἐπαινῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) you.