Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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-, ἐπεπόθησα, -, -, -
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to long for, crave, desire
to desire besides;, also, to desire earnestly, long for, 2 Cor. 5:2; to have a strong bent, Jas. 4:5; by impl. to love, have affection for, 2 Cor. 9:14

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Romans 1:11 For I long (epipothō | ἐπιποθῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) to see you so that I may share with you some spiritual gift to strengthen you —
2 Corinthians 5:2 For indeed in this tent we groan, longing (epipothountes | ἐπιποθοῦντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) to put on our heavenly dwelling place,
2 Corinthians 9:14 And in their prayers on your behalf they yearn (epipothountōn | ἐπιποθούντων | pres act ptcp gen pl masc) for you because of the surpassing grace of God bestowed on you.
Philippians 1:8 For God is my witness that I long (epipothō | ἐπιποθῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 2:26 because he has been longing (epipothōn | ἐπιποθῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) for all of you and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill.
1 Thessalonians 3:6 But just now Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your faith and your love; and that you always think of us with affection and long (epipothountes | ἐπιποθοῦντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) to see us even as we long to see you.
2 Timothy 1:4 yearning (epipothōn | ἐπιποθῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) to see you, remembering your tears, so that I may be filled with joy,
James 4:5 Or do you imagine that scripture has no meaning when it says, “God yearns (epipothei | ἐπιποθεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) jealously over (epipothei | ἐπιποθεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) the spirit that he has placed in us”?
1 Peter 2:2 like newborn babes, crave (epipothēsate | ἐπιποθήσατε | aor act imperative 2 pl) the milk that is pure and spiritual, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,