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ἐπιστηρίζω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἐπιστηρίζω
Greek transliteration: 
epistērizō
Simplified transliteration: 
episterizo
Principal Parts: 
-, ἐπεστήριξα, -, -, -
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1991
GK Number: 
2185
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
4
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
cv-2a(2)
Gloss: 
to strengthen
Definition: 
pr. to cause to rest or lean on, to settle upon; met. to conform, strengthen, establish, 14:22; 15:32, 41; 18:23*

Greek-English Concordance for

Acts 14:22 strengthening (epistērizontes | ἐπιστηρίζοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “It is through many tribulations that we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Acts 15:32 Both Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened (epestērixan | ἐπεστήριξαν | aor act ind 3 pl) the brothers with a long speech.
Acts 15:41 And he traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening (epistērizōn | ἐπιστηρίζων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) the churches.
Acts 18:23 After spending some time there, he departed and made his way from place to place through the Galatian country and Phrygia, strengthening (epistērizōn | ἐπιστηρίζων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) all the disciples.