Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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(εὐχόμην ορ ηὐχόμην), εὔξομαι, εὐξάμην, -, -, -
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to pray for; wish for
to pray, offer prayer, Acts 26:29; 2 Cor. 13:7, 9; Jas. 5:16; to wish, desire, Acts 27:29; Rom. 9:3; 3 Jn. 2*

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Acts 26:29 Paul replied, “I would (euxaimēn | εὐξαίμην | aor mid opt 1 sg) to God that whether the time be short or long, not only you but also all those who are listening to me today would also become as I am, apart for these chains.”
Acts 27:29 Fearing that we might run aground on the rocky coast, they (ēychonto | ηὔχοντο | imperf mid ind 3 pl) dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed (ēychonto | ηὔχοντο | imperf mid ind 3 pl) for day to come.
Romans 9:3 For I could wish (ēychomēn | ηὐχόμην | imperf mid ind 1 sg) that I myself were accursed, cut off from Christ, for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh,
2 Corinthians 13:7 Now we pray (euchometha | εὐχόμεθα | pres mid ind 1 pl) to God that you may not do anything wrong, not that we would appear as having passed the test, but that you may do what is right even though we may appear as having failed.
2 Corinthians 13:9 For we rejoice whenever we are weak, but you are strong. And this is what we pray for (euchometha | εὐχόμεθα | pres mid ind 1 pl), your Christian maturity.
James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to one another and pray (euchesthe | εὔχεσθε | pres mid imperative 2 pl) for one another so that you may be healed. The active prayer of a righteous person has great power.
3 John 1:2 Dear friend, I (euchomai | εὔχομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) pray (euchomai | εὔχομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) that in every way you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul is prospering.