Bill Mounce

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-, ὑστέρησα, ὑστέρηκα, ὑστέρημαι, ὑστερήθην
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to lack, be in need, destitute; to be inferior; to fall short
to be behind, in place or time, to be in the rear; to fall short of, be inferior to, 2 Cor. 11:5; 12:11; to fail of, fail to attain, Heb. 4:1; to be in want of, lack, Lk. 22:35; to be wanting, Mk. 10:21; absol. to be defective, in default, Mt. 19:20; 1 Cor. 12:24; to run short, Jn. 2:3; mid. to come short of a privilege or standard, to miss, Rom. 3:23; absol. to come short, be below standard, 1 Cor. 1:7; to come short of sufficiency, to be in need, want, Lk. 15:14; 2 Cor. 11:9; Phil. 4:12; Heb. 11:37; to be a loser, suffer detriment, 1 Cor. 8:8; in NT ὑστερειν ἀπό, to be backwards with respect to, to slight, Heb. 12:15*

Greek-English Concordance for ὑστερέω

Matthew 19:20 The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do (hysterō | ὑστερῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) I (hysterō | ὑστερῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) still lack?” (hysterō | ὑστερῶ | pres act ind 1 sg)
Mark 10:21 But Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You lack (hysterei | ὑστερεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) one thing — go, sell whatever you have and give the money to the poor; then you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.”
Luke 15:14 When he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need (hystereisthai | ὑστερεῖσθαι | pres pass inf ).
Luke 22:35 And he said to them, “When I sent you out without moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did (hysterēsate | ὑστερήσατε | aor act ind 2 pl) you (hysterēsate | ὑστερήσατε | aor act ind 2 pl) lack (hysterēsate | ὑστερήσατε | aor act ind 2 pl) anything?” They replied, “Nothing.”
John 2:3 When the wine ran (hysterēsantos | ὑστερήσαντος | aor act ptcp gen sg masc) out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
Romans 3:23 since all have sinned and continue to fall (hysterountai | ὑστεροῦνται | pres mid ind 3 pl) short of the glory of God.)
1 Corinthians 1:7 so that you do (hystereisthai | ὑστερεῖσθαι | pres pass inf ) not lack (hystereisthai | ὑστερεῖσθαι | pres pass inf ) in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 8:8 Food does not bring us close to God. We (hysteroumetha | ὑστερούμεθα | pres pass ind 1 pl) are (hysteroumetha | ὑστερούμεθα | pres pass ind 1 pl) no worse (hysteroumetha | ὑστερούμεθα | pres pass ind 1 pl) if we do not eat, and no better if we do.
1 Corinthians 12:24 whereas our presentable members have no such need. Instead, God has so arranged the body, giving greater honor to the member that lacked (hysteroumenō | ὑστερουμένῳ | pres pass ptcp dat sg neut) it,
2 Corinthians 11:5 For I consider myself to (hysterēkenai | ὑστερηκέναι | perf act inf ) be (hysterēkenai | ὑστερηκέναι | perf act inf ) in no way inferior (hysterēkenai | ὑστερηκέναι | perf act inf ) to those “super-apostles.”
2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you and in need (hysterētheis | ὑστερηθείς | aor pass ptcp nom sg masc), I did not burden anyone, for when the brothers came from Macedonia they supplied my need.
2 Corinthians 12:11 I am acting like a fool, but you drove me to it. I ought to be commended by you, for in no way am I inferior (hysterēsa | ὑστέρησα | aor act ind 1 sg) to the “super-apostles” — even though I am nothing.
Philippians 4:12 I know what it is to be in want, and I know what it is to have an abundance. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret, whether I am well-fed or hungry, have plenty or am in need (hystereisthai | ὑστερεῖσθαι | pres pass inf ).
Hebrews 4:1 Therefore while the promise of entering his rest is still open, let us fear lest any one of you may seem to be excluded from (hysterēkenai | ὑστερηκέναι | perf act inf ) it.
Hebrews 11:37 They were stoned; they were sawn in two; they were murdered by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute (hysteroumenoi | ὑστερούμενοι | pres pass ptcp nom pl masc), persecuted, mistreated
Hebrews 12:15 Take care that no one forfeits (hysterōn | ὑστερῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) the grace of God; and that no root of bitterness grows up and causes trouble and by it many are defiled.