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μαρτυρέω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
μαρτυρέω
Greek transliteration: 
martyreō
Simplified transliteration: 
martyreo
Principal Parts: 
(ἐμαρτύρουν), μαρτυρήσω, ἐμαρτύρησα, μεμαρτύρηκα, μεμαρτύρημαι, ἐμαρτυρήθην
Numbers
Strong's number: 
3140
GK Number: 
3455
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
76
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-1d(2a)
Gloss: 
to testify, give testimony; commend, speak well of, vouch for
Definition: 
trans. to testify, depose, Jn. 3:11, 32; 1 Jn. 1:2; Rev. 1:2; 22:20; absol. to give evidence, Jn. 18:23; to bear testimony, testify, Lk. 4:22; Jn. 1:7, 8; to bear testimony in confirmation, Acts 14:3; to declare distinctly and formally, Jn. 4:44; pass. to be the subject of testimony, to obtain attestation to character, Acts 6:3; 10:22; 1 Tim. 5:10; Heb. 11:2, 4; mid. equivalent to μαρτύρομαι, to make a solemn appeal, Acts 26:22; 1 Thess. 2:12

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 23:31 By saying this you testify (martyreite | μαρτυρεῖτε | pres act ind 2 pl) against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
Luke 4:22 They (emartyroun | ἐμαρτύρουν | imperf act ind 3 pl) were (emartyroun | ἐμαρτύρουν | imperf act ind 3 pl) all bearing (emartyroun | ἐμαρτύρουν | imperf act ind 3 pl) witness to him in that they were marveling at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. Then they said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?”
John 1:7 He came as a witness to bear testimony (martyrēsē | μαρτυρήσῃ | aor act subj 3 sg) about the light so that everyone might believe through him.
John 1:8 He was not the light, but came to bear testimony (martyrēsē | μαρτυρήσῃ | aor act subj 3 sg) about the light.
John 1:15 John testified (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) about him and cried out, saying, “This is he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is greater than I, because he existed before me.’”
John 1:32 Then John testified (emartyrēsen | ἐμαρτύρησεν | aor act ind 3 sg), saying, “I saw the Spirit coming down as a dove from heaven, and it remained on him.
John 1:34 I myself saw it, and I bear witness (memartyrēka | μεμαρτύρηκα | perf act ind 1 sg) that this man is the Chosen One of God.”
John 2:25 and because he had no need that anyone should give evidence (martyrēsē | μαρτυρήσῃ | aor act subj 3 sg) concerning man, for he himself knew what was in man.
John 3:11 “I tell you the solemn truth, we speak about what we know and testify (martyroumen | μαρτυροῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) about (martyroumen | μαρτυροῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) what we have seen, but you people do not accept our testimony.
John 3:26 So they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the far side of the Jordan, the one to whom you bore witness (memartyrēkas | μεμαρτύρηκας | perf act ind 2 sg) — well, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him!”
John 3:28 You yourselves bear (martyreite | μαρτυρεῖτε | pres act ind 2 pl) me witness (martyreite | μαρτυρεῖτε | pres act ind 2 pl) that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but rather, ‘I am the one sent ahead of him.’
John 3:32 He (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) bears (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) witness (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) to (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony.
John 4:39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of what the woman had said when she testified (martyrousēs | μαρτυρούσης | pres act ptcp gen sg fem), “He told me everything I ever did.”
John 4:44 (for Jesus himself had testified (emartyrēsen | ἐμαρτύρησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) that a prophet has no honor in his own country).
John 5:31 “If I bear witness (martyrō | μαρτυρῶ | pres act subj 1 sg) about myself, my testimony is not deemed true.
John 5:32 There is another who bears witness (martyrōn | μαρτυρῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) about me, and I know that the witness that he (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) bears (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) about me is true.
John 5:33 You have sent messengers to John, and he has borne witness (memartyrēken | μεμαρτύρηκεν | perf act ind 3 sg) to the truth.
John 5:36 But I have a witness greater than that of John; for the works that the Father has given me to complete, the very works that I am doing, bear witness (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) about me that the Father has sent me.
John 5:37 And the Father who sent me has (memartyrēken | μεμαρτύρηκεν | perf act ind 3 sg) himself borne witness (memartyrēken | μεμαρτύρηκεν | perf act ind 3 sg) about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen,
John 5:39 “You study the Scriptures because you think that by them you will have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness (martyrousai | μαρτυροῦσαι | pres act ptcp nom pl fem) about me,
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I am bearing (martyrō | μαρτυρῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) witness against it that its works are evil.
John 8:13 Therefore the Pharisees said to him, “You are (martyreis | μαρτυρεῖς | pres act ind 2 sg) bearing (martyreis | μαρτυρεῖς | pres act ind 2 sg) witness (martyreis | μαρτυρεῖς | pres act ind 2 sg) about yourself; your testimony is not valid.”
John 8:14 Jesus answered them, saying, “Even if I am bearing witness (martyrō | μαρτυρῶ | pres act subj 1 sg) about myself, my testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I am going. You, on the other hand, do not know where I come from or where I am going.
John 8:18 I am one who bears witness (martyrōn | μαρτυρῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) about myself, and the Father who sent me also bears (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) witness about me.”
John 10:25 Jesus answered them, “I did tell you, yet you do not believe. The works that I am doing in my Father’s name speak (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) on my behalf.
John 12:17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued (emartyrei | ἐμαρτύρει | imperf act ind 3 sg) to (emartyrei | ἐμαρτύρει | imperf act ind 3 sg) bear (emartyrei | ἐμαρτύρει | imperf act ind 3 sg) witness (emartyrei | ἐμαρτύρει | imperf act ind 3 sg).
John 13:21 After saying these things, Jesus became troubled in spirit, and testified (emartyrēsen | ἐμαρτύρησεν | aor act ind 3 sg), “I tell you the solemn truth, one of you will betray me.”
John 15:26 “But when the Paraclete comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes forth from the Father, he will bear witness (martyrēsei | μαρτυρήσει | fut act ind 3 sg) about me.
John 15:27 And you also are to bear witness (martyreite | μαρτυρεῖτε | pres act ind 2 pl) because you have been with me from the beginning.
John 18:23 Jesus replied, “If I spoke incorrectly, testify (martyrēson | μαρτύρησον | aor act imperative 2 sg) about the error; but if I spoke correctly, why do you hit me?”
John 18:37 Therefore Pilate said to him, “So you are a king, then?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king! The reason for which I was born and have come into the world, is that I should bear (martyrēsō | μαρτυρήσω | aor act subj 1 sg) witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”
John 19:35 (The man who saw this has borne (memartyrēken | μεμαρτύρηκεν | perf act ind 3 sg) witness to it so that you too may believe. His witness is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth.)
John 21:24 This is the disciple who is bearing (martyrōn | μαρτυρῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) witness about these things and who wrote these things, and we know that his witness is true.
Acts 6:3 Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good standing (martyroumenous | μαρτυρουμένους | pres pass ptcp acc pl masc), full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to carry out this responsibility.
Acts 10:22 And they said, “Cornelius, a centurion, an upright man and one who fears God, who is well spoken (martyroumenos | μαρτυρούμενος | pres pass ptcp nom sg masc) of by the whole nation of the Jews, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear words from you.”
Acts 10:43 To him all the prophets bear (martyrousin | μαρτυροῦσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) witness, that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
Acts 13:22 After removing him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he said by way of testimony: (martyrēsas | μαρτυρήσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do everything I want him to.’
Acts 14:3 So they stayed there for a considerable time, speaking out boldly about the Lord, who witnessed (martyrounti | μαρτυροῦντι | pres act ptcp dat sg masc) to the message of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done through their hands.
Acts 15:8 And God, who knows the heart, confirmed (emartyrēsen | ἐμαρτύρησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) this, by giving the Holy Spirit to them just as he did to us,
Acts 16:2 He was well attested (emartyreito | ἐμαρτυρεῖτο | imperf pass ind 3 sg) by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium.
Acts 22:5 as also the high priest and the whole council of elders can (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) bear (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) me witness (martyrei | μαρτυρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg). From them I received letters to the brothers, and I went toward Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished.
Acts 22:12 “Then a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well (martyroumenos | μαρτυρούμενος | pres pass ptcp nom sg masc) spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,
Acts 23:11 The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so must you also testify (martyrēsai | μαρτυρῆσαι | aor act inf ) in Rome.”
Acts 26:5 for they have known from the first, if they are willing to go on record (martyrein | μαρτυρεῖν | pres act inf ), that I lived as a Pharisee according to the strictest party of our religious system.
Acts 26:22 Obtaining help, therefore, from God, until this day I have stood testifying (martyromenos | μαρτυρόμενος | pres mid ptcp nom sg masc) both to small and great, saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
Romans 3:21 But now, apart from the law (although (martyroumenē | μαρτυρουμένη | pres pass ptcp nom sg fem) attested (martyroumenē | μαρτυρουμένη | pres pass ptcp nom sg fem) by the law and the prophets) the righteousness of God has been disclosed.
Romans 10:2 For I bear them witness (martyrō | μαρτυρῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
1 Corinthians 15:15 Beyond that, we are even found to be false witnesses about God, because we have borne witness (emartyrēsamen | ἐμαρτυρήσαμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.
2 Corinthians 8:3 For — as I (martyrō | μαρτυρῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) can (martyrō | μαρτυρῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) testify (martyrō | μαρτυρῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) — they gave according to their means, and even beyond their means; acting spontaneously,
Galatians 4:15 What then became of the blessing you enjoyed? For I testify (martyrō | μαρτυρῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) about you that, if possible, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me!

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