Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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στενάξω, ἐστέναξα, -, -, -
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to groan, sigh; to grumble
to groan, sigh, Rom. 8:23; 2 Cor. 5:2, 4; Heb. 13:17; to sigh inwardly, Mk. 7:34; to give vent to querulous or censorious feelings, Jas. 5:9*

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Mark 7:34 Looking up to heaven, he gave a deep sigh (estenaxen | ἐστέναξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened”).
Romans 8:23 And not only this, but we (stenazomen | στενάζομεν | pres act ind 1 pl) ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan (stenazomen | στενάζομεν | pres act ind 1 pl) inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
2 Corinthians 5:2 For indeed in this tent we groan (stenazomen | στενάζομεν | pres act ind 1 pl), longing to put on our heavenly dwelling place,
2 Corinthians 5:4 For while we remain in this tent, we groan (stenazomen | στενάζομεν | pres act ind 1 pl) and are burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Hebrews 13:17 Continue to obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who must give an account. Let them do this with joy, and not with groaning (stenazontes | στενάζοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc), for that would be of no advantage to you.
James 5:9 Do (stenazete | στενάζετε | pres act imperative 2 pl) not complain (stenazete | στενάζετε | pres act imperative 2 pl) against one another, my brothers, lest you be judged. Look, the judge is standing at the doors.