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τολμάω

Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
τολμάω
Greek transliteration: 
tolmaō
Simplified transliteration: 
tolmao
Principal Parts: 
Numbers
Strong's number: 
5111
GK Number: 
5528
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
16
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-1d(1a)
Gloss: 
to dare, be bold, courageous
Definition: 
to assume resolution, to do a thing, Mk. 15:43; Rom. 5:7; Phil. 1:14; to make up the mind, 2 Cor. 10:12; to dare, Acts 5:13; 7:32; to presume, Mt. 22:46; Mk. 12:34; Lk. 20:40; Jn. 21:12; Rom. 15:18; Jude 9; to have the face, 1 Cor. 6:1; absol. to assume a bold bearing, courageous, 2 Cor. 10:2; 11:21*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 22:46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor did anyone dare (etolmēsen | ἐτόλμησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) to question him any more from that day on.
Mark 12:34 And Jesus, seeing that the scribe had answered wisely, said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared (etolma | ἐτόλμα | imperf act ind 3 sg) to question him any more.
Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who also himself was expecting the kingdom of God, went boldly (tolmēsas | τολμήσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
Luke 20:40 For no longer did they dare (etolmōn | ἐτόλμων | imperf act ind 3 pl) to question him about anything.
John 21:12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples ventured (etolma | ἐτόλμα | imperf act ind 3 sg) to ask him, “Who are you?” for they knew it was the Lord.
Acts 5:13 But of the others no one dared (etolma | ἐτόλμα | imperf act ind 3 sg) to join them; however, the people held them in high regard,
Acts 7:32 ‘I am the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.’ And Moses began to tremble and did (etolma | ἐτόλμα | imperf act ind 3 sg) not dare (etolma | ἐτόλμα | imperf act ind 3 sg) to look.
Romans 5:7 For rarely will one die for an upright person — though perhaps for a genuinely good person one might actually dare (tolma | τολμᾷ | pres act ind 3 sg) to die.
Romans 15:18 For I (tolmēsō | τολμήσω | fut act ind 1 sg) will (tolmēsō | τολμήσω | fut act ind 1 sg) not venture (tolmēsō | τολμήσω | fut act ind 1 sg) to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in bringing the Gentiles to obedience, by word and deed,
1 Corinthians 6:1 When any of you has a legal dispute against another, how (tolma | τολμᾷ | pres act ind 3 sg) dare (tolma | τολμᾷ | pres act ind 3 sg) he (tolma | τολμᾷ | pres act ind 3 sg) go to law before heathen judges and not before the saints?
2 Corinthians 10:2 I ask that when I am present I may not have to be “bold,” with such a confidence as I expect I will dare (tolmēsai | τολμῆσαι | aor act inf ) to use against those who think that we are walking according to the flesh.
2 Corinthians 10:12 For we (tolmōmen | τολμῶμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) would (tolmōmen | τολμῶμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) not dare (tolmōmen | τολμῶμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are recommending themselves. Rather, when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves by themselves, they are without understanding.
2 Corinthians 11:21 I say this to my shame, that in this we have been weak. But as to whatever anyone else dares (tolma | τολμᾷ | pres act subj 3 sg) to boast about — I am talking like a fool — I also dare (tolmō | τολμῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) to boast.
Philippians 1:14 and that most of the brothers, having gained confidence in the Lord by my imprisonment, dare (tolman | τολμᾶν | pres act inf ) more than ever to speak the word of God without fear.
Jude 1:9 But when Michael the archangel, in debate with the devil, was arguing about the body of Moses, he (etolmēsen | ἐτόλμησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) did (etolmēsen | ἐτόλμησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) not presume (etolmēsen | ἐτόλμησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) to condemn him for blasphemy, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”