1018. brabeuó
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brabeuó: to act as umpire
Original Word: βραβεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: brabeuó
Phonetic Spelling: (brab-yoo'-o)
Short Definition: I rule, arbitrate
Definition: (lit: to act as arbiter in the games), I rule, arbitrate.

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Cognate: 1018 brabeúō – properly, "act as an umpire" (this is also the meaning of this term in classical Greek, as with Isocrates and Demosthenes, etc.); (figuratively) the peace (wholeness) from Christ that He uses to assure (confirm) a believer they are living in His preferred-will (cf. 2307 /thélēma). See 1017 (brabeion).

1018 /brabeúō ("decide as an umpire") means to arbitrate, i.e. "making the call" in "a conflict between contending forces" (Souter), used only in Col 3:15.

[This is also the meaning of 1018 /brabeúō in the papyri.)]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as brabeion
to act as umpire
NASB Translation
rule (1).

STRONGS NT 1018: βραβεύω

βραβεύω; in Greek writings from Isocrates and Demosthenes down;

1. "to be a βραβεύς or umpire" (see βραβεῖον).

2. to decide, determine.

3. to direct, control, rule: Colossians 3:15 (where see Meyer; contra, Lightfoot Compare: καταβραβεύω.)


From the same as brabeion; to arbitrate, i.e. (genitive case) to govern (figuratively, prevail) -- rule.

see GREEK brabeion

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