grégoreó: to be awake, to watchOriginal Word: γρηγορέωPart of Speech:
I am awake, am vigilant, watchDefinition:
(a) I am awake (in the night), watch, (b) I am watchful, on the alert, vigilant.
1127 grēgoreúō – literally, "stay awake"; (figuratively) be vigilant (responsible, watchful).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
formed from perf. of egeiróDefinition
to be awake, to watchNASB Translation
alert (10), awake (1), keep (1), keep watch (4), keep watching (1), keeping alert (1), stay on the alert (1), stays awake (1), wake (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1127: γρηγορέωγρηγορέω
; 1 aorist ἐγρηγόρησα
; (from ἐγρήγορα
, to have been roused from sleep, to be awake, perfect of ἐγείρω
; cf. Lob. ad Phryn.
, p. 118f; Alexander Buttmann
(1873) Ausf. Spr. ii., p. 158; (Winer
s Grammar, 26 (25); 92 (88))); to watch
1. properly: Matthew 24:43; Matthew 26:38, 40; Mark 13:34; Mark 14:34, 37; Luke 12:37, 39 R G L Tr text WH text As to sleep is often equivalent to to die, so once, 1 Thessalonians 5:10, γρηγορέω means to live, be alive on earth.
2. Metaphorically, to watch i. e. give strict attention to, be cautious, active: — to take heed lest through remissness and indolence some destructive calamity suddenly overtake one, Matthew 24:42; Matthew 25:13; Mark 13:35,(37); Revelation 16:15; or lest one be led to forsake Christ, Matthew 26:41; Mark 14:38; or lest one fall into sin, 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 1 Corinthians 16:13; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 3:2f; or be corrupted by errors, Acts 20:31; ἐν τίνι, to be watchful in, employ the most punctilious care in a thing: Colossians 4:2. (the Sept.; (Baruch 2:9; 1 Macc. 12:27; Aristotle, plant. 1, 2, p. 816b, 29, 37); Josephus, Antiquities 11, 3, 4; Achilles Tatius; others) (Synonym: see ἀγρυπνέω. Compare: διαγρηγορέω.)<1>
be vigilant, wake, be watchful.
From egeiro; to keep awake, i.e. Watch (literally or figuratively) -- be vigilant, wake, (be) watch(-ful).
see GREEK egeiro