diamarturomai: to affirm solemnlyOriginal Word: διαμαρτύρομαιPart of Speech:
I give solemn evidence, testify solemnlyDefinition:
I give solemn evidence, testify (declare) solemnly.
1263 diamartýromai (from 1223 /diá, "thoroughly" and 3143 /martýromai, "witness, testify") – properly, thoroughly bear witness; to give solemn, earnest testimony (note the intensifying prefix, 1223 /diá). 1263 (diamartýromai) is an intensified compound for "giving full, clear testimony" (WS, 273).
[1263 (diamartýromai) is always in the Greek middle voice which emphasizes witnessing done with a high level of self-involvement, i.e. with strong personal interest motivating it.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to affirm solemnlyNASB Translation
solemnly to testify (1), solemnly charge (3), solemnly testified (2), solemnly testifies (1), solemnly testifying (3), solemnly warned (1), solemnly witnessed (1), testified (1), testify solemnly (1), warn (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1263: διαμαρτύρομαιδιαμαρτύρομαι
; deponent middle; imperfect διεμαρτυρομην
(Acts 2:40 Rec.
); 1 aorist διεμαρτυράμην
; in the Sept.
mostly for הֵעִיד
; often in Greek writings from Xenophon
down; see a multitude of examples from them in Winer
s De verb. comp. etc. Part v., p. 20ff; to call gods and men to witness
, with the interposition of gods and men; cf. Ellicott (after Winer
's) on 1 Timothy 5:21
1. to testify, i. e. earnestly, religiously to charge: followed by an imperative Acts 2:40; ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ καί Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ, 2 Timothy 4:1 (2 Kings 17:13; Xenophon, Cyril 7, 1, 17 σύ μή πρότερον ἐμβαλλε τοῖς πολεμίοις, διαμαρτύρομαι, πρίν, etc.); also with ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ κτλ. followed by ἵνα (cf. Buttmann, 237 (204)), 1 Timothy 5:21 (followed by μή, Exodus 19:21); followed by the infinitive 2 Timothy 2:14 (not Lachmann) (Nehemiah 9:26).
2. to attest, testify to, solemnly affirm: Acts 20:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:6; Hebrews 2:6; followed by ὅτι, Acts 10:42; with the dative of person to give solemn testimony to one, Luke 16:28; with the accusative of the object to confirm a thing by (the interposition of) testimony, to testify, cause it to be believed: τόν λόγον τοῦ κυρίου, Acts 8:25; τόν εὐαγγέλιον, Acts 20:24; τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, Acts 28:23; for all the apostolic instruction came back finally to testimony respecting things which they themselves had seen or heard, or which had been disclosed to them by divine revelation (Acts 1:21; Acts 5:32; Acts 10:41; Acts 22:18); with the addition of εἰς and an accusative of the place unto which the testimony is borne: τά περί ἐμοῦ εἰς Ἱερουσαλήμ, Acts 23:11; with the addition of a dative of the person to whom the testimony is given: τοῖς Ἰουδαίοις τόν Χριστόν Ἰησοῦν, the Messianic dignity of Jesus, Acts 18:5; Ἰουδαίοις ... τήν ... μετάνοιαν καί πίστιν, the necessity of repentance and faith, Acts 20:21 (τῇ Ἱερουσαλήμ τάς ἀνομίας, into what sins she has fallen, Ezekiel 16:2).<1>
charge, testify unto, witness.
From dia and martureo; to attest or protest earnestly, or (by implication) hortatively -- charge, testify (unto), witness.
see GREEK dia
see GREEK martureo