epaggellomai: to proclaim, to promiseOriginal Word: ἐπαγγέλλομαιPart of Speech:
I promise, professDefinition:
I promise, profess.
Cognate: 1861 epaggéllō (from 1909 /epí, "on, fitting" intensifying aggellō, "announce") – properly, to declare a promise that is fitting (apt), i.e. legitimately applies. God specifically pledges (promises) His Word, and does so in particular situations.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to proclaim, to promiseNASB Translation
made (1), made the promise (1), making a claim (1), professed (1), promise had been made (1), promised (9), promising (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1861: ἐπαγγέλλωἐπαγγέλλω
: (present middle ἐπαγγέλλομαι
); perfect passive and middle ἐπηγγελμαι
; 1 aorist middle ἐπηγγειλαμην
; from Homer
1. to announce.
2. to promise: passive ἐπήγγελται, to whom the promise hath been made, Galatians 3:19. Middle to announce concerning oneself; i. e.:
1. to announce that one is about to do or to furnish something, i. e. to promise (of one's own accord), to engage (voluntarily): ὁ ἐπαγγειλάμενος, Hebrews 10:23; Hebrews 11:11; ἐπήγγελται, he hath promised, followed by λέγων, Hebrews 12:26; τίνι, to give a promise to one, Hebrews 6:13; τί, Romans 4:21; Titus 1:2; τίνι τί, James 1:12; James 2:5; 2 Peter 2:19; ἐπαγγελίαν, to give a promise, 1 John 2:25 (Esther 4:7; (cf. Winers Grammar, 225 (211); Buttmann, 148 (129))); followed by the infinitive (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 44, 7 c.): Mark 14:11; Acts 7:5.
2. to profess; τί, e. g. an art, to profess oneself skilled in it (τήν ἀρετήν, Xenophon, mem. 1, 2, 7; τήν στρατιάν, Hell. 3, 4, 3; σοφίαν, (Diogenes Laërtius prooem. 12; σωφροσύνην, Clement of Alexandria, paedag. 3, 4, p. 299, 27 edition Klotz; (cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word, 5)): θεοσέβειαν, 1 Timothy 2:10; γνῶσιν, . (Compare: προεπαγγέλλω.)<1>
From epi and the base of aggelos; to announce upon (reflexively), i.e. (by implication) to engage to do something, to assert something respecting oneself -- profess, (make) promise.
see GREEK epi
see GREEK aggelos