4243. presbeuó
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presbeuó: to be the elder, to take precedence
Original Word: πρεσβεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: presbeuó
Phonetic Spelling: (pres-byoo'-o)
Short Definition: I am aged, act as an ambassador
Definition: I am aged, act as an ambassador.

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4243 presbeúō (a verb derived from presbys, "an older, venerated person") – properly, to be elderly or mature, "to be the elder, to take precedence and hence act as an ambassador" (A-S).

4243 /presbeúō ("act as an ambassador") means to act as an established statesman (diplomat) – a trusted, respected ambassador who is authorized to speak as God's emissary (represent His kingdom).

This term is used in the ancient phrase, "I am on embassy to the Emperor, I am an ambassador" (Souter) – i.e. as someone respected as trustworthy (loyal, knowledgeable), especially in the opinion of those they know (belong to).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as presbuteros
to be the elder, to take precedence
NASB Translation
am an ambassador (1), ambassadors (1).

STRONGS NT 4243: πρεσβεύω

πρεσβεύω; (πρέσβυς an old man, an elder (Curtius, p. 479; Vanicek, p. 186));

1. to be older, prior by birth or in age ((Sophocles), Herodotus and following).

2. to be an ambassador, act as an ambassador: 2 Corinthians 5:20; Ephesians 6:20, ((Herodotus 5, 93 at the beginning), Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, and following).

be an ambassador.

From the base of presbuteros; to be a senior, i.e. (by implication) act as a representative (figuratively, preacher) -- be an ambassador.

see GREEK presbuteros

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