presbeuó: to be the elder, to take precedenceOriginal Word: πρεσβεύωPart of Speech:
I am aged, act as an ambassadorDefinition:
I am aged, act as an ambassador.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
from the same as presbuterosDefinition
to be the elder, to take precedenceNASB Translation
am an ambassador (1), ambassadors (1).