4710. spoudé
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spoudé: haste, diligence
Original Word: σπουδή, ῆς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: spoudé
Phonetic Spelling: (spoo-day')
Short Definition: haste, diligence
Definition: (a) speed, haste, (b) diligence, earnestness, enthusiasm.

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4710 spoudḗ (from 4692 /speúdō, "move quickly, speed on") – properly, swiftness to show zealous diligence, i.e. one's "best" (full effort by making haste).

For the believer, 4710 /spoudḗ ("speedy diligence") means quickly obeying what the Lord reveals is His priority. This elevates the better over the good – the more important over the important – and does so with earnest swiftness (intensity).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from speudó
haste, diligence
NASB Translation
diligence (4), earnestness (5), effort (1), hurry (2).

STRONGS NT 4710: σπουδή

σπουδή, σπωδης, (σπεύδω (which see)), from Homer down;

1. haste: μετά σπουδῆς, with haste, Mark 6:25; Luke 1:39 (Wis. 19:2; Josephus, Antiquities 7, 9, 7; Herodian, 3, 4, 1; 6, 4, 3).

2. earnestness, diligence: universally, earnestness in accomplishing, promoting, or striving after anything, Romans 12:11; 2 Corinthians 7:11, 12; 2 Corinthians 8:7f; ἐν σπουδή, with diligence, Romans 12:8; σπουδήν ἐνδείκνυσθαι, Hebrews 6:11; πᾶσαν σπουδήν ποιεῖσθαι (see ποιέω, I. 3, p. 525{b} bottom), to give all diligence, interest oneself most earnestly, Jude 1:3; σπουδήν παρεισφέρειν, 2 Peter 1:5; σπουδή ὑπέρ τίνος, earnest care for one, 2 Corinthians 8:16 (περί τίνος (Demosthenes, 90, 10); Diodorus 1, 75).

haste, diligence, forwardness

From speudo; "speed", i.e. (by implication) despatch, eagerness, earnestness -- business, (earnest) care(-fulness), diligence, forwardness, haste.

see GREEK speudo

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