514. axios
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axios: of weight, of worth, worthy
Original Word: ἄξιος, ία, ιον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: axios
Phonetic Spelling: (ax'-ee-os)
Short Definition: worthy, worthy of, deserving
Definition: worthy, worthy of, deserving, comparable, suitable.

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514 áksios (an adjective derived from aksō, "to weigh") – properly, to weigh in, assigning the matching value ("worth-to-worth"); worthy, i.e. as the assessment in keeping with how something "weighs in" on God's balance-scale of truth.

514 /áksios ("weighed-in") "properly means, 'drawing down the scale' hence 'weighing as much as,' 'of like value, worth,' befitting, congruous, corresponding" (J. Thayer).

[514 (áksios) is the root of the English term, "axis." This also refers to a balance-scale, operating by off-setting weights.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from agó (in the sense of to weigh)
of weight, of worth, worthy
NASB Translation
appropriate (1), deserve (2), deserving (4), fitting (2), keeping (2), unworthy* (1), worthy (29).

STRONGS NT 514: ἄξιος

ἄξιος, ἄξια, ἄξιον (from ἄγω, ἄξω; therefore properly, drawing down the scale; hence)

a. weighing, having weight; with a genitive having the weight of (weighing as much as) another thing, of like value, worth as much: βῶς ἄξιος, Homer, Iliad 23, 885; with the genitive of price (Winer's Grammar, 206 (194)), as ἄξιος δέκα μνῶν, common in Attic writings; πᾶν τίμιον οὐκ ἄξιον αὐτῆς (σοφίας) ἐστι, Proverbs 3:15; Proverbs 8:11; οὐκ ἐστι σταθμός πᾶς ἄξιος ψυχῆς, Sir. 26:15; οὐκ ἄξια πρός τήν ... δόξαν are of no weight in comparison with the glory, i. e. are not to be put on an equality with the glory, Romans 8:18; cf. Fritzsche at the passage and Winers Grammar, 405 (378); (Buttmann, 340 (292)).

b. befitting, congruous, corresponding, τίνος, to a thing: τῆς μετανοίας, Matthew 3:8; Luke 3:8; Acts 26:20; ἄξια ὧν ἐπράξαμεν, Luke 23:41. ἄξιον ἐστι it is befitting: α. it is meet, 2 Thessalonians 1:3 (4 Macc. 17:8); β. it is worth the while, followed by τοῦ with an accusative and an infinitive, 1 Corinthians 16:4; — (in both senses very common in Greek writings from Homer and Herodotus down, and often with ἐστι omitted).

c. of one who has merited anything, worthy — both in a good reference and a bad; α. in a good sense; with a genitive of the thing: Matthew 10:10; Luke 7:4; (Luke 10:7); Acts 13:46; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 4:9; 1 Timothy 5:18; 1 Timothy 6:1. followed by the aorist infinitive: Luke 15:19, 21; Acts 13:25; Revelation 4:11; Revelation 5:2, 4, 9, 12; followed by ἵνα: John 1:27 (ἵνα λύσω, a construction somewhat rare; cf. Dem. pro cor., p. 279, 9 ἀξιουν, ἵνα βοηθήσῃ ((dubious); see under the word ἵνα, II. 2 at the beginning and c.)); followed by ὅς with a finite verb (like Latindignus,qui): Luke 7:4 (Buttmann, 229 (198)). It stands alone, but so that the context makes it plain of what one is said to be worthy: Matthew 10:11 (to lodge with); Matthew 10:13 (namely, τῆς εἰρήνης); Matthew 22:8 (namely, of the favor of an invitation); Revelation 3:4 (namely, to walk with me, clothed in white), with a genitive of the person — worthy of one's fellowship, and of the blessings connected with it: Matthew 10:37; Hebrews 11:38 (τοῦ θεοῦ, Sap. iii. 5; Ignatius ad Eph. 2 [ET]). β. in a bad sense; with a genitive of the thing: πληγῶν, Luke 12:48; θανάτου, Luke 23:15; Acts (Acts 23:29); (); ; Romans 1:32; absolutely: Revelation 16:6 (namely, to drink blood).

deserving praise.

Probably from ago; deserving, comparable or suitable (as if drawing praise) -- due reward, meet, (un-)worthy.

see GREEK ago

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