997. boétheó
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boétheó: to come to the aid of
Original Word: βοηθέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: boétheó
Phonetic Spelling: (bo-ay-theh'-o)
Short Definition: I come to the rescue of
Definition: I come to the rescue of, come to help, help.

HELPS word-Studies

997 boēthéō(from 995 /boḗ, "intense exclamation" and theō, "run") – properly, to run and meet an urgent distress-call (cry for help); to deliver help, quickly responding to an urgent need (intense distress).

997 /boēthéō ("supply urgently needed help") means to give immediate aid, in time, for a great need – i.e. "to run, on a call to help" (TDNT, 1:628).

[997 (boēthéō) was originally a military word, responding to a critical, urgent need (MM). 997 (boēthéō) is also used in Homeric Greek (800-900 bc) for responding to a war-cry.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from boé and theó (to run)
to come to the aid of
NASB Translation
come to...aid (1), come to the aid (1), help (4), helped (2).

STRONGS NT 997: βοηθέω

βοηθέω, βοηθῷ; 1 aorist ἐβοήθησά; (from βοή a cry and θεῷ to run); in the Sept. chiefly for עָזַר; in Greek writings from (Aeschylus and) Herodotus down; properly, to run to the cry (of those in danger); hence, universally, to help, succor, bring aid: τίνι, Matthew 15:25; Mark 9:22, 24 (βοήθει μου τῇ ἀπιστία, "quodfiduciaemeacdeestbonitatetuasupple," Grotius); Acts 16:9; Acts 21:28; 2 Corinthians 6:2; Hebrews 2:18; Revelation 12:16.

aid, help

From boethos; to aid or relieve -- help, succor.

see GREEK boethos

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