770. astheneō
Lexical Summary
astheneō: to be weak, feeble
Original Word: ἀσθενέω
Transliteration: astheneō
Phonetic Spelling: (as-then-eh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be weak, feeble
Meaning: to be weak, feeble
Strong's Concordance
be diseased, impotent, sick, weak.

From asthenes; to be feeble (in any sense) -- be diseased, impotent folk (man), (be) sick, (be, be made) weak.

see GREEK asthenes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 770: ἀσθενέω

ἀσθενέω, ἀσθενῶ; imperfect ἠσθενουν; perfect ἠσθένηκα (2 Corinthians 11:21 L T Tr WH); 1 aorist ἠσθένησα; (ἀσθενής); (from Euripides down); to be weak, feeble; universally, to be without strength, powerless: Romans 8:3; rhetorically, of one who purposely abstains from the use of his strength, 2 Corinthians 13:4; and of one wire has no occasion to prove his strength, 2 Corinthians 13:9; contextually, to be unable to wield and hold sway over others, 2 Corinthians 11:21; by oxymoron, ὅταν ἀσθενῶ, τότε δυνατός εἰμί when I am weak in human strength, then am I strong in strength divine, 2 Corinthians 12:10; εἰς τινα, to be weak toward one, 2 Corinthians 13:3; with a dative of the respect added: πίστει, to be weak in faith, Romans 4:19; πίστει, to be doubtful about things lawful and unlawful to a Christian, Romans 14:1; simple ἀσθένειν with the same idea suggested, Romans 14:2, 21 (T WH omit; Tr marginal reading brackets); 1 Corinthians 8:9 Rec., 11f; τίς ἀσθενεῖ, καί οὐκ ἀσθενῶ; who is weak (in his feelings and conviction about things lawful), and I am not filled with a compassionate sense of the same weakness? 2 Corinthians 11:29. contextually, to be weak in means, needy, poor: Acts 20:35 (so (Aristophanes pax 636); Euripides, in Stobaeus, 145 vol. 2:168, Gaisf. edition), cf. DeWette (more fully Hackett, per contra Meyer) at the passage Specially of debility in health: with νόσοις added, Luke 4:40; simply, to be feeble, sick: Luke 7:10 (R G Tr marginal reading brackets); Matthew 25:36, 39 L text T Tr WH; John 4:46; John 11:1-3, 6; Acts 9:37; Philippians 2:26; 2 Timothy 4:20; James 5:14; οἱ ἀσθενοῦντες, and ἀσθενοῦντες, the sick, sick folks: Matthew 10:8; Mark 6:56; Luke 9:2 Rec.; John 5:3, 7, 13 Tdf.; ; Acts 19:12.


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