dechomai: to receiveOriginal Word: δέχομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (dekh'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I take, receive, accept, welcome
Definition: I take, receive, accept, welcome.
[The personal element is emphasized with 1209 (déxomai) which accounts for it always being in the Greek middle voice. This stresses the high level of self-involvement (interest) involved with the "welcoming-receiving." 1209 (déxomai) occurs 59 times in the NT.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. verb
accept (2), accepted (3), receive (16), received (12), receives (15), take (3), taken (1), took (1), welcome (2), welcomed (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1209: δέχομαι
δέχομαι; (future 2 person plural δεξεσθε, Ephesians 6:17 Rec.bez); 1 aorist ἐδεξάμην; perfect δεδεγμαι (Acts 8:14); deponent middle; the Sept. mostly for לָקַח;
1. to take with the hand: τό γράμμα (L text T Tr WH τά γράμματα), Luke 16:6f; τό ποτήριον, Luke 22:17; to take hold of, take up, τήν περικεφαλαίαν ... τήν μάχαιραν, Ephesians 6:17; τό παιδίον εἰς ἀγκάλας, Luke 2:28.
2. to take up, receive (German aufnehmen,annehmen);
a. used of a place receiving one: ὅν δεῖ οὐρανόν δέξασθαι (οὐρανόν is subject), Acts 3:21 (Plato, Theact., p. 177 a. τελευτησαντας αὐτούς ... ὁ τῶν κακῶν καθαρός τόπος οὐ δέξεται).
b. with the accusative of person to receive, grant access to, a visitor; not to refuse contact or friendship: Luke 9:11 R G; John 4:45; 2 Corinthians 7:15; Galatians 4:14; Colossians 4:10; to receive to hospitality, Matthew 10:14, 40; Mark 6:11; Luke 9:5, 53; Luke 10:8, 10; Acts 21:17 Rec.; Hebrews 11:31 (often in Greek writings from Homer down); παιδίον, to receive into one's family in order to bring up and educate, Matthew 18:5; Mark 9:37; Luke 9:48; to receive εἰς τούς οἴκους, τάς σκηνάς, Luke 16:4, 9; δέξαι τό πνεῦμα μου, to thyself in heaven, Acts 7:59.
c. with the accusative of the thing offered in speaking, teaching, instructing; to receive favorably, give ear to, embrace, make one's own, approve, not to reject: τόν λόγον, Luke 8:13; Acts 8:14; Acts 11:1; Acts 17:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; James 1:21; τά τοῦ πνεύματος 1 Corinthians 2:14; τήν παράκλησιν, 2 Corinthians 8:17; τήν ἀγάπην τῆς ἀληθείας namely, commended to them, 2 Thessalonians 2:10; (add the elliptical construction in Matthew 11:14) (often in Greek writings); to receive a benefit offered, not to reject it, 2 Corinthians 8:4 Rec. d. to receive equivalent to to take upon oneself, sustain, bear, endure: τινα, his bearing and behavior, 2 Corinthians 11:16 τήν ἀδικίαν, Hebrew נָשָׂא, Genesis 50:17; πᾶν, ὁ ἐάν ἐπαχθῇ, Sir. 2:4; μυθον χαλεπόν, Homer, Odyssey 20, 271, and often in Greek writers).
3. to receive, get, (German empfangen): ἐπιστολάς, Acts 22:5; γράμματα, Acts 28:21; τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, to become a partaker of the benefits of God's kingdom, Mark 10:15; Luke 18:17; λόγια ζῶντα, Acts 7:38; εὐαγγέλιον, 2 Corinthians 11:4; τήν χάριν τοῦ Θεοῦ, 2 Corinthians 6:1; — equivalent to to learn: Philippians 4:18 ((?) see the commentaries at the passage). Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive (in various applications, literally or figuratively) -- accept, receive, take. Compare lambano. see GREEK lambano
Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive (in various applications, literally or figuratively) -- accept, receive, take. Compare lambano.
see GREEK lambano
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1209
δέχηται — 1 Occ.
δέχεται — 8 Occ.
δέχωνται — 3 Occ.
δεχόμενος — 4 Occ.
δέχονται — 1 Occ.
δέδεκται — 1 Occ.
Δέξαι — 3 Occ.
δεξαμένη — 1 Occ.
δεξάμενοι — 1 Occ.
δεξάμενος — 3 Occ.
δέξασθαι — 3 Occ.
δέξασθέ — 4 Occ.
δέξηται — 8 Occ.
δέξωνταί — 2 Occ.
ἐδεξάμεθα — 1 Occ.
ἐδέξαντο — 5 Occ.
ἐδέξασθε — 4 Occ.
ἐδέξατο — 3 Occ.
Matthew 10:14 V-ASM-3S
GRK: ἂν μὴ δέξηται ὑμᾶς μηδὲ
NAS: Whoever does not receive you, nor
KJV: shall not receive you, nor
INT: anyhow not will receive you nor