2026. epoikodomeó
Strong's Concordance
epoikodomeó: to build upon
Original Word: ἐποικοδομέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: epoikodomeó
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-oy-kod-om-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I build upon a foundation
Definition: I build upon (above) a foundation.
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2026 epoikodoméō (from 1909 /epí, "apt, fitting on," which intensifies 3618 /oikodoméō, "to build up, edify") – properly, appropriately build on, following a plan with pre-designed (pre-defined) specifications.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epi and oikodomeó
Definition
to build upon
NASB Translation
building (2), builds (2), built (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2026: ἐποικοδομέω

ἐποικοδομέω, ἐποικοδόμω; 1 aorist ἐπωκοδόμησα, and without augment ἐποικοδόμησα (1 Corinthians 3:14 T Tr WH; cf. Tdf.'s note on Acts 7:47 (see οἰκοδομέω)); passive, present ἐποικοδομοῦμαι; 1 aorist participle ἐποικοδομηθέντες; in the N. T. only in the figurative which likens a company of Christian believers to an edifice or temple; to build upon, build up (Vulg.superaedifico); absolutely (like our English build up) viz. 'to finish the structure of which the foundation has already been laid,' i. e. in plain language, to give constant increase in Christian knowledge and in a life conformed thereto: Acts 20:32 (where L T Tr WH οἰκοδομῆσαι (Vulg.aedifico)); 1 Corinthians 3:10; (l Pet. 2:5 Tdf.); ἐπί τόν θεμέλιον, 1 Corinthians 3:12; τί, 1 Corinthians 3:14; ἐν Χριστῷ, with the passive, in fellowship with Christ to grow in spiritual life, Colossians 2:7; ἐποικοδομηθέντες ἐπί τῷ θεμελίῳ τῶν ἀποστόλων, on the foundation laid by the apostles, i. e. (dropping the figurative) gathered together into a church by the apostles' preaching of the gospel, Ephesians 2:20; ἐποικοδόμειν ἑαυτόν τῇ πίστει, Jude 1:20, where the sense is, 'resting on your most holy faith as a foundation, make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher.' (Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato, others.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
build upon.

From epi and oikodomeo; to build upon, i.e. (figuratively) to rear up -- build thereon (thereupon, on, upon).

see GREEK epi

see GREEK oikodomeo

Forms and Transliterations
εποικοδομει εποικοδομεί ἐποικοδομεῖ εποικοδομηθεντες εποικοδομηθέντες ἐποικοδομηθέντες εποικοδομήσαι εποικοδομησεν ἐποικοδόμησεν εποικοδομουμενοι εποικοδομούμενοι ἐποικοδομούμενοι εποικοδομουντες εποικοδομούντες ἐποικοδομοῦντες επωκοδόμησεν epoikodomei epoikodomeî epoikodomesen epoikodomēsen epoikodómesen epoikodómēsen epoikodomethentes epoikodomethéntes epoikodomēthentes epoikodomēthéntes epoikodomoumenoi epoikodomoúmenoi epoikodomountes epoikodomoûntes
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7 Occurrences


ἐποικοδόμησεν — 1 Occ.
ἐποικοδομηθέντες — 1 Occ.
ἐποικοδομεῖ — 3 Occ.
ἐποικοδομούμενοι — 1 Occ.
ἐποικοδομοῦντες — 1 Occ.

1 Corinthians 3:10 V-PIA-3S
GRK: ἄλλος δὲ ἐποικοδομεῖ ἕκαστος δὲ
NAS: and another is building on it. But each man
KJV: and another buildeth thereon. But let
INT: another however builds up each man however

1 Corinthians 3:10 V-PIA-3S
GRK: βλεπέτω πῶς ἐποικοδομεῖ
NAS: must be careful how he builds on it.
KJV: take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
INT: let take heed how he builds up

1 Corinthians 3:12 V-PIA-3S
GRK: δέ τις ἐποικοδομεῖ ἐπὶ τὸν
NAS: any man builds on the foundation
KJV: Now if any man build upon this
INT: moreover anyone builds upon the

1 Corinthians 3:14 V-AIA-3S
GRK: μενεῖ ὃ ἐποικοδόμησεν μισθὸν λήμψεται
NAS: which he has built on it remains,
KJV: which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive
INT: abides which he built up a reward he will receive

Ephesians 2:20 V-APP-NMP
GRK: ἐποικοδομηθέντες ἐπὶ τῷ
NAS: having been built on the foundation
KJV: And are built upon the foundation
INT: having been built up on the

Colossians 2:7 V-PPM/P-NMP
GRK: ἐρριζωμένοι καὶ ἐποικοδομούμενοι ἐν αὐτῷ
NAS: having been firmly rooted [and now] being built up in Him and established
KJV: Rooted and built up in him,
INT: having been rooted and being built up in him

Jude 1:20 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: δέ ἀγαπητοί ἐποικοδομοῦντες ἑαυτοὺς τῇ
NAS: But you, beloved, building yourselves
KJV: beloved, building up yourselves
INT: moreover beloved building up yourselves the

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