3164. machomai
Strong's Concordance
machomai: to fight
Original Word: μάχομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: machomai
Phonetic Spelling: (makh'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I engage in battle, fight, strive
Definition: I engage in battle, fight; hence: I strive, contend, dispute.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
Definition
to fight
NASB Translation
argue (1), fight (1), fighting together (1), quarrelsome (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3164: μάχομαι

μάχομαι; imperfect 3 person plural Ἐμάχοντο; (allied with μάχαιρα; Curtius, § 459; Vanicek, p. 687; from Homer down); to fight: properly, of armed combatants, or those who engage in a hand-to-hand struggle, Acts 7:26; tropically, of those who engage in a war of words, to quarrel, wrangle, dispute: 2 Timothy 2:24; πρός ἀλλήλους, John 6:52 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 31, 5; Buttmann, § 133, 8); of those who contend at law for property and privileges, James 4:2. (Compare: διαμάχομαι. Synonym: see πόλεμος, b.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
fight, strive.

Middle voice of an apparently primary verb; to war, i.e. (figuratively) to quarrel, dispute -- fight, strive.

Forms and Transliterations
εμαχεσάμην εμαχέσαντο εμαχέσατο Εμαχοντο εμάχοντο Ἐμάχοντο μαχεσθαι μάχεσθαι μαχεσθε μάχεσθε μαχομενοις μαχομένοις μαχόμενος μάχωνται μαωζείν Emachonto Emáchonto machesthai máchesthai machesthe máchesthe machomenois machoménois
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4 Occurrences


Ἐμάχοντο — 1 Occ.
μάχεσθαι — 1 Occ.
μάχεσθε — 1 Occ.
μαχομένοις — 1 Occ.

John 6:52 V-IIM/P-3P
GRK: Ἐμάχοντο οὖν πρὸς
NAS: the Jews [began] to argue with one another,
KJV: therefore strove among
INT: Were arguing therefore with

Acts 7:26 V-PPM/P-DMP
GRK: ὤφθη αὐτοῖς μαχομένοις καὶ συνήλλασσεν
NAS: he appeared to them as they were fighting together, and he tried to reconcile
KJV: unto them as they strove, and
INT: he appeared to those who were contending and urged

2 Timothy 2:24 V-PNM/P
GRK: οὐ δεῖ μάχεσθαι ἀλλὰ ἤπιον
NAS: must not be quarrelsome, but be kind
KJV: must not strive; but be
INT: not it behoves to contend but gentle

James 4:2 V-PIM/P-2P
GRK: δύνασθε ἐπιτυχεῖν μάχεσθε καὶ πολεμεῖτε
NAS: obtain; [so] you fight and quarrel.
KJV: cannot obtain: ye fight and war,
INT: are able to obtain you fight and war

4 Occurrences

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