3785. ophelon
Strong's Concordance
ophelon: would that (used to express an unattainable wish)
Original Word: ὄφελον
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ophelon
Phonetic Spelling: (of'-el-on)
Short Definition: O that! I wish! Would that!
Definition: O that! I wish! Would that!, followed by indicative.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from opheiló
Definition
would that (used to express an unattainable wish)
NASB Translation
wish (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3785: ὄφελον

ὄφελον (for ὠφελον, without the augment, 2 aorist of ὀφείλω; in earlier Greek with an infinitive, as ὠφελον θανεῖν, I ought to have died, expressive of a wish, equivalent to would that I were dead; in later Greek it assumes the nature of an interjection, to be rendered) would that, where one wishes that a thing had happened which has not happened, or that a thing be done which probably will not be done (cf. Winers Grammar, 301f (283); Buttmann, § 150, 5): with an optative present Revelation 3:15 Rec.; with an indicative imperfect, Rev. ibid. G L T Tr WH; 2 Corinthians 11:1 (Epictetus diss. 2, 18, 15; Ignatius ad Smyrn. c. 12 [ET]); with an indicative aorist, 1 Corinthians 4:8 (Psalm 118:5 (); ὄφελον ἀπεθάνομεν, Exodus 16:3; Numbers 14:2; Numbers 20:3); with the future, Galatians 5:12 (Lucian, soloec. (or Pseudosoph.) 1, where this construction is classed as a solecism). Cf. Passow, ii., p. 603{a}; (Liddell and Scott, under the word ὀφείλω, II. 3).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
would that, I wish

First person singular of a past tense of opheilo; I ought (wish), i.e. (interjection) oh that! -- would (to God).

see GREEK opheilo

Forms and Transliterations
Οφελον Ὄφελον ὄφελόν Ophelon Óphelon óphelón
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Strong's Greek 3785
4 Occurrences


ὄφελόν — 4 Occ.

1 Corinthians 4:8 Inj
GRK: ἐβασιλεύσατε καὶ ὄφελόν γε ἐβασιλεύσατε
NAS: us; and indeed, [I] wish that you had become kings
KJV: and I would to God ye did reign,
INT: you reigned and I wish surely you did reign

2 Corinthians 11:1 Inj
GRK: Ὄφελον ἀνείχεσθέ μου
NAS: I wish that you would bear
KJV: Would to God ye could bear with me
INT: I wish you were bearing with me

Galatians 5:12 Inj
GRK: Ὄφελον καὶ ἀποκόψονται
NAS: I wish that those who are troubling
KJV: I would they were even
INT: I wish even they would cut themselves off

Revelation 3:15 Inj
GRK: οὔτε ζεστός ὄφελον ψυχρὸς ἦς
NAS: nor hot; I wish that you were cold or
KJV: nor hot: I would thou wert cold
INT: nor hot I wish cold you were

4 Occurrences

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