prepó: to be fitting, proper, suitableOriginal Word: πρέπω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (prep'-o)
Short Definition: it becomes, is fitting to
Definition: it becomes, is fitting to, is right.
4241 prépō (a primitive verb meaning "tower up," "be conspicuous," so Strong's Dictionary) – properly, stand out, be conspicuous, especially in a way that is suitable ("fitting").
4241 (prepō) refers to acting appropriately in a particular situation, i.e. as it is seemly to God and therefore "'conspicuous amongst others; hence eminent, distinguished. . . seemly fit'" (Vine, Unger, White, NT, 55).
[This is also the meaning of this term in Homer, Odyssey 8:172.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. verb
to be fitting, proper, suitable
fitting (4), proper (3).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4241: πρέπω
πρέπω; imperfect 3 person singular ἔπρεπε;
1. to stand out, to be conspicuous, to be eminent; so from Homer, Iliad 12, 104 down.
2. to be becoming, seemly, fit (from Pindar, Aeschylus, Herodotus down): πρέπει τίνι with a subject nominative, Hebrews 7:26 (Psalm 32:1 Apparently a primary verb; to tower up (be conspicuous), i.e. (by implication) to be suitable or proper (third person singular present indicative, often used impersonally, it is fit or right) -- become, comely.
Apparently a primary verb; to tower up (be conspicuous), i.e. (by implication) to be suitable or proper (third person singular present indicative, often used impersonally, it is fit or right) -- become, comely.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 4241
Ἔπρεπεν — 2 Occ.
πρέπει — 3 Occ.
πρέπον — 2 Occ.
Matthew 3:15 V-PPA-NNS
GRK: οὕτως γὰρ πρέπον ἐστὶν ἡμῖν
NAS: for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill
KJV: for thus it becometh us to fulfil
INT: thus indeed fitting it is to us