chrió: to anointOriginal Word: χρίω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (khree'-o)
Short Definition: I anoint
Definition: I anoint, consecrate by anointing.
5548 xríō – to anoint by rubbing or pouring olive oil on someone to represent the flow (empowering) of the Holy Spirit. Anointing (literally) involved rubbing olive oil on the head, etc., especially to present someone as divinely-authorized (appointed by God) to serve as prophet, priest or king, etc. See 1 Ki 19:16; Lev 8:12; Ps 133:2; 1 Sam 10:1, 16:13; 2 Sam 2:4, 5:3.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 5548: χρίω
χρίω: 1 aorist ἀχρισα; (akin to χείρ ((?), see Curtius, § 201), χραίνω; properly, 'to touch with the hand', 'to besmear'); from Homer down; the Sept. for מָשַׁח; to anoint (on the persons who received anointing among the Hebrews, see χρῖσμα); in the N. T. only tropically, of God a. consecrating Jesus to the Messianic office, and furnishing him with powers necessary for its administration (see χρῖσμα): Luke 4:18 (after Isaiah 61:1); contrary to common usage with an accusative of the thing, ἔλαιον, (like verbs of clothing, putting on, etc. (cf. Winers Grammar, § 32, 4 a.; Buttmann, § 131, 6)), Hebrews 1:9 (from Psalm 44:8
b. enduing Christians with the gifts of the Holy Spirit (cf. Westcott on 1 John 2:20): 2 Corinthians 1:21. (Compare: ἐγχρίω, ἐπιχρίω. Synonym: see ἀλείφω, at the end) Probably akin to chraomai through the idea of contact; to smear or rub with oil, i.e. (by implication) to consecrate to an office or religious service -- anoint. see GREEK chraomai
Probably akin to chraomai through the idea of contact; to smear or rub with oil, i.e. (by implication) to consecrate to an office or religious service -- anoint.
see GREEK chraomai
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 5548
χρίσας — 1 Occ.
ἔχρισας — 1 Occ.
ἔχρισέν — 3 Occ.
Luke 4:18 V-AIA-3S
GRK: οὗ εἵνεκεν ἔχρισέν με εὐαγγελίσασθαι
NAS: IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL
KJV: because he hath anointed me
INT: of which because he anointed me to preach good news