75. agónizomai
Strong's Concordance
agónizomai: to contend for a prize, struggle
Original Word: ἀγωνίζομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: agónizomai
Phonetic Spelling: (ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee)
Short Definition: I strive, contend
Definition: I am struggling, striving (as in an athletic contest or warfare); I contend, as with an adversary.
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Cognate: 75 agōnízomai (from 73 /agṓn, "conflict/struggle," the root of the English term, "agonize") – properly, to struggle, like engaged in an intense athletic contest or warfare (Souter). See 73 (agōn).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from agón
Definition
to contend for a prize, struggle
NASB Translation
competes in the games (1), fight (1), fighting (1), fought (1), laboring earnestly (1), strive (2), striving (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 75: ἀγωνίζομαι

ἀγωνίζομαι; imperfect ἠγωνιζόμην; perfect ἠγώνισμαι; a deponent middle verb (cf. Winer's Grammar, 260 (244)); (ἀγών);

1. to enter a contest; contend in the gymnastic games: 1 Corinthians 9:25.

2. universally, to contend with adversaries, fight: followed by ἵνα μή, John 18:36.

3. figuratively to contend, struggle, with difficulties and dangers antagonistic to the gospel: Colossians 1:29; 1 Timothy 4:10 (L T Tr text WH text; for Rec. ὀνειδιζόμεθα); ἀγωνίζομαι ἀγῶνα (often used by the Greeks also, especially the Attic), 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7.

4. to endeavor with strenuous zeal, strife, to obtain something; followed by an infinitive, Luke 13:24; ὑπέρ τίνος ἐν ταῖς προσευχαῖς, ἵνα, Colossians 4:12. (Compare: ἀνταγωνίζομαι, ἐπαγωνίζομαι, καταγωνίζομαι, συναγωνίζομαι.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
fight, labor fervently, strive.

From agon; to struggle, literally (to compete for a prize), figuratively (to contend with an adversary), or genitive case (to endeavor to accomplish something) -- fight, labor fervently, strive.

see GREEK agon

Forms and Transliterations
Αγωνιζεσθε αγωνίζεσθε Ἀγωνίζεσθε αγωνιζομεθα ἀγωνιζόμεθα αγωνιζομενος αγωνιζόμενος ἀγωνιζόμενος αγωνιζου αγωνίζου ἀγωνίζου απο ηγωνιζοντο ηγωνίζοντο ἠγωνίζοντο ηγωνίσατο ηγωνισμαι ηγώνισμαι ἠγώνισμαι Agonizesthe Agonízesthe Agōnizesthe Agōnízesthe agonizomenos agonizómenos agōnizomenos agōnizómenos agonizometha agonizómetha agōnizometha agōnizómetha agonizou agonízou agōnizou agōnízou egonismai egṓnismai ēgōnismai ēgṓnismai egonizonto egonízonto ēgōnizonto ēgōnízonto
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8 Occurrences


Ἀγωνίζεσθε — 1 Occ.
ἀγωνιζόμενος — 3 Occ.
ἀγωνιζόμεθα — 1 Occ.
ἀγωνίζου — 1 Occ.
ἠγώνισμαι — 1 Occ.
ἠγωνίζοντο — 1 Occ.

Luke 13:24 V-PMM/P-2P
GRK: Ἀγωνίζεσθε εἰσελθεῖν διὰ
NAS: Strive to enter through
KJV: Strive to enter in at
INT: Strive to enter in through

John 18:36 V-IIM/P-3P
GRK: οἱ ἐμοὶ ἠγωνίζοντο ἄν ἵνα
NAS: then My servants would be fighting so
KJV: my servants fight, that I should
INT: my would fight anyhow that

1 Corinthians 9:25 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: δὲ ὁ ἀγωνιζόμενος πάντα ἐγκρατεύεται
NAS: Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control
KJV: every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate
INT: moreover that strives in all things controls himself

Colossians 1:29 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: καὶ κοπιῶ ἀγωνιζόμενος κατὰ τὴν
NAS: I labor, striving according
KJV: also labour, striving according to his
INT: also I toil striving according to the

Colossians 4:12 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: Ἰησοῦ πάντοτε ἀγωνιζόμενος ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν
NAS: always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers,
KJV: always labouring fervently for
INT: Jesus always striving for you

1 Timothy 4:10 V-PIM/P-1P
GRK: κοπιῶμεν καὶ ἀγωνιζόμεθα ὅτι ἠλπίκαμεν
NAS: we labor and strive, because
INT: we toil and strive because we have hope

1 Timothy 6:12 V-PMM/P-2S
GRK: ἀγωνίζου τὸν καλὸν
NAS: Fight the good fight
KJV: Fight the good fight
INT: Fight the good

2 Timothy 4:7 V-RIM/P-1S
GRK: καλὸν ἀγῶνα ἠγώνισμαι τὸν δρόμον
NAS: I have fought the good fight,
KJV: I have fought a good fight,
INT: good fight I have fought the course

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