1381. dokimazo
Strong's Concordance
dokimazo: I put to the test, prove, examine
Original Word: δοκιμάζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: dokimazo
Phonetic Spelling: (dok-im-ad'-zo)
Definition: to test, by implication to approve
Usage: I put to the test, prove, examine; I distinguish by testing, approve after testing; I am fit.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 1381 dokimázō (from 1384 /dókimos, "approved") – properly, to try (test) to show something is acceptable (real, approved); put to the test to reveal what is good (genuine). See 1384 (dokimos).

1381 /dokimázō ("to approve by testing") is done to demonstrate what is good, i.e. passes the necessary test. 1381 (dokimázō) does not focus on disproving something (i.e. to show it is bad).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1381: δοκιμάζω

δοκιμάζω; (future δοκιμάσω); 1 aorist ἐδοκίμασά; passive, (present δοκιμάζομαι); perfect δεδοκίμασμαι; (δόκιμος); the Sept. chiefly for בָּחַן; as in Greek writings from (Herodotus, Thucydides), Xenophon, and Plato onward, to try;

1. to test, examine, prove, scrutinize (to see whether a thing be genuine or not), as metals: χρυσίον διά πυρός (Isocrates, p. 240 d. (i. e. Panathen. § 14); ad Demon., p. 7 b. (here Bekker βασανίζομεν); the Sept., Proverbs 8:10; Sir. 2:5; Wis. 3:6; ἄργυρον, Proverbs 17:3 (cf. Zechariah 13:9)), 1 Peter 1:7; other things: Luke 12:56; Luke 14:19; 2 Corinthians 8:8; Galatians 6:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; τά διαφέροντα, Romans 2:18; Philippians 1:10 (others refer these passages to 2; see διαφέρω, 2 b.); men, 1 Timothy 3:10 (in the passive); ἑαυτόν, 1 Corinthians 11:28; 2 Corinthians 13:5 (cf. ἐξετάζειν ἑαυτόν, Xenophon, mem. 2, 5, 1 and 4); Θεόν, Hebrews 3:9 (R G, from Psalm 94:9 (); on the sense of the phrase see πειράζω, 2 d. β.); τά πνεύματα, followed by εἰ whether etc. 1 John 4:1; followed by indirect discourse, Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 3:13; Ephesians 5:10.

2. to recognize as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy: 1 Corinthians 16:3; τινα σπουδαῖον ὄντα, 2 Corinthians 8:22; ἐν δοκιμάζει for ἐν τούτῳ, δοκιμάζει in that which he approves, deems right, Romans 14:22; δεδοκιμάσμεθα ὑπό τοῦ Θεοῦ πιστευθῆναι τό εὐαγγέλιον we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the business of pointing out to men the way of salvation, 1 Thessalonians 2:4; our οὐκ ἐδοκίμασαν τόν Θεόν ἔχειν ἐν ἐπιγνώσει they did not think God worthy to be kept in knowledge, Romans 1:28. (On δοκιμάζω (as compared with πειράζω) see Trench, § lxxiv.; Cremer, under the word πειράζω. Compare: ἀποδοκιμάζω.)

STRONGS NT 1381a: δοκιμασίαδοκιμασία, δοκιμασίας, , a proving, putting to the proof: πειράζειν ἐν δοκιμασία to tempt by proving, Hebrews 3:9 L T Tr WH. ((Lysias), Xenophon, Plato, Demosthenes, Polybius, Plutarch, others; λίθος δοκιμασίας, Sir. 6:21.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
allow, discern, examine, approve, try.

From dokimos; to test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve -- allow, discern, examine, X like, (ap-)prove, try.

see GREEK dokimos

Forms and Transliterations
δεδοκίμακας δεδοκιμασμεθα δεδοκιμάσμεθα δεδοκιμασμένοις δεδοκιμασμένον δεδοκιμασμένους δοκιμαζει δοκιμάζει δοκιμαζειν δοκιμάζειν δοκιμαζεις δοκιμάζεις δοκιμαζεσθωσαν δοκιμαζέσθωσαν δοκιμάζεται δοκιμαζετε δοκιμάζετε δοκιμαζετω δοκιμαζέτω δοκιμαζομενου δοκιμαζομένου δοκιμαζοντες δοκιμάζοντες δοκιμαζοντι δοκιμάζοντι δοκιμαζων δοκιμάζων δοκιμασαι δοκιμάσαι δοκιμασει δοκιμάσει δοκιμασητε δοκιμάσητε δοκίμασόν δοκιμαστήν δοκιμώ εδοκίμασά εδοκιμασαμεν εδοκιμάσαμεν ἐδοκιμάσαμεν εδοκιμασαν εδοκίμασάν ἐδοκίμασαν εδοκίμασας εδοκίμασάς εδοκιμάσθην dedokimasmetha dedokimásmetha dokimasai dokimásai dokimasei dokimásei dokimasete dokimasēte dokimásete dokimásēte dokimazei dokimázei dokimazein dokimázein dokimazeis dokimázeis dokimazesthosan dokimazesthōsan dokimazésthosan dokimazésthōsan dokimazete dokimázete dokimazeto dokimazetō dokimazéto dokimazétō dokimazomenou dokimazoménou dokimazon dokimazōn dokimázon dokimázōn dokimazontes dokimázontes dokimazonti dokimázonti edokimasamen edokimásamen edokimasan edokímasan
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 12:56 V-PNA
GRK: οὐρανοῦ οἴδατε δοκιμάζειν τὸν καιρὸν
NAS: You know how to analyze the appearance
KJV: ye can discern the face
INT: sky you know [how] to discern the time

Luke 12:56 V-PNA
GRK: οὐκ οἴδατε δοκιμάζειν
NAS: but why do you not analyze this
KJV: that ye do not discern this
INT: not do you know to discern

Luke 14:19 V-ANA
GRK: καὶ πορεύομαι δοκιμάσαι αὐτά ἐρωτῶ
NAS: and I am going to try them out; please
KJV: and I go to prove them: I pray
INT: and I go to prove them I pray

Romans 1:28 V-AIA-3P
GRK: καθὼς οὐκ ἐδοκίμασαν τὸν θεὸν
NAS: And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge
KJV: they did not like to retain God
INT: as not they they did approve God

Romans 2:18 V-PIA-2S
GRK: θέλημα καὶ δοκιμάζεις τὰ διαφέροντα
NAS: [His] will and approve the things that are essential,
KJV: and approvest the things that are more excellent,
INT: will and approve the things that are more excellent

Romans 12:2 V-PNA
GRK: εἰς τὸ δοκιμάζειν ὑμᾶς τί
NAS: so that you may prove what
KJV: that ye may prove what [is] that good,
INT: for to prove by you what [is]

Romans 14:22 V-PIA-3S
GRK: ἐν ᾧ δοκιμάζει
NAS: himself in what he approves.
KJV: in that thing which he alloweth.
INT: in what he approves

1 Corinthians 3:13 V-FIA-3S
GRK: πῦρ αὐτὸ δοκιμάσει
NAS: itself will test the quality
KJV: the fire shall try every man's
INT: fire itself will prove

1 Corinthians 11:28 V-PMA-3S
GRK: δοκιμαζέτω δὲ ἄνθρωπος
NAS: But a man must examine himself,
KJV: let a man examine himself, and
INT: let examine moreover a man

1 Corinthians 16:3 V-ASA-2P
GRK: οὓς ἐὰν δοκιμάσητε δι' ἐπιστολῶν
NAS: whomever you may approve, I will send
KJV: whomsoever ye shall approve by
INT: whomever if you might approve by letters

2 Corinthians 8:8 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: ἀγάπης γνήσιον δοκιμάζων
NAS: [this] as a command, but as proving through
KJV: and to prove the sincerity
INT: love genuineness proving

2 Corinthians 8:22 V-AIA-1P
GRK: ἡμῶν ὃν ἐδοκιμάσαμεν ἐν πολλοῖς
NAS: we have often tested and found
KJV: we have oftentimes proved diligent in
INT: of us whom we proved in many things

2 Corinthians 13:5 V-PMA-2P
GRK: πίστει ἑαυτοὺς δοκιμάζετε ἢ οὐκ
NAS: you are in the faith; examine yourselves!
KJV: in the faith; prove your own selves.
INT: faith yourselves test or not

Galatians 6:4 V-PMA-3S
GRK: ἔργον ἑαυτοῦ δοκιμαζέτω ἕκαστος καὶ
NAS: But each one must examine his own
KJV: let every man prove his own work,
INT: [the] work of himself let prove each and

Ephesians 5:10 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: δοκιμάζοντες τί ἐστιν
NAS: trying to learn what is pleasing
KJV: Proving what is
INT: discerning what is

Philippians 1:10 V-PNA
GRK: εἰς τὸ δοκιμάζειν ὑμᾶς τὰ
NAS: so that you may approve the things that are excellent,
KJV: ye may approve things that are excellent;
INT: for to approve you the things that

1 Thessalonians 2:4 V-RIM/P-1P
GRK: ἀλλὰ καθὼς δεδοκιμάσμεθα ὑπὸ τοῦ
NAS: but just as we have been approved by God
KJV: But as we were allowed of God
INT: but even as we have been approved by

1 Thessalonians 2:4 V-PPA-DMS
GRK: θεῷ τῷ δοκιμάζοντι τὰς καρδίας
NAS: men, but God who examines our hearts.
KJV: but God, which trieth our hearts.
INT: God who examines the hearts

1 Thessalonians 5:21 V-PMA-2P
GRK: πάντα δὲ δοκιμάζετε τὸ καλὸν
NAS: But examine everything
KJV: Prove all things; hold fast
INT: all things however prove the right

1 Timothy 3:10 V-PMM/P-3P
GRK: οὗτοι δὲ δοκιμαζέσθωσαν πρῶτον εἶτα
NAS: first be tested; then
KJV: first be proved; then
INT: these moreover let them be proved first then

1 Peter 1:7 V-PPM/P-GNS
GRK: πυρὸς δὲ δοκιμαζομένου εὑρεθῇ εἰς
NAS: even though tested by fire,
KJV: though it be tried with fire,
INT: fire though being tested be found to

1 John 4:1 V-PMA-2P
GRK: πιστεύετε ἀλλὰ δοκιμάζετε τὰ πνεύματα
NAS: spirit, but test the spirits
KJV: spirit, but try the spirits whether
INT: believe but test the spirits

Strong's Greek 1381
22 Occurrences

δεδοκιμάσμεθα — 1 Occ.
δοκιμάσαι — 1 Occ.
δοκιμάσητε — 1 Occ.
δοκιμάσει — 1 Occ.
δοκιμάζει — 1 Occ.
δοκιμάζειν — 4 Occ.
δοκιμάζεις — 1 Occ.
δοκιμαζέσθωσαν — 1 Occ.
δοκιμάζετε — 3 Occ.
δοκιμαζέτω — 2 Occ.
δοκιμάζων — 1 Occ.
δοκιμαζομένου — 1 Occ.
δοκιμάζοντες — 1 Occ.
δοκιμάζοντι — 1 Occ.
ἐδοκιμάσαμεν — 1 Occ.
ἐδοκίμασαν — 1 Occ.

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