1860. epaggelia
Strong's Concordance
epaggelia: a summons, a promise
Original Word: ἐπαγγελία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: epaggelia
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ang-el-ee'-ah)
Definition: a summons, a promise
Usage: a promise.
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1860 epaggelía (a feminine noun comprised of 1909 /epí, "appropriately on" and aggellō, "announce") – a promise which literally "announces what is fitting" (apt, appropriate).

1860/epaggelia ("an appropriate promise") is nearly always used of God's promises in the NT – and hence guaranteed by His own eternal Law (Being).

[In the NT (and throughout antiquity), 1860 (epaggelía) is a legal term that refers to an officially sanctioned promise. "Almost every NT use of the word promise (epaggelia) points back to the OT" (Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Back Toward the Future, Hints for Interpreting Bible Prophecy, 102).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epaggellomai
a summons, a promise
NASB Translation
promise (37), promised (1), promises (12), what was promised (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1860: ἐπαγγελία

ἐπαγγελία, ἐπαγγελίας, (ἐπαγγέλλω);

1. announcement: 1 John 1:5 (Rec., where ἀγγελία was long since restored); κατ' ἐπαγγελίαν ζωῆς τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ, to proclaim life in fellowship with Christ, 2 Timothy 1:1 (Winers Grammar, 402 (376); cf. κατά, II. at the end. But others give ἐπαγγελία here as elsewhere the sense of promise, cf. 2 below).

2. promise;

a. the act of promising, a promise given or to be given: προσδέχεσθαι τήν ἀπό τίνος ἐπαγγελίαν (assent; the reference is to a promise to surrender Paul to the power and sentence of the Jews), Acts 23:21; (add, ἐπαγγελίας λόγος οὗτος, Romans 9:9). It is used also of the divine promises of blessing, especially of the benefits of salvation by Christ (cf. Lightfoot on Galatians, 3:14): Acts 7:17; Romans 4:14, 16; (plural Romans 9:4); Galatians 3:17f, 21; Galatians 4:23; Hebrews 11:17; 2 Peter 3:9 (on which see βραδύνω, 2); Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 11:9; followed by the infinitive Hebrews 4:1; γίνεται τίνι, Romans 4:13; πρός τινα, Acts 13:32; Acts 26:6; ἐρρήθη τίνι, Galatians 3:16; ἐστι τίνι, belongs to one, Acts 2:39; ἐπαγγέλλεσθαι τήν ἐπαγγελίαν 1 John 2:25; ἔχειν ἐπαγγελίας, to have received, Hebrews 7:6; 2 Corinthians 7:1 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 177 (166)); to have linked to it, 1 Timothy 4:8; εἶναι ἐν ἐπαγγελία, joined with a promise (others besides; cf. Winer's Grammar, 391 (366)), Ephesians 6:2; γῆ τῆς ἐπαγγελίας, the promised land, Hebrews 11:9; τά κατά τῆς ἐπαγγελίας, born in accordance with the promise, Romans 9:8; Galatians 4:28; τό πνεῦμα τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τό ἅγιον, the promised Spirit, Ephesians 1:13; αἱ διαθῆκαι τῆς ἐπαγγελίας, covenants to which was united the promise (of salvation through the Messiah), Ephesians 2:12; ἐπαγγελία τοῦ Θεοῦ, given by God, Romans 4:20; in the plural 2 Corinthians 1:20; αἱ ἐπαγγελίαι τῶν πατέρων, the promises made to the fathers, Romans 15:8; with the genitive of the object, τῆς ζωῆς, 1 Timothy 4:8; τῆς παρουσίας αὐτοῦ, 2 Peter 3:4; κατ' ἐπαγγελίαν according to promise, Acts 13:23; Galatians 3:29; δἰ ἐπαγγελίας, Galatians 3:18.

b. by metonymy, a promised good or blessing (cf. ἐλπίς, under the end): Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 3:6 (yet here cf. Meyer or Ellicott); ἀποστέλλειν τήν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πατρός μου, the blessing promised by my Father, Luke 24:49; περιμένειν, Acts 1:4; κομίζεσθαι τήν ἐπαγγελίαν, Hebrews 10:36; Hebrews 11:39 (Hebrews 11:13 T Tr WH, προσδέχεσθαι L); λαμβάνειν τάς ἐπαγγελίας, Hebrews 11:13 (R G); ἐπιτυγχάνειν ἐπαγγελιῶν, Hebrews 11:33; κληρονομεῖν τάς ἐπαγγελίας, Hebrews 6:12; ἐπιτυγχάνειν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας, Hebrews 6:15; κληρονόμοι τῆς ἐπαγγελίας, Hebrews 6:17 — (to reconcile Hebrews 6:12, 15, 17 with Hebrews 11:13, 39, which at first sight seem to be in conflict, we must hold, in accordance with Hebrews 12:22-24, that the O. T. saints, after the expiatory sacrifice offered at length to God by Christ, were made partakers of the heavenly blessings before Christ's return from heaven; (others explain the apparent contradiction by the difference between the initial and the consummate reception of the promise; see the commentaries at the passage)); with the epexegetical genitive λαβεῖν τήν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματος, the promised blessing, which is the Holy Spirit, Acts 2:33; Galatians 3:14 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 34, 3 a. at the end); τήν ἐπαγγελίαν τῆς αἰωνίου κληρονομίας, Hebrews 9:15. ((Demosthenes 519, 8; Aristotle, eth. Nic. 10, 1, p. 1164a, 29); Polybius 1, 43, 6, and often; Diodorus 1, 5; Josephus, Antiquities 3, 5, 1; 5, 8, 11; 1 Macc. 10:15.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
message, promise.

From epaggello; an announcement (for information, assent or pledge; especially a divine assurance of good) -- message, promise.

see GREEK epaggello

Forms and Transliterations
επαγγελια επαγγελία ἐπαγγελία ἐπαγγελίᾳ επαγγελιαι επαγγελίαι ἐπαγγελίαι επαγγελιαις επαγγελίαις ἐπαγγελίαις επαγγελιαν επαγγελίαν ἐπαγγελίαν επαγγελιας επαγγελίας ἐπαγγελίας επαγγελιων επαγγελιών ἐπαγγελιῶν epangelia epangelía epangeliai epangelíai epangelíāi epangeliais epangelíais epangelian epangelían epangelias epangelías epangelion epangeliôn epangeliōn epangeliō̂n
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Luke 24:49 N-AFS
GRK: ἀποστέλλω τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πατρός
NAS: I am sending forth the promise of My Father
KJV: I send the promise of my Father
INT: send the promise of the Father

Acts 1:4 N-AFS
GRK: περιμένειν τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πατρὸς
NAS: for what the Father had promised, Which,
KJV: wait for the promise of the Father,
INT: to await the promise of the Father

Acts 2:33 N-AFS
GRK: τήν τε ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πνεύματος
NAS: from the Father the promise of the Holy
KJV: the Father the promise of the Holy
INT: and [the] promise of the Spirit

Acts 2:39 N-NFS
GRK: ἐστιν ἡ ἐπαγγελία καὶ τοῖς
NAS: For the promise is for you and your children
KJV: For the promise is unto you,
INT: is the promise and to the

Acts 7:17 N-GFS
GRK: χρόνος τῆς ἐπαγγελίας ἧς ὡμολόγησεν
NAS: But as the time of the promise was approaching
KJV: the time of the promise drew nigh,
INT: time of the promise which swore

Acts 13:23 N-AFS
GRK: σπέρματος κατ' ἐπαγγελίαν ἤγαγεν τῷ
NAS: according to promise, God
KJV: according to [his] promise raised
INT: seed according to promise raised up

Acts 13:32 N-AFS
GRK: τοὺς πατέρας ἐπαγγελίαν γενομένην
NAS: And we preach to you the good news of the promise made
KJV: how that the promise which was made
INT: the fathers promise having been made

Acts 23:21 N-AFS
GRK: ἀπὸ σοῦ ἐπαγγελίαν
NAS: and waiting for the promise from you.
KJV: looking for a promise from
INT: from you promise

Acts 26:6 N-GFS
GRK: πατέρας ἡμῶν ἐπαγγελίας γενομένης ὑπὸ
NAS: for the hope of the promise made
KJV: for the hope of the promise made of
INT: fathers of us promise having been made by

Romans 4:13 N-NFS
GRK: νόμου ἡ ἐπαγγελία τῷ Ἀβραὰμ
NAS: For the promise to Abraham or
KJV: For the promise, that he should be the
INT: law the promise [was] to Abraham

Romans 4:14 N-NFS
GRK: κατήργηται ἡ ἐπαγγελία
NAS: is made void and the promise is nullified;
KJV: and the promise made of none effect:
INT: made of no effect the promise

Romans 4:16 N-AFS
GRK: βεβαίαν τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν παντὶ τῷ
NAS: so that the promise will be guaranteed
KJV: to the end the promise might be
INT: sure the promise to all the

Romans 4:20 N-AFS
GRK: δὲ τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: with respect to the promise of God,
KJV: at the promise of God
INT: moreover the promise of God

Romans 9:4 N-NFP
GRK: καὶ αἱ ἐπαγγελίαι
NAS: and the [temple] service and the promises,
KJV: [of God], and the promises;
INT: and the promises

Romans 9:8 N-GFS
GRK: τέκνα τῆς ἐπαγγελίας λογίζεται εἰς
NAS: but the children of the promise are regarded
KJV: the children of the promise are counted
INT: children of the promise are reckoned for

Romans 9:9 N-GFS
GRK: ἐπαγγελίας γὰρ ὁ
NAS: is the word of promise: AT THIS
KJV: this [is] the word of promise, At this
INT: of [the] promise indeed the

Romans 15:8 N-AFP
GRK: βεβαιῶσαι τὰς ἐπαγγελίας τῶν πατέρων
NAS: to confirm the promises [given] to the fathers,
KJV: confirm the promises [made] unto the fathers:
INT: to confirm the promises of the fathers

2 Corinthians 1:20 N-NFP
GRK: ὅσαι γὰρ ἐπαγγελίαι θεοῦ ἐν
NAS: For as many as are the promises of God,
KJV: For all the promises of God in
INT: as many as indeed promises of God [there are] in

2 Corinthians 7:1 N-AFP
GRK: ἔχοντες τὰς ἐπαγγελίας ἀγαπητοί καθαρίσωμεν
NAS: these promises, beloved,
KJV: these promises, dearly beloved,
INT: having the promises beloved we should cleanse

Galatians 3:14 N-AFS
GRK: ἵνα τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πνεύματος
NAS: that we would receive the promise of the Spirit
KJV: we might receive the promise of the Spirit
INT: that the promise of the Spirit

Galatians 3:16 N-NFP
GRK: ἐρρέθησαν αἱ ἐπαγγελίαι καὶ τῷ
NAS: Now the promises were spoken
KJV: seed were the promises made. He saith
INT: were spoken the promises and to the

Galatians 3:17 N-AFS
GRK: καταργῆσαι τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν
NAS: so as to nullify the promise.
KJV: it should make the promise of none effect.
INT: to nullify the promise

Galatians 3:18 N-GFS
GRK: οὐκέτι ἐξ ἐπαγγελίας τῷ δὲ
NAS: based on a promise; but God
KJV: [it is] no more of promise: but God
INT: [it is] no longer by promise but

Galatians 3:18 N-GFS
GRK: Ἀβραὰμ δι' ἐπαγγελίας κεχάρισται ὁ
NAS: it to Abraham by means of a promise.
KJV: [it] to Abraham by promise.
INT: to Abraham through a promise granted [it]

Galatians 3:21 N-GFP
GRK: κατὰ τῶν ἐπαγγελιῶν τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: contrary to the promises of God?
KJV: against the promises of God?
INT: [it is] against the promises of God

Strong's Greek 1860
52 Occurrences

ἐπαγγελία — 7 Occ.
ἐπαγγελίαι — 3 Occ.
ἐπαγγελίαις — 1 Occ.
ἐπαγγελίαν — 16 Occ.
ἐπαγγελίας — 23 Occ.
ἐπαγγελιῶν — 2 Occ.

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