2744. kauchaomai
Strong's Concordance
kauchaomai: to boast
Original Word: καυχάομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kauchaomai
Phonetic Spelling: (kow-khah'-om-ahee)
Definition: to boast
Usage: I boast; I glory (exult) proudly.
HELPS Word-studies

2744 kauxáomai – properly, living with "head up high," i.e. boasting from a particular vantage point by having the right base of operation to deal successfully with a matter (see WP at 2 Cor 5:12).

[2744 (kauxáomai) likely comes from the root, auχēn ("neck"), i.e. what holds the head up high (upright); figuratively, it refers to living with God-given confidence.

The high level of personal (self) interest motivating this boasting (kauχ-) accounts for why it is always in the Greek middle voice.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
to boast
NASB Translation
boast (24), boasted (1), boasting (3), boasts (2), exult (3), glory (2), take pride (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2744: καυχάομαι

καυχάομαι, καυχῶμαι, 2 person singular καυχᾶσαι (Romans 2:17, 23; 1 Corinthians 4:7; see κατακαυχάομαι); future καυχήσομαι; 1 aorist ἐκαυχησαμην; perfect κεκαύχημαι; (καύχη a boast); (from Pindar and Herodotus down); the Sept. mostly for הִתְהַלֵּל; in the N. T. often used by Paul (some 35 times; by James twice); to glory (whether with reason or without): absolutely, 1 Corinthians 1:31a; 1 Corinthians 4:7; 1 Corinthians 13:3 L (stereotype edition, WH (see καίω)); 2 Cor. 10:(),a; Rec.; Ephesians 2:9; James 4:16; τί (accusative of the thing (cf. Winers Grammar, 222 (209))), to glory (on account) of a thing: 2 Corinthians 9:2 (ἥν καυχῶμαι ὑπέρ ὑμῶν Μακεδόσιν, which I boast of on your behalf unto the Macedonians (Buttmann, § 133, 1); cf. (and see below)); 2 Corinthians 11:30 (Proverbs 27:1; Lucian, ocyp. 120); followed by ἐν with the dative of the object (Winers Grammar, § 33 d.; Buttmann, § 133, 23), to glory in a thing (by a usage foreign to classical Greek; but the Latin saysglorior in aliquo): Romans 2:28; Romans 5:3; 1 Corinthians 3:21; 2 Corinthians 5:12; 2 Corinthians 10:15; 2 Corinthians 11:12 (cf. Buttmann, 106 (92)); ; Galatians 6:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:4 R G; James 1:9 (Jeremiah 9:23; 1 Chronicles 16:35); ἐν Θεῷ, ἐν τῷ Θεῷ, in God, i. e. the knowledge of God, intimacy with him, his favors, etc. Romans 2:17; Romans 5:11 (ἐν τοῖς θεοῖς, Theophilus ad Autol. 1, 1, 1); ἐν κυρίῳ, 1 Corinthians 1:31b; 2 Corinthians 10:17b; ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ, Philippians 3:3; followed by ἐπί with the dative of the object (cf. Winers Grammar, § 33 d.; Buttmann, § 133, 23), Romans 5:2 (Proverbs 25:14; Sir. 30:2: Diodorus 16:70); περί τίνος, 2 Corinthians 10:8; εἰς τί, in regard of, in reference to, 2 Corinthians 10:16 (Aristotle, pol. 5, 10, p. 1311, 4). ὑπέρ with the genitive of person, to one's advantage, to the praise of one (on one's behalf): 2 Corinthians 7:14; 2 Corinthians 12:5. ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ, as though standing in his presence, 1 Corinthians 1:29 (cf. Buttmann, 17, 3 (150). Compare: ἐνκαυχάομαι, κατακαυχάομαι.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
boast, glory, joy, rejoice.

From some (obsolete) base akin to that of aucheo (to boast) and euchomai; to vaunt (in a good or a bad sense) -- (make) boast, glory, joy, rejoice.

see GREEK euchomai

Forms and Transliterations
ἐγκαυχᾶσθαι ενκαυχασθαι ἐνκαυχᾶσθαι καυχασαι καυχάσαι καυχᾶσαι καυχασθαι καυχάσθαι καυχᾶσθαι καυχασθε καυχάσθε καυχᾶσθε καυχασθω καυχάσθω καυχησασθαι καυχήσασθαι καυχήσεται καυχησηται καυχήσηται καυχησομαι καυχήσομαι καυχησομεθα καυχησόμεθα καυχήσονται καυχησωμαι καυχήσωμαι καυχησωνται καυχήσωνται καυχώ καυχωμαι καυχώμαι καυχῶμαι καυχωμεθα καυχώμεθα καυχωμενοι καυχώμενοι καυχωμενος καυχώμενος καυχωμενους καυχωμένους καυχωνται καυχώνται καυχῶνται κεκαυχημαι κεκαύχημαι enkauchasthai en'kauchâsthai kauchasai kauchâsai kauchasthai kauchâsthai kauchasthe kauchâsthe kauchastho kauchasthō kauchástho kauchásthō kauchesasthai kauchēsasthai kauchḗsasthai kauchesetai kauchēsētai kauchḗsetai kauchḗsētai kauchesomai kauchēsomai kauchēsōmai kauchḗsomai kauchḗsōmai kauchesometha kauchesómetha kauchēsometha kauchēsómetha kauchesontai kauchēsōntai kauchḗsontai kauchḗsōntai kauchomai kauchômai kauchōmai kauchō̂mai kauchomenoi kauchōmenoi kauchṓmenoi kauchomenos kauchōmenos kauchṓmenos kauchomenous kauchoménous kauchōmenous kauchōménous kauchometha kauchōmetha kauchṓmetha kauchontai kauchôntai kauchōntai kauchō̂ntai kekauchemai kekauchēmai kekaúchemai kekaúchēmai
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Englishman's Concordance
Romans 2:17 V-PIM/P-2S
GRK: νόμῳ καὶ καυχᾶσαι ἐν θεῷ
NAS: upon the Law and boast in God,
KJV: and makest thy boast of
INT: law and boast in God

Romans 2:23 V-PIM/P-2S
GRK: ἐν νόμῳ καυχᾶσαι διὰ τῆς
NAS: You who boast in the Law, through
KJV: Thou that makest thy boast of the law,
INT: in law boast through the

Romans 5:2 V-PIM/P-1P
GRK: ἑστήκαμεν καὶ καυχώμεθα ἐπ' ἐλπίδι
NAS: we stand; and we exult in hope
KJV: we stand, and rejoice in hope
INT: we stand also we boast in hope

Romans 5:3 V-PIM/P-1P
GRK: ἀλλὰ καὶ καυχώμεθα ἐν ταῖς
NAS: this, but we also exult in our tribulations,
KJV: [so], but we glory in
INT: but also we boast in the

Romans 5:11 V-PPM/P-NMP
GRK: ἀλλὰ καὶ καυχώμενοι ἐν τῷ
NAS: this, but we also exult in God
KJV: [so], but we also joy in God
INT: but also we rejoice in

1 Corinthians 1:29 V-ASM-3S
GRK: ὅπως μὴ καυχήσηται πᾶσα σὰρξ
NAS: that no man may boast before God.
KJV: no flesh should glory in his presence.
INT: so that not might boast all flesh

1 Corinthians 1:31 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: γέγραπται Ὁ καυχώμενος ἐν Κυρίῳ
NAS: as it is written, LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST
KJV: it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory
INT: it has been written He that boasts in [the] Lord

1 Corinthians 1:31 V-PMM/P-3S
GRK: ἐν Κυρίῳ καυχάσθω
KJV: He that glorieth, let him glory in
INT: in [the] Lord let him boast

1 Corinthians 3:21 V-PMM/P-3S
GRK: ὥστε μηδεὶς καυχάσθω ἐν ἀνθρώποις
NAS: let no one boast in men.
KJV: let no man glory in men.
INT: So that no one let boast in men

1 Corinthians 4:7 V-PIM/P-2S
GRK: ἔλαβες τί καυχᾶσαι ὡς μὴ
NAS: it, why do you boast as if
KJV: [it], why dost thou glory, as
INT: you did receive why boast you as not

1 Corinthians 13:3 V-ASM-1S
GRK: μου ἵνα καυχήσωμαι ἀγάπην δὲ
INT: of me that I might be burned love however

2 Corinthians 5:12 V-PPM/P-AMP
GRK: ἐν προσώπῳ καυχωμένους καὶ μὴ
NAS: [an answer] for those who take pride in appearance
KJV: somewhat to [answer] them which glory in
INT: in appearance boasting and not

2 Corinthians 7:14 V-RIM/P-1S
GRK: ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν κεκαύχημαι οὐ κατῃσχύνθην
NAS: in anything I have boasted to him about
KJV: For if I have boasted any thing to him
INT: about you I have boasted not I was put to shame

2 Corinthians 9:2 V-PIM/P-1S
GRK: ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν καυχῶμαι Μακεδόσιν ὅτι
NAS: of which I boast about
KJV: mind, for which I boast of you
INT: concerning you I boast of to Macedonians that

2 Corinthians 10:8 V-ASM-1S
GRK: περισσότερόν τι καυχήσωμαι περὶ τῆς
NAS: For even if I boast somewhat further
KJV: though I should boast somewhat
INT: more abundantly somewhat I should boast concerning the

2 Corinthians 10:13 V-FIM-1P
GRK: τὰ ἄμετρα καυχησόμεθα ἀλλὰ κατὰ
NAS: But we will not boast beyond
KJV: not boast of things without
INT: the things beyond measure will boast but according to

2 Corinthians 10:15 V-PPM/P-NMP
GRK: τὰ ἄμετρα καυχώμενοι ἐν ἀλλοτρίοις
NAS: not boasting beyond [our] measure,
KJV: Not boasting of things without
INT: the things beyond measure boasting in others'

2 Corinthians 10:16 V-ANM
GRK: τὰ ἕτοιμα καυχήσασθαι
NAS: even to the regions beyond you, [and] not to boast in what has been accomplished
KJV: [and] not to boast in
INT: things ready to boast

2 Corinthians 10:17 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: Ὁ δὲ καυχώμενος ἐν Κυρίῳ
KJV: But he that glorieth, let him glory in
INT: he who moreover boasts in [the] Lord

2 Corinthians 10:17 V-PMM/P-3S
GRK: ἐν Κυρίῳ καυχάσθω
KJV: he that glorieth, let him glory in
INT: in [the] Lord let him boast

2 Corinthians 11:12 V-PIM/P-3P
GRK: ἐν ᾧ καυχῶνται εὑρεθῶσιν καθὼς
NAS: as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.
KJV: wherein they glory, they may be found
INT: wherein what they boast they might be found as

2 Corinthians 11:16 V-ASM-1S
GRK: μικρόν τι καυχήσωμαι
NAS: so that I also may boast a little.
KJV: that I may boast myself a little.
INT: little a might boast

2 Corinthians 11:18 V-PIM/P-3P
GRK: ἐπεὶ πολλοὶ καυχῶνται κατὰ τὴν
NAS: many boast according
KJV: many glory after
INT: Since many boast according to the

2 Corinthians 11:18 V-FIM-1S
GRK: σάρκα κἀγὼ καυχήσομαι
NAS: to the flesh, I will boast also.
KJV: after the flesh, I will glory also.
INT: flesh I also will boast

2 Corinthians 11:30 V-PNM/P
GRK: εἰ καυχᾶσθαι δεῖ τὰ
NAS: I have to boast, I will boast
KJV: I must needs glory, I will glory
INT: If to boast it behoves [in] the things

Strong's Greek 2744
38 Occurrences

ἐνκαυχᾶσθαι — 1 Occ.
καυχᾶσαι — 3 Occ.
καυχᾶσθαι — 3 Occ.
καυχᾶσθε — 1 Occ.
καυχάσθω — 4 Occ.
καυχήσασθαι — 2 Occ.
καυχήσηται — 2 Occ.
καυχήσωμαι — 3 Occ.
καυχήσωνται — 1 Occ.
καυχήσομαι — 5 Occ.
καυχησόμεθα — 1 Occ.
καυχῶμαι — 1 Occ.
καυχώμενοι — 3 Occ.
καυχώμενος — 2 Occ.
καυχωμένους — 1 Occ.
καυχώμεθα — 2 Occ.
καυχῶνται — 2 Occ.
κεκαύχημαι — 1 Occ.

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