3785. ophelon
Strong's Concordance
ophelon: would that (used to express an unattainable wish)
Original Word: ὄφελον
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ophelon
Phonetic Spelling: (of'-el-on)
Definition: would that (used to express an unattainable wish)
Usage: O that! I wish! Would that!, followed by indicative.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from opheiló
would that (used to express an unattainable wish)
NASB Translation
wish (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3785: ὄφελον

ὄφελον (for ὠφελον, without the augment, 2 aorist of ὀφείλω; in earlier Greek with an infinitive, as ὠφελον θανεῖν, I ought to have died, expressive of a wish, equivalent to would that I were dead; in later Greek it assumes the nature of an interjection, to be rendered) would that, where one wishes that a thing had happened which has not happened, or that a thing be done which probably will not be done (cf. Winers Grammar, 301f (283); Buttmann, § 150, 5): with an optative present Revelation 3:15 Rec.; with an indicative imperfect, Rev. ibid. G L T Tr WH; 2 Corinthians 11:1 (Epictetus diss. 2, 18, 15; Ignatius ad Smyrn. c. 12 [ET]); with an indicative aorist, 1 Corinthians 4:8 (Psalm 118:5 (); ὄφελον ἀπεθάνομεν, Exodus 16:3; Numbers 14:2; Numbers 20:3); with the future, Galatians 5:12 (Lucian, soloec. (or Pseudosoph.) 1, where this construction is classed as a solecism). Cf. Passow, ii., p. 603{a}; (Liddell and Scott, under the word ὀφείλω, II. 3).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
would that, I wish

First person singular of a past tense of opheilo; I ought (wish), i.e. (interjection) oh that! -- would (to God).

see GREEK opheilo

Forms and Transliterations
Οφελον Ὄφελον ὄφελόν Ophelon Óphelon óphelón
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Englishman's Concordance
1 Corinthians 4:8 Inj
GRK: ἐβασιλεύσατε καὶ ὄφελόν γε ἐβασιλεύσατε
NAS: us; and indeed, [I] wish that you had become kings
KJV: and I would to God ye did reign,
INT: you reigned and I wish surely you did reign

2 Corinthians 11:1 Inj
GRK: Ὄφελον ἀνείχεσθέ μου
NAS: I wish that you would bear
KJV: Would to God ye could bear with me
INT: I wish you were bearing with me

Galatians 5:12 Inj
GRK: Ὄφελον καὶ ἀποκόψονται
NAS: I wish that those who are troubling
KJV: I would they were even
INT: I wish even they would cut themselves off

Revelation 3:15 Inj
GRK: οὔτε ζεστός ὄφελον ψυχρὸς ἦς
NAS: nor hot; I wish that you were cold or
KJV: nor hot: I would thou wert cold
INT: nor hot I wish cold you were

Strong's Greek 3785
4 Occurrences

ὄφελόν — 4 Occ.

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