4241. prepó
Strong's Concordance
prepó: to be fitting, proper, suitable
Original Word: πρέπω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: prepó
Phonetic Spelling: (prep'-o)
Definition: to be fitting, proper, suitable
Usage: it becomes, is fitting to, is right.
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4241 prépō (a primitive verb meaning "tower up," "be conspicuous," so Strong's Dictionary) – properly, stand out, be conspicuous, especially in a way that is suitable ("fitting").

4241 (prepō) refers to acting appropriately in a particular situation, i.e. as it is seemly to God and therefore "'conspicuous amongst others; hence eminent, distinguished. . . seemly fit'" (Vine, Unger, White, NT, 55).

[This is also the meaning of this term in Homer, Odyssey 8:172.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
to be fitting, proper, suitable
NASB Translation
fitting (4), proper (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4241: πρέπω

πρέπω; imperfect 3 person singular ἔπρεπε;

1. to stand out, to be conspicuous, to be eminent; so from Homer, Iliad 12, 104 down.

2. to be becoming, seemly, fit (from Pindar, Aeschylus, Herodotus down): πρέπει τίνι with a subject nominative, Hebrews 7:26 (Psalm 32:1 (); or πρέπει, which becometh, befitteth, 1 Timothy 2:10; Titus 2:1; impersonally, καθώς πρέπει τίνι, Ephesians 5:3; πρέπον ἐστιν followed by the infinitive, Matthew 3:15; Hebrews 2:10; followed by an accusative with the infinitive 1 Corinthians 11:13. On its construction cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) § 142, 2.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Apparently a primary verb; to tower up (be conspicuous), i.e. (by implication) to be suitable or proper (third person singular present indicative, often used impersonally, it is fit or right) -- become, comely.

Forms and Transliterations
έπρεπε Επρεπεν έπρεπεν Ἔπρεπεν πρεπει πρέπει πρεπον πρέπον Eprepen Éprepen prepei prépei prepon prépon
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 3:15 V-PPA-NNS
GRK: οὕτως γὰρ πρέπον ἐστὶν ἡμῖν
NAS: for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill
KJV: for thus it becometh us to fulfil
INT: thus indeed fitting it is to us

1 Corinthians 11:13 V-PPA-NNS
GRK: αὐτοῖς κρίνατε πρέπον ἐστὶν γυναῖκα
NAS: for yourselves: is it proper for a woman
KJV: is it comely that a woman
INT: yourselves judge becoming is it for a woman

Ephesians 5:3 V-PIA-3S
GRK: ὑμῖν καθὼς πρέπει ἁγίοις
NAS: among you, as is proper among saints;
KJV: you, as becometh saints;
INT: you even as is proper to saints

1 Timothy 2:10 V-PIA-3S
GRK: ἀλλ' ὃ πρέπει γυναιξὶν ἐπαγγελλομέναις
NAS: works, as is proper for women
KJV: But (which becometh women professing
INT: but what is becoming to women professing

Titus 2:1 V-PIA-3S
GRK: λάλει ἃ πρέπει τῇ ὑγιαινούσῃ
NAS: the things which are fitting for sound
KJV: the things which become sound
INT: speak the things that become sound

Hebrews 2:10 V-IIA-3S
GRK: Ἔπρεπεν γὰρ αὐτῷ
NAS: For it was fitting for Him, for whom
KJV: For it became him, for
INT: it was fitting indeed to him

Hebrews 7:26 V-IIA-3S
GRK: ἡμῖν καὶ ἔπρεπεν ἀρχιερεύς ὅσιος
NAS: For it was fitting for us to have such
KJV: an high priest became us,
INT: us indeed became a high priest holy

Strong's Greek 4241
7 Occurrences

Ἔπρεπεν — 2 Occ.
πρέπει — 3 Occ.
πρέπον — 2 Occ.

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