4395. prophéteuó
Strong's Concordance
prophéteuó: to foretell, tell forth, prophesy
Original Word: προφητεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: prophéteuó
Phonetic Spelling: (prof-ate-yoo'-o)
Definition: to foretell, tell forth, prophesy
Usage: I foretell, prophesy; I set forth matter of divine teaching by special faculty.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 4395 prophēteúō (from 4253 /pró, "before" and 5346 /phēmí, "assert by elevating one statement over another") – properly, "speak forth" in divinely-empowered forthtelling or foretelling; prophesy.

In the NT, prophesy (4395 /prophēteúō) occurs 28 times, usually of forthtelling which reveals the mind (message) of God in a particular situation. 4395 /prophēteúō ("prophesy") can also refer to foretelling, i.e. predicting the future as the Lord reveals it.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from prophétés
to foretell, tell forth, prophesy
NASB Translation
prophesied (5), prophesies (3), prophesy (16), prophesying (3), prophetesses (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4395: προφητεύω

προφητεύω; future προφητεύσω; imperfect προεφήτευον (Acts 19:6 R G) and ἐπροφήτευον (ibid. L T Tr WH; (1 Kings 22:12); Jer. (); ); 1 aorist προεφήτευσα (R G in Matthew 7:22; Matthew 11:13; Matthew 15:7; Mark 7:6; Luke 1:67; (John 11:51; Jude 1:14)) and ἐπροφήτευσα (which form codex Sinaiticus gives everywhere, and T Tr WH have everywhere restored, and Lachmann also with the single exception of Jude 1:14; add, Sir. 48:13; 1 Esdr. 6:1; Jeremiah 33:9, 11, 20; Jeremiah 26:9, 11, 20; Jeremiah 35:8 (); (); the Alexandrian translators more common use the forms προεφήτευον, προεφήτευσα, perfect participle προπεφητευκως, Eus. h. e. 5, 17; perfect passive infinitive προπεφητευσθαι, Clement of Alexandria, strom., p. 603; on the forms used by Justin Martyr, see Otto's prolegomena to his works, I. i., p. lxxv, edition 3; cf. (WH. Justin Martyr, see Otto's prolegomena to his works, I. i., p. cxxv, edition 3; cf. (WHs Appendix, p. 162; Veitch, under the word); Winers Grammar, § 12, 5; (Buttmann, 35 (30f)); cf. Fritzsche on Mark, p. 268; (Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word)); (προφήτης, which see); the Sept. for נִבָּא and הִתְנַבֵּא; Vulg.propheto (three timesprophetizo); to prophesy, i. e. to be a prophet, speak forth by divine inspiration; to predict (Herodotus, Pindar, Euripides, Plato, Plutarch, others);

a. universally, Matthew 7:22.

b. with the idea of foretelling future events pertaining especially to the kingdom of God: Matthew 11:13; Acts 2:17, 18; Acts 21:9; περί τίνος, Matthew 15:7; Mark 7:6; 1 Peter 1:10; ἐπί τίνι, over i. e. concerning one (see ἐπί, B. 2 f. β'., p. 234a), Revelation 10:11; εἰς τινα (i. e. Christ), the Epistle of Barnabas 5, 6 [ET]; προφητεύειν followed by λέγων, with the words uttered by the prophet, Jude 1:14; followed by ὅτι, John 11:51.

c. to utter forth, declare, a thing which can only be known by divine revelation: Matthew 26:68; Mark 14:65; Luke 22:64, cf. 7:39; John 4:19.

d. to break forth under sudden impulse in lofty discourse or in praise of the divine counsels: Luke 1:67; Acts 19:6 (1 Samuel 10:10, 11; 1 Samuel 19:20, 21, etc.); — or, under the like prompting, to teach, refute, reprove, admonish, comfort others (see προφήτης, II. 1 f.), 1 Corinthians 11:4, 5; 1 Corinthians 13:9; 1 Corinthians 14:1, 3, 4, 5, 24, 31, 39.

e. to act as a prophet, discharge the prophetic office: Revelation 11:3. (On the word see Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § vi.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From prophetes; to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office -- prophesy.

see GREEK prophetes

Forms and Transliterations
επροφητευον επροφήτευον ἐπροφήτευον επροφητευσαμεν ἐπροφητεύσαμεν επροφητευσαν επροφήτευσαν ἐπροφήτευσαν επροφήτευσας επροφητευσεν ἐπροφήτευσεν προεφήτευον προεφήτευσα προεφητεύσαμεν προεφήτευσαν προεφήτευσας προεφήτευσε προεφήτευσεν προεφήτευσον προφητεύει προφητευειν προφητεύειν προφητεύεις προφητευητε προφητεύητε προφητευομεν προφητεύομεν προφητεύοντας προφητεύοντες προφητεύοντι προφητεύοντος προφητευόντων προφητευουσα προφητεύουσα προφητευουσαι προφητεύουσαι προφητευούσας προφητεύουσι προφητεύουσιν προφητευσαι προφητεύσαι προφητεῦσαι προφητεύσαντα προφητευσαντες προφητεύσαντες προφητεύσας προφητεύσει προφητεύσεις προφητεύση προφητεύσης προφητεύσητε Προφητευσον Προφήτευσον προφητευσουσιν προφητεύσουσιν προφητευων προφητεύων προφητευωσιν προφητεύωσιν epropheteuon eprophēteuon eprophḗteuon epropheteusamen epropheteúsamen eprophēteusamen eprophēteúsamen epropheteusan eprophēteusan eprophḗteusan epropheteusen eprophēteusen eprophḗteusen proepheteusen proephēteusen proephḗteusen propheteuein propheteúein prophēteuein prophēteúein propheteuete propheteúete prophēteuēte prophēteúēte propheteuomen propheteúomen prophēteuomen prophēteúomen propheteuon propheteúon prophēteuōn prophēteúōn propheteuosin propheteúosin prophēteuōsin prophēteúōsin propheteuousa propheteúousa prophēteuousa prophēteúousa propheteuousai propheteúousai prophēteuousai prophēteúousai propheteusai propheteûsai prophēteusai prophēteûsai propheteusantes propheteúsantes prophēteusantes prophēteúsantes Propheteuson Prophēteuson Prophḗteuson propheteusousin propheteúsousin prophēteusousin prophēteúsousin
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 7:22 V-AIA-1P
GRK: σῷ ὀνόματι ἐπροφητεύσαμεν καὶ τῷ
NAS: Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name,
KJV: have we not prophesied in thy name?
INT: your name did we prophesy and [in]

Matthew 11:13 V-AIA-3P
GRK: ἕως Ἰωάννου ἐπροφήτευσαν
NAS: and the Law prophesied until
KJV: and the law prophesied until John.
INT: until John prophesied

Matthew 15:7 V-AIA-3S
GRK: ὑποκριταί καλῶς ἐπροφήτευσεν περὶ ὑμῶν
NAS: rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:
KJV: did Esaias prophesy of you,
INT: Hypocrites rightly prophesied concerning you

Matthew 26:68 V-AMA-2S
GRK: λέγοντες Προφήτευσον ἡμῖν χριστέ
NAS: and said, Prophesy to us, You Christ;
KJV: Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ,
INT: saying Prophesy to us Christ

Mark 7:6 V-AIA-3S
GRK: αὐτοῖς Καλῶς ἐπροφήτευσεν Ἠσαίας περὶ
NAS: did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites,
KJV: Well hath Esaias prophesied of you
INT: to them Rightly prophesied Isaiah concerning

Mark 14:65 V-AMA-2S
GRK: λέγειν αὐτῷ Προφήτευσον καὶ οἱ
NAS: and to say to Him, Prophesy! And the officers
KJV: unto him, Prophesy: and
INT: to say to him Prophesy and the

Luke 1:67 V-AIA-3S
GRK: ἁγίου καὶ ἐπροφήτευσεν λέγων
NAS: Spirit, and prophesied, saying:
KJV: Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
INT: Holy and prophesied saying

Luke 22:64 V-AMA-2S
GRK: ἐπηρώτων λέγοντες Προφήτευσον τίς ἐστιν
NAS: Him, saying, Prophesy, who
KJV: him, saying, Prophesy, who is it
INT: were asking saying Prophesy who is

John 11:51 V-AIA-3S
GRK: ἐνιαυτοῦ ἐκείνου ἐπροφήτευσεν ὅτι ἔμελλεν
NAS: that year, he prophesied that Jesus
KJV: that year, he prophesied that Jesus
INT: year that prophesied that was about

Acts 2:17 V-FIA-3P
GRK: σάρκα καὶ προφητεύσουσιν οἱ υἱοὶ
KJV: daughters shall prophesy, and
INT: flesh and will prophesy the sons

Acts 2:18 V-FIA-3P
GRK: μου καὶ προφητεύσουσιν
NAS: OF MY SPIRIT And they shall prophesy.
KJV: Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
INT: of me and they will prophesy

Acts 19:6 V-IIA-3P
GRK: γλώσσαις καὶ ἐπροφήτευον
NAS: with tongues and prophesying.
KJV: with tongues, and prophesied.
INT: with tongues and prophesying

Acts 21:9 V-PPA-NFP
GRK: τέσσαρες παρθένοι προφητεύουσαι
NAS: daughters who were prophetesses.
KJV: virgins, which did prophesy.
INT: four virgins who prophesied

1 Corinthians 11:4 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: προσευχόμενος ἢ προφητεύων κατὰ κεφαλῆς
NAS: or prophesying disgraces
KJV: or prophesying, having
INT: praying or prophesying [anything] on [his] head

1 Corinthians 11:5 V-PPA-NFS
GRK: προσευχομένη ἢ προφητεύουσα ἀκατακαλύπτῳ τῇ
NAS: or prophesying disgraces
KJV: or prophesieth with [her] head
INT: praying or prophesying revealed with the

1 Corinthians 13:9 V-PIA-1P
GRK: ἐκ μέρους προφητεύομεν
NAS: in part and we prophesy in part;
KJV: part, and we prophesy in part.
INT: in part we prophesy

1 Corinthians 14:1 V-PSA-2P
GRK: δὲ ἵνα προφητεύητε
NAS: [gifts], but especially that you may prophesy.
KJV: rather that ye may prophesy.
INT: moreover that you might prophesy

1 Corinthians 14:3 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: ὁ δὲ προφητεύων ἀνθρώποις λαλεῖ
NAS: But one who prophesies speaks to men
KJV: But he that prophesieth speaketh
INT: he who however prophesies to men speaks [for]

1 Corinthians 14:4 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: ὁ δὲ προφητεύων ἐκκλησίαν οἰκοδομεῖ
NAS: himself; but one who prophesies edifies
KJV: but he that prophesieth edifieth
INT: he who however prophesies [the] church builds up

1 Corinthians 14:5 V-PSA-2P
GRK: δὲ ἵνα προφητεύητε μείζων δὲ
NAS: but [even] more that you would prophesy; and greater
KJV: rather that ye prophesied: for greater
INT: however that you should prophesy greater moreover

1 Corinthians 14:5 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: δὲ ὁ προφητεύων ἢ ὁ
NAS: and greater is one who prophesies than
KJV: greater [is] he that prophesieth than
INT: moreover [is] he that prophesies than he that

1 Corinthians 14:24 V-PSA-3P
GRK: δὲ πάντες προφητεύωσιν εἰσέλθῃ δέ
NAS: all prophesy, and an unbeliever
KJV: if all prophesy, and there come in
INT: however all prophesy should come in moreover

1 Corinthians 14:31 V-PNA
GRK: ἕνα πάντες προφητεύειν ἵνα πάντες
NAS: For you can all prophesy one by one,
KJV: ye may all prophesy one by one, that
INT: one all prophesy that all

1 Corinthians 14:39 V-PNA
GRK: ζηλοῦτε τὸ προφητεύειν καὶ τὸ
NAS: desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid
KJV: covet to prophesy, and
INT: be desirous to prophesy and

1 Peter 1:10 V-APA-NMP
GRK: ὑμᾶς χάριτος προφητεύσαντες
NAS: the prophets who prophesied of the grace
KJV: who prophesied of
INT: you grace having prophesied

Strong's Greek 4395
28 Occurrences

ἐπροφήτευον — 1 Occ.
ἐπροφητεύσαμεν — 1 Occ.
ἐπροφήτευσαν — 1 Occ.
ἐπροφήτευσεν — 4 Occ.
προεφήτευσεν — 1 Occ.
προφητεύητε — 2 Occ.
προφητεύειν — 2 Occ.
προφητεύων — 4 Occ.
προφητεύωσιν — 1 Occ.
προφητεύομεν — 1 Occ.
προφητεύουσα — 1 Occ.
προφητεύουσαι — 1 Occ.
προφητεῦσαι — 1 Occ.
προφητεύσαντες — 1 Occ.
Προφήτευσον — 3 Occ.
προφητεύσουσιν — 3 Occ.

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