4704. spoudazó
Strong's Concordance
spoudazó: to make haste, hence to give diligence
Original Word: σπουδάζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: spoudazó
Phonetic Spelling: (spoo-dad'-zo)
Definition: to make haste, to give diligence
Usage: I hasten, am eager, am zealous.
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Cognate: 4704 spoudázō – properly, be swift (go fast, be speedy); (figuratively) to move speedily by showing full diligence (fully applying oneself); acting fervently (speedy commitment) to accomplish all that God assigns through faith ("His inbirthed persuasion"). Accordingly, 4704 (spoudázō) and faith (4102 /pístis) are directly linked (see Eph 4:3-5; 2 Tim 4:7-9). See 4710 (spoudē).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from spoudé
to make haste, hence to give diligence
NASB Translation
diligent (6), eager (2), make every effort (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4704: σπουδάζω

σπουδάζω; future σπουδάσω (a later form for the early σπουδάσομαι, cf. Krüger, § 40, under the word, vol. i, p. 190; Buttmann, 53 (46); (Winers Grammar, 89 (85); Veitch, under the word)); 1 aorist ἐσπούδασα; (σπουδή, which see); from Sophocles and Aristophanes down;

a. to hasten, make haste: followed by an infinitive (cf. σπεύδω, 1), 2 Timothy 4:9, 21; Titus 3:12 (others refer these examples to b.; but cf. Holtzmann's Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:15).

b. to exert oneself, endeavor, give difference: followed by an infinitive, Galatians 2:10; Ephesians 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:17; 2 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 4:11; 2 Peter 1:10; 2 Peter 3:14; followed by an accusative with an infinitive 2 Peter 1:15.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
be eager, hasten

From spoude; to use speed, i.e. To make effort, be prompt or earnest -- do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavour, labour, study.

see GREEK spoude

Forms and Transliterations
εσπούδαζον εσπούδακα εσπούδακεν εσπουδασα εσπούδασα ἐσπούδασα εσπουδασαμεν εσπουδάσαμεν ἐσπουδάσαμεν εσπούδασας εσπούδασε εσπούδασέ σπουδαζοντες σπουδάζοντες σπουδασατε σπουδάσατε σπουδάσης σπουδασον σπούδασον σπουδασω σπουδάσω Σπουδασωμεν Σπουδάσωμεν espoudasa espoúdasa espoudasamen espoudásamen spoudasate spoudásate spoudaso spoudasō spoudáso spoudásō Spoudasomen Spoudasōmen Spoudásomen Spoudásōmen spoudason spoúdason spoudazontes spoudázontes
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Englishman's Concordance
Galatians 2:10 V-AIA-1S
GRK: ὃ καὶ ἐσπούδασα αὐτὸ τοῦτο
NAS: the very thing I also was eager to do.
KJV: I also was forward to do.
INT: which also I was earnest the same this

Ephesians 4:3 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: σπουδάζοντες τηρεῖν τὴν
NAS: being diligent to preserve the unity
KJV: Endeavouring to keep the unity
INT: being diligent to keep the

1 Thessalonians 2:17 V-AIA-1P
GRK: καρδίᾳ περισσοτέρως ἐσπουδάσαμεν τὸ πρόσωπον
NAS: were all the more eager with great
KJV: in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly
INT: in heart more abundantly were earnest the person

2 Timothy 2:15 V-AMA-2S
GRK: σπούδασον σεαυτὸν δόκιμον
NAS: Be diligent to present yourself
KJV: Study to shew thyself
INT: Be earnest yourself approved

2 Timothy 4:9 V-AMA-2S
GRK: Σπούδασον ἐλθεῖν πρός
NAS: Make every effort to come to me soon;
KJV: Do thy diligence to come shortly
INT: Be diligent to come to

2 Timothy 4:21 V-AMA-2S
GRK: Σπούδασον πρὸ χειμῶνος
NAS: Make every effort to come before
KJV: Do thy diligence to come before
INT: Be earnest before winter

Titus 3:12 V-AMA-2S
GRK: ἢ Τύχικον σπούδασον ἐλθεῖν πρός
NAS: Tychicus to you, make every effort to come
KJV: or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto
INT: or Tychicus be diligent to come to

Hebrews 4:11 V-ASA-1P
GRK: Σπουδάσωμεν οὖν εἰσελθεῖν
NAS: Therefore let us be diligent to enter
KJV: Let us labour therefore to enter
INT: We should be earnest therefore to enter

2 Peter 1:10 V-AMA-2P
GRK: μᾶλλον ἀδελφοί σπουδάσατε βεβαίαν ὑμῶν
NAS: be all the more diligent to make
KJV: brethren, give diligence to make
INT: rather brothers be earnest sure your

2 Peter 1:15 V-FIA-1S
GRK: σπουδάσω δὲ καὶ
NAS: And I will also be diligent that at any time
KJV: Moreover I will endeavour that ye
INT: I will be earnest moreover also

2 Peter 3:14 V-AMA-2P
GRK: ταῦτα προσδοκῶντες σπουδάσατε ἄσπιλοι καὶ
NAS: for these things, be diligent to be found
KJV: such things, be diligent that ye may be found
INT: these things expecting be earnest without spot and

Strong's Greek 4704
11 Occurrences

ἐσπούδασα — 1 Occ.
ἐσπουδάσαμεν — 1 Occ.
σπουδάσατε — 2 Occ.
σπουδάσω — 1 Occ.
Σπουδάσωμεν — 1 Occ.
σπούδασον — 4 Occ.
σπουδάζοντες — 1 Occ.

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