Strong's Greek: 5389. φιλοτιμέομαι (philotimeomai) -- to love or seek after honor
5389. philotimeomai
Strong's Concordance
philotimeomai: to love or seek after honor
Original Word: φιλοτιμέομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: philotimeomai
Phonetic Spelling: (fil-ot-im-eh'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I desire very strongly
Definition: I am zealous, strive eagerly, desire very strongly.
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5389 philotiméomai (from 5384 /phílos, "lover, friend" and 5092 /timḗ, "acknowledged honor") – properly, to show affection for what is personally valued (honored). 5389 /philotiméomai ("aspiring for what is honorable") refers to pursuing (devoting oneself to) what has great personal value.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
mid. from a comp. of philos and timé
Definition
to love or seek after honor
NASB Translation
aspired (1), have as our ambition (1), make it your ambition (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5389: φιλοτιμέομαι

φιλοτιμέομαι, φιλοτιμοῦμαι; (φιλότιμος, and this from φίλος and τιμή); deponent passive (with future middle); frequent in Greek writings from Andocides (), Lysias, Xenophon, Plato down;

a. to be fond of honor; to be actuated by love of honor; from a love of honor to strive to bring something to pass;

b. followed by an infinitive, to be ambitious to etc., 1 Thessalonians 4:11; Romans 15:20; to strive earnestly, make it one's aim, 2 Corinthians 5:9.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
labor, strive, study.

Middle voice from a compound of philos and time; to be fond of honor, i.e. Emulous (eager or earnest to do something) -- labour, strive, study.

see GREEK philos

see GREEK time

Forms and Transliterations
φιλοτιμεισθαι φιλοτιμείσθαι φιλοτιμεῖσθαι φιλοτιμουμεθα φιλοτιμούμεθα φιλοτιμουμενον φιλοτιμούμενον philotimeisthai philotimeîsthai philotimoumenon philotimoúmenon philotimoumetha philotimoúmetha
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Strong's Greek 5389
3 Occurrences


φιλοτιμεῖσθαι — 1 Occ.
φιλοτιμούμενον — 1 Occ.
φιλοτιμούμεθα — 1 Occ.

Romans 15:20 V-PPM/P-AMS
GRK: οὕτως δὲ φιλοτιμούμενον εὐαγγελίζεσθαι οὐχ
NAS: And thus I aspired to preach the gospel,
KJV: so have I strived to preach the gospel,
INT: thus moreover being ambitious to preach the gospel not

2 Corinthians 5:9 V-PIM/P-1P
GRK: διὸ καὶ φιλοτιμούμεθα εἴτε ἐνδημοῦντες
NAS: we also have as our ambition, whether
KJV: Wherefore we labour, that, whether
INT: Therefore also we are ambitious whether being at home

1 Thessalonians 4:11 V-PNM/P
GRK: καὶ φιλοτιμεῖσθαι ἡσυχάζειν καὶ
NAS: and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life
KJV: And that ye study to be quiet, and
INT: and endeavour earnestly to be quiet and

3 Occurrences

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