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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To exert physical or intellectual strength for the attainment of; to use efforts to effect; to strive to achieve or reach; to try; to attempt.

2. (v. i.) To exert one's self; to work for a certain end.

3. (n.) An exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt; an effort; a trial.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


The sense of this word has suffered weakening since the time of the King James Version. Then it implied utmost exertion and success; now rather forlorn hope and possible failure. Thus the Revised Version (British and American) reads "giving diligence," "give diligence," for the King James Version "endeavoring," "endeavor," in Ephesians 4:3 2 Peter 1:15, respectively; but "endeavored" is suffered to remain in 1 Thessalonians 2:17 (spoudazo, "hasten," "exert oneself"). Compare also Acts 16:10, the King James Version "endeavored," the Revised Version (British and American) "sought" (Greek zeteo, "seek").

778. askeo -- to practice, endeavor
... to practice, endeavor. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: askeo Phonetic Spelling:
(as-keh'-o) Short Definition: I train, practice, exercise Definition: I ...
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3985. peirazo -- to make proof of, to attempt, test, tempt
... tempt, examine, try. From peira; to test (objectively), ie Endeavor, scrutinize,
entice, discipline -- assay, examine, go about, prove, tempt(-er), try. ...
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3987. peiraomai -- to try, attempt
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: peiraomai Phonetic Spelling: (pi-rah'-o) Short
Definition: I try, attempt Definition: mid: I try, attempt, endeavor. ...
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75. agonizomai -- to contend for a prize, struggle
... From agon; to struggle, literally (to compete for a prize), figuratively (to contend
with an adversary), or genitive case (to endeavor to accomplish something ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4611. maalal -- a deed, practice
... doing, endeavor, invention, work. From alal; an act (good or bad) -- doing, endeavour,
invention, work. see HEBREW alal. 4610, 4611. maalal. 4612 . ...
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7712. shedar -- to struggle, strive
... root Definition to struggle, strive NASB Word Usage exerting (1). labor. (Aramaic)
a primitive root; to endeavor -- labour. 7711b, 7712. shedar. 7713 . ...
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That we Should not Endeavor by Sin to Obviate Sin.
... The City of God.Book I. Chapter 25."That We Should Not Endeavor By Sin
to Obviate Sin. But, we are told, there is ground to fear ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 25 that we should not.htm

We are to Desire and Endeavor that all Men May Love God.
... Book I. Chapter 29."We are to Desire and Endeavor that All Men May Love
God. 30. Now of all who can with us enjoy God, we love ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 29 we are to desire.htm

Eusebius Bishop of Nicomedia, and Theognis Bishop of Nic??a ...
... Book I. Chapter XXIII."Eusebius Bishop of Nicomedia, and Theognis Bishop of Nic??a,
having recovered Confidence, endeavor to subvert the Nicene Creed, by ...
/.../chapter xxiii eusebius bishop of nicomedia.htm

The Melitians and the Arians Agree in Sentiment; Eusebius and ...
... Book II. Chapter XXI."The Melitians and the Arians agree in Sentiment; Eusebius
and Theognis endeavor to inflame anew the Disease of Arius. ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xxi the melitians and the.htm

From Aversion to the Christians, Julian Granted Permission to the ...
... Book V. Chapter XXII."From Aversion to the Christians, Julian granted Permission
to the Jews to rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem; in every Endeavor to put ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xxii from aversion to the.htm

How the Amalekites and the Neighbouring Nations, Made War with the ...
... Accordingly they sent ambassadors to one another, and exhorted one another
to defend themselves, and to endeavor to destroy these men. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 2 how the amalekites.htm

The Shameful Sufferer
... I shall endeavor to show you, first, the shameful sufferer; secondly, we shall endeavor
to dwell upon his glorious motive; and then in the third place, we ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the shameful sufferer.htm

The Scotch Covenants and the Scotch Kirk.
... 'I. That we shall sincerely, really, and constantly, through the grace of God, endeavor,
in our several places and callings, the preservation of the reformed ...
/.../ 90 the scotch covenants.htm

Marks of a True Conversion
... here, some who know Christ, and some of you that do not know him, some that are
converted, and some that are strangers to conversion, I shall endeavor so to ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/marks of a true conversion.htm

The Christian Convert Warned Of, and Animated against those ...
... At another time he will endeavor to weary you of your devotion, by influencing you
to prolong it to an immoderate and tedious length, lest his power should be ...
/.../chapter xvi the christian convert.htm

Endeavor (3 Occurrences)
...ENDEAVOR. en-de'-ver: The sense of this word has suffered weakening since the time
of the King James Version. ... Multi-Version Concordance Endeavor (3 Occurrences). ...
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Tempt (18 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To lead, or endeavor to lead, into evil; to entice to what is wrong; to
seduce. ... 4. (vt) To endeavor to accomplish or reach; to attempt. Int. ...
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Try (84 Occurrences)
... 10. (vt) To essay; to attempt; to endeavor. ... (vi) To exert strength; to endeavor;
to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn. ...
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Bull (114 Occurrences)
... 8. (vt) To endeavor to raise the market price of; as, to bull railroad bonds; to
bull stocks; to bull Lake Shore; to endeavor to raise prices in; as, to bull ...
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Court (172 Occurrences)
... 13. (vt) To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to
try to ingratiate one's self with. 14. (vt) To endeavor to ...
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Attempt (23 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To make trial or experiment of; to try; to endeavor to do or perform (some
action); to assay; as, to attempt to sing; to attempt a bold flight. ...
/a/attempt.htm - 14k

Death (1610 Occurrences)
... times, who have denied the spiritual significance of death and have separated the
connection between ethical and physical life, usually endeavor to trace back ...
/d/death.htm - 68k

... a mere modern-and rather unillumined-abuse of the term anthropomorphic which tries
to affix it, as a term of reproach, to every hypothetical endeavor to frame ...
/a/anthropomorphism.htm - 20k

Philosophy (1 Occurrence)
... In its technical sense, the term is now used for the conscious endeavor of thought,
by speculative process, to interpret the whole of human experience, as a ...
/p/philosophy.htm - 27k

Sermon (1 Occurrence)
... It is presented as the fruit, not as the object of endeavor. ... Such is the way to the
righteousness of the kingdom, the supreme object of human endeavor. ...
/s/sermon.htm - 39k

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Endeavor (3 Occurrences)

Galatians 2:17
But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ a servant of sin? Certainly not!
(See RSV)

2 Peter 1:15
Moreover, I will endeavor that ye may be able, after my decease, to have these things always in remembrance.

Jude 1:22
Some, when they argue with you, you must endeavor to convince;



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