Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1096: ginomai (pronounced ghin'-om-ahee)

a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.):--arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being

2) to become, i.e. to come to pass, happen

2a) of events

3) to arise, appear in history, come upon the stage

3a) of men appearing in public

4) to be made, finished

4a) of miracles, to be performed, wrought

5) to become, be made

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb

Citing in TDNT: 1:681, 117


This word is used 675 times:

Matthew 1:22: "Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken"
Matthew 4:3: "that these stones be made bread."
Matthew 5:18: "law, till all be fulfilled."
Matthew 5:45: "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:"
Matthew 6:10: "come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in"
Matthew 6:16: "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites,"
Matthew 7:28: "And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the"
Matthew 8:13: "and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant"
Matthew 8:16: "When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and"
Matthew 8:24: "And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea,"
Matthew 8:26: "the sea; and there was a great calm."
Matthew 9:10: "And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold,"
Matthew 9:16: "the garment, and the rent is made worse."
Matthew 9:29: "According to your faith be it unto you."
Matthew 10:16: "sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as"
Matthew 10:25: "for the disciple that he be as his master, and"
Matthew 11:1: "And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve"
Matthew 11:20: "wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:"
Matthew 11:21: "if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in"
Matthew 11:21: "which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon,"
Matthew 11:23: "if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in"
Matthew 11:23: "which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until"
Matthew 11:26: "Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight."
Matthew 12:45: "last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so"
Matthew 13:21: "for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word,"
Matthew 13:22: "of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful."
Matthew 13:32: "the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds"
Matthew 13:53: "And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed"
Matthew 14:15: "And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying,"
Matthew 14:23: "a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was"
Matthew 15:28: "great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And"
Matthew 16:2: "answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for"
Matthew 17:2: "and his raiment was white as the light."
Matthew 18:3: "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter"
Matthew 18:12: "if a man have a hundred sheep, and one"
Matthew 18:13: "And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you,"
Matthew 18:19: "thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my"
Matthew 18:31: "when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came"
Matthew 18:31: "and told unto their lord all that was done."
Matthew 19:1: "And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed"
Matthew 19:8: "wives: but from the beginning it was not so."
Matthew 20:8: "So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his"
Matthew 20:26: "but whosoever will be great among you,"
Matthew 21:4: "All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by"
Matthew 21:19: "and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward"
Matthew 21:21: "into the sea; it shall be done."
Matthew 21:42: "builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this"
Matthew 21:42: "head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is"
Matthew 23:15: "proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child"
Matthew 23:26: "the outside of them may be clean also."

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