Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3670: homologeo (pronounced hom-ol-og-eh'-o)

from a compound of the base of 3674 and 3056; to assent, i.e. covenant, acknowledge:--con- (pro-)fess, confession is made, give thanks, promise.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to say the same thing as another, i.e. to agree with, assent

2) to concede

2a) not to refuse, to promise

2b) not to deny

2b1) to confess

2b2) declare

2b3) to confess, i.e. to admit or declare one' s self guilty of what one is accused of

3) to profess

3a) to declare openly, speak out freely

3b) to profess one' s self the worshipper of one

4) to praise, celebrate

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from a compound of the base of G3674 and G3056

Citing in TDNT: 5:199, 687


This word is used 24 times:

Matthew 7:23: "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart"
Matthew 10:32: "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men,"
Matthew 10:32: "shall confess me before men, him will I confess also"
Matthew 14:7: "Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever"
Luke 12:8: "I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before"
Luke 12:8: "men, him shall the Son of man also confess before"
John 1:20: "And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I"
John 1:20: "denied not; but confessed, I am not the"
John 9:22: "that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue."
John 12:42: "but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be"
Acts 23:8: "spirit: but the Pharisees confess both."
Acts 24:14: "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way"
Romans 10:9: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,"
Romans 10:10: "righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
1 Timothy 6:12: "whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before"
Titus 1:16: " They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable,"
Hebrews 11:13: "of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and"
Hebrews 13:15: "that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name."
1 John 1:9: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just"
1 John 2:23: "not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the"
1 John 4:2: "of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come"
1 John 4:3: "every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come"
1 John 4:15: "Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son"
2 John 1:7: "into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come"

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