Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4921: suniemi (pronounced soon-ee'-ay-mee)

from 4862 and 2476 (including its collateral forms); to set together, i.e. (by implication) to introduce (favorably), or (figuratively) to exhibit; intransitively, to stand near, or (figuratively) to constitute:--approve, commend, consist, make, stand (with).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:

́ / ́ / ́

sunistaō / sunistanō / sunistēmi

1) to place together, to set in the same place,to bring or band together

1a) to stand with (or near)

2) to set one with another

2a) by way of presenting or introducing him

2b) to comprehend

3) to put together by way of composition or combination, to teach by combining and comparing

3a) to show, prove, establish, exhibit

4) to put together, unite parts into one whole

4a) to be composed of, consist

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G4862 and G2476 (including its collat. forms)

Citing in TDNT: 7:896, 1120


This word is used 16 times:

Luke 9:32: "the two men that stood with him."
Romans 3:5: "if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say?"
Romans 5:8: "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,"
Romans 16:1: " I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant"
2 Corinthians 3:1: "Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some"
2 Corinthians 4:2: "handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves"
2 Corinthians 5:12: "For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give"
2 Corinthians 6:4: "But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God,"
2 Corinthians 7:11: "yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear"
2 Corinthians 10:12: "or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they"
2 Corinthians 10:18: "For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but"
2 Corinthians 10:18: "whom the Lord commendeth."
2 Corinthians 12:11: "for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing"
Galatians 2:18: "the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor."
Colossians 1:17: "by him all things consist."
2 Peter 3:5: "of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in"

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