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:

Hebrews 7:18: "For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the"
Hebrews 7:21: "those priests were made without an oath; but this"
Hebrews 7:22: "By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament."
Hebrews 7:26: "from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;"
Hebrews 9:15: "the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption"
Hebrews 9:22: "and without shedding of blood is no remission."
Hebrews 10:33: "and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used."
Hebrews 11:3: "of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."
Hebrews 11:6: "that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
Hebrews 11:7: "the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the"
Hebrews 11:24: "By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's"
Hebrews 11:34: "out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight"
Hebrews 12:8: "chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards,"
James 1:12: "endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown"
James 1:22: "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only,"
James 1:25: "and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but"
James 2:4: "Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil"
James 2:10: "yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."
James 2:11: "thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law."
James 3:1: "My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that"
James 3:9: "and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude"
James 3:10: "ought not so to be."
James 5:2: "and your garments are motheaten."
1 Peter 1:15: "you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner"
1 Peter 1:16: "Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy."
1 Peter 2:7: "builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,"
1 Peter 3:6: "lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid"
1 Peter 3:13: "is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?"
1 Peter 4:12: "think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try"
1 Peter 5:3: "being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock."
2 Peter 1:4: "promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,"
2 Peter 1:16: "Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty."
2 Peter 1:20: "no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation."
2 Peter 2:1: "But there were false prophets also among the people, even"
2 Peter 2:20: "overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning."
1 John 2:18: "shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know"
3 John 1:8: "to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth."
Revelation 1:1: "things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified"
Revelation 1:9: "patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called"
Revelation 1:10: " I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and"
Revelation 1:18: "I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am"
Revelation 1:19: "and the things which shall be hereafter;"
Revelation 2:8: "the last, which was dead, and is alive;"
Revelation 2:10: "tribulation ten days; be thou faithful unto death, and"
Revelation 3:2: " Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain that are ready to die:"
Revelation 4:1: "thee things which must be hereafter."
Revelation 4:2: "And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne"
Revelation 6:12: "seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the"
Revelation 6:12: "and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair,"
Revelation 6:12: "and the moon became as blood;"

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