Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1097: ginosko (pronounced ghin-oce'-ko)

a prolonged form of a primary verb; to "know" (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed):--allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) know(-ledge), perceived, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel

1a) to become known

2) to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of

2a) to understand

2b) to know

3) Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man and a woman

4) to become acquainted with, to know

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a prolonged form of a primary verb

Citing in TDNT: 1:689, 119


This word is used 223 times:

1 Corinthians 4:19: "Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up,"
1 Corinthians 8:2: "think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought"
1 Corinthians 8:2: "yet as he ought to know."
1 Corinthians 8:3: "love God, the same is known of him."
1 Corinthians 13:9: "For we know in part, and we prophesy in part."
1 Corinthians 13:12: "face to face: now I know in part; but"
1 Corinthians 14:7: "in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?"
1 Corinthians 14:9: "words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak"
2 Corinthians 2:4: "ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have"
2 Corinthians 2:9: "also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether"
2 Corinthians 3:2: "in our hearts, known and read of all"
2 Corinthians 5:16: "after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh,"
2 Corinthians 5:16: "after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more."
2 Corinthians 5:21: "him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we"
2 Corinthians 8:9: "For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,"
2 Corinthians 13:6: "But I trust that ye shall know that we are not"
Galatians 2:9: "who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me,"
Galatians 3:7: " Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are"
Galatians 4:9: "But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of"
Galatians 4:9: "God, or rather are known of God, how turn"
Ephesians 3:19: "And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that"
Ephesians 5:5: "For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor"
Ephesians 6:22: "for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and"
Philippians 1:12: "But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto"
Philippians 2:19: "that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state."
Philippians 2:22: "But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son"
Philippians 3:10: " That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and"
Philippians 4:5: "Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand."
Colossians 4:8: "for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and"
1 Thessalonians 3:5: "when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means"
2 Timothy 1:18: "me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well."
2 Timothy 2:19: "this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one"
2 Timothy 3:1: "This know also, that in the last days perilous"
Hebrews 3:10: "and they have not known my ways."
Hebrews 8:11: "his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all"
Hebrews 10:34: "joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves"
Hebrews 13:23: " Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come"
James 1:3: " Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience."
James 2:20: "But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith"
James 5:20: " Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way"
2 Peter 1:20: " Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture"
2 Peter 3:3: " Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days"
1 John 2:3: "And hereby we do know that we know him, if"
1 John 2:3: "hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep"
1 John 2:4: "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments,"
1 John 2:5: "love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are"
1 John 2:13: "unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write"
1 John 2:13: "unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father."
1 John 2:14: "unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written"
1 John 2:18: "there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time."

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