Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1381: dokimazo (pronounced dok-im-ad'-zo)

from 1384; to test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve:--allow, discern, examine, X like, (ap-)prove, try.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to test, examine, prove, scrutinise (to see whether a thing is genuine or not), as metals

2) to recognise as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G1384

Citing in TDNT: 2:255, 181


This word is used 23 times:

Luke 12:56: "Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and"
Luke 12:56: "but how is it that ye do not discern this time?"
Luke 14:19: "of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have"
Romans 1:28: "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,"
Romans 2:18: "knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the"
Romans 12:2: "of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable,"
Romans 14:22: "himself in that thing which he alloweth."
1 Corinthians 3:13: "and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is."
1 Corinthians 11:28: "But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of"
1 Corinthians 16:3: "when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them"
2 Corinthians 8:8: "forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love."
2 Corinthians 8:22: "brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things,"
2 Corinthians 13:5: "in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not"
Galatians 6:4: "But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have"
Ephesians 5:10: " Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord."
Philippians 1:10: "That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offense"
1 Thessalonians 2:4: "But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel,"
1 Thessalonians 2:4: "men, but God, which trieth our hearts."
1 Thessalonians 5:21: " Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
1 Timothy 3:10: "let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless."
Hebrews 3:9: "fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my"
1 Peter 1:7: "than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto"
1 John 4:1: "every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are"

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