Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2065: erotao (pronounced er-o-tah'-o)

apparently from 2046 (compare 2045); to interrogate; by implication, to request:--ask, beseech, desire, intreat, pray. Compare 4441.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to question

2) to ask

2a) to request, entreat, beg, beseech

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: apparently from G2046 compare G2045

Citing in TDNT: 2:685, 262


This word is used 59 times:

Matthew 15:23: "his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away;"
Matthew 16:13: "coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom"
Matthew 21:24: "and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which"
Mark 4:10: "with the twelve asked of him the parable."
Mark 7:26: "a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the"
Luke 4:38: "a great fever; and they besought him for her."
Luke 5:3: "which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from"
Luke 7:3: "the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and"
Luke 7:36: "one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with"
Luke 8:37: "multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart"
Luke 9:45: "not: and they feared to ask him of that saying."
Luke 11:37: "as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with"
Luke 14:18: "and see it: I pray thee have me excused."
Luke 14:19: "I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused."
Luke 14:32: "a great way off, he sendeth ambassadors, and desireth conditions of peace."
Luke 16:27: "Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send"
Luke 19:31: "And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus"
Luke 20:3: "and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing;"
Luke 22:68: "And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor"
John 1:19: "from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?"
John 1:21: "And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah?"
John 1:25: "And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest"
John 4:31: "the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat."
John 4:40: "were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them:"
John 4:47: "unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and"
John 5:12: "Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee,"
John 8:7: "So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto"
John 9:2: "And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who"
John 9:15: "the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight."
John 9:19: "And they asked them, saying, Is this your son,"
John 9:21: "not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak"
John 9:23: "said his parents, He is of age; ask him."
John 12:21: "Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would"
John 14:16: "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you"
John 16:5: "none of you asketh me, Whither goest"
John 16:19: "knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them,"
John 16:23: "that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily,"
John 16:26: "unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:"
John 16:30: "needest not that any man should ask thee: by this"
John 17:9: "I pray for them: I pray not for the"
John 17:9: "pray for them: I pray not for the world,"
John 17:15: " I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world,"
John 17:20: "Neither pray I for these alone, but for"
John 18:19: "The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples,"
John 19:31: "sabbath day was a high day,)"
John 19:31: "sabbath day was a high day,)"
John 19:38: "fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away"
Acts 3:3: "into the temple asked an alms."
Acts 10:48: "of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days."
Acts 16:39: "them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city."

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