Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2233: hegeomai (pronounced hayg-eh'-om-ahee)

middle voice of a (presumed) strengthened form of 71; to lead, i.e. command (with official authority); figuratively, to deem, i.e. consider:--account, (be) chief, count, esteem, governor, judge, have the rule over, suppose, think.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to lead

1a) to go before

1b) to be a leader

1b1) to rule, command

1b2) to have authority over

1b3) a prince, of regal power, governor, viceroy, chief, leading as respects influence, controlling in counsel, overseers or leaders of the churches

1b4) used of any kind of leader, chief, commander

1b5) the leader in speech, chief, spokesman

2) to consider, deem, account, think

Part of Speech: verb


This word is used 29 times:

Matthew 2:6: "out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people"
Luke 22:26: "the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve."
Acts 7:10: "king of Egypt; and he made him"
Acts 7:10: "king of Egypt; and he made him"
Acts 14:12: "because he was the chief speaker."
Acts 15:22: "Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:"
Acts 26:2: " I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day"
2 Corinthians 9:5: "Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before"
Philippians 2:3: "vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."
Philippians 2:6: "in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal"
Philippians 2:25: "Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my"
Philippians 3:7: "gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ."
Philippians 3:8: "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for"
Philippians 3:8: "I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win"
1 Thessalonians 5:13: "And to esteem them very highly in love"
2 Thessalonians 3:15: "Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as"
1 Timothy 1:12: "Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting"
1 Timothy 6:1: "as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all"
Hebrews 10:29: "Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant,"
Hebrews 11:11: "was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised."
Hebrews 11:26: " Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures"
Hebrews 13:7: "Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word"
Hebrews 13:17: "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch"
Hebrews 13:24: "Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints."
James 1:2: "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers"
2 Peter 1:13: "Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this"
2 Peter 2:13: "And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time."
2 Peter 3:9: "is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering"
2 Peter 3:15: "And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as"

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