Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2872: kopiao (pronounced kop-ee-ah'-o)

from a derivative of 2873; to feel fatigue; by implication, to work hard:--(bestow) labour, toil, be wearied.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to grow weary, tired, exhausted (with toil or burdens or grief)

2) to labour with wearisome effort, to toil

2a) of bodily labour

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from a derivative of G2873

Citing in TDNT: 3:827, 453


This word is used 23 times:

Matthew 6:28: "field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:"
Matthew 11:28: "unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Luke 5:5: "said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night,"
Luke 12:27: "lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and"
John 4:6: "there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus"
John 4:38: "to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and"
John 4:38: "ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and ye are entered"
Acts 20:35: "all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak,"
Romans 16:6: "Greet Mary, who bestowed much labor on us."
Romans 16:12: "and Tryphosa, who labor in the Lord. Salute the"
Romans 16:12: "beloved Persis, which labored much in the Lord."
1 Corinthians 4:12: "And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted,"
1 Corinthians 15:10: "not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet"
1 Corinthians 16:16: "and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboreth."
Galatians 4:11: "I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain."
Ephesians 4:28: "no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that"
Philippians 2:16: "run in vain, neither labored in vain."
Colossians 1:29: "Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working,"
1 Thessalonians 5:12: "you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over"
1 Timothy 4:10: "For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because"
1 Timothy 5:17: "of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine."
2 Timothy 2:6: "The husbandman that laboreth must be first partaker of the fruits."
Revelation 2:3: "patience, and for my name's sake hast labored, and hast not"

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