Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4160: poieo (pronounced poy-eh'-o)

apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct):--abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge, + band together, be, bear, + bewray, bring (forth), cast out, cause, commit, + content, continue, deal, + without any delay, (would) do(-ing), execute, exercise, fulfil, gain, give, have, hold, X journeying, keep, + lay wait, + lighten the ship, make, X mean, + none of these things move me, observe, ordain, perform, provide, + have purged, purpose, put, + raising up, X secure, shew, X shoot out, spend, take, tarry, + transgress the law, work, yield. Compare 4238.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to make

1a) with the names of things made, to produce, construct, form, fashion, etc.

1b) to be the authors of, the cause

1c) to make ready, to prepare

1d) to produce, bear, shoot forth

1e) to acquire, to provide a thing for one' s self

1f) to make a thing out of something

1g) to (make, i.e.) render one anything

1g1) to (make, i.e.) constitute or appoint one anything, to appoint or ordain one that

1g2) to (make, i.e.) declare one anything

1h) to put one forth, to lead him out

1i) to make one do something

1i1) cause one to

1j) to be the authors of a thing (to cause, bring about)

2) to do

2a) to act rightly, do well

2a1) to carry out, to execute

2b) to do a thing unto one

2b1) to do to one

2c) with designation of time: to pass, spend

2d) to celebrate, keep

2d1) to make ready, and so at the same time to institute, the celebration of the passover

2e) to perform: to a promise

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary

Citing in TDNT: 6:458, 895


This word is used 581 times:

Matthew 1:24: "being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord"
Matthew 3:3: "ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight."
Matthew 3:8: " Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:"
Matthew 3:10: "therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,"
Matthew 4:19: "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
Matthew 5:19: "kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach"
Matthew 5:32: "wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and"
Matthew 5:36: "because thou canst not make one hair white or"
Matthew 5:44: "bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and"
Matthew 5:46: "what reward have ye? do not even the publicans"
Matthew 5:47: "brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even"
Matthew 5:47: "what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans"
Matthew 6:1: "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen"
Matthew 6:2: "Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee,"
Matthew 6:2: "as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and"
Matthew 6:3: "But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know"
Matthew 6:3: "what thy right hand doeth:"
Matthew 7:12: "whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye"
Matthew 7:12: "that men should do to you, do ye even so"
Matthew 7:17: "every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt"
Matthew 7:17: "but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit."
Matthew 7:18: "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither"
Matthew 7:18: "fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit."
Matthew 7:19: "Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and"
Matthew 7:21: "kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father"
Matthew 7:22: "and in thy name done many wonderful works?"
Matthew 7:24: "these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him"
Matthew 7:26: "sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish"
Matthew 8:9: "and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth"
Matthew 8:9: "Do this, and he doeth"
Matthew 9:28: "Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea,"
Matthew 12:2: "Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do"
Matthew 12:2: "do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day."
Matthew 12:3: "read what David did, when he was hungry, and"
Matthew 12:12: "is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days."
Matthew 12:16: "them that they should not make him known:"
Matthew 12:33: "Either make the tree good, and his fruit"
Matthew 12:33: "fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and"
Matthew 12:50: "For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which"
Matthew 13:23: "also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold"
Matthew 13:26: "blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the"
Matthew 13:28: "unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said"
Matthew 13:41: "all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;"
Matthew 13:58: "And he did not many mighty works there because of their"
Matthew 17:4: "here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one"
Matthew 17:12: "him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed."
Matthew 18:35: "shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from"
Matthew 19:4: "Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them"
Matthew 19:4: "he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,"
Matthew 19:16: "Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"

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