Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4704: spoudazo (pronounced spoo-dad'-zo)

from 4710; to use speed, i.e. to make effort, be prompt or earnest:--do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavour, labour, study.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to hasten, make haste

2) to exert one' s self, endeavour, give diligence

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G4710

Citing in TDNT: 7:559, 1069


This word is used 11 times:

Galatians 2:10: "the same which I also was forward to do."
Ephesians 4:3: " Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the"
1 Thessalonians 2:17: "a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored the more abundantly to see your"
2 Timothy 2:15: " Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing"
2 Timothy 4:9: " Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:"
2 Timothy 4:21: " Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee and"
Titus 3:12: "thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to"
Hebrews 4:11: " Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man"
2 Peter 1:10: "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and"
2 Peter 1:15: "Moreover I will endeavor that ye may be able after my decease to have"
2 Peter 3:14: "beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace,"

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