Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4980: scholazo (pronounced skhol-ad'-zo)

from 4981; to take a holiday, i.e. be at leisure for (by implication, devote oneself wholly to); figuratively, to be vacant (of a house):--empty, give self.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to cease from labour, to loiter

2) to be free from labour, to be at leisure, to be idle

2a) to have leisure for a thing

2b) to give one' s self to a thing

3) of things

3a) of places, to be unoccupied, empty

3b) of a centurion' s vacant office

3c) of vacant ecclesiastical offices

3d) of officers without charge

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G4981


This word is used 2 times:

Matthew 12:44: "and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished."
1 Corinthians 7:5: "consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer;"

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