4243. presbeuó
Strong's Concordance
presbeuó: to be the elder, to take precedence
Original Word: πρεσβεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: presbeuó
Phonetic Spelling: (pres-byoo'-o)
Short Definition: I am aged, act as an ambassador
Definition: I am aged, act as an ambassador.
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4243 presbeúō (a verb derived from presbys, "an older, venerated person") – properly, to be elderly or mature, "to be the elder, to take precedence and hence act as an ambassador" (A-S).

4243 /presbeúō ("act as an ambassador") means to act as an established statesman (diplomat) – a trusted, respected ambassador who is authorized to speak as God's emissary (represent His kingdom).

This term is used in the ancient phrase, "I am on embassy to the Emperor, I am an ambassador" (Souter) – i.e. as someone respected as trustworthy (loyal, knowledgeable), especially in the opinion of those they know (belong to).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4243: πρεσβεύω

πρεσβεύω; (πρέσβυς an old man, an elder (Curtius, p. 479; Vanicek, p. 186));

1. to be older, prior by birth or in age ((Sophocles), Herodotus and following).

2. to be an ambassador, act as an ambassador: 2 Corinthians 5:20; Ephesians 6:20, ((Herodotus 5, 93 at the beginning), Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, and following).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
be an ambassador.

From the base of presbuteros; to be a senior, i.e. (by implication) act as a representative (figuratively, preacher) -- be an ambassador.

see GREEK presbuteros

Forms and Transliterations
πρεσβευομεν πρεσβεύομεν πρεσβευω πρεσβεύω presbeuo presbeuō presbeúo presbeúō presbeuomen presbeúomen
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Englishman's Concordance
Strong's Greek 4243
2 Occurrences

πρεσβεύω — 1 Occ.
πρεσβεύομεν — 1 Occ.

2 Corinthians 5:20 V-PIA-1P
GRK: Χριστοῦ οὖν πρεσβεύομεν ὡς τοῦ
NAS: Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ,
KJV: Now then we are ambassadors for
INT: Christ therefore we are ambassadors as it were

Ephesians 6:20 V-PIA-1S
GRK: ὑπὲρ οὗ πρεσβεύω ἐν ἁλύσει
NAS: for which I am an ambassador in chains;
KJV: For which I am an ambassador in bonds:
INT: for which I am an ambassador in a chain

2 Occurrences

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