presbeuó: to be the elder, to take precedenceOriginal Word: πρεσβεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (pres-byoo'-o)
Short Definition: I am aged, act as an ambassador
Definition: I am aged, act as an ambassador.
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 LexiconSTRONGS 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). 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
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
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 4243
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