Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Beseech, make request, to beg (as binding oneself), i.e., petition

Greek: δέομαι, deomai (G1189)

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Here are beseech, pray, make request and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word δέομαι mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G1189

Greek Base Word: δέομαι

Usage: Beseech, pray (to), make request

Definition: To beg (as binding oneself), i.e., petition.

Detailed definition:

  1. To want, lack.
  2. To desire, long for.
  3. To ask, beg.
    1. The thing asked for.
    2. To pray, make supplications.

Derived terms: Middle voice of G1210.

See also:

  1. G1210
  2. G4441

Comments: Compare G4441.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈðɛ.o.mɛ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈðe̞
  3. Transliteration: deomai
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: THEH-oh-meh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: THAY-oh-may

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