Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Properly, to be a courier, i.e., (by implication) to press into public service

Greek: ἀγγαρεύω, angareuō (G29)

3 King James Bible Verses

Here is compel in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἀγγαρεύω 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: G29

Greek Base Word: ἀγγαρεύω

Usage: Compel (to go)

Definition: Properly, to be a courier, i.e., (by implication) to press into public service.

Detailed definition:

  1. To employ a courier, dispatch a mounted messenger, press into public service, compel to go.

Derived terms: Of foreign origin (compare H104).

See also:

  1. H104

Comments: In Persia, mounted couriers were kept at regular intervals throughout Persia for carrying the royal dispatches.

Pronunciation:

  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɑŋ.ɣɑˈrɛβ.o
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ɑŋ.ɣɑˈrev.ow
  3. Transliteration: angareuō
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ang-ga-REV-oh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ang-ga-RAVE-oh


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