Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Occupy, to busy oneself with, i.e., to trade

Greek: πραγματεύομαι, pragmateuomai (G4231)

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Here is occupy in the Bible. What does the source Greek word πραγματεύομαι 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: G4231

Greek Base Word: πραγματεύομαι

Usage: Occupy

Definition: To busy oneself with, i.e., to trade.

Detailed definition:

  1. To be occupied in anything.
  2. To carry on a business.
  3. To carry on the business of a banker or a trader.

Derived terms: From G4229.

See also:

  1. G4229


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: prɑɣ.mɑˈtɛβ.o.mɛ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: prɑɣ.mɑˈ
  3. Transliteration: pragmateuomai
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: prahg-ma-TEV-oh-meh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: prahg-ma-TAVE-oh-may

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Bible Verses with πραγματεύομαι (G4231)

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