Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Appoint, bow, commit, conceive, give, X kneel down, down, make, ordain, purpose, put, settle, sink down, to place (in the widest application, literally and figuratively

Greek: τίθημι, tithēmi (G5087)

94 King James Bible Verses


Here are advise, appoint, bow, commit, conceive and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word τίθημι 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: G5087

Greek Base Word: τίθημι

Usage: + advise, appoint, bow, commit, conceive, give, X kneel down, lay (aside, down, up), make, ordain, purpose, put, set (forth), settle, sink down

Definition: To place (in the widest application, literally and figuratively; properly, in a passive or horizontal posture, and thus different from G2476, which properly denotes an upright and active position, while G2749 is properly reflexive and utterly prostrate).

Detailed definition:

  1. To set, put, place.
    1. To place or lay.
    2. To put down, lay down.
      1. To bend down.
      2. To lay off or aside, to wear or carry no longer.
      3. To lay by, lay aside money.
    3. To set on (serve) something to eat or drink.
    4. To set forth, something to be explained by discourse.
  2. To make.
    1. To make (or set) for one's self or for one's use.
  3. To set, fix establish.
    1. To set forth.
    2. To establish, ordain.

Derived terms: A prolonged form of a primary θέω (which is used only as alternate in certain tenses).

See also:

  1. G2476
  2. G2749


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈti.θe.mi
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈti.θe̞.mi
  3. Transliteration: tithēmi
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: TEE-thay-mee
  5. Modern Pronunciation: TEE-thay-mee

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