May
2013

The Greek word axioo

Found only in Lk. 7:7Lk. 7:7
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7 wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say the word, and my servant shall be healed.

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; Acts 15:38; 28:22Acts 15:38; 28:22
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38 But Paul thought not good to take with them him who withdrew from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. 22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against.

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; 2 Thess. 1:11; 12 Thess. 1:11; 1
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11 To which end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfil every desire of goodness and every work of faith, with power; The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians 1 1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ; 2 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We are bound to give thanks to God always to you, brethren, even as it is meet, for that your faith growth exceedingly, and the love of each one of you all toward one another aboundeth; 4 so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure; 5  which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God; to the end that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: 6 if so be that it is a righteous thing with God to recompense affliction to them that afflict you, 7 and to you that are afflicted rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power in flaming fire, 8 rendering vengeance to them that know not God, and to them that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus: 9 who shall suffer punishment, even eternal destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his might, 10 when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be marvelled at in all them that believed in that day. 11 To which end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfil every desire of goodness and every work of faith, with power; 12 that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Tim. 5:17; Heb. 3:3; 10:29Heb. 3:3; 10:29
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3 For he hath been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by so much as he that built the house hath more honor than the house. 29 of how much sorer punishment, think ye, shall he be judged worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

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, the Greek verb “axioo” meant “thought,” “count worthy,” “deem worthy,” or “appropriate.”  A centurion did not believe it was suitable for him to seek Jesus’ help (Lk. 7:7Lk. 7:7
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7 wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say the word, and my servant shall be healed.

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).  Elders who rule well are “considerd worthy” of double honor (1 Tim. 5:171 Tim. 5:17
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17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

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).  Jesus is “worthy” of more glory than Moses (Heb. 3:3Heb. 3:3
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3 For he hath been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by so much as he that built the house hath more honor than the house.

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).  Paul prayed that God would count or make some “worthy” (2 Thess. 1:112 Thess. 1:11
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11 To which end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfil every desire of goodness and every work of faith, with power;

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