agónizomai: to contend for a prize, struggleOriginal Word: ἀγωνίζομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee)
Short Definition: I strive, contend
Definition: I am struggling, striving (as in an athletic contest or warfare); I contend, as with an adversary.
Cognate: 75 agōnízomai (from 73 /agṓn, "conflict/struggle," the root of the English term, "agonize") – properly, to struggle, like engaged in an intense athletic contest or warfare (Souter). See 73 (agōn).Word Origin
to contend for a prize, struggle
competes in the games (1), fight (1), fighting (1), fought (1), laboring earnestly (1), strive (2), striving (1).
STRONGS NT 75: ἀγωνίζομαι
ἀγωνίζομαι; imperfect ἠγωνιζόμην; perfect ἠγώνισμαι; a deponent middle verb (cf. Winer's Grammar, 260 (244)); (ἀγών);
1. to enter a contest; contend in the gymnastic games: 1 Corinthians 9:25.
2. universally, to contend with adversaries, fight: followed by ἵνα μή, John 18:36.
3. figuratively to contend, struggle, with difficulties and dangers antagonistic to the gospel: Colossians 1:29; 1 Timothy 4:10 (L T Tr text WH text; for Rec. ὀνειδιζόμεθα); ἀγωνίζομαι ἀγῶνα (often used by the Greeks also, especially the Attic), 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7.
4. to endeavor with strenuous zeal, strife, to obtain something; followed by an infinitive, Luke 13:24; ὑπέρ τίνος ἐν ταῖς προσευχαῖς, ἵνα, Colossians 4:12. (Compare: ἀνταγωνίζομαι, ἐπαγωνίζομαι, καταγωνίζομαι, συναγωνίζομαι.)<1>
fight, labor fervently, strive.
From agon; to struggle, literally (to compete for a prize), figuratively (to contend with an adversary), or genitive case (to endeavor to accomplish something) -- fight, labor fervently, strive.
see GREEK agon Αγωνιζεσθε αγωνίζεσθε Ἀγωνίζεσθε αγωνιζομεθα ἀγωνιζόμεθα αγωνιζομενος αγωνιζόμενος ἀγωνιζόμενος αγωνιζου αγωνίζου ἀγωνίζου απο ηγωνιζοντο ηγωνίζοντο ἠγωνίζοντο ηγωνίσατο ηγωνισμαι ηγώνισμαι ἠγώνισμαι Agonizesthe Agonízesthe Agōnizesthe Agōnízesthe agonizomenos agonizómenos agōnizomenos agōnizómenos agonizometha agonizómetha agōnizometha agōnizómetha agonizou agonízou agōnizou agōnízou egonismai egṓnismai ēgōnismai ēgṓnismai egonizonto egonízonto ēgōnizonto ēgōnízonto
Strong's Greek 75
Ἀγωνίζεσθε — 1 Occ.
ἀγωνιζόμενος — 3 Occ.
ἀγωνιζόμεθα — 1 Occ.
ἀγωνίζου — 1 Occ.
ἠγώνισμαι — 1 Occ.
ἠγωνίζοντο — 1 Occ.
Luke 13:24 V-PMM/P-2P
BIB: Ἀγωνίζεσθε εἰσελθεῖν διὰ
NAS: Strive to enter through
KJV: Strive to enter in at
INT: Strive to enter in through
John 18:36 V-IIM/P-3P
BIB: οἱ ἐμοὶ ἠγωνίζοντο ἄν ἵνα
NAS: then My servants would be fighting so
KJV: my servants fight, that I should
INT: my would fight anyhow that
1 Corinthians 9:25 V-PPM/P-NMS
BIB: δὲ ὁ ἀγωνιζόμενος πάντα ἐγκρατεύεται
NAS: Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control
KJV: every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate
INT: moreover that strives in all things controls himself
Colossians 1:29 V-PPM/P-NMS
BIB: καὶ κοπιῶ ἀγωνιζόμενος κατὰ τὴν
NAS: I labor, striving according
KJV: also labour, striving according to his
INT: also I toil striving according to the
Colossians 4:12 V-PPM/P-NMS
BIB: Ἰησοῦ πάντοτε ἀγωνιζόμενος ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν
NAS: always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers,
KJV: always labouring fervently for
INT: Jesus always striving for you
1 Timothy 4:10 V-PIM/P-1P
BIB: κοπιῶμεν καὶ ἀγωνιζόμεθα ὅτι ἠλπίκαμεν
NAS: we labor and strive, because
INT: we toil and strive because we have hope
1 Timothy 6:12 V-PMM/P-2S
BIB: ἀγωνίζου τὸν καλὸν
NAS: Fight the good fight
KJV: Fight the good fight
INT: Fight the good
2 Timothy 4:7 V-RIM/P-1S
BIB: καλὸν ἀγῶνα ἠγώνισμαι τὸν δρόμον
NAS: I have fought the good fight,
KJV: I have fought a good fight,
INT: good fight I have fought the course