4160. poieō
Lexical Summary
poieō: to make, do
Original Word: ποιέω
Transliteration: poieō
Phonetic Spelling: (poy-eh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to make, do
Meaning: to make, do
Strong's Concordance
to make or do

Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) -- abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge, + band together, be, bear, + bewray, bring (forth), cast out, cause, commit, + content, continue, deal, + without any delay, (would) do(-ing), execute, exercise, fulfil, gain, give, have, hold, X journeying, keep, + lay wait, + lighten the ship, make, X mean, + none of these things move me, observe, ordain, perform, provide, + have purged, purpose, put, + raising up, X secure, shew, X shoot out, spend, take, tarry, + transgress the law, work, yield. Compare prasso.

see GREEK prasso

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4160: ποιέω

ποιέω, ποιῶ; imperfect 3 person singular ἐποίει, plural 2 person ἐποιεῖτε, 3 person ἐποίουν; future ποιήσω; 1 aorist ἐποίησα, 3 person plural optative ποιήσειαν (Luke 6:11 R G; cf. Winers Grammar, § 13, 2 d.; (Buttmann, 42 (37))) and ποιήσαιεν (ibid. L T Tr WH (see WH's Appendix, p. 167)); perfect πεποίηκα; pluperfect πεποιήκειν without augment (Mark 15:7; see Winers Grammar, § 12, 9; Buttmann, 33 (29)); middle, present ποιοῦμαι; imperfect ἐποιουμην; future ποιήσομαι; 1 aorist ἐποιησάμην; perfect passive participle πεποιημενος (Hebrews 12:27); from Homer down; Hebrew עָשָׂה; Latinfacio, that is,

I. to make (Latineffcio),

1. τί;

a. with the names of the things made, to produce, construct, form, fashion, etc.: ἀντρακιαν, John 18:18; εἰκόνα, Revelation 13:14; ἱμάτια, Acts 9:39; ναούς, Acts 19:24; σκηνάς, Matthew 17:4; Mark 9:5; Luke 9:33; τύπους, Acts 7:43; πηλόν, John 9:11, 14; πλάσμα, Romans 9:20; according to some interpreters (also Winer's Grammar, 256 n. 1 (210 n. 2)) ὁδόν ποιεῖν, to make a path, Mark 2:23 R G T Tr text WH text (so that the meaning is, that the disciples of Christ made a path for themselves through the standing grain by plucking the heads; see ὁδοποιέω, at the end. If we adopt this interpretation, we must take the ground that Mark does not give us the true account of the matter, but has sadly corrupted the narrative received from others; (those who do accept it, however, not only lay stress on the almost unvarying lexical usage, but call attention to the fact that the other interpretation (see below) finds the leading idea expressed in the participle — an idiom apparently foreign to the N. T. (see Winer's Grammar, 353 (331)), and to the additional circumstance that Mark introduces the phrase after having already expressed the idea of 'going', and expressed it by substantially the same word (παραπορεύεσθαι) which Matthew () and Luke () employ and regard as of itself sufficient. On the interpretation of the passage, the alleged 'sad corruption,' etc., see James Morison, Commentary on Mark, 2nd edition, p. 57f; on the other side, Weiss, Marcusevangelium, p. 100). But see just below, under c.). to create, to produce: of God, as the author of all things, τί or τινα, Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6; Luke 11:40; Hebrews 1:2; Acts 4:24; Acts 7:50; Acts 17:24; Revelation 14:7; passive, Hebrews 12:27 (Wis. 1:13 Wis. 9:9; 2 Macc. 7:28, and often in the O. T. Apocrypha; for עָשָׂה in Genesis 1:7, 16, 25, etc.; for בָּרָא in Genesis 1:21, 27; Genesis 5:1, etc.; also in Greek writings: γένος ἀνθρώπων, Hesiod op. 109, etc.; absolutely, ποιῶν, the creator, Plato, Tim., p. 76 c.); here belongs also Hebrews 3:2, on which see Bleek and Lünemann ((cf. below, 2 c. β.)). In imitation of the Hebrew עָשָׂה (cf. Winer('s Simonis (4th edition 1828)), Lex. Hebrew et Chald., p. 754; Gesenius, Thesaurus, ii., p. 1074f) absolutely of men, to labor, to do work, Matthew 20:12 (Ruth 2:19); equivalent to to be operative, exercise activity, Revelation 13:5 Relz. L T Tr WH (cf. Daniel 11:28; but others render ποιεῖν in both these examples spend, continue, in reference to time; see II.

d. below).

b. joined to nouns denoting a state or condition, it signifies to be the author of, to cause: σκάνδαλα, Romans 16:17; εἰρήνην (to be the author of harmony), Ephesians 2:15; James 3:18; ἐπισύστασιν (L T Tr WH ἐπίστασιν), Acts 24:12; συστροφήν, Acts 23:12; ποιῶ τίνι τί, to bring, afford, a thing to one, Luke 1:68; Acts 15:3 (so also Greek writings, as Xenophon, mem. 3, 10, 8 (cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word A. II. 1 a.)).

c. joined to nouns involving the idea of action (or of something which is accomplished by action), so as to form a periphrasis for the verb cognate to the substantive, and thus to express the idea of the verb more forcibly — in which species of periphrasis the Greeks more commonly use the middle (see 3 below, and Winers Grammar, 256 (240); (Buttmann, § 135, 5)): μόνην ποιῶ παρά τίνι, John 14:23 (where L T Tr WH ποιησόμεθα; cf. Thucydides 1, 131); ὁδόν, to make one's way, go, Mark 2:23 (where render as follows: they began, as they went, to pluck the ears; cf. ποιῆσαι ὁδόν αὐτοῦ, Judges 17:8; the Greeks say ὁδόν ποιεῖσθαι, Herodotus 7, 42; see above, under a.); πόλεμον, Revelation 13:5 Rec.elz; with the addition of μετά τίνος (equivalent to πολεμεῖν), Revelation 11:7; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 13:7 (here L omits; WH Tr marginal reading brackets the clause); (see μετά, I. 2 d., p. 403{b}); ἐκδίκησιν, Luke 18:7, 8; τίνι, Acts 7:24, (Micah 5:15); ἐνέδραν, equivalent to ἐνεδρεύω, to make an ambush, lay wait, Acts 25:3; συμβούλιον, equivalent to συμβουλεύομαι, to hold a consultation, deliberate, Mark 3:6 (R G T Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading); Mark 15:1 (here T WH marginal reading συμβούλιον ἑτοιμασαντες); συνωμοσίαν, equivalent to συνόμνυμι, Acts 23:13 (where L T Tr WH ποιησάμενοι for Rec. πεποιηκότες; see in 3 below); κρίσιν, to execute judgment, John 5:27; Jude 1:15. To this head may be referred norms by which the mode or kind of action is more precisely defined; as δυνάμεις, δύναμιν, ποιεῖν, Matthew 7:22; Matthew 13:58; Mark 6:5; Acts 19:11; τήν ἐξουσίαν τίνος, Revelation 13:12; ἔργον (a notable work), ἔργα, of Jesus, John 5:36; John 7:3, 21; John 10:25; John 14:10, 12; John 15:24; κράτος, Luke 1:51; σημεῖα, τέρατα καί σημεῖα (Mark 13:22 Tdf.); John 2:23; John 3:2; John 4:54; John 6:2, 14, 30; John 7:31; John 9:16; John 10:41; John 11:47; John 12:18, 37; John 20:30; Acts 2:22; Acts 6:8; Acts 7:36; Acts 8:6; Acts 15:12; Revelation 13:13, 14; Revelation 16:14; Revelation 19:20; θαυμάσια, Matthew 21:15; ὅσα ἐποίει, ἐποίησαν, etc., Mark 3:8; Mark 6:30; Luke 9:10; in other phrases it is used of marvellous works, Matthew 9:28; Luke 4:23; John 4:45; John 7:4; John 11:45, 46; John 21:25 (not Tdf.); Acts 10:39; Acts 14:11; Acts 21:19; etc.

d. equivalent to to make ready, to prepare: ἄριστον, Luke 14:12; δεῖπνον, Mark 6:21; Luke 14:16; John 12:2 (δεῖπνον ποιεῖσθαι, Xenophon, Cyril 3, 3, 25); δοχήν, Luke 5:29; Luke 14:13 (Genesis 21:8); γάμους, Matthew 22:2 (γάμον, Tobit 8:19).

e. of things effected by generative force, to produce, bear, shoot forth: of trees, vines, grass, etc., κλάδους, Mark 4:32; καρπούς, Matthew 3:8, etc., see καρπός, 1 and 2 a. (Genesis 1:11, 12; Aristotle, de plant. (1, 4, p. 819b, 31); 2, 10 (829a, 41); Theophrastus, de caus. plant. 4, 11 ((?))); ἐλαίας, James 3:12 (τόν οἶνον, of the vine, Josephus, Antiquities 11, 3, 5); of a fountain yielding water, ibid.

f. ποιῶ ἐμαυτῷ τί, to acquire, to provide a thing for oneself (i. e. for one's use): βαλάντια, Luke 12:33; φίλους, Luke 16:9; without a dative, to gain: of tradesmen (like our colloquialism, to make something), Matthew 25:16 (L Tr WH ἐκέρδησεν); Luke 19:18 (Polybius 2, 62, 12; pecuniam maximam facere, Cicero, Verr. 2, 2, 6).

2. With additions to the accusative which define or limit the idea of making:

a. τί ἐκ τίνος (genitive of material), to make a thing out of something, John 2:15; John 9:6; Romans 9:21; κατά τί, according to the pattern of a thing (see κατά, II. 3 c. α.), Acts 7:41. with the addition, to the accusative of the thing, of an adjective with which the verb so blends that, taken with the adjective, it may be changed into the verb cognate to the adjective: εὐθείας ποιεῖν (τάς τρίβους), equivalent to ἐυθύνειν, Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; τρίχα λευκήν μέλαιναν, equivalent to λευκαίνειν, μελαίνειν, Matthew 5:36; add, Acts 12:19; Hebrews 12:13; Revelation 21:5.

b. τό ἱκανόν τίνι; see ἱκανός, a. c. ποιεῖν τινα with an accusative of the predicate, α. to (make i. e.) render one anything: τινα ἴσον τίνι, Matthew 20:12; τινα δῆλον, Matthew 26:73; add, Matthew 12:16; Matthew 28:14; Mark 3:12; John 5:11, 15; John 7:23; John 16:2; Romans 9:28 (R G, Tr marginal reading in brackets); Hebrews 1:7; Revelation 12:15; τινας ἁλιεῖς, to make them fit (qualify them) for fishing, Matthew 4:19; (ποιῶν ταῦτα γνωστά ἀπ' αἰῶνος, Acts 15:17f, G T Tr WH (see γνωστός, and cf. II.

a. below)); τά ἀμφότερα ἕν, to make the two different things one, Ephesians 2:14; to change one thing into another, Matthew 21:13; Mark 11:17; Luke 19:46; John 2:16; John 4:46; 1 Corinthians 6:15. β. to (make i. e.) constitute or appoint one anything: τινα κύριον, Acts 2:36; Revelation 5:10; to this sense some interpreters would refer Hebrews 3:2 also, where after τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτόν they supply from the preceding context τόν ἀπόστολον καί ἀρχιερέα κτλ.; but it is more correct to take ποιεῖν here in the sense of create (see 1 a. above); τινα, ἵνα with the subjunctive to appoint or ordain one that etc. Mark 3:14. γ. to (make, i. e.) declare one anything: John 5:18; John 8:53; John 10:33; John 19:7, 12; 1 John 1:10; 1 John 5:10; τί with an accusative of the predicate Matthew 12:33 (on which see Meyer).

d. with adverbs: καλῶς ποιῶ τί, Mark 7:37 (A. V. do); τινα ἔξω, to put one forth, to lead him out (German hiuausthun), Acts 5:34 (Xenophon, Cyril 4, 1, 3).

e. ποιῶ τινα with an infinitive to make one do a thing, Mark 8:25 (R G L Tr marginal reading); Luke 5:34; John 6:10; Acts 17:26; or become something, Mark 1:17; τινα followed by τοῦ with an infinitive to cause one to etc. Acts 3:12 (Winers Grammar, 326 (306); Buttmann, § 140, 16 δ.); also followed by ἵνα (Buttmann, § 139, 43; Winer's Grammar, § 44, 8 b. at the end), John 11:37; Colossians 4:16; Revelation 13:15 (here T omits; WH brackets ἵνα); ; (other examples in Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word, 8).

3. As the active ποιεῖν (see 1 c. above), so also the middle ποιεῖσθαι, joined to accusatives of abstract nouns forms a periphrasis for the verb cognate to the substantive; and then, while ποιεῖν signifies to be the author of a thing (to cause, bring about, as ποιεῖν πόλεμον, εἰρήνην), ποιεῖσθαι denotes an action which pertains in some way to the actor (for oneself, among themselves, etc., as σπονδάς, εἰρήνην ποιεῖσθαι), or which is done by one with his own resources ((the 'dynamic' or 'subjective' middle), as πόλεμον ποιεῖσθαι (to make, carry on, war); cf. Passow, under the word, I. 2 a. ii., p. 974f; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, A. II. 4); Krüger, § 52, 8, 1; Blume ad Lycurgus, p. 55; (Winers Grammar, § 38, 5 n.; Buttmann, § 135, 5); although this distinction is not always, observed even by the Greeks): ποιεῖσθαι μόνην (make our abode), John 14:23 L T Tr WH (see 1 c. above); συνωμοσίαν (Herodian, 7, 4, 7 (3 edition, Bekker); Polybius 1, 70, 6; 6, 13, 4; in the second instance Polybius might more fitly have said ποιεῖν), Acts 23:13 L T Tr WH, see 1 c. above; λόγον, to compose a narrative, Acts 1:1; to make account of, regard, (see λόγος, II. 2 (and cf. I. 3 a.)), Acts 20:24 (T Tr WH, λόγου); ἀναβολήν (see ἀναβολή), Acts 25:17; ἐκβολήν (see ἐκβολή, b.), Acts 27:18; κοπετόν (equivalent to κόπτομαι), Acts 8:2 (here L T Tr WH give the active, cf. Buttmann, § 135, 5 n.); πορείαν (equivalent to πορεύομαι), Luke 13:22 (Xenophon, Cyril 5, 2, 31; anab. 5, 6, 11; Josephus, Vita §§11 and52; Plutarch, de solert. anim., p. 971 e.; 2 Macc. 3:8 2Macc. 12:10); κοινωνίαν, to make a contribution among themselves and from their own means, Romans 15:26; σπουδήν, Jude 1:3 (Herodotus 1, 4; 9, 8; Plato, legg. 1, p. 628 e.; Polybius 1, 46, 2 and often; Diodorus 1, 75; Plutarch, puer. educ. 7, 13; others); αὔξησιν (equivalent to ἀυξάνομαι), to make increase, Ephesians 4:16; δέησιν, δεήσεις, equivalent to δέομαι, to make supplication, Luke 5:33; Philippians 1:4; 1 Timothy 2:1; μνείαν (which see); μνήμην (which see in b.), 2 Peter 1:15; πρόνοιαν (equivalent to προνωυμαι), to have regard for, care for, make provision for, τίνος, Romans 13:14 (Isocrates paneg. §§ 2 and 136 (pp. 52 and 93, Lange edition); Demosthenes, p. 1163, 19; 1429, 8; Polybius 4, 6, 11; Dionysius Halicarnassus, Antiquities 5, 46; Josephus, b. j. 4, 5, 2; Antiquities 5, 7, 9; contra Apion 1, 2, 3; Aelian v. h. 12, 56; others; cf. Kypke, Observations, ii, p. 187); καθαρισμόν, Hebrews 1:3 (Job 7:21); βέβαιον ποιεῖσθαι τί, equivalent to βεβαιουν, 2 Peter 1:10.

II. to do (Latinago), i. e. to follow some method in expressing by deeds the feelings and thoughts of the mind;

a. universally, with adverbs describing the mode of action: καλῶς, to act rightly, do well, Matthew 12:12; 1 Corinthians 7:37, 38; James 2:19; καλῶς ποιεῖν followed by a participle (cf. Buttmann, § 144, 15 a.; Winer's Grammar, § 45, 4 a.), Acts 10:33; Philippians 4:14; 2 Peter 1:19; 3 John 1:6 (examples from Greek writings are given by Passow, under II. 1 b. vol. ii., p. 977{a}; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, B. I. 3)); κρεῖσσον, 1 Corinthians 7:38; φρονίμως, Luke 16:8; οὕτω (οὕτως), Matthew 5:47 (R G); ; Luke 9:15; Luke 12:43; John 14:31; Acts 12:8; 1 Corinthians 16:1; James 2:12; ὡς καθώς, Matthew 1:24; Matthew 21:6; Matthew 26:19; Matthew 28:15; Luke 9:54 (T Tr text WH omit; Tr marginal reading brackets the clause); 1 Thessalonians 5:11; ὥσπερ, Matthew 6:2; ὁμοίως, Luke 3:11; Luke 10:37; ὡσαύτως, Matthew 20:5. κατά τί, Matthew 23:3; Luke 2:27; πρός τί, to do according to a thing (see πρός, I. 3 f.), Luke 12:47. with a participle indicating the mode of acting, ἀγνοῶν ἐποίησα, I acted (A. V. did it] ignorantly, 1 Timothy 1:13. with the accusative of a thing, and that the accusative of a pronoun: with τί indefinite 1 Corinthians 10:31; with τί interrogative, Matthew 12:3; Mark 2:25; Mark 11:3 (not Lachmann marginal reading); Luke 3:12, 14; Luke 6:2; Luke 10:25; Luke 16:3, 4; Luke 18:18; John 7:51; John 11:47, etc.; with a participle added, τί ποιεῖτε λύοντες; equivalent to διά τί λύετε; Mark 11:5; τί ποιεῖτε κλαίοντες; Acts 21:13; but differently τί ποιήσουσι κτλ.; i. e. what must be thought of the conduct of those who receive baptism? Will they not seem to act foolishly? 1 Corinthians 15:29. τί περισσόν, Matthew 5:47; with the relative , Matthew 26:13; Mark 14:9; Luke 6:3; John 13:7; 2 Corinthians 11:12, etc.; τοῦτο, i. e. what has just been said, Matthew 13:28; Mark 5:32; Luke 5:6; Luke 22:19 ((WH reject the passage)); Romans 7:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25; 1 Timothy 4:16; Hebrews 6:3; Hebrews 7:27, etc.; τοῦτο to be supplied, Luke 6:10; αὐτό τοῦτο, Galatians 2:10; ταῦτα, Matthew 23:23; Galatians 5:17; 2 Peter 1:10; (ταῦτα followed by a predicate adjective Acts 15:17f, G T Tr WH (according to one construction; cf. R. V. marginal reading, see I. 2 c. α. above, and cf. γνωστός)); αὐτά, Romans 2:3; Galatians 3:10. With nouns which denote a command, or some rule of action, ποιῶ signifies to carry out, to execute; as, τόν νόμον, in classical Greek to make a law, Latinlegem ferre, of legislators; but in Biblical Greek to do the law, meet its demands,legi satisfacere, John 7:19; Galatians 5:3, (Joshua 22:5; 1 Chronicles 22:12; הַתְּורָה עָשָׂה, 2 Chronicles 14:3 (4)); τά τοῦ νόμου, the things which the law commands, Romans 2:14; τάς ἐντολάς, Matthew 5:19; 1 John 5:2 L T Tr WH; Revelation 22:14 R G; τό θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ;, Matthew 7:21; Matthew 12:50; Mark 3:35; John 4:34; John 6:38; John 7:17; John 9:31; Ephesians 6:6; Hebrews 13:21; τά θελήματα τῆς σαρκός, Ephesians 2:3; τάς ἐπιθυμίας τίνος, John 8:44; τήν γνώμην τίνος, Revelation 17:17; μίαν γνώμην, to follow one and the same mind (purpose) in acting, ibid. R G T Tr WH; τόν λόγον τοῦ Θεοῦ, Luke 8:21; τούς λόγους τίνος, Matthew 7:24, 26; Luke 6:47, 49; or or , τί etc. λέγει τίς, Matthew 23:3; Luke 6:46; John 2:5; Acts 21:23; παραγγέλλει τίς, 2 Thessalonians 3:4; τήν πρόθεσιν, Ephesians 3:11; τά διαταχθέντα, Luke 17:10 (τό προσταχθεν, Sophocles Phil. 1010); αἰτεῖ τίς, John 14:13; Ephesians 3:20; ἐντέλλεται τίς, John 15:14; τά ἔθη, Acts 16:21. With nouns describing a plan or course of action, to perform, accomplish: ἔργα, Titus 3:5; ποιεῖν τά ἔργα τίνος, to do the same works as another, John 8:39, 41; τά πρῶτα ἔργα, Revelation 2:5; τά ἔργα τοῦ Θεοῦ, delivered by God to be performed, John 10:37f; τό ἔργον, work committed to me by God, John 17:4; τό ἐργοι εὐαγγελιστοῦ, to perform what the relations and duties of an evangelist demand, 2 Timothy 4:5; ἔργον τί, to commit an evil deed, 1 Corinthians 5:2 (T WH Tr marginal reading πράξας); plural 3 John 1:10; ἀγαθόν, to do good, Matthew 19:16; (Mark 3:4 Tdf.); 1 Peter 3:11; τό ἀγαθόν, Romans 13:3; ἐάν ἀγαθόν, Ephesians 6:8; τά ἀγαθά, John 5:29; τό καλόν, Romans 7:21; 2 Corinthians 13:7; Galatians 6:9; James 4:17; τά ἀρεστά τῷ Θεῷ, John 8:29; τό ἀρεστόν ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ, Hebrews 13:21; 1 John 3:22; τί πιστόν, to perform something worthy of a Christian (see πιστός, at the end), 3 John 1:5; τήν δικαιοσύνην, Matthew 6:1 (for Rec. ἐλεημοσύνην); 1 John 2:29; 1 John 3:7, 10 (not Lachmann; Revelation 22:11 G L T Tr WH); τήν ἀλήθειαν (to act uprightly; see ἀλήθεια, I. 2 c.), John 3:21; 1 John 1:6; χρηστότητα, Romans 3:12; ἔλεος, to show oneself merciful, James 2:13; with μετά τίνος added (see ἔλεος, ἐλέους, 1 and 2 b.), Luke 1:72; Luke 10:37; ἐλεημοσύνην, Matthew 6:2f; plural, Acts 9:36; Acts 10:2 (see ἐλεημοσύνη, 1 and 2). to commit: τήν ἁμαρτίαν, John 8:34; 1 John 3:4, 8; ἁμαρτίαν, 2 Corinthians 11:7; James 5:15; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:9; τήν ἀνομίαν, Matthew 13:41; ἁμάρτημα, 1 Corinthians 6:18; τά μή καθήκοντα, Romans 1:28; οὐκ ἔξεστιν, Matthew 12:2; Mark 2:24; ἄξια πληγῶν; Luke 12:48; βδέλυγμα, Revelation 21:27; φόνον, Mark 15:7; ψεῦδος, Revelation 21:27; Revelation 22:15; κακόν, Matthew 27:23; Mark 15:14; Luke 23:22; 2 Corinthians 13:7; τό κακόν, Romans 13:4; plural κακά, 1 Peter 3:12; τά κακά, Romans 3:8.

b. ποιεῖν τί with the case of a person added; α. with an accusative of the person: τί ποιήσω Ἰησοῦν; what shall I do unto Jesus? Matthew 27:22; Mark 15:12; cf. Winers Grammar, 222 (208); (Buttmann, § 131, 6; Kühner, § 411, 5); Matthiae, § 415, 1 a. β.; also with an adverb, εὖ ποιῶ τινα, to do well i. e. show oneself good (kind) to one (see εὖ, under the end), Mark 14:7 R G; also καλῶς ποιῶ, Matthew 5:44 Rec. β. with a dative of the person, to do (a thing) unto one (to his advantage or disadvantage), rarely so in Greek writings (cf. Winer's Grammar, and B as above; Kühner, as above Anm. 6): Matthew 7:12; Matthew 18:35; Matthew 20:32; Matthew 21:40; Matthew 25:40, 45; Mark 5:19, 20; Mark 10:51; Luke 1:49; Luke 6:11; Luke 8:39; Luke 18:41; Luke 20:15; John 9:26; John 12:16; John 13:12; Acts 4:16; also with an adverb: καθώς, Mark 15:8; Luke 6:31; John 13:15; ὁμοίως, Luke 6:31; οὕτως, Luke 1:25; Luke 2:48; ὡσαύτως, Matthew 21:36; καλῶς ποιεῖν τίνι, Luke 6:27; εὖ, Mark 14:7 L Tr WH; κακά τίνι, to do evil to one, Acts 9:13; τί, what (namely, κακόν), Hebrews 13:6 (according to punctuation of G L T Tr WH); ταῦτα πάντα, all these evils, John 15:21 R G L marginal reading; ποιεῖν τίνι κατά τά αὐτά (L T Tr WH (Rec. ταῦτα)), in the same manner, Luke 6:23, 26. γ. ποιεῖν τί with the more remote object added by means of a preposition: ἐν τίνι (German an einem), to do to one, Matthew 17:12; Luke 23:31 (here A. V. 'in the green tree,' etc.); also εἰς τινα, unto one, John 15:21 L text T Tr WH.

c. God is said ποιῆσαι τί μετά τίνος, when present with and aiding (see μετά, I. 2 b. β.), Acts 14:27; Acts 15:4.

d. with designations of time (Buttmann, § 131, 1), to pass, spend: χρόνον, Acts 15:33; Acts 18:23; μῆνας τρεῖς, Acts 20:3; νυχθήμερον, 2 Corinthians 11:25; ἐνιαυτόν or ἐνιαυτόν ἕνα, James 4:13 (Tobit 10:7; Josephus, Antiquities 6, 1, 4 at the end; Stallbaum on Plato, Phileb., p. 50 c., gives examples from Greek writings (and references; cf. also Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word 9); in the same sense עָשָׂה in Ecclesiastes 6:12 (); and the Latinfacere: Cicero, ad Att. 5, 20Apameae quinque dies morati, ... Iconii decem fecimus; Seneca, epistles 66 (l. 7, epistle 4, Haase edition),quamvis autem paucissimos una fecerimus dies); some interpreters bring in here also Matthew 20:12 and Revelation 13:5 Rec.not elz L T Tr WH; but on these passagaes see I. 1 a. above.

e. like the Latinago equivalent to to celebrate, keep, with the accusative of a noun designating a feast: τό πάσχα, Matthew 26:18 (Joshua 5:10; but in Hebrews 11:28 the language denotes to make ready, and so at the same time to institute, the celebration of the passover; German veranstalten); τήν ἑορτήν, Acts 18:21 Rec. f. equivalent to (Latinperficio) to perform: as opposed to λέγειν, Matthew 23:3; to θέλειν, 2 Corinthians 8:10f; to a promise, 1 Thessalonians 5:24. (Compare: περιποιέω, προσποιέω.) [SYNONYMS: ποιεῖν, πράσσειν: roughly speaking, ποιεῖν may be said to answer to the Latinfacere or the English do, πράσσειν to agere or English practise; ποιεῖν to designate performance, πράσσειν intended, earnest, habitual, performance; ποιεῖν to denote merely productive action, πράσσειν definitely directed action; ποιεῖν to point to an actual result, πράσσειν to the scope and character of the result. In Attic in certain connections the difference between them is great, in others hardly perceptible (Schmidt); see his Syn., chapter 23, especially § 11; cf. Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § xcvi.; Green, 'Critical Note' on John 5:29; (cf. πράσσω, at the beginning and 2). The words are associated in John 3:20, 21; John 5:29; Acts 26:9, 10; Romans 1:32; Romans 2:3; Romans 7:15ff; 13:4, etc.]


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