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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
χαίρω
Greek transliteration: 
chairō
Simplified transliteration: 
chairo
Principal Parts: 
Numbers
Strong's number: 
5463
GK Number: 
5897
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
74
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-2d(2)
Gloss: 

to rejoice, be glad, delighted; (as a greeting) Hail!, Greetings!

Definition: 

to rejoice, be glad, be joyful, be full of joy,, Mt. 2:10; 5:12; 18:13; Mk. 14:11; Rom. 12:12; 2 Cor. 2:3; a term of salutation, Hail! Mt. 26:49; λέγω χαιρειν, to greet, 2 Jn. 10:11; an epistolary greeting, Health! Acts 15:23

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 2:10

And when they caught sight of the star, they rejoiced (echarēsan | ἐχάρησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl) exceedingly with great joy.

Matthew 5:12

Rejoice (chairete | χαίρετε | pres act imperative 2 pl) and be very glad because your reward is great in heaven; for that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 18:13

And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice (chairei | χαίρει | pres act ind 3 sg) over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.

Matthew 26:49

Without hesitation Judas went up to Jesus and said, “Greetings (chaire | χαῖρε | pres act imperative 2 sg), Rabbi!” and kissed him.

Matthew 27:29

and twisting together a crown of thorns, they placed it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand, and kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, “Hail (chaire | χαῖρε | pres act imperative 2 sg), king of the Jews!”

Matthew 28:9

Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Good (chairete | χαίρετε | pres act imperative 2 pl) morning!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.

Mark 14:11

And when they heard it, they were pleased (echarēsan | ἐχάρησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl) and promised to give him money. So Judas was seeking how he might hand him over at a convenient moment.

Mark 15:18

Then they began to greet him, “Hail (chaire | χαῖρε | pres act imperative 2 sg), king of the Jews!”

Luke 1:14

And for you there will be joy and gladness, and many will (charēsontai | χαρήσονται | fut pass ind 3 pl) rejoice (charēsontai | χαρήσονται | fut pass ind 3 pl) because of his birth,

Luke 1:28

And he came to her and said, “Greetings (chaire | χαῖρε | pres act imperative 2 sg), highly favored one, the Lord is with you!”

Luke 6:23

Rejoice (charēte | χάρητε | aor pass imperative 2 pl) in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For their fathers treated the prophets in the same way.

Luke 10:20

However, do (chairete | χαίρετε | pres act imperative 2 pl) not rejoice (chairete | χαίρετε | pres act imperative 2 pl) in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice (chairete | χαίρετε | pres act imperative 2 pl) that your names have been recorded in heaven.”

Luke 13:17

As he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame, while all the people rejoiced (echairen | ἔχαιρεν | imperf act ind 3 sg) at all the glorious things that were done by him.

Luke 15:5

And when he finds it, would he not place it on his shoulders, rejoicing (chairōn | χαίρων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc)?

Luke 15:32

We had to celebrate and rejoice (charēnai | χαρῆναι | aor pass inf ), because this brother of yours, was dead and has come alive; he was lost and has been found.’”

Luke 19:6

So he hurried and climbed down and welcomed him, rejoicing (chairōn | χαίρων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc).

Luke 19:37

As he was already approaching to the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began to rejoice (chairontes | χαίροντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen,

Luke 22:5

They were delighted (echarēsan | ἐχάρησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl) and decided to give him money.

Luke 23:8

Upon seeing Jesus, Herod was very glad (echarē | ἐχάρη | aor pass ind 3 sg), since for a long time he had been wanting to see him, because of what he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some miraculous sign done by him.

John 3:29

It is the bridegroom who has the bride; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete.

John 4:36

The reaper is already receiving wages and gathering a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may (chairē | χαίρῃ | pres act subj 3 sg) rejoice (chairē | χαίρῃ | pres act subj 3 sg) together.

John 8:56

Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; he saw it and was glad (echarē | ἐχάρη | aor pass ind 3 sg).

John 11:15

and for your sake I am glad (chairō | χαίρω | pres act ind 1 sg) that I was not there. But let us go to him.”

John 14:28

You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced (echarēte | ἐχάρητε | aor pass ind 2 pl), because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

John 16:20

I tell you the solemn truth, you will weep and wail, and the world will rejoice (charēsetai | χαρήσεται | fut pass ind 3 sg); you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.

John 16:22

So for now you have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice (charēsetai | χαρήσεται | fut pass ind 3 sg), and no one will take your joy from you.

John 19:3

Then they kept coming up to him, saying, “Hail (chaire | χαῖρε | pres act imperative 2 sg), king of the Jews!” and slapping him in the face.

John 20:20

Having said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were filled (echarēsan | ἐχάρησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl) with joy when they saw the Lord.

Acts 5:41

So then they went rejoicing (chairontes | χαίροντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) from the presence of the council, because they had been considered worthy to suffer indignity on behalf of the name.

Acts 8:39

And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, but went on his way rejoicing (chairōn | χαίρων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc).

Acts 11:23

When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad (echarē | ἐχάρη | aor pass ind 3 sg), and he began to exhort them all to remain faithful to the Lord in the purpose of their hearts,

Acts 13:48

When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing (echairon | ἔχαιρον | imperf act ind 3 pl) and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

Acts 15:23

writing by their hand, “From the apostles and elders, your brothers, to the Gentile brothers in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, Greetings! (chairein | χαίρειν | pres act inf )

Acts 15:31

And when they read it aloud, the people rejoiced (echarēsan | ἐχάρησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl) at its encouragement.

Acts 23:26

“Claudius Lysias, to the most excellent governor, Felix, greetings (chairein | χαίρειν | pres act inf ).

Romans 12:12

rejoice (chairontes | χαίροντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) in hope, be patient in suffering, devote yourself to prayer;

Romans 12:15

Rejoice (chairein | χαίρειν | pres act inf ) with those who rejoice (chairontōn | χαιρόντων | pres act ptcp gen pl masc); weep with those who weep.

Romans 16:19

Your obedience is known to all and thus I (chairō | χαίρω | pres act ind 1 sg) am (chairō | χαίρω | pres act ind 1 sg) rejoicing (chairō | χαίρω | pres act ind 1 sg) over you. But I want you to be wise as to what is good, and innocent as to what is evil.

1 Corinthians 7:30

and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice (chairontes | χαίροντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) as though (chairontes | χαίροντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) they (chairontes | χαίροντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) were (chairontes | χαίροντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) not rejoicing (chairontes | χαίροντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc), and those who buy as though they had no possessions,

1 Corinthians 13:6

it (chairei | χαίρει | pres act ind 3 sg) takes (chairei | χαίρει | pres act ind 3 sg) no pleasure (chairei | χαίρει | pres act ind 3 sg) in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.

1 Corinthians 16:17

But I rejoice (chairō | χαίρω | pres act ind 1 sg) at the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus because they have supplied what was lacking from you,

2 Corinthians 2:3

And I wrote this very thing so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to (chairein | χαίρειν | pres act inf ) make (chairein | χαίρειν | pres act inf ) me rejoice (chairein | χαίρειν | pres act inf ), having confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowing, yet always rejoicing (chairontes | χαίροντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc); as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

2 Corinthians 7:7

And not only by his arrival but also by the encouragement with which he was encouraged by you, as he reported to us your strong affection, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that I rejoiced (charēnai | χαρῆναι | aor pass inf ) more than ever.

2 Corinthians 7:9

now I rejoice (chairō | χαίρω | pres act ind 1 sg), not because you were made sad, but because your sadness led to repentance; for you were made sad as God intended, so that in nothing you suffered loss by us.

2 Corinthians 7:13

Because of this we are encouraged. And in addition to our own encouragement, we (echarēmen | ἐχάρημεν | aor pass ind 1 pl) rejoiced (echarēmen | ἐχάρημεν | aor pass ind 1 pl) more than ever at the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.

2 Corinthians 7:16

I rejoice (chairō | χαίρω | pres act ind 1 sg) because in everything I have complete confidence in you.

2 Corinthians 13:9

For we rejoice (chairomen | χαίρομεν | pres act ind 1 pl) whenever we are weak, but you are strong. And this is what we pray for, your Christian maturity.

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers, rejoice (chairete | χαίρετε | pres act imperative 2 pl), strive for maturity, take courage, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Philippians 1:18

What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in that I rejoice (chairō | χαίρω | pres act ind 1 sg). Yes, and I will continue to rejoice (charēsomai | χαρήσομαι | fut pass ind 1 sg).

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