Word Summary
egeirō: to waken, to raise up
Original Word: ἐγείρω
Transliteration: egeirō
Phonetic Spelling: (eg-i'-ro)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to waken, to raise up
Meaning: to waken, to raise up
Strong's Concordance
awake, lift up, raise up

Probably akin to the base of agora (through the idea of collecting one's faculties); to waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e. Rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence) -- awake, lift (up), raise (again, up), rear up, (a-)rise (again, up), stand, take up.

see GREEK agora

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1453: ἐγείρω

ἐγείρω; future ἐγερῶ 1 aorist ἤγειρα; passive, present ἐγείρομαι, imperative 2 person singular ἐγείρου (Mark 2:9 Tr WH), Luke 8:54 (where L Tr WH ἔγειρε), 2 person plural ἐγείρεσθε; perfect ἐγήγερμαι; 1 aorist ἠγέρθην (cf. Buttmann, 52 (45); Winer's Grammar, § 38, 1); 1 future ἐγερθήσομαι; middle, 1 aorist imperative ἐγεῖραι Rec.; but, after good manuscripts, Griesbach has in many passages and lately L T Tr WH have everywhere in the N. T. restored ἔγειρε, present active imperative used intransitively and employed as a formula for arousing; properly, rise, i. e. "Up! Come!" cf. ἄγε; so in Euripides, Iph. A. 624; Aristophanes ran. 340; cf. Fritzsche on Mark, p. 55; (Buttmann, 56 (49), 144f (126f); Kühner, § 373, 2); the Sept. generally for הֵעִיר and הֵקִים; to arouse, cause to rise;

1. as in Greek writings from Homer down, to arouse from sleep, to awake: Acts 12:7; (Mark 4:38 T Tr WH); passive to be awaked, wake up, (A. V. arise, often including thus the subsequent action (cf. 3 below)): Matthew 25:7; Mark 4:27; (ἀπό τοῦ ὕπνου, Matthew 1:24 L T Tr WH); ἐγερθείς with the imperative Matthew 2:13, 20; with a finite verb, Matthew 2:14, 21; Matthew 8:26; (Luke 8:24 R G L Tr marginal reading); ἐγείρεσθε, Matthew 26:46; Mark 14:42. Metaphorically, ἐξ ὕπνου ἐγερθῆναι, to arise from a state of moral sloth to an active life devoted to God, Romans 13:11; likewise ἔγειρε (Rec. ἐγεῖραι) arise, καθεύδων, Ephesians 5:14.

2. to arouse from the sleep of death, to recall the dead to life: with νεκρούς added, John 5:21; Acts 26:8; 2 Corinthians 1:9. ἔγειρε [Rec. ἐγεῖραι) arise, Mark 5:41; passive ἐγείρου, Luke 8:54 (R GT); ἐγέρθητι, arise from death, Luke 7:14; ἐγείρονται οἱ νεκροί, Matthew 11:5; Luke 7:22; Luke 20:37; 1 Corinthians 15:15, 16, 29, 32 (Isaiah 26:19); ἐγείρειν ἐκ νεκρῶν, from the company of the dead (cf. Winers Grammar, 123 (117); Buttmann, 89 (78)), John 12:1, 9; Acts 3:15; Acts 4:10; Acts 13:30; Romans 4:24; Romans 8:11; Romans 10:9; Galatians 1:1; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; Hebrews 11:19; 1 Peter 1:21; passive, Romans 6:4, 9; Romans 7:4; 1 Corinthians 15:12, 20; John 2:22; John 21:14; Mark 6:16 (T WH omits; Tr brackets ἐκ νεκρῶν); Luke 9:7; (Matthew 17:9 L T Tr WH text); ἀπό τῶν νεκρῶν, Matthew 14:2; Matthew 27:64; Matthew 28:7 (νεκρόν ἐκ θανάτου καί ἐξ ᾅδου, Sir. 48:5; for הֵקִיץ, 2 Kings 4:31); ἐγείρειν simply: Acts 5:30; Acts 10:40; Acts 13:37; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 2 Corinthians 4:14; passive, Matthew 16:21; Matthew 17:23 (L WH marginal reading ἀναστήσεται); (Matthew 20:19 T Tr text WH text); ; Mark ( T WH (see above)); ; Luke 24:6 (WH reject the clause), ; Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4, etc.

3. in later usage generally to cause to rise, raise, from a seat, bed, etc.; passive and middle to rise, arise; used a. of one sitting: ἐγείρεται (L Tr WH ἠγέρθη) ταχύ, John 11:29, cf. John 11:20; present active imperative ἔγειρε (see above), Mark 10:49 (not Rec.), cf. Mark 10:46; hence (like the Hebrew קוּם, Genesis 22:3; 1 Chronicles 22:19), in the redundant manner spoken of under the word ἀνίστημι, II. 1 c. it is used before verbs of going, etc.: ἐγερθείς ἠκολούθει (ἠκολούθησεν R G) αὐτῷ, Matthew 9:19; ἔγειρε (R G ἐγεῖραι) καί μέτρησον, Revelation 11:1.

b. of one reclining: ἐγείρεται ἐκ τοῦ δείπνου, John 13:4; ἐγείρεσθε, John 14:31.

c. of one lying, to raise up: ἤγειρεν αὐτόν, Acts 10:26; ἐγέρθητε arise, Matthew 17:7; ἔγειρε (see above) Acts 3:6 (L Tr text brackets); ἠγέρθη ἀπό τῆς γῆς, he rose from the earth, Acts 9:8; to (raise up, i. e.) draw out an animal from a pit, Matthew 12:11.

d. of one 'down' with disease, lying sick: active, Mark 9:27; Acts 3:7; ἐγερεῖ αὐτόν κύριος, will cause him to recover, James 5:15; passive Matthew 8:15; ἔγειρε ((Rec. ἐγεῖραι, so Griesbach (doubtfully in Matt.)), see above) arise: Matthew 9:5; John 5:8; Acts 3:6 (T WH omit; Tr brackets).

4. To raise up, produce, cause to appear;

a. to cause to appear, bring before the public (anyone who is to attract the attention of men): ἤγειρε τῷ Ἰσραήλ σωτῆρα, Acts 13:23 Rec.; ἤγειρεν αὐτοῖς τόν Δαυειδ εἰς βασιλέα, Acts 13:22 (so הֵקִים, Judges 2:18; Judges 3:9, 15); passive ἐγείρομαι, to come before the public, to appear, arise": Matthew 11:11; Matthew 24:11, 24; Mark 13:22; Luke 7:16; John 7:52 (cf. Winers Grammar, 266 (250); Buttmann, 204 (177)); contextually, to appear before a judge: Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31.

b. ἐπί τινα to raise up, incite, stir up, against one; passive to rise against: Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8; Luke 21:10.

c. to raise up i. e. cause to be born: τέκνα τίνι, Matthew 3:9; Luke 3:8; κέρας σωτηρίας, Luke 1:69 (see ἀνίστημι, I c. ἐξανίστημι, 1); θλῖψιν τοῖς δεσμοῖς μου, to cause affliction to arise to my bonds, i. e. tire misery of my imprisonment to be increased by tribulation, Philippians 1:16-17L T Tr WH.

d. of buildings, to raise, construct, erect: τόν ναόν, John 2:19f (so הֵקִים, Deuteronomy 16:22; 1 Kings 16:32. Aelian de nat. an. 11, 10; Josephus, Antiquities 4, 6, 5; Herodian, 3, 15, 6 (3rd edition, Bekker); 8, 2, 12 (5th edition, Bekker); Lucian, Pseudomant. § 19; Anthol. 9, 696. 1 Esdr. 5:43; Sir. 49:13; Latinexcito turrem, Caesar b. g. 5, 40;sepulcrum, Cicero, legg. 2, 27, 68). (Ammonius: ἀναστῆναι καί ἐγερθῆναι διαφέρει. ἀναστῆναι μέν γάρ ἐπί ἔργον, ἐγερθῆναι δέ ἐξ ὕπνου; cf. also Thomas Magister, Ritschl edition, p. 14, 10f. But see examples above. Compare: διεγείρω, ἐξεγείρω, ἐπεγείρω, συνεγείρω.)