Word Summary
komizō: to bear, carry
Original Word: κομίζω
Transliteration: komizō
Phonetic Spelling: (kom-id'-zo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to bear, carry
Meaning: to bear, carry
Strong's Concordance
bring, receive.

From a primary komeo (to tend, i.e. Take care of); properly, to provide for, i.e. (by implication) to carry off (as if from harm; genitive case obtain) -- bring, receive.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2865: κομίζω

κομίζω: 1 aorist participle feminine κομίσασα; middle, present participle κομιζόμενος; 1 future κομίσομαι (Ephesians 6:8 L T Tr WH; Colossians 3:25 L text WH) and Attic κομιοῦμαι (Colossians 3:25 R G L marginal reading T Tr; (Ephesians 6:8 R G); 1 Peter 5:4; cf. (WHs Appendix, p. 163f); Buttmann, 37 (33); (Winers Grammar, § 13, 1 c.; Veitch, under the word)), participle κομιουμενος (2 Peter 2:13 (here WH Tr marginal reading ἀδικούμενοι; see ἀδικέω, 2 b.)); 1 aorist ἐκομισάμην,(lButtmann, § 135, 1); rare in the Sept., but in Greek writings from Homer down, frequent in various senses;

1. to care for, take care of, provide for.

2. to take up or carry away in order to care for and preserve.

3. universally, to carry away, bear off.

4. to carry, bear, bring to: once so in the N. T., viz. ἀλάβαστρον, Luke 7:37. Middle (as often in secular authors) to carry away for oneself; to carry off what is one's own, to bring back; i. e.

a. to receive, obtain: τήν ἐπαγγελίαν, the promised blessing, Hebrews 10:36; Hebrews 11:39 (τάς ἐπαγγελίας L; so T Tr WH in Hebrews 11:13); σωτηρίαν ψυχῶν, 1 Peter 1:9; τῆς δόξης στέφανον, 1 Peter 5:4; μισθόν ἀδικίας, 2 Peter 2:13 (see above) (τόν ἄξιον τῆς δυσσεβείας μισθόν, 2 Macc. 8:33; δόξαν ἐσθλην (others, καρπίζεται), Euripides, Hipp. 432; τήν ἀξίαν παρά θεῶν, Plato, legg. 4, p. 718 a., and other examples elsewhere).

b. to receive what was previously one's own, to get back, receive back, recover: τό ἐμόν σύν τόκῳ, Matthew 25:27; his son (of Abraham after he had consented to sacrifice Isaac), Hebrews 11:19 (2 Macc. 7:29; τόν ἀδελφόν ἀνυβριστον, Philo de Josepho § 35; οἱ δέ παῥ ἐλπίδας ἑαυτούς κεκομίσμενοιt, having received each other back, been restored to each other, contrary to their expectations, of Abraham and Isaac after the sacrifice of the latter had been prevented by God, Josephus, Antiquities 1, 13, 4; τήν ἀδελφήν, Euripides, Iph. T. 1362; used of the recovery of hostages, captives, etc., Thucydides 1, 113; Polybius 1, 83, 8; 3, 51, 12; 3,40, 10; the city and temple, 2 Macc. 10:1; a citadel, a city, often in Polybius; τήν βασιλείαν, Aristophanes an. 549; τήν πατρῴαν ἀρχήν, Josephus, Antiquities 13, 4, 1). Since in the rewards and punishments of deeds, the deeds themselves are as it were requited and so given back to their authors, the meaning is obvious when one is said κομίζεσθαι that which he has done, i. e. either the reward or the punishment of the deed (Winer's Grammar, 620f (576)): 2 Corinthians 5:10; Colossians 3:25; with παρά κυρίου added, Ephesians 6:8; ((ἁμαριταν, Leviticus 20:17); ἕκαστος, καθώς ἐποίησε, κομειται, the Epistle of Barnabas 4, 12 [ET]). (Compare: ἐκκομίζω, συγκομίζω.)