repent, metanoeō, G3440

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metanoeō, repent

Strong’s number: G3340

Greek Lexical Dictionary: Strong’s #3340 – μετανοέω

Greek Word: μετανοέω

Part of speech: verb

Transliteration: metanoeō

Phonetic spelling: met-an-o-eh’-o

Quick Definition: repent

Usage: to think differently or afterwards, that is, reconsider (morally to feel compunction): – repent.

Etymoloy: from (meta 3326 with, among, after) and (noeo 3539 to think)

NASB Trranslation: repent (26), repented (5), repents (3).

New Testament Usage

metanoeo – 34x in the New Testament

Mat 3:2; Mat 4:17; Mat 11:20; Mat 11:21; Mat 12:41; Mar 1:15; Mar 6:12; Luk 10:13; Luk 11:32; Luk 13:3; Luk 13:5; Luk 15:7; Luk 15:10; Luk 16:30; Luk 17:3; Luk 17:4; Act 2:38; Act 3:19; Act 8:22; Act 17:30; Act 26:20; 2Co 12:21; Rev 2:5 (2x); Rev 2:16; Rev 2:21 (2x); Rev 2:22; Rev 3:3; Rev 3:19; Rev 9:20; Rev 9:21; Rev 16:9; Rev 16:11.

metanoeo – 18x in the Septuagint (LXX)

1Sa 15:29; Pro 20:25; Pro 24:32; Pro 30:1; Isa 46:8; Jer 4:28; Jer 8:6; Jer 18:8; Jer 18:10; Jer 38:19; Joe 2:13; Joel 2:14; Amos 7:3; Amos 7:6; Jon 3:9; Jon 3:10; Jon 4:2; Zec 8:14.

Many of the OT passages use metanoeo in the context of God “relenting” from something.

Englishman’s Concordance: μετανοέω


Thayers 3340: to change one’s mind, i.e. to repent; to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins

Strongs 3340: to think differently or afterwards, that is, reconsider (morally to feel compunction): – repent.

Mounce 3340: to repent, to change any or all of the elements composing one’s life: attitude, thoughts, and behaviors concerning the demands of God for right living

Related words: metanoia (3314; noun; repentance);

Hebrew Equivalent words: Strong #: 5162 (נָחַם naw‑kham);  7725 (שׁוּב shoob);  

PreceptsAustin: repent/metanoeo; repentance/metanoia

Reference Works

12 Isaiah 55:6-13 Invitation to Repent

Matthew 12:43-45 Return of the Unclean Spirit

46 1Corinthians 15:50-58 The end of death

16 Jeremiah 50:1-20 Will the bad guys get what’s coming to them?

Psalm 130 Hope in the Lord

04 Jeremiah 7:1-15 What is wrong with religion?

Parable of the Prodigal Son

RC Sproul Crucial Questions series: What Is Repentance? (Kindle) (iBooks) (Español Kindle)

Repentance – Teaching Series by RC Sproul

Repentance Required by RC Sproul

Repentance and Faith by Albert Martin

Repentance that leads to life by Albert Martin

Manasseh’s Repentance by RC Sproul

Judah repents by RC Sproul

Job’s repentance and restoration by RC Sproul

Multiple Dictionary Articles – Repentance

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