Word Summary
katergazomai: to work out
Original Word: κατεργάζομαι
Transliteration: katergazomai
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-er-gad'-zom-ahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to work out
Meaning: to work out
Strong's Concordance
produce, perform, work out.

From kata and ergazomai; to work fully, i.e. Accomplish; by implication, to finish, fashion -- cause, to (deed), perform, work (out).

see GREEK kata

see GREEK ergazomai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2716: κατεργάζομαι

κατεργάζομαι; perfect infinitive κατειργάσθαι (1 Peter 4:3 L T Tr WH); 1 aorist middle κατειργασαμην, and κατηργασαμην (Romans 7:8 T Tr.; (2 Corinthians 7:11 T)); 1 aorist passive κατειργασθην, and κατηργασθην (2 Corinthians 12:12 Tdf.); see ἐργάζομαι, at the beginning; a deponent middle verb; (according to Fritzsche, Romans, i., p. 107 the κατά is either intensive (Latinperficere) or descensive (Latinperpetrare));

a. to perform, accomplish, achieve (R. V. often work): Romans 7:15, 17f, 20; τί διά τίνος (the genitive of person), Romans 15:18; ἅπαντα κατεργασάμενοι having gone through every struggle of the fight, Ephesians 6:13 (cf. Meyer, in the place cited); σημεῖα, passive 2 Corinthians 12:12; of disgraceful actions, equivalent to to perpetrate, Romans 1:27; Romans 2:9; 1 Corinthians 5:3; 1 Peter 4:3.

b. to work out (Latinefficere), i. e. to do that from which something results; of man: τήν σωτηραν, make every effort to obtain salvation, Philippians 2:12; of things: bring about, result in, Romans 4:15; Romans 5:3; Romans 7:8; 2 Corinthians 7:10 (where L T Tr WH ἐργάζομαι); James 1:3, and R G in 20; τί τίνι, Romans 7:13; 2 Corinthians 4:17; 2 Corinthians 7:11; 2 Corinthians 9:11.

c. κατεργάζεσθαι τινα εἰς τί, to fashion, i. e. render one fit for a thing: 2 Corinthians 5:5. (Often in Greek writings from Sophocles and Herodotus down; several times in the Sept..)