Word Summary
prophēteuō: to foretell, tell forth, prophesy
Original Word: προφητεύω
Transliteration: prophēteuō
Phonetic Spelling: (prof-ate-yoo'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to foretell, tell forth, prophesy
Meaning: to foretell, tell forth, prophesy
Strong's Concordance

From prophetes; to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office -- prophesy.

see GREEK prophetes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4395: προφητεύω

προφητεύω; future προφητεύσω; imperfect προεφήτευον (Acts 19:6 R G) and ἐπροφήτευον (ibid. L T Tr WH; (1 Kings 22:12); Jer. (); ); 1 aorist προεφήτευσα (R G in Matthew 7:22; Matthew 11:13; Matthew 15:7; Mark 7:6; Luke 1:67; (John 11:51; Jude 1:14)) and ἐπροφήτευσα (which form codex Sinaiticus gives everywhere, and T Tr WH have everywhere restored, and Lachmann also with the single exception of Jude 1:14; add, Sir. 48:13; 1 Esdr. 6:1; Jeremiah 33:9, 11, 20; Jeremiah 26:9, 11, 20; Jeremiah 35:8 (); (); the Alexandrian translators more common use the forms προεφήτευον, προεφήτευσα, perfect participle προπεφητευκως, Eus. h. e. 5, 17; perfect passive infinitive προπεφητευσθαι, Clement of Alexandria, strom., p. 603; on the forms used by Justin Martyr, see Otto's prolegomena to his works, I. i., p. lxxv, edition 3; cf. (WH. Justin Martyr, see Otto's prolegomena to his works, I. i., p. cxxv, edition 3; cf. (WHs Appendix, p. 162; Veitch, under the word); Winers Grammar, § 12, 5; (Buttmann, 35 (30f)); cf. Fritzsche on Mark, p. 268; (Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word)); (προφήτης, which see); the Sept. for נִבָּא and הִתְנַבֵּא; Vulg.propheto (three timesprophetizo); to prophesy, i. e. to be a prophet, speak forth by divine inspiration; to predict (Herodotus, Pindar, Euripides, Plato, Plutarch, others);

a. universally, Matthew 7:22.

b. with the idea of foretelling future events pertaining especially to the kingdom of God: Matthew 11:13; Acts 2:17, 18; Acts 21:9; περί τίνος, Matthew 15:7; Mark 7:6; 1 Peter 1:10; ἐπί τίνι, over i. e. concerning one (see ἐπί, B. 2 f. β'., p. 234a), Revelation 10:11; εἰς τινα (i. e. Christ), the Epistle of Barnabas 5, 6 [ET]; προφητεύειν followed by λέγων, with the words uttered by the prophet, Jude 1:14; followed by ὅτι, John 11:51.

c. to utter forth, declare, a thing which can only be known by divine revelation: Matthew 26:68; Mark 14:65; Luke 22:64, cf. 7:39; John 4:19.

d. to break forth under sudden impulse in lofty discourse or in praise of the divine counsels: Luke 1:67; Acts 19:6 (1 Samuel 10:10, 11; 1 Samuel 19:20, 21, etc.); — or, under the like prompting, to teach, refute, reprove, admonish, comfort others (see προφήτης, II. 1 f.), 1 Corinthians 11:4, 5; 1 Corinthians 13:9; 1 Corinthians 14:1, 3, 4, 5, 24, 31, 39.

e. to act as a prophet, discharge the prophetic office: Revelation 11:3. (On the word see Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § vi.)