Word Summary
spoudazō: to make haste, to give diligence
Original Word: σπουδάζω
Transliteration: spoudazō
Phonetic Spelling: (spoo-dad'-zo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to make haste, to give diligence
Meaning: to make haste, to give diligence
Strong's Concordance
be eager, hasten

From spoude; to use speed, i.e. To make effort, be prompt or earnest -- do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavour, labour, study.

see GREEK spoude

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4704: σπουδάζω

σπουδάζω; future σπουδάσω (a later form for the early σπουδάσομαι, cf. Krüger, § 40, under the word, vol. i, p. 190; Buttmann, 53 (46); (Winers Grammar, 89 (85); Veitch, under the word)); 1 aorist ἐσπούδασα; (σπουδή, which see); from Sophocles and Aristophanes down;

a. to hasten, make haste: followed by an infinitive (cf. σπεύδω, 1), 2 Timothy 4:9, 21; Titus 3:12 (others refer these examples to b.; but cf. Holtzmann's Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:15).

b. to exert oneself, endeavor, give difference: followed by an infinitive, Galatians 2:10; Ephesians 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:17; 2 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 4:11; 2 Peter 1:10; 2 Peter 3:14; followed by an accusative with an infinitive 2 Peter 1:15.