G2206 – zeloo – ζηλόω affect, covet (earnestly), (have) desire, (move with) envy, be jealous over, (be) zealous(-ly affect

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zēloō / zeloo
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Find “zeloo” in the Bible (New Testament)

Strong’s Greek Lexicon

from ; to have warmth of feeling for or against:—affect, covet (earnestly), (have) desire, (move with) envy, be jealous over, (be) zealous(-ly affect).

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) to burn with zeal
1a) to be heated or to boil with envy, hatred, anger
1a1) in a good sense, to be zealous in the pursuit of good
1b) to desire earnestly, pursue
1b1) to desire one earnestly, to strive after, busy one’s self about him
1b2) to exert one’s self for one (that he may not be torn from me)
1b3) to be the object of the zeal of others, to be zealously sought after
1c) to envy

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.