To be ashamed

Greek: επαισχυνομαι [epaischunomai] (Verb). To feel shame. To be ashamed at or of.

επαισχυνομαι [epaischunomai] appears 11 times in the NT:


(1, 2) Mark 8: 38
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of¹ me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed², when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. - ¹επαισχυνθη [epaischunthê] Aorist Subjunctive Passive, 3 sing. / ²επαισχυνθησεται [epaischunthêsetai] Future Indicative Passive, 3 sing. ("of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed" - και ο υιος του ανθρωπου επαισχυνθησεται αυτον [kai ho huios tou anthrôpou epaischunthêsetai auton] Lit: "also the son of the man shall be being ashamed of him").

(3, 4) Luke 9: 26
For whosoever shall be ashamed¹ of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed², when he shall come in his own glory, and [in his] Father's, and of the holy angels. - ¹επαισχυνθη [epaischunthê] Aorist Subjunctive Passive, 3 sing. / ²επαισχυνθησεται [epaischunthêsetai] Future Indicative Passive, 3 sing. ("of him shall the Son of man be ashamed" - τουτον ο υιος του ανθρωπου επαισχυνθησεται [touton ho huios tou anthrôpou epaischunthêsetai] Lit: "this one(2) the son of the man shall be being ashamed of(1)").

(5) Romans 1: 16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. - επαισχυνομαι [epaischunomai] Present Indicative Middle, 1 sing.

(6) Romans 6: 21
What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death. - επαισχυνεσθε [epaischunesthe] Present Indicative Middle, 2 pl.

(7) 2 Timothy 1: 8
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; - επαισχυνθης [epaischunthês] Aorist Subjunctive Passive, 2 sing.

(8) 2 Timothy 1: 12
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. - επαισχυνομαι [epaischunomai] Present Indicative Middle, 1 sing.

(9) 2 Timothy 1: 16
The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: - επαισχυνθη [epaischunthê] Aorist Indicative Passive, 3 sing. / Variant: επησχυνθη [epêschunthê].

(10) Hebrews 2: 11
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified [are] all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, - επαισχυνεται [epaischunetai] Present Indicative Middle, 3 sing.

(11) Hebrews 11: 16
But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. - επαισχυνεται [epaischunetai] Present Indicative Middle, 3 sing.

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