Require - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G2212, zeteo ]
to seek, seek after," also signifies "to require, demand," "shall be required," Luke 12:48; in 1 Corinthians 4:2, "it is required (in stewards)." See DESIRE, Note
(2), ENDEAVOR, GO, Note
(a), SEEK.

[ 2,,G1567, ekzeteo ]
"to seek out" (ek, "out," and No. 1), also denotes "to demand, require," Luke 11:50-Luke 11:51, of executing vengeance for the slaughter of the prophets (cp. 2 Samuel 4:11; Ezekiel 3:18). See SEEK.

[ 3,,G523, apaiteo ]
"to ask back, demand back" (apo, "from," or "back," aiteo, "to ask"), is translated "shall be required" in Luke 12:20, lit. "do they require," in the impersonal sense; elsewhere, Luke 6:30, "to ask again." It is used in the papyri frequently in the sense of "demanding, making demands."

[ 4,,G4238, prasso ]
"to do, practice, perform," is used financially in the sense of "exacting" payment, in Luke 19:23. See EXTORT, A.


(1) In Luke 23:23, AV, aiteo, "to ask" (Middle Voice) is translated "requiring" (RV, "asking'); so in 1 Corinthians 1:22 (Active Voice, AV, "require" (RV, "ask").

(2) In Luke 23:24, AV, the noun aitema (See REQUEST), "that which is asked for," is translated "as they required" (RV, "what they asked for").

(3) In 1 Corinthians 7:36 the rendering "need so requireth" (RV) represents the phrase houtos ("thus") opheilei ("it ought") genesthai ("to become," i.e., "to be done").

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words