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[ 1,,G2045,eraunao / ereunao ] an earlier form, to search, examine," is used
(a) of God, as "searching" the heart, Romans 8:27;
(b) of Christ, similarly, Revelation 2:23;
(c) of the Holy Spirit, as "searching" all things, 1 Corinthians 2:10, acting in the spirit of the believer;
(d) of the OT prophets, as "searching" their own writings concerning matters foretold of Christ, testified by the Spirit of Christ in them, 1 Peter 1:11 (cp. No. 2);
(e) of the Jews, as commanded by the Lord to "search" the Scriptures, John 5:39, AV, and RV marg., "search," RV text, "ye search," either is possible grammatically;
(f) of Nicodemus as commanded similarly by the chief priests and Pharisees, John 7:52.

[ 2,,G1830, exeraunao ]
a strengthened form of No. 1 (ek, or ex, "out"), "to search out," is used in 1 Peter 1:10, "searched diligently;" cp. No. 1

[ 3,,G1833, exetazo ]
"to examine closely, inquire carefully" (from etazo, "to examine"), occurs in Matthew 2:8, RV, "search out;" so Matthew 10:11, RV: See INQUIRE, No. 4.

Note: For anakrino, rendered "searched" in Acts 17:11, AV, See EXAMINE.

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