Original Word: προσέχω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-ekh’-o)
Short Definition: I pay attention to, devote myself to
Definition: (a) I attend to, pay attention to, (b) I beware, am cautious, (c) I join, devote myself to.
4337 proséxō (from 4314 /prós, “towards” and 2192 /éxō, “have”) – properly, have towards, i.e. to give full attention; to set a course and keep to it.
to attend to, give heed to
From pros and echo; (figuratively) to hold the mind (nous implied) towards, i.e. Pay attention to, be cautious about, apply oneself to, adhere to — (give) attend(-ance, -ance at, -ance to, unto), beware, be given to, give (take) heed (to unto); have regard.
see GREEK pros
see GREEK echo
Original Word: ἀποκαραδοκία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ok-ar-ad-ok-ee’-ah)
Short Definition: eager expectation
Definition: eager expectation.
603 apokaradokía (“from 575 /apó, “away from”; kara, “the head”; and 1380 /dokéō, “thinking”) – properly, thinking forward (literally with head out-stretched), referring to eager, intense expectation.
603 /apokaradokía (“attentive expectation”) is used twice (Ro 8:19; Phil 1:20). Ro 8:19 applies this term directly to each believer receiving a unique, glorified body at Christ’s return (see also 1 Cor 15:35-54; 2 Cor 5:1-10; Phil 3:11-21). This intense expectation fosters earnest longing to see Jesus – portrayed as an Olympic runner straining forward to the end-goal with “head outstretched” (Ro 8:19)! This automatically also means turning away from what is lesser, to lay hold of the greater.
[The prefix, “575 /apó (‘from’), implies abstraction, the attention turned from other objects” (WS, 709), suggesting “abstraction and absorption” (Lightfoot). “This abstraction – from anything else that might engage the attention – is also absorpted in the expected object “till the fulfillment is realized” (H. Alford).]
From a comparative of apo and a compound of kara (the head) and dokeo (in the sense of watching); intense anticipation — earnest expectation.
see GREEK apo
see GREEK dokeo