Verb pynthanomai (to inquire) in the Bible

(Translation from NRSV for the New Testament and Brenton for the Septuagint with a few modifications for a more litteral meaning)


2: 4and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he was inquiring (pynthanomai) of them where the Messiah was to be born.

15: 26He called one of the slaves and was inquiring (pynthanomai) on was going on.
18: 36When he heard a crowd going by, he was inquiring (pynthanomai) on was happening.


4: 52So he inquired (pynthanomai) on the hour when he began to recover, and they said to him, "Yesterday at one in the afternoon the fever left him."
13: 24Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to inquire (pynthanomai) on of whom he was speaking.


4: 7When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they were inquiring (pynthanomai), "By what power or by what name did you do this?"
10: 18They called out inquiring (pynthanomai) whether Simon, who was called Peter, was staying there.
10: 29So when I was sent for, I came without objection. Now may I inquire (pynthanomai) on why you sent for me?"
21: 33Then the tribune came, arrested him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; he inquired (pynthanomai) who he was and what he had done.
23: 19The tribune took him by the hand, drew him aside privately, and was inquiring (pynthanomai), "What is it that you have to report to me?"
23: 20He answered, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though they were going to inquire (pynthanomai) more thoroughly into his case.
23: 34On reading the letter, he asked what province he belonged to, and having inquired (pynthanomai) that he was from Cilicia,

Genesis (LXX)

25: 22And the babes leaped within her; and she said, If it will be so with me, why is this to me? And she went to enquire (pynthanomai) of the Lord.

2 Chronicles (LXX)

31: 9Then Ezekias enquired (pynthanomai) of the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.
32: 31Notwithstanding, in regard to the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who were sent to him to enquire (pynthanomai) of him concerning the prodigy which came upon the land, the Lord left him, to try him, to know what was in his heart.

Esther (LXX)

3: 13cBut when I had enquired (pynthanomai) of my counsellors how this should be brought to pass, Aman, who excels in soundness of judgment among us, and has been manifestly well inclined without wavering and with unshaken fidelity, and has obtained the second post in the kingdom,
6: 4And while the king was enquiring (pynthanomai) about the kindness of Mardochaeus, behold, Aman was in the court. And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Aman was come in to speak to the king, that he should hang Mardochaeus on the gallows, which he had prepared.

Daniel (LXX: Old Greek)

2: 15And he inquired (pynthanomai) of him saying, "Why is it being decreed so harshly by the king?" Then Arioch made the ordinance clear to Daniel.

1 Esdras (LXX)

6: 10Then we inquired (pynthanomai) to these elders, saying, By whose commandment build ye this house, and lay the foundations of these works?

2 Maccabees (LXX)

3: 9And when he was come to Jerusalem, and had been courteously received of the high priest of the city, he told him what intelligence was given of the money, and declared wherefore he came, and inquired (pynthanomai) if these things were so indeed.

3 Maccabees (LXX)

1: 13And he was inquiring (pynthanomai), Why, when he entered all temples, none of the priests who were present forbad him?
5: 18Conversation grew on, and the king sent for Hermon, and enquired (pynthanomai) of him, with fierce denunciations, why the Jews had been allowed to outlive that day.
5: 27The king, receiving him, was astonished at his unwonted exit; and, overwhelmed with a spirit of oblivion about everything, enquired (pynthanomai) the object of this earnest preparation.

4 Maccabees (LXX)

9: 27And when, on enquiring (pynthanomai) whether he would eat before he was tortured, they heard his noble sentiment,
11: 13He also being dead, the sixth, quite a youth, was brought out; and on the tyrant inquiring (pynthanomai) whether he would eat and be delivered, he said,