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Lexicon :: Strong's G1377 - diōkō

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διώκω
Transliteration
diōkō
Pronunciation
dē-ō'-kō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb dio (to flee; cf the base of δειλός (G1169) and διάκονος (G1249))
mGNT
45x in 26 unique form(s)
TR
44x in 27 unique form(s)
LXX
70x in 26 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:229,177

Strong’s Definitions

διώκω diṓkō, dee-o'-ko; a prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω díō (to flee; compare the base of G1169 and G1249); to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication, to persecute:—ensue, follow (after), given to, (suffer) persecute(-ion), press forward.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x

The KJV translates Strong's G1377 in the following manner: persecute (28x), follow after (6x), follow (4x), suffer persecution (3x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x
The KJV translates Strong's G1377 in the following manner: persecute (28x), follow after (6x), follow (4x), suffer persecution (3x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. to make to run or flee, put to flight, drive away

  2. to run swiftly in order to catch a person or thing, to run after

    1. to press on: figuratively of one who in a race runs swiftly to reach the goal

    2. to pursue (in a hostile manner)

  3. in any way whatever to harass, trouble, molest one

    1. to persecute

    2. to be mistreated, suffer persecution on account of something

  4. without the idea of hostility, to run after, follow after: someone

  5. metaph., to pursue

    1. to seek after eagerly, earnestly endeavour to acquire

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
διώκω diṓkō, dee-o'-ko; a prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω díō (to flee; compare the base of G1169 and G1249); to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication, to persecute:—ensue, follow (after), given to, (suffer) persecute(-ion), press forward.
STRONGS NT 1377: διώκω
διώκω; imperfect ἐδίωκον; future διώξω (Matthew 23:34; Luke 21:12; John 15:20; 2 Samuel 22:38; Wis. 19:2; a rarer form for the more common Attic διώξομαι, cf. Bttm. Ausf. Spr: 2:154; Winers Grammar, 84 (80); [Buttmann, 53 (46); especially Veitch, under the word; Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 377]); 1 aorist ἐδίωξα; passive [present διώκομαι]; perfect participle δεδιωγμένος; 1 future διωχθήσομαι; (from δίω, to flee); Sept. commonly for רָדַף;
1. to make to run or flee, put to flight, drive away: (τινὰ) ἀπό πόλεως εἰς πόλιν, Matthew 23:34, cf. 10:23 Griesbach.
2. to run swiftly in order to catch some person or thing, to run after; absolutely (Homer, Iliad 23, 344; Sophocles El. 738, etc.; διώκειν δρόμῳ, Xenophon, an. 6, 5, 25; cf. 7, 2, 20), to press on: figuratively, of one who in a race runs swiftly to reach the goal, Philippians 3:12 (where distinguished from καταλαμβάνειν [cf. Herodotus 9, 58; Lucian, Hermot. 77]), Philippians 3:14. to pursue (in a hostile manner): τινά, Acts 26:11; Revelation 12:13. Hence,
3. in any way whatever to harass, trouble, molest one; to persecute, (cf. Latin persequor, German verfolgen): Matthew 5:10-12, 44; Matthew 10:23; Luke 21:12; [Luke 11:49 WH Tr marginal reading]; John 5:16; John 15:20; Acts 7:52; Acts 9:4; Acts 22:4, 7; Acts 26:14; Romans 12:14; 1 Corinthians 4:12; 1 Corinthians 15:9; 2 Corinthians 4:9; Galatians 1:13, 23; Galatians 4:29; Galatians 5:11; Philippians 3:6; 2 Timothy 3:12; passive with a dative denoting the cause, to be maltreated, suffer persecution on account of something, Galatians 6:12 [here L marginal reading T read διώκονται (others, -κωνται), see WHs Appendix, p. 169; on the dative see Winers Grammar, § 31, 6 c.; Buttmann, 186 (161)].
4. without the idea of hostility, to run after, follow after: someone, Luke 17:23.
5. metaphorically, with the accusative of thing, to pursue i. e. to seek after eagerly, earnestly endeavor to acquire: Romans 9:30 (distinguished here from καταλαμβάνειν); 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 2:22, (in both passages opposed to φεύγειν); νόμον δικαιοσύνης, Romans 9:31, (Proverbs 15:9; τὸ δίκαιον, Deuteronomy 16:20; Sir. 27:8, where distinguished from καταλαμβάνειν); τ. φιλοξενίαν, Romans 12:13; τὰ τῆς εἰρήνης, Romans 14:19 [here L marginal reading Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading T read διώκομεν (for the διώκωμεν of others), see WH's Appendix, p. 169]; τ. ἀγάπην, 1 Corinthians 14:1; τὸ ἀγαθόν, 1 Thessalonians 5:15; εἰρήνην, Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 3:11 (here joined with ζητεῖν τι); times without number in Greek writings (from Homer, Iliad 17, 75 διώκειν ἀκιχητα on; as τιμάς, ἀρετήν, τὰ καλά, [cf. Winer's Grammar, 30]). [Compare: ἐκ-, καταδιώκω.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Deuteronomy
16:20
2 Samuel
22:38
Proverbs
15:9
Matthew
5:10; 5:11; 5:12; 5:44; 10:23; 10:23; 23:34; 23:34
Luke
11:49; 17:23; 21:12; 21:12
John
5:16; 15:20; 15:20
Acts
7:52; 9:4; 22:4; 22:7; 26:11; 26:14
Romans
9:30; 9:31; 12:13; 12:14; 14:19
1 Corinthians
4:12; 14:1; 15:9
2 Corinthians
4:9
Galatians
1:13; 1:23; 4:29; 5:11; 6:12
Philippians
3:6; 3:12; 3:14
1 Thessalonians
5:15
1 Timothy
6:11
2 Timothy
2:22; 3:12
Hebrews
12:14
1 Peter
3:11
Revelation
12:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1377 matches the Greek διώκω (diōkō),
which occurs 49 times in 43 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:10 - Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:11 - “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:12 - “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:44 - “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:23 - “When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:34 - “Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:23 - “And they will say to you, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’[fn] Do not go after them or follow them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:12 - “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:16 - For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him,[fn] because He had done these things on the Sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:20 - “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:52 - “Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:4 - Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:5 - And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.[fn] It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:4 - “I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:7 - “And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:8 - “So I answered, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said to me, ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:11 - “And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:14 - “And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:15 - “So I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:30 - What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:31 - but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:13 - distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:14 - Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:19 - Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:12 - And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:1 - Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:9 - For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:9 - persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:13 - For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:23 - But they were hearing only, “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:29 - But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:11 - And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:12 - As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:6 - concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:12 - Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:14 - I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:15 - See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:11 - But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:22 - Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:12 - Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:14 - Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:11 - Let him turn away from evil and do good;
Let him seek peace and pursue it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:13 - Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.
 
 
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