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Lexicon :: Strong's G1377 - diōkō

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διώκω
Transliteration
diōkō (Key)
Pronunciation
dee-o'-ko
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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)
Dictionary Aids

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 45 times in 44 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:10 - “Blessed are those who have been persecuted G1377 for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:11 - “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute G1377 you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:12 - “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in this same way they persecuted G1377 the prophets who were before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:44 - “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute G1377 you,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:23 - “But whenever they persecute G1377 you in [fn]one city, flee to the [fn]next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:34 - “Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues, and persecute G1377 from city to city,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:49 - “For this reason also, the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill, and some they will [fn]persecute G1377,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:23 - “And they will say to you, ‘Look there,’ or, ‘Look here!’ Do not leave, and do not run G1377 after G1377 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:12 - “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute G1377 you, turning you over to the synagogues and prisons, [fn]bringing you before kings and governors on account of My name.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:16 - For this reason the Jews were persecuting G1377 Jesus, because He was doing these things on a Sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:20 - “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted G1377 Me, they will persecute G1377 you as well; if they followed My word, they will follow yours also.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:52 - “Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute G1377? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, and you have now become betrayers and murderers of Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:4 - and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting G1377 Me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:5 - And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting G1377,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:4 - “I persecuted G1377 this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:7 - and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting G1377 Me?’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:8 - “And I answered, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said to me, ‘I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting G1377.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:11 - “And as I punished them often in all the synagogues, I tried to force them to blaspheme; and since I was extremely enraged at them, I kept pursuing G1377 them even to [fn]foreign cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:14 - “And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the [fn]Hebrew dialect, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting G1377 Me? [fn]It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:15 - “And I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting G1377.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:30 - What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue G1377 righteousness, attained righteousness, but the righteousness that is [fn]by faith;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:31 - however, Israel, pursuing G1377 a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:13 - contributing to the needs of the [fn]saints, [fn]practicing G1377 hospitality.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:14 - Bless those who persecute G1377 [fn]you; bless and do not curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:19 - So then we pursue G1377 the things [fn]which make for peace and the building up of one another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:12 - and we labor, working with our own hands; when we are verbally abused, we bless; when we are persecuted G1377, we endure it;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:1 - Pursue G1377 love, yet earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:9 - For I am the least of the apostles, [fn]and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted G1377 the church of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:9 - persecuted G1377, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:13 - For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute G1377 the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:23 - but they only kept hearing, “The man who once persecuted G1377 us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:29 - But as at that time the son who was born according to the flesh persecuted G1377 the one who was born according to the Spirit, so it is even now.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:11 - But as for me, brothers and sisters, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted G1377? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been eliminated.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:12 - All who want to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted G1377 for the cross of Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:6 - as to zeal, a persecutor G1377 of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:12 - Not that I have already [fn]grasped it all or have already become perfect, but I press G1377 on G1377 if I may also take hold of that [fn]for which I was even taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:14 - I press G1377 on G1377 toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:15 - See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek G1377 what is good for one another and for all people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:11 - But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue G1377 righteousness, godliness, faith, love, [fn]perseverance, and gentleness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:22 - Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue G1377 righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:12 - Indeed, all who want to live in a godly way in Christ Jesus will be persecuted G1377.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:14 - Pursue G1377 peace with all people, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:11 - “HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD;
HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE G1377 IT.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:13 - And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted G1377 the woman who gave birth to the male Child.

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