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Lexicon :: Strong's G1987 - epistamai

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epistamai (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a middle voice of ἐφίστημι (G2186) (with νοῦς (G3563) implied)
14x in 5 unique form(s)
14x in 5 unique form(s)
97x in 44 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

ἐπίσταμαι epístamai, ep-is'-tam-ahee; apparently a middle voice of G2186 (with G3563 implied); to put the mind upon, i.e. comprehend, or be acquainted with:—know, understand.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's G1987 in the following manner: know (13x), understand (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's G1987 in the following manner: know (13x), understand (1x).
  1. to put one's attention on, fix one's thoughts on, to turn one's self or one's mind to, put one's thought upon a thing

    1. to be acquainted with, to understand

    2. to know

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐπίσταμαι epístamai, ep-is'-tam-ahee; apparently a middle voice of G2186 (with G3563 implied); to put the mind upon, i.e. comprehend, or be acquainted with:—know, understand.
ἐπίσταμαι (seems to be the Ionic form of the middle of ἐφίστημι. Isocrates, Aristotle, others, also use ἐπίστῆσαι τὴν διάνοιαν, τὸν νοῦν, ἑαυτόν for to put one's attention on, fix one's thoughts on; indeed, the simple ἐπιστῆσαι is used in the same sense, by an ellipsis analogous to that of τὸν νοῦν with the verbs προσέχειν, ἐπέχειν, and of τὴν ὄψιν with προσβάλλειν; see Lobeck ad Phryn., p. 281f. Hence, ἐπίσταμαι is properly, to turn oneself or one's mind to, put one's thought upon a thing); from Homer down; Sept. chiefly for יָדַע; (cf. German sich worauf verstehen);
a. to be acquainted with: τί, Acts 18:25; James 4:14; Jude 1:10; τινά, Acts 19:15; with reference to what is said or is to be interpreted, to understand: Mark 14:68; 1 Timothy 6:4.
b. to know: περί τινος, Acts 26:26; followed by an accusative with a participle Acts 24:10 [Winers Grammar, 346 (324); Buttmann, 301 (258)]; followed by ὅτι, Acts 15:7; Acts 19:25; Acts 22:19; followed by ὡς, Acts 10:28; by πῶς, Acts 20:18; by ποῦ, Hebrews 11:8. [Synonym: see γινώσκω.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

10:28; 15:7; 18:25; 19:15; 19:25; 20:18; 22:19; 24:10; 26:26
1 Timothy

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1987 matches the Greek ἐπίσταμαι (epistamai),
which occurs 14 times in 14 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:68 - But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I G1987 what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:28 - And he said unto them, Ye know G1987 how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:7 - And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know G1987 how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:25 - This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing G1987 only the baptism of John.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:15 - And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; G1987 but who are ye?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:25 - Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know G1987 that by this craft we have our wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:18 - And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, G1987 from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:19 - And I said, Lord, they know G1987 that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:10 - Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know G1987 that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:26 - For the king knoweth G1987 of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:4 - He is proud, knowing G1987 nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:8 - By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing G1987 whither he went.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:14 - Whereas ye know G1987 not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:10 - But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know G1987 naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
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