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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 it, saying, “I neither know nor understand G1987 what you are talking about.” And he went out into the entryway.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:28 - And he said to them, “You yourselves know G1987 how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man defiled or unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:7 - And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know G1987 that [fn]in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:25 - This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being G1987 acquainted G1987 only with the baptism of John;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:15 - And the evil spirit answered and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know G1987 about G1987 Paul, but who are you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:25 - these he gathered together with the workers of similar trades, and said, “Men, you know G1987 that our prosperity is from this business.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:18 - And when they had come to him, he said to them,

“You yourselves know G1987, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:19 - “And I said, ‘Lord, they themselves understand G1987 that in one synagogue after another I used to imprison and beat those who believed in You.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:10 -

And when the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul answered:

“Knowing G1987 that for many years you have been a judge to this nation, I cheerfully make my defense,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:26 - “For the king [fn]knows G1987 about these matters, and I speak to him also with confidence, since I am persuaded that none of these things escape his notice; for this has not been done in a [fn]corner.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:4 - he is conceited, understanding G1987 nothing but [fn]having a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, slander, evil suspicions,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:8 -

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed [fn]by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing G1987 where he was going.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:14 - [fn]Yet you do not know G1987 [fn]what your life will be like tomorrow. You are a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:10 - But these men blaspheme the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know G1987 by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are [fn]destroyed.
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