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Lexicon :: Strong's G1994 - epistrephō

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epistrephō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
36x in 19 unique form(s)
39x in 21 unique form(s)
441x in 66 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:722,1093

Strong’s Definitions

ἐπιστρέφω epistréphō, ep-ee-stref'-o; from G1909 and G4762; to revert (literally, figuratively or morally):—come (go) again, convert, (re-)turn (about, again).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's G1994 in the following manner: turn (16x), be converted (6x), return (6x), turn about (4x), turn again (3x), miscellaneous (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's G1994 in the following manner: turn (16x), be converted (6x), return (6x), turn about (4x), turn again (3x), miscellaneous (4x).
  1. transitively

    1. to turn to

      1. to the worship of the true God

    2. to cause to return, to bring back

      1. to the love and obedience of God

      2. to the love for the children

      3. to love wisdom and righteousness

  2. intransitively

    1. to turn to one's self

    2. to turn one's self about, turn back

    3. to return, turn back, come back

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐπιστρέφω epistréphō, ep-ee-stref'-o; from G1909 and G4762; to revert (literally, figuratively or morally):—come (go) again, convert, (re-)turn (about, again).
ἐπιστρέφω; future ἐπιστρέψω; 1 aorist ἐπέστρεψα; 2 aorist passive ἐπεστραφην; from Homer down; the Sept. for הָפַך, סָבַב and הֵסֵב, פָּנָה, and times without number for שׁוּב and הֵשִׁיב;
1. transitively,
a. to turn to: ἐπί τόν Θεόν, to the worship of the true God, Acts 26:20.
b. to cause to return, to bring back; figuratively, τινα ἐπί κύριον τόν Θεόν, to the love and obedience of God, Luke 1:16; ἐπί τέκνα, to love for the children, Luke 1:17; ἐν φρονήσει δικαίων, that they may be in (R. V. to walk in) the wisdom of the righteous, Luke 1:17; τινα ἐπί τινα, supply from the context ἐπί τήν ἀλήθειαν and ἐπί τήν ὁδόν, James 5:19f.
2. intransitive, (Winers Grammar, § 38, 1 (compare p. 26; Buttmann, 144 (126f)));
a. to turn, to turn oneself: ἐπί τόν κύριον and ἐπί τόν Θεόν, of Gentiles passing over to the religion of Christ, Acts 9:35; Acts 11:21; Acts 14:15; Acts 15:19; Acts 26:20, cf. 1 Peter 2:25; πρός τί, Acts 9:40; πρός τόν Θεόν, 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 3:16; ἀπό τίνος εἰς τί, Acts 26:18.
b. to turn oneself about, turn back: absolutely, Acts 16:18; followed by an infinitive expressing purpose, Revelation 1:12.
c. to return, turn back, come back;
α. properly: Luke 2:20 Rec.; Luke 8:55; Acts 15:36; with the addition of ὀπίσω (as in Aelian v. h. 1, 6 (variant)), followed by an infinitive of purpose, Matthew 24:18: followed by εἰς with the accusative of place, Matthew 12:44; (Luke 2:39 T WH Tr marginal reading); εἰς τά ὀπίσω, Mark 13:16; Luke 17:31; ἐπί τί, to, 2 Peter 2:22.
β. metaphorically: ἐπί τί, Galatians 4:9; ἐπί τινα, Luke 17:4 Rec., but G omits ἐπί σε; πρός τινα, ibid. L T Tr WH; ἐκ τῆς ἐντολῆς, to leave the commandment and turn back to a worse mental and moral condition, 2 Peter 2:21 R G; absolutely, to turn back morally, to reform: Matthew 13:15; Mark 4:12; Luke 22:32; Acts 3:19; Acts 28:27.
In the middle and 2 aorist passive
a. to turn oneself about, to turn around: absolutely, Matthew 9:22 R G; Mark 5:30; Mark 8:33; John 21:20.
b. to return: followed by πρός (WH text ἐπί) τινα, Matthew 10:13 (on which passage see εἰρήνη, 3 at the end); ἐπί τόν Θεόν, 1 Peter 2:25 (see 2 a. above); to return to a better mind, repent, John 12:40 (R G).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

9:22; 10:13; 12:44; 13:15; 24:18
4:12; 5:30; 8:33; 13:16
1:16; 1:17; 1:17; 2:20; 2:39; 8:55; 17:4; 17:31; 22:32
12:40; 21:20
3:19; 9:35; 9:40; 11:21; 14:15; 15:19; 15:36; 16:18; 26:18; 26:20; 26:20; 28:27
2 Corinthians
1 Thessalonians
1 Peter
2:25; 2:25
2 Peter
2:21; 2:22

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1994 matches the Greek ἐπιστρέφω (epistrephō),
which occurs 39 times in 38 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:22 - But Jesus turned him about, G1994 and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:13 - And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return G1994 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:44 - Then he saith, I will return G1994 into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:15 - For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, G1994 and I should heal them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:18 - Neither let him which is in the field return G1994 back to take his clothes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:12 - That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, G1994 and their sins should be forgiven them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:30 - And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about G1994 in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:33 - But when he had turned about G1994 and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:16 - And let G1994  him that is in the field not turn G1994  back again G1994 for to take up his garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:16 - And many of the children of Israel shall he turn G1994 to the Lord their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:17 - And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn G1994 the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:20 - And the shepherds returned, G1994 glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:55 - And her spirit came again, G1994 and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:4 - And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again G1994 to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:31 - In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him G1994  likewise not return G1994 back.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:32 - But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, G1994 strengthen thy brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:40 - He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, G1994 and I should heal them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:20 - Then Peter, turning about, G1994 seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:19 - Repent ye therefore, and be converted, G1994 that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:35 - And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned G1994 to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:40 - But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning G1994 him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:21 - And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned G1994 unto the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:15 - And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn G1994 from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:19 - Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned G1994 to God:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:36 - And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again G1994 and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:18 - And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned G1994 and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:18 - To open their eyes, and to turn G1994 them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:20 - But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn G1994 to God, and do works meet for repentance.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:27 - For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, G1994 and I should heal them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:16 - Nevertheless when it shall turn G1994 to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:9 - But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye G1994 again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:9 - For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned G1994 to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:19 - Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert G1994 him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:20 - Let him know, that he which converteth G1994 the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - For ye were as sheep going astray; but are G1994  now returned G1994 unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:21 - For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn G1994 from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:22 - But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned G1994  to his own vomit again; G1994 and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:12 - And I turned G1994 to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, G1994 I saw seven golden candlesticks;
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