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Lexicon :: Strong's G1994 - epistrephō

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ἐπιστρέφω
Transliteration
epistrephō (Key)
Pronunciation
ep-ee-stref'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
36x in 19 unique form(s)
TR
39x in 21 unique form(s)
LXX
442x in 66 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

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).
STRONGS NT 1994: ἐπιστρέφω
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).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
9:22; 10:13; 12:44; 13:15; 24:18
Mark
4:12; 5:30; 8:33; 13:16
Luke
1:16; 1:17; 1:17; 2:20; 2:39; 8:55; 17:4; 17:31; 22:32
John
12:40; 21:20
Acts
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
3:16
Galatians
4:9
1 Thessalonians
1:9
James
5:19
1 Peter
2:25; 2:25
2 Peter
2:21; 2:22
Revelation
1:12

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 - δὲ Ἰησοῦς στραφεὶς καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὴν εἶπεν θάρσει θύγατερ πίστις σου σέσωκέν σε καὶ ἐσώθη γυνὴ ἀπὸ τῆς ὥρας ἐκείνης
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:13 - καὶ ἐὰν μὲν οἰκία ἀξία ἐλθάτω εἰρήνη ὑμῶν ἐπ᾽ αὐτήν ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀξία εἰρήνη ὑμῶν πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἐπιστραφήτω G1994
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:44 - τότε λέγει εἰς τὸν οἶκόν μου ἐπιστρέψω G1994 ὅθεν ἐξῆλθον καὶ ἐλθὸν εὑρίσκει σχολάζοντα σεσαρωμένον καὶ κεκοσμημένον
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:15 - ἐπαχύνθη γὰρ καρδία τοῦ λαοῦ τούτου καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν βαρέως ἤκουσαν καὶ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτῶν ἐκάμμυσαν μήποτε ἴδωσιν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν ἀκούσωσιν καὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ συνῶσιν καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσιν G1994 καὶ ἰάσομαι αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:18 - καὶ ἐν τῷ ἀγρῷ μὴ ἐπιστρεψάτω G1994 ὀπίσω ἆραι τὸ ἱμάτιον αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:12 - ἵνα βλέποντες βλέπωσιν καὶ μὴ ἴδωσιν καὶ ἀκούοντες ἀκούωσιν καὶ μὴ συνιῶσιν μήποτε ἐπιστρέψωσιν G1994 καὶ ἀφεθῇ αὐτοῖς
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:30 - καὶ εὐθὺς Ἰησοῦς ἐπιγνοὺς ἐν ἑαυτῷ τὴν ἐξ αὐτοῦ δύναμιν ἐξελθοῦσαν ἐπιστραφεὶς G1994 ἐν τῷ ὄχλῳ ἔλεγεν τίς μου ἥψατο τῶν ἱματίων
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:33 - δὲ ἐπιστραφεὶς G1994 καὶ ἰδὼν τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ ἐπετίμησεν Πέτρῳ καὶ λέγει ὕπαγε ὀπίσω μου Σατανᾶ ὅτι οὐ φρονεῖς τὰ τοῦ θεοῦ ἀλλὰ τὰ τῶν ἀνθρώπων
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:16 - καὶ εἰς τὸν ἀγρὸν μὴ ἐπιστρεψάτω G1994 εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω ἆραι τὸ ἱμάτιον αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:16 - καὶ πολλοὺς τῶν υἱῶν Ἰσραὴλ ἐπιστρέψει G1994 ἐπὶ κύριον τὸν θεὸν αὐτῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:17 - καὶ αὐτὸς προελεύσεται ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ ἐν πνεύματι καὶ δυνάμει Ἠλίου ἐπιστρέψαι G1994 καρδίας πατέρων ἐπὶ τέκνα καὶ ἀπειθεῖς ἐν φρονήσει δικαίων ἑτοιμάσαι κυρίῳ λαὸν κατεσκευασμένον
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:20 - καὶ ὑπέστρεψαν οἱ ποιμένες δοξάζοντες καὶ αἰνοῦντες τὸν θεὸν ἐπὶ πᾶσιν οἷς ἤκουσαν καὶ εἶδον καθὼς ἐλαλήθη πρὸς αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:55 - καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν G1994 τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτῆς καὶ ἀνέστη παραχρῆμα καὶ διέταξεν αὐτῇ δοθῆναι φαγεῖν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:4 - καὶ ἐὰν ἑπτάκις τῆς ἡμέρας ἁμαρτήσῃ εἰς σὲ καὶ ἑπτάκις ἐπιστρέψῃ G1994 πρὸς σὲ λέγων μετανοῶ ἀφήσεις αὐτῷ
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:31 - ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ὃς ἔσται ἐπὶ τοῦ δώματος καὶ τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ μὴ καταβάτω ἆραι αὐτά καὶ ἐν ἀγρῷ ὁμοίως μὴ ἐπιστρεψάτω G1994 εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:32 - ἐγὼ δὲ ἐδεήθην περὶ σοῦ ἵνα μὴ ἐκλίπῃ πίστις σου καὶ σύ ποτε ἐπιστρέψας G1994 στήρισον τοὺς ἀδελφούς σου
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:40 - τετύφλωκεν αὐτῶν τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς καὶ ἐπώρωσεν αὐτῶν τὴν καρδίαν ἵνα μὴ ἴδωσιν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς καὶ νοήσωσιν τῇ καρδίᾳ καὶ στραφῶσιν καὶ ἰάσομαι αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:20 - ἐπιστραφεὶς G1994 Πέτρος βλέπει τὸν μαθητὴν ὃν ἠγάπα Ἰησοῦς ἀκολουθοῦντα ὃς καὶ ἀνέπεσεν ἐν τῷ δείπνῳ ἐπὶ τὸ στῆθος αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν κύριε τίς ἐστιν παραδιδούς σε
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:19 - μετανοήσατε οὖν καὶ ἐπιστρέψατε G1994 εἰς τὸ ἐξαλειφθῆναι ὑμῶν τὰς ἁμαρτίας (MGNT 3:20)ὅπως ἂν ἔλθωσιν καιροὶ ἀναψύξεως ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ κυρίου
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:35 - καὶ εἶδαν αὐτὸν πάντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες Λύδδα καὶ τὸν Σαρῶνα οἵτινες ἐπέστρεψαν G1994 ἐπὶ τὸν κύριον
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:40 - ἐκβαλὼν δὲ ἔξω πάντας Πέτρος καὶ θεὶς τὰ γόνατα προσηύξατο καὶ ἐπιστρέψας G1994 πρὸς τὸ σῶμα εἶπεν Ταβιθά ἀνάστηθι δὲ ἤνοιξεν τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτῆς καὶ ἰδοῦσα τὸν Πέτρον ἀνεκάθισεν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:21 - καὶ ἦν χεὶρ κυρίου μετ᾽ αὐτῶν πολύς τε ἀριθμὸς πιστεύσας ἐπέστρεψεν G1994 ἐπὶ τὸν κύριον
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:15 - καὶ λέγοντες ἄνδρες τί ταῦτα ποιεῖτε καὶ ἡμεῖς ὁμοιοπαθεῖς ἐσμεν ὑμῖν ἄνθρωποι εὐαγγελιζόμενοι ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τούτων τῶν ματαίων ἐπιστρέφειν G1994 ἐπὶ θεὸν ζῶντα ὃς ἐποίησεν τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐν αὐτοῖς
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:19 - διὸ ἐγὼ κρίνω μὴ παρενοχλεῖν τοῖς ἀπὸ τῶν ἐθνῶν ἐπιστρέφουσιν G1994 ἐπὶ τὸν θεόν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:36 - μετὰ δέ τινας ἡμέρας εἶπεν πρὸς Βαρναβᾶν Παῦλος ἐπιστρέψαντες G1994 δὴ ἐπισκεψώμεθα τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς κατὰ πόλιν πᾶσαν ἐν αἷς κατηγγείλαμεν τὸν λόγον τοῦ κυρίου πῶς ἔχουσιν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:18 - τοῦτο δὲ ἐποίει ἐπὶ πολλὰς ἡμέρας διαπονηθεὶς δὲ Παῦλος καὶ ἐπιστρέψας G1994 τῷ πνεύματι εἶπεν παραγγέλλω σοι ἐν ὀνόματι Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐξελθεῖν ἀπ᾽ αὐτῆς καὶ ἐξῆλθεν αὐτῇ τῇ ὥρᾳ
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:18 - ἀνοῖξαι ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτῶν τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι G1994 ἀπὸ σκότους εἰς φῶς καὶ τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ Σατανᾶ ἐπὶ τὸν θεόν τοῦ λαβεῖν αὐτοὺς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ κλῆρον ἐν τοῖς ἡγιασμένοις πίστει τῇ εἰς ἐμέ
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:20 - ἀλλὰ τοῖς ἐν Δαμασκῷ πρῶτόν τε καὶ Ἱεροσολύμοις πᾶσάν τε τὴν χώραν τῆς Ἰουδαίας καὶ τοῖς ἔθνεσιν ἀπήγγελλον μετανοεῖν καὶ ἐπιστρέφειν G1994 ἐπὶ τὸν θεόν ἄξια τῆς μετανοίας ἔργα πράσσοντας
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:27 - ἐπαχύνθη γὰρ καρδία τοῦ λαοῦ τούτου καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν βαρέως ἤκουσαν καὶ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτῶν ἐκάμμυσαν μήποτε ἴδωσιν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν ἀκούσωσιν καὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ συνῶσιν καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσιν G1994 καὶ ἰάσομαι αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:16 - ἡνίκα δὲ ἐὰν ἐπιστρέψῃ G1994 πρὸς κύριον περιαιρεῖται τὸ κάλυμμα
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:9 - νῦν δὲ γνόντες θεόν μᾶλλον δὲ γνωσθέντες ὑπὸ θεοῦ πῶς ἐπιστρέφετε G1994 πάλιν ἐπὶ τὰ ἀσθενῆ καὶ πτωχὰ στοιχεῖα οἷς πάλιν ἄνωθεν δουλεύειν θέλετε
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:9 - αὐτοὶ γὰρ περὶ ἡμῶν ἀπαγγέλλουσιν ὁποίαν εἴσοδον ἔσχομεν πρὸς ὑμᾶς καὶ πῶς ἐπεστρέψατε G1994 πρὸς τὸν θεὸν ἀπὸ τῶν εἰδώλων δουλεύειν θεῷ ζῶντι καὶ ἀληθινῷ
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:19 - ἀδελφοί μου ἐάν τις ἐν ὑμῖν πλανηθῇ ἀπὸ τῆς ἀληθείας καὶ ἐπιστρέψῃ G1994 τις αὐτόν
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:20 - γινωσκέτω ὅτι ἐπιστρέψας G1994 ἁμαρτωλὸν ἐκ πλάνης ὁδοῦ αὐτοῦ σώσει ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἐκ θανάτου καὶ καλύψει πλῆθος ἁμαρτιῶν
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - ἦτε γὰρ ὡς πρόβατα πλανώμενοι ἀλλὰ ἐπεστράφητε G1994 νῦν ἐπὶ τὸν ποιμένα καὶ ἐπίσκοπον τῶν ψυχῶν ὑμῶν
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:21 - κρεῖττον γὰρ ἦν αὐτοῖς μὴ ἐπεγνωκέναι τὴν ὁδὸν τῆς δικαιοσύνης ἐπιγνοῦσιν ὑποστρέψαι ἐκ τῆς παραδοθείσης αὐτοῖς ἁγίας ἐντολῆς
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:22 - συμβέβηκεν αὐτοῖς τὸ τῆς ἀληθοῦς παροιμίας κύων ἐπιστρέψας G1994 ἐπὶ τὸ ἴδιον ἐξέραμα καί ὗς λουσαμένη εἰς κυλισμὸν βορβόρου
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:12 - καὶ ἐπέστρεψα G1994 βλέπειν τὴν φωνὴν ἥτις ἐλάλει μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ καὶ ἐπιστρέψας G1994 εἶδον ἑπτὰ λυχνίας χρυσᾶς

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