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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).
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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 36 times in 35 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:13 - “If the house is worthy, see that your blessing of peace comes upon it. But if it is not worthy, [fn]take G1994 back G1994 your blessing of peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:44 - “Then it says, ‘I will return G1994 to my house from which I came’; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:15 - FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL,
WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR,
AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES,
OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT SEE WITH THEIR EYES,
HEAR WITH THEIR EARS,
UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART, AND RETURN G1994,
AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:18 - “And [fn]whoever is in the field must not turn G1994 back G1994 to get his cloak.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:12 - so that WHILE SEEING THEY MAY SEE, AND NOT PERCEIVE, AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR, AND NOT UNDERSTAND, OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT RETURN G1994 AND IT WOULD BE FORGIVEN THEM.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:30 - And immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that power from Him had gone out, turned G1994 around G1994 in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:33 - But turning G1994 around G1994 and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and *said, “Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on [fn]God’s purposes, but on man’s.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:16 - “And [fn]whoever is in the field must not turn G1994 back G1994 to get his cloak.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:16 - “And he will turn G1994 many of the sons of Israel back G1994 to the Lord their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:17 - “And it is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN G1994 THE HEARTS OF FATHERS BACK G1994 TO THEIR CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:39 - And when His parents had completed everything in accordance with the Law of the Lord, they returned G1994 to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:55 - And her spirit returned G1994, and she got up immediately; and He ordered that something be given her to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:4 - “And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns G1994 to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:31 - “On that day, the one who will be on the [fn]housetop, [fn]with his goods in the house, must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one in the field must not turn G1994 back G1994.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:32 - but I have prayed for [fn]you, that [fn]your faith will not fail; and [fn]you, when you have [fn]turned G1994 back G1994, strengthen your brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:20 - Peter turned G1994 around G1994 and *saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them—the one who also had leaned back on His chest at the supper and said, “Lord, who is the one who is betraying You?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:19 - “Therefore repent and return G1994, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:35 - And all who lived at [fn]Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned G1994 to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:40 - But Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed, and turning G1994 to the body, he 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 large number who believed turned G1994 to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:15 - and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men, of the same nature as you, preaching the gospel to you, to turn G1994 from these [fn]useless things to a living God, who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND EVERYTHING THAT IS IN THEM.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:19 - “Therefore, it is my judgment that we do not cause trouble for those from the Gentiles who are turning G1994 to God,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:36 - After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s return G1994 and visit the brothers and sisters in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:18 - Now she continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and he turned G1994 and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out at that very [fn]moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:18 - to open their eyes so that they may turn G1994 from darkness to light, and from the [fn]power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:20 - but continually proclaimed to those in Damascus first, and in Jerusalem, and then all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they are to repent and turn G1994 to God, performing deeds consistent with repentance.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:27 - FOR THE HEARTS OF THIS PEOPLE HAVE BECOME [fn]INSENSITIVE,
AND WITH THEIR EARS THEY [fn]HARDLY HEAR,
AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES;
OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT SEE WITH THEIR EYES,
AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS,
AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN G1994,
AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.”’
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:16 - but whenever someone turns G1994 to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:9 - But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn G1994 back G1994 again to the weak and worthless [fn]elementary principles, to which you want to be enslaved all over again?
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:9 - For they themselves report about us [fn]as to the kind of reception we had with you, and how you turned G1994 to God from [fn]idols to serve [fn]a living and true God,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:19 - My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you strays from the truth and someone turns G1994 him back G1994,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:20 - let him know that the one who has turned G1994 a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned G1994 to the Shepherd and [fn]Guardian of your souls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:22 - [fn]It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A DOG RETURNS G1994 TO ITS OWN VOMIT,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:12 - Then I turned G1994 to see the voice that was speaking with me. And after turning G1994 I saw seven golden lampstands;

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