Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search LSB
Your Bible Version is the LSB
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous Strongs NumberCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsRed Letter OnNext Strongs NumberRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's G2597 - katabainō

Choose a new font size and typeface
katabainō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From κατά (G2596) and the base of βάσις (G939)
81x in 28 unique form(s)
80x in 29 unique form(s)
292x in 44 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:522,90

Strong’s Definitions

καταβαίνω katabaínō, kat-ab-ah'-ee-no; from G2596 and the base of G939; to descend (literally or figuratively):—come (get, go, step) down, fall (down).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 81x

The KJV translates Strong's G2597 in the following manner: come down (41x), descend (18x), go down (17x), fall down (1x), step down (1x), get down (1x), fall (1x), variations of 'come down' (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 81x
The KJV translates Strong's G2597 in the following manner: come down (41x), descend (18x), go down (17x), fall down (1x), step down (1x), get down (1x), fall (1x), variations of 'come down' (1x).
  1. to go down, come down, descend

    1. the place from which one has come down from

    2. to come down

      1. as from the temple at Jerusalem, from the city of Jerusalem

      2. of celestial beings coming down to earth

    3. to be cast down

  2. of things

    1. to come (i.e. be sent) down

    2. to come (i.e. fall) down

      1. from the upper regions of the air

  3. metaph. to (go i.e.) be cast down to the lowest state of wretchedness and shame

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
καταβαίνω katabaínō, kat-ab-ah'-ee-no; from G2596 and the base of G939; to descend (literally or figuratively):—come (get, go, step) down, fall (down).
καταβαίνω; imperfect 3 person plural κατέβαινον; future καταβήσομαι; 2 aorist κατέβην, imperative κατάβηθι (Matthew 27:40; Luke 19:5; John 4:49; Acts 10:20) and κατάβα (Mark 15:30 (R G (where L T Tr WH participle καταβάς)), see ἀναβαίνω); perfect καταβέβηκα; (from Homer on); the Sept. for יָרַד; to go down, come down, descend;
1. of persons;
a. properly: absolutely, the place from which one has come down being evident from the context, καταβάς ἔστη, Luke 6:17 (cf. Luke 6:12); Luke 17:31 (followed here by an infinitive, so Matthew 24:17); Luke 19:5; John 5:7; Acts 20:10; Ephesians 4:10; followed by ἀπό with the genitive of the place, Matthew 8:1; Matthew 14:29; Matthew 17:9 Rec.; Matthew 27:40,42; Mark 9:9 (L Tr marginal reading WH text ἐκ); Mark 15:30,32; by ἐκ with the genitive of place, Matthew 17:9 G L T Tr WH (see ἐκ, I. 3); by εἰς with the accusative of place, Mark 13:15 (R G L brackets Tr; others omit εἰς etc.); Acts 8:38; (Romans 10:7); Ephesians 4:9.
b. to come down, as from the temple at Jerusalem, from the city of Jerusalem; also of celestial beings coming down to earth: absolutely, Matthew 3:16; Luke 2:51; Luke 10:31; John 4:47, 49, 51; Acts (Acts 7:34); Acts 8:15; 10:20; (Acts 23:10); Acts 24:1,22; followed by ἀπό with the genitive of the place, Mark 3:22; Luke 10:30; Acts 25:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, Matthew 28:2; John 1:32; John 3:13; John 6:33, 38 (R G; others ἀπό), 41f, 50f, 58 (on these passages cf. Buttmann, 297 (255)); Revelation 10:1; Revelation 18:1; Revelation 20:1, followed by εἰς with the accusative of place, Luke 10:30; Luke 18:14; John 2:12; Acts 7:15; Acts 14:25; Acts 16:8; Acts 18:22; Acts 25:6; by ἐπί with the accusative of place, John 6:16; with the accusative of the person; Mark 1:10 (R G L marginal reading); Luke 3:22; John 1:33, 51 (John 1:52); by ἐν with dative of place, John 5:4 (R L) (see ἐν, I. 7); by πρός with the accusative of person, Acts 10:21; Acts 14:11; contextually equivalent to to be cast down, of the devil, Revelation 12:12.
2. of things, to come (i. e. be sent) down: Acts 10:11 (Rec. adds ἐπ' αὐτόν); Acts 11:5; followed by ἀπό with a genitive of person, James 1:17; ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἀπό τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 3:12; Revelation 21:2, 10; to come (i. e. fall) down: from the upper regions of the air; as βροχή, Matthew 7:25, 27; λαῖλαψ, Luke 8:23; πῦρ ἀπό (Lachmann ἐκ) τοῦ οὐρανοῦ Luke 9:54; ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ εἰς τήν γῆν, Revelation 13:13; ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἀπό τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 20:9 (R G Tr); χάλαζα ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐπί τινα, Revelation 16:21; θρόμβοι ἐπί τήν γῆν, Luke 22:44 (L brackets WH reject the passage); of a way leading downward, Acts 8:26.
3. figuratively, καταβαίνειν ἕως ᾅδου, to (go i. e.) be cast down to the lowest state of wretchedness and shame: Matthew 11:23 L Tr WH; (Luke 10:15 WH text Tr marginal reading Compare: συγκαταβαίνω.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2597 matches the Greek καταβαίνω (katabainō),
which occurs 80 times in 80 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 3:16–Act 8:26)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:16 - And after being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and [fn]he saw the Spirit of God descending G2597 like a dove and coming upon Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:25 - “And the rain descended G2597, and the rivers came, and the winds blew and fell against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:27 - “And the rain descended G2597, and the [fn]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:1 -

Now when [fn]Jesus came G2597 down G2597 from the [fn]mountain, [fn]large crowds followed Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:29 - And He said, “Come!” And getting G2597 out G2597 of the boat, Peter walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:9 -

And as they were coming G2597 down G2597 from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:17 - [fn]Whoever is on the housetop must not go G2597 down G2597 to get the things out G2597 that are in his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:40 - and saying, “You who are going to destroy the sanctuary and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come G2597 down G2597 from the cross.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:42 - “He saved others; [fn]He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come G2597 down G2597 from the cross, and we will believe in Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:2 - And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the [fn]Lord descended G2597 from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:10 - And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens [fn]opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending G2597 upon Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:22 - And the scribes who came G2597 down G2597 from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by [fn]Beelzebul,” and “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:9 -

And as they were coming G2597 down G2597 from the mountain, He gave them orders not to recount to anyone what they had seen, [fn]until the Son of Man rose from the dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:15 - “And the one who is on the housetop must not go G2597 down G2597, or go G2597 in to get anything out G2597 of his house;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:30 - save Yourself by coming G2597 down G2597 from the cross!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:32 - “Let this [fn]Christ, the King of Israel, now come G2597 down G2597 from the cross, so that we may see and believe!” Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:51 - And He went G2597 down G2597 with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them, and His mother was treasuring all these [fn]things in her heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:22 - and the Holy Spirit descended G2597 upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:17 -

And Jesus came G2597 down G2597 with them and stood on a level place; and there was a large crowd of His disciples, and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:23 - But as they were sailing along, He fell asleep, and a windstorm descended G2597 on the lake, and they began to be swamped and in danger.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:54 - And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come G2597 down G2597 from heaven and consume them?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:30 - Jesus replied and said, “A man was going G2597 down G2597 from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and [fn]beat him, and went away leaving him half dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:31 - “And a priest happened to be going G2597 down G2597 on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:31 - “On that day, the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go G2597 down G2597 to take them out G2597, and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:14 - “I tell you, this man went G2597 down to his house justified rather than the other, for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:5 - And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come G2597 down G2597, for today I must stay at your house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:6 - And he hurried and came G2597 down G2597 and received Him [fn]gladly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:44 - And being in agony He was praying very fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling G2597 down G2597 upon the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:32 - And John bore witness saying, “I have beheld the Spirit descending G2597 as a dove out G2597 of heaven, and He abided on Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:33 - “And I did not know [fn]Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘The One upon whom you see the Spirit descending G2597 and abiding on Him, this is the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:51 - And He *said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see THE HEAVENS OPENED AND THE ANGELS OF GOD ASCENDING AND DESCENDING G2597 on the Son of Man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:12 -

After this He went G2597 down G2597 to Capernaum, He and His mother and His brothers and His disciples; and they stayed there a few days.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:13 - “And no one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended G2597 from heaven, the Son of Man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:47 - When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and was asking Him to come G2597 down G2597 and heal his son; for he was about to die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:49 - The royal official *said to Him, “[fn]Sir, come G2597 down G2597 before my child dies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:51 - And while he was still going G2597 down G2597, his slaves met him, saying that his [fn]son was alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:4 - for an angel of the Lord went G2597 down G2597 at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever sickness with which he was afflicted.]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:7 - The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps G2597 down G2597 before me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:16 -

Now when evening came, His disciples went G2597 down G2597 to the sea,

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:33 - “For the bread of God is [fn]that which comes G2597 down G2597 from heaven and gives life to the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:38 - “For I have come G2597 down G2597 from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:41 -

Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, “I am the bread that came G2597 down G2597 from heaven.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:42 - They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does He now say, ‘I have come G2597 down G2597 from heaven?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:50 - “This is the bread which comes G2597 down G2597 from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:51 - “I am the living bread that came G2597 down G2597 from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and also the bread which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:58 - “This is the bread which came G2597 down G2597 out G2597 of heaven, not as the fathers ate and died. He who eats this bread will live forever.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:15 - “And Jacob went G2597 down G2597 to Egypt and there he and our fathers died.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:15 - who came G2597 down G2597 and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:26 -

But an angel of the [fn]Lord spoke to Philip saying, “Rise up and go south to the road that descends G2597 from Jerusalem to Gaza.” ([fn]This is a desert road.)

Search Results Continued...

1. Currently on page 1/2 (Mat 3:16–Act 8:26) Mat 3:16–Act 8:26

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search LSB

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search LSB

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization