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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2641 Greek: kataleipo


a strengthened form of leipo, "to leave," signifies

(a) "to leave, to leave behind," e.g., Mat 4:13;

(b) "to leave remaining, reserve," e.g., Luk 10:40;

(c) "to forsake," in the sense of abandoning, translated "to forsake" in the RV of Luk 5:28; Act 6:2; in Hbr 11:27; 2Pe 2:15, AV and RV. In this sense it is translated "to leave," in Mar 10:7; 14:52; Luk 15:4; Eph 5:31.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1459 Greek: enkataleipo


from en, "in," and No. 1, denotes

(a) "to leave behind, among, leave surviving," Rom 9:29;

(b) "to forsake, abandon, leave in straits, or helpless," said by, or of, Christ, Mat 27:46; Mar 15:34; Act 2:27, 31 (No. 1 in some mss.); of men, 2Cr 4:9; 2Ti 4:10, 16; by God, Hbr 13:5; of things, by Christians (negatively), Hbr 10:25.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g863 Greek: aphiemi


sometimes has the significance of "forsaking," Mar 1:18; 14:50 (RV, "left"); so Luk 5:11.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g657 Greek: apotasso


primarily, "to set apart" (apo, "off", "from," tasso, "to arrange"), is used in the Middle Voice, meaning

(a) "to take leave of," e.g., Mar 6:46,

(b) "to renounce, forsake," Luk 14:33, AV, "forsaketh," RV, "renounceth" ("all that he hath").
See BID FAREWELL, RENOUNCE, SEND, Note (2) at end, TAKE, Note (14).

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g646 Greek: apostasia


"an apostasy, defection, revolt," always in NT of religious defection, is translated "to forsake" in Act 21:21, lit., "(thou teachest) apostasy (from Moses);" in 2Th 2:3, "falling away."


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