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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g71 Greek: ago

Lead, Led:

"to bear, bring, carry, lead," is translated by the verb "to lead," e.g., in Mar 13:11; Luk 4:1; 4:9, RV; Luk 4:29; 22:54; 23:1, AV only; Luk 23:32; Jhn 18:28 (present tense, RV); Act 8:32; metaphorically in Rom 2:4, of the goodness of God; Rom 8:14; Gal 5:18, of the Spirit of God; 1Cr 12:2, of the powers of darkness instigating to idolatry; 2Ti 3:6, of divers lusts (in some mss., aichmaloteuo). In Luk 24:21 ago is used of the passing (or spending) of a day, and translated "it is (now the third day);" here the verb is probably to be taken impersonally, according to idiomatic usage, in the sense "there is passing the third day."
See BRING, No. 10, KEEP, Note (2).

2 Strong's Number: g321 Greek: anago

Lead, Led:

"to lead up" (ana, "up"), is used of Christ in being "led" up by the Spirit into the wilderness, Mat 4:1 Luk 4:5 (AV, "taking up"); by the elders of the people into their council, Luk 22:66, "led away."
See BRING, No. 11.

3 Strong's Number: g520 Greek: apago

Lead, Led:

"to lead away" (apo, "away"), is used of a way "leading" to destruction, Mat 7:13; to life, Mat 7:14; of those who "led" Christ away from Gethsemane, Mar 14:44; in some mss., Jhn 18:13, to Annas (the best mss. have No. 1 here); to Caiaphas, Mat 26:57; Mar 14:53; to Pilate, Mat 27:2; to the Praetorium, Mar 15:16; to crucifixion, Mat 27:31; Luk 23:26; in some mss. Jhn 19:16; of "leading" an animal away to watering, Luk 13:15; of being "led" away to idolatry, 1Cr 12:2, RV, "led away" (AV, "carried away"). Some mss. have it in Act 24:7 (AV, "took away"). It is translated "bring" in Act 23:17. In Act 12:19 it signifies "to put to death."
See BRING, No. 12, DEATH, C, No. 3.

4 Strong's Number: g4013 Greek: periago

Lead, Led:

used transitively, denotes "to lead about," 1Cr 9:5. For the intransitive use, see GO, No. 9.

5 Strong's Number: g5342 Greek: phero

Lead, Led:

"to bear, carry," is used metaphorically of a gate, as "leading" to a city, Act 12:10.
See BRING, No. 1.

6 Strong's Number: g3594 Greek: hodegeo

Lead, Led:

"to lead the way;" see GUIDE, B, No. 1.

7 Strong's Number: g1521 Greek: eisago

Lead, Led:

"to bring into," is translated "to be led into" in Act 21:37, AV (RV, "to be brought into").
See BRING, A, No. 13.

8 Strong's Number: g4879 Greek: sunapago

Lead, Led:

always in the Passive Voice, "to be carried or led away with," is translated "being led away with" in 2Pe 3:17, AV (RV, "being carried away with").

9 Strong's Number: g1806 Greek: exago

Lead, Led:

"to lead out," is rendered by the verb "to lead, out or forth," in Mar 15:20 (in some mss. in Mar 8:23, the best have ekphero, "to bring out);" Luk 24:50; Jhn 10:3; Act 7:36, 40 (AV "brought"), and Act 13:17, RV; Act 21:38; Hbr 8:9.
See BRING, No. 14.

10 Strong's Number: g399 Greek: anaphero

Lead, Led:

"to carry or lead up," is translated "leadeth... up" in the AV of Mar 9:2 (RV "bringeth... up").
See BRING, No. 2.

11 Strong's Number: g1533 Greek: eisphero

Lead, Led:

"to bring in, or into," is translated "lead (us not) into," in Mat 6:13; Luk 11:4 (RV, "bring... into"), of temptation.
See BRING, No. 4.

12 Strong's Number: g4105 Greek: planao

Lead, Led:

"to lead astray" (akin to plane, "a wandering"), is translated "lead... astray," metaphorically, in Mat 24:4, 5, 11; Mar 13:5, 6 (AV, "deceive").

13 Strong's Number: g635 Greek: apoplanao

Lead, Led:

"to cause to go astray" (apo, "away from," and No. 12), is used metaphorically of "leading into error," Mar 13:22, RV, "lead astray" (AV, "seduce"); Passive Voice in 1Ti 6:10 (AV, "erred").


(1) In Rev 13:10, some mss. have sunago, "to bring together," translated "leadeth (into captivity)," AV and RV marg. (RV text, "is for").

(2) For the verb diago, "to lead a life," 1Ti 2:2, see LIVE, No. 7.

(3) For thriambeuo, to "lead in triumph," 2Cr 2:14, RV, see TRIUMPH.

(4) See also HAND (lead by the).


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