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1: περιπατέω
(Strong's #4043 — Verb — peripateo — per-ee-pat-eh'-o )

is used (a) physically, in the Synoptic Gospels (except Mark 7:5 ); always in the Acts except in Acts 21:21 ; never in the Pauline Epistles, nor in those of John; (b) figuratively, "signifying the whole round of the activities of the individual life, whether of the unregenerate, Ephesians 4:17 , or of the believer, 1 Corinthians 7:17 ; Colossians 2:6 . It is applied to the observance of religious ordinances, Acts 21:21 ; Hebrews 13:9 , marg., as well as to moral conduct. The Christian is to walk in newness of life, Romans 6:4 , after the spirit, Romans 8:4 , in honesty, Romans 13:13 , by faith, 2 Corinthians 5:7 , in good works, Ephesians 2:10 , in love, Ephesians 5:2 , in wisdom, Colossians 4:5 , in truth, 2 John 1:4 , after the commandments of the Lord, 2 John 1:6 . And, negatively, not after the flesh, Romans 8:4 ; not after the manner of men, 1 Corinthians 3:3 ; not in craftiness, 2 Corinthians 4:2 ; not by sight, 2 Thessalonians 5:7 ; not in the vanity of the mind, Ephesians 4:17 ; not disorderly, 2 Thessalonians 3:6 ." * [* From Notes on Thessalonians, by Hogg and Vine, p. 67.] See GO , Note (2) (r).

2: πορεύομαι
(Strong's #4198 — Verb — poreuo — por-yoo'-om-ahee )

for which see DEPART , No. 8, and GO, No. 1, is used in the Middle Voice and rendered "to walk" in Luke 1:6 , of the general activities of life; so in Luke 13:33 , AV, "walk" (RV, "go on My way"); Acts 9:31 ; 14:16 ; 1 Peter 4:3 ; 2 Peter 2:10 ; Jude, 1:16,18.

3: ἐμπεριπατέω
(Strong's #1704 — Verb — emperipateo — em-per-ee-pat-eh'-o )

"to walk about in, or among" (en, "in," and No. 1), is used in 2 Corinthians 6:16 , of the activities of God in the lives of believers.

4: στοιχέω
(Strong's #4748 — Verb — stoicheo — stoy-kheh'-o )

from stoichos, "a row," signifies "to walk in line," and is used metaphorically of "walking" in relation to others (No. 1 is used more especially of the individual walk); in Acts 21:24 , it is translated "walkest orderly;" in Romans 4:12 , "walk (in ... steps);" in Galatians 5:25 it is used of walking "by the Spirit," RV, in an exhortation to keep step with one another in submission of heart to the Holy Spirit, and therefore of keeping step with Christ, the great means of unity and harmony in a church (contrast No. 1 in Galatians 5:16 ; ver. 25 begins a new section which extends to 6:10); in Galatians 6:16 it is used of walking by the rule expressed in Galatians 6:14,15 ; in Philippians 3:16 the reference is to the course pursued by the believer who makes "the prize of the high calling" the object of his ambition. In the Sept., Ecclesiastes 11:6 .

5: διέρχομαι
(Strong's #1330 — Verb — dierchomai — dee-er'-khom-ahee )

"to go through" (dia), is rendered "to walk through" in the AV of Matthew 12:43 ; Luke 11:24 (RV, "passeth through"). See COME , No. 5, PASS, No. 2.

6: ὀρθοποδέω
(Strong's #3716 — Verb — orthopodeo — or-thop-od-eh'-o )

"to walk in a straight path" (orthos, "straight," pous, "a foot"), is used metaphorically in Galatians 2:14 , signifying a "course of conduct" by which one leaves a straight track for others to follow ("walked ... uprightly").

Note: In Mark 1:16 , AV, parago, "to pass along" (RV, "passing along"), is translated "walked."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Walk'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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