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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1811 - ἐξακολουθέω

from (G1537) and (G190)
Parts of Speech
  1. to follow out or up, tread in one's steps
    1. metaph., to imitate one's ways of acting
    2. to follow one's authority
    3. to comply with, yield to
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');  6437 ‑ פָּנָה (paw‑naw');  6601 ‑ פָּתָה (paw‑thaw');  
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KJV (4)
2 Peter
NAS (3)
2 Peter
HCS (3)
2 Peter
BSB (3)
2 Peter
ESV (3)
2 Peter
WEB (4)
2 Peter
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. follow, of persons, τοῖς φίλοις Plb. 18.10.7, cf. LXX Job 31:9; μύθοις 2 Peter 1:16, J. AJProoem. 4.

2. of things, follow, result from, c. dat., Epicur. Fr. 181; attend, c. dat., εὔνοια, φήμη ἐ. τινί, Plb. 4.5.6, 5.78.4; ἔπαινοί τισι κατορθουμένοις D.H. Comp. 24; esp. of penalties, ἐ. πρόστιμά τισι UPZ 112v10 (ii B. C.), PTeb. 5.132 (ii B. C.); also of obligations, fall on one, CPR 5.15, etc.

3. abs., follow, result, Ph. Bel. 58.5, Antyll. ap. Orib. 45.15.4; also of logical consequences, πάντα ταῦτα ἐ. Arr. Epict. 1.22.16, cf. Polystr. p.5 W.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐξ -ακολουθέω , - ,

[in LXX Amos 2:4, Jeremiah 2:2 (H310 H1980), Isaiah 56:11 (H6437), Job 31:9 (H6601 ni.), Sirach 5:2, Da LXX TH Daniel 3:1-30 :(41) *;]

to follow, follow up (in various senses): metaph., 2 Peter 1:16; 2 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 2:15

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This compound (2 Peter 1:16; 2 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 2:15) is often used with reference to ";merited"; punishment, e.g. P Par 62v. 10 (ii/B.C.) τοῖς δ᾽εγλαβοῦσι ἐξακολουθήσεται τὰ ὑποκείμενα πρόστιμα, and ib. 63.130 (B.C. 165), P Tebt I. 5.132 (B.C. 118) ἀπολύεσθαι τῶν ἐξακ ̣ολ ̣ο ̣υθο [ύντων αὐ ]τ [οῖς προσ ]τίμων, ";be released from the penalties which they have incurred,"; PSI III. 168.33 (B.C. 118) ἵν᾽, ἐὰν ἐνσχεθῶσι, τύχωσι τῶν ἐξακολουθούντων (sc. προστίμων), P Rein 1715 (B.C. 109) οἱ [δὲ ] αἴτιοι τύχωσι τῶν ἐξακολουθούντων. Cf. BGU IV. 1208.43 (B.C. 27) τὴν δὲ μετὰ ταῦτα ἐξηκολουθηκυῖαν ὕβριν, P Oxy IX. 1203.9 (late i/A.D.) ἐγλαθόμενος τῆς ἐξακολ [ο ]υθούσης αὐτῷ εὐθύνης, ";heedless of the reckoning that would follow"; (Ed.). From the inscriptions we may cite the notice on the marble barrier of the Temple at Jerusalem, threatening death to any Gentile who was caught penetrating into the inner court—ὃς δ᾽αν ληφθῇ, ἑαυτῶι αἴτιος ἔσται διὰ τὸ ἐξακολουθεῖν θάνατον (OGIS 598.5—i/A.D.). For the meaning ";devolve,"; ";rest upon,"; see P Ryl II. 163.10 (A.D. 139) τῆς βεβαιώσεως διὰ παντός μοι ἐξ ]ακολουθούσης, ";the duty of guaranteeing the sale perpetually resting upon me"; (Edd.), ib. 323.8 (A.D. 124–5), P Tebt II. 376.16 (A.D. 162) ἀντὶ τῶν ἐξακολουθούντων τῇ μιᾷ τετάρτῳ ἀρού [ρᾳ ] ἐκφορίων, ";at the rent devolving upon the 1¼ arourae"; (Ed.).


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List of Word Forms
εξακολουθήσαί εξακολουθησαντες εξακολουθήσαντες ἐξακολουθήσαντες εξακολουθησουσιν εξακολουθήσουσιν ἐξακολουθήσουσιν εξηκολούθησαν εξηκολούθησεν εξηκονήθη exakolouthesantes exakolouthēsantes exakolouthḗsantes exakolouthesousin exakolouthēsousin exakolouthḗsousin
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