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Strong's #4748 - στοιχέω

Root Word (Etymology)
from a derivative of steicho (to range in regular line)
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  1. to proceed in a row as the march of a soldier, go in order
    1. metaph. to go on prosperously, to turn out well
  2. to walk
    1. to direct one's life, to live
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3787 ‑ כָּשֵׁר (kaw‑share');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (6)
Acts 1
Romans 1
Galatians 3
Philippians 1
NAS (6)
Acts 2
Romans 1
Galatians 2
Philippians 1
CSB (4)
Romans 1
Galatians 2
Philippians 1
BSB (5)
Acts 1
Romans 1
Galatians 2
Philippians 1
ESV (4)
Romans 1
Galatians 2
Philippians 1
WEB (6)
Romans 2
Galatians 3
Philippians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


to be drawn up in a line or row, οὐδ' ἐγκαταλείψω τὸν παραστάτην, ὅτῳ ἂν στοιχήσω beside whom I stand in battle, from the oath of Athenian citizens, ap. Stob. 4.1.48, cf. Poll. 8.105; move in line, X. Cyr. 6.3.34, Eq.Mag. 5.7; to be in rows, of leaves or joints, Thphr. HP 3.18.5, 3.5.3; κατὰ τὸ στοιχοῦν in sequence, Arist. Int. 19b24 .

2. correspond, ὅπως ἀεὶ ἡ ἡμέρα στοιχῇ καθ' ἑκάστην πόλιν OGI 458.52 (i B.C.) .

3. to be satisfactory to one, στοιχεῖ μοι πάντα τὰ προγεγραμμένα BGU 317.14 (vi A.D.), cf. Sammelb. 6258 (v/vi A.D.), etc.

II c. dat., fit, [ καταστρωτῆρα] στοιχοῦντα τοῖς κειμένοις IG 7.3073.153 (Lebad., ii B.C. ): metaph., to be in line with, walk by, agree with, submit to, τῇ τῆς συγκλήτου προθέσει Plb. 28.5.6; διὰ τῶν ἔργων στοιχεῖν αὐτοσαυτῷ SIG 734.6 (Delph., i B.C. ); τῇ πρός τινα εὐνοίᾳ BCH 55.44 (Odessus, i B.C. ); ταῖς πλείοσι γνώμαις D.H. 6.65; τῷ νομίσματι S.E. M. 1.178; τοῖς προειρημένοις φιλοσόφοις ib. 11.59; Πνεύματι Ep.Galatians 5:25, cf. Ep.Philippians 3:16; τοῖς ἴχνεσι τῆς πίστεως Ep.Romans 4:12; στοίχεις ( Aeol. pres. part. ) τοῖς προϋπαργμένοισι IGRom. 4.1302 (Cyme, i B.C. /i A.D. ); ἠθέλησεν στοιχοῦσαν τοῖς προπεπραγμένοις παρέχεσθαι τοῖς πολίταις τὴν αὑτοῦ διάληψιν OGI 764.45 (Pergam., ii B.C. ); μιᾷ ς . to be contented with one wife, Sch. Ar. Pl. 773; στοιχῶν πᾶσιν ὑπέγραψα CPR 30 ii 41 (vi A.D.): abs., στοιχεῖν βουλόμενος καὶ τοῖς ἐκείνων ἴχνεσιν ἐπιβαίνειν SIG 708.5 (Istropolis, ii B.C. ); στοιχεῖς τὸν νόμον φυλάσσων observest it regularly, Acts 21:24.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

στοιχέω, στοίχω; future στοιχήσω; (στοῖχος a row, series);

a. to proceed in a row, go in order: Xenophon, Cyril 6,3,34; metaphorically, to go on prosperously, to turn out well: of things, Ecclesiastes 11:6 for כָּשֵׁר.

b. to walk: with a locative dative (Winers Grammar, § 31, 1 a. cf. p. 219 (205); yet cf. Buttmann, § 133, 22 b.). τοῖς ἴχνεσι τίνος, in the steps of one, i. e. follow his example, Romans 4:12; to direct one's life, to live, with a dative of the rule (Buttmann, as above), εἰ πνεύματι ... στοιχῶμεν, if the Holy Spirit animates us (see ζάω, I. 3 under the end), let us exhibit that control of the Spirit in our life, Galatians 5:25; τῷ κανόνι, according to the rule, Galatians 6:16; τῷ αὐτῷ (where Rec. adds κανόνι, Philippians 3:16 (Winers Grammar, § 43, 5 d.; cf. Buttmann, § 140, 18 at the end), (τῷ παραδειγματι τίνος, Clement, hom. 10, 15); with a participle denoting the manner of acting, στοιχεῖς τόν νόμον φυλάσσων, so walkest as to keep the law (A. V. walkest orderly, keeping etc.), Acts 21:24. (On the word and its construction see Fritzsche on Romans, vol. iii., p. 142. Compare:

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

στοιχέω , -

(< στοῖχος , a row),

[in LXX: Ecclesiastes 11:6 (H3787) *;]

to be in rows (of waves, plants, etc., as well as of men), to walk in line (esp. of marching in file to battle; Xen., Cyr., vi, 3, 34, al.). Metaph., in late writers, to walk by rule: Acts 21:24; c. dat., to walk by or in (as a rule of life), Romans 4:12 (cf. MM, xxiii), Galatians 5:25; Galatians 6:16, Philippians 3:16 (cf. συν -στοιχέω ).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";journey together"; (Luke 7:11 al.) : PSI IV. 353.13 (B.C. 254–3) τὸν μεθ᾽ αὑτοῦ συμπορευόμενο ̣ν ̣.


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List of Word Forms
εστοιχισμέναι στοιχειν στοιχείν στοιχεῖν στοιχεις στοιχείς στοιχεῖς στοιχήσει στοιχησουσιν στοιχήσουσιν στοιχούσι στοιχουσιν στοιχοῦσιν στοιχωμεν στοιχώμεν στοιχῶμεν stoichein stoicheîn stoicheis stoicheîs stoichesousin stoichēsousin stoichḗsousin stoichomen stoichômen stoichōmen stoichō̂men stoichousin stoichoûsin
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