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Strong's #565 - ἀπέρχομαι

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  1. to go away, depart
    1. to go away in order to follow any one, go after him, to follow his party, follow him as a leader
  2. to go away
    1. of departing evils and sufferings
    2. of good things taken away from one
    3. of an evanescent state of things
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 235 ‑ אָזַל (aw‑zal');  622 ‑ אָסַף (aw‑saf');  935 ‑ בּוֹא (bo);  1540 ‑ גָּלָה (gaw‑law');  1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');  2498 ‑ חָלַף (khaw‑laf');  3318 ‑ יָצָא (yaw‑tsaw');  4900 ‑ מָשַׁךְ (maw‑shak');  5375 ‑ נָסָה (naw‑saw', naw‑saw');  5493 ‑ שׂוּר (soor, soor);  5674 ‑ עָבַר (aw‑bar');  5927 ‑ עָלָה (aw‑law');  7503 ‑ רָפָה (raw‑faw');  7725 ‑ שׁוּב (shoob);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (122)
Matthew 35
Mark 23
Luke 24
John 23
Acts 5
Romans 1
Galatians 1
James 1
Jude 1
Revelation 8
NAS (176)
Matthew 50
Mark 38
Luke 29
John 34
Acts 8
Romans 1
Galatians 2
James 2
Jude 1
Revelation 11
CSB (117)
Matthew 35
Mark 23
Luke 20
John 21
Acts 6
Romans 1
Galatians 1
James 1
Jude 1
Revelation 8
BSB (117)
Matthew 35
Mark 23
Luke 20
John 21
Acts 6
Romans 1
Galatians 1
James 1
Jude 1
Revelation 8
ESV (105)
Matthew 29
Mark 23
Luke 17
John 19
Acts 5
Romans 1
Galatians 1
James 1
Revelation 9
WEB (121)
Matthew 34
Mark 23
Luke 22
John 25
Acts 5
Romans 1
Galatians 1
James 1
Jude 1
Revelation 8
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -ελεύσομαι (Att. fut. ἄπειμι): pf. -ελήλυθα: aor. -ῆλθον: —


1. go away, depart from, c. gen., πάτρης Il. 24.766; οἴκου Od. 2.136, cf. S. OC 1165, etc.; λόγου E. IT 546; ἀ. ἀπὸ τοῦ βουλευτηρίου Th. 8.92; ἐκ τῆς χώρας Id. 1.89, etc.: metaph., ἀ. ἐκ δακρύων cease from tears. E. Or. 205.

2. with εἰς, implying departure from one place and arrival at another, ἀ. ἐς τὰς Σάρδις Hdt. 1.22; ἀ. εἰς Θουρίους οἰκήσοντες And. 4.12; παρά τινα Luc. Tim. 11; ἀ. ἐπ' οἴκου depart homewards, Th. 1.92; ἀθῷος οἴκαδε Archipp. 40; ἀπῆλθεν ὅθεν.. went back to the place whence he came, Men. 481.3: metaph., ἀ. εἰς τὴν ἀρχαίαν φύσιν Pl. Smp. 193c.

3. abs., Hdt. 1.199, etc.; ταχεῖ' ἀπέρχεται (sc. ἡ νόσος) S. Ph. 808; κα[]τ' ὀφλὼν ἀ. Ar. Ach. 689; ἄπελθε τουτονὶ λαβών take him and be off! Id. Av. 948; ἀπελθόντος ἐνιαυτοῦ Pl. Lg. 954d; νυκτὸς-ομένης Arat. 315.

4. c. part., ἀ. νικῶν come off conqueror, Aristid. 2.2 J., cf. Plu. Ages. 7,etc.

5. spread abroad, ἀπῆλθεν ἡ ἀκοὴ αὐτοῦ εἰς Συρίαν Matthew 4:24.

II depart from life, ἀ. κάτω E. Alc. 379, cf. S. Ant. 818 (lyr.): abs., D.L. 3.6, AP 11.335, cf. Ph. 1.513, Plot. 4.7.15; εἰς τοὺς θεούς PPetr. 2p.45 (iii B.C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπέρχομαι; future ἀπελεύσομαι (Matthew 25:46; Romans 15:28; Winer's Grammar, 86 (82)); 2 aorist ἀπῆλθον (ἀπῆλθα in Revelation 10:9 (where R G Tr ἀπῆλθον), ἀπῆλθαν L T Tr WH in Matthew 22:22; Revelation 21:1, 4 ((but here WH text only), etc., and WH in Luke 24:24); cf. Winers Grammar, § 13, 1; Mullach, p. 17f. (226); Buttmann, 39 (34); (Sophocles Lexicon, p. 38; Tdf. Proleg., p. 123; WHs Appendix, p. 164f; Kuenen and Cobet, N. T., p. lxiv.; Scrivener, Introduction, p. 562; Collation, etc., p. liv. following )); perfect ἀπεληλυθα (James 1:24); pluperfect ἀπεληλύθειν (John 4:8); (from Homer down); to go away (from a place), to depart;

1. properly,

a. absolutely: Matthew 13:25; Matthew 19:22; Mark 5:20; Luke 8:39; Luke 17:23; John 16:7, etc. Participle ἀπελθών with indicative or subjunctive of other verbs in past time to go (away) and etc.: Matthew 13:28, 46; Matthew 18:30; Matthew 25:18, 25; Matthew 26:36; Matthew 27:5; Mark 6:27 (), ; Luke 5:14.

b. with specification of the place into which, or of the person to whom or from whom one departs: εἰς with the accusative of place, Matthew 5:30 L T Tr WH; ; Mark 6:36; Mark 9:43; John 4:8; Romans 15:28, etc.; εἰς ὁδόν ἐθνῶν, Matthew 10:5; εἰς τό πέραν, Matthew 8:18; Mark 8:13; (δἰ ὑμῶν ... εἰς Μακεδονίαν, 2 Corinthians 1:16, Lachmann text); ἐπί with the accusative of place, Luke (Luke 23:33 R G T); ; ἐπί with the accusative of the business which one goes to attend to: ἐπί (the true reading for R G εἰς) τήν ἐμπορίαν αὐτοῦ, Matthew 22:5; ἐκεῖ, Matthew 2:22; ἔξω with the genitive, Acts 4:15; πρός τινα, Matthew 14:25 (Rec.); Revelation 10:9; ἀπό τίνος, Luke 1:38; Luke 8:37. Hebraistically (cf. אַחֲרֵי הָלַך) ἀπέρχεσθαι ὀπίσω τίνος, to go away in order to follow anyone, go after him figuratively, i. e. to follow his party, follow him as a leader: Mark 1:20; John 12:19; in the same sense, ἀπέρχεσθαι πρός τινα, John 6:68; Xenophon, an. 1, 9, 16 (29); used also of those who seek anyone for vile purposes, Jude 1:7. Lexicographers (following Suidas, 'ἀπέλθῃ. ἀντί τοῦ ἐπανελθη') incorrectly ascribe to ἀπέρχεσθαι also the idea of returning, going back — misled by the fact that a going away is often at the same time a going back. But where this is the case, it is made evident either by the connection, as in Luke 7:24, or by some adjunct, as εἰς τόν οἶκον αὐτοῦ, Matthew 9:7; Mark 7:30 (οἴκαδε, Xenophon, Cyril 1, 3, 6); πρός ἑαυτόν (Treg. πρός αὐτόν) home, Luke 24:12 (R G, but L Tr brackets T WH reject the verse); John 20:10 (here T Tr πρός αὐτούς, WH πρός αὐτόν (see αὑτοῦ)); εἰς τά ὀπίσω, John 6:66 (to return home); John 18:6 (to draw back, retreat).

2. tropically: of departing evils and sufferings, Mark 1:42; Luke 5:13 ( λέπρα ἀπῆλθεν ἀπ' αὐτοῦ); Revelation 9:12; Revelation 11:14; of good things taken away from one, Revelation 18:14 (R G); of an evanescent state of things, Revelation 21:1 (Rec. παρῆλθε), 4; of a report going forth or spread εἰς, Matthew 4:24 (Treg. marginal reading ἐξῆλθεν).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπ -έρχομαι ,

[in LXX chiefly for H1980;]

1. to go away, depart (also, in late writers, with "perfective" force, to arrive at a destination, the thought being carried on to the goal; M, Pr., 111 L, 247; MM, s.v.);

(a) absol.: Matthew 13:25, al.; ptcp., ἀπελθών , used pleonastically with other verbs as in Heb. (Dalman, Words, 21), Matthew 13:28, al.;

(b) with mention of place or person:

εἰς , Matthew 14:15; ἐπί , Luke 24:24; πρός , Revelation 10:9;

ἀπό , Luke 1:38; ἔξω , Acts 4:15; ἐκεῖ , Matthew 2:22.

2. As in LXX, seq. ὀπίσω , c. gen. (Heb. H310 H1980), to go after, follow: Mark 1:20, John 12:19; metaph., Mark 1:42, Revelation 21:1.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

ἀπέρχομαι occurs in a special sense in the affectionate letter of Philonides to his father the ";architect"; Cleon, P Petr II. 13 (19).7 (middle of iii/B.C.) (= Witkowski.2, p. 19), ζῶντός σου καὶ εἰς θεοὺς ἀπελθόντος. So, much later, in the beautiful simplicity of a Christian epitaph, Preisigke 1190 : Ταήσαι ἐβίωσεν εἴκουσι ὀκτώ, γ (ίνονται) (ἔτη) κ ̄η ̄· Εἰς λαμπρὰν (sc. γῆν) ἀπῆλθεν —a striking contrast to the monotonous ἄωρε χαῖρε on the pagan tombs of the young. For the ordinary use of the word, it is sufficient to cite P Par 32.5 ff. (B.C. 162) γινώσκετε, ἀφ᾽ οὗ ἀφ᾽ ὑμῶν ἀπελήλυθα, μὴ ἐσχολα [κέν ]αι με. . . [ποιεῖν ὅσα ] ἐνέτειλας, BGU III. 884ii. 13 f. (ii/iii A.D.) πρὶν οὖν ἀπέλθῃς πρὸς Χαιρήμονα, ἀνά (βαινε) πρός με, ἵνα σοι ἀποτάξομαι. It may be noted that ";in later times the idea of the word goes forward to the goal"; (Usener, Pelagia-Legenden, p. 49). So in Pelagia, p. 7.3 ἀπήλθαμεν ἐν τῇ μεγάλῃ ἐκκλησίᾳ, ";we arrived at the great church";; and much earlier in BGU III. 814.30 (iii/A.D.) γείνωσκε ὅτι λοιποῦμαι ὅτι οὐκ ἀπῆλθ ̣α ἐνγὺς τ ̣οῦ ἀδελϕ ̣ο ̣υ ̣̑, ";have never come near my brother,"; ib..22 ἔλεγε ὅτι ἐὰν ἀπέλθω εἰς οἶκον, πέμπω σ [οι ] πα ̣ν ̣τα · οὐδε ̣ν ̣ μ ̣[ο ]ι ἐπέμψαται (= -τε). διὰ τεί; The ἀπό has thus done for this word what it did in early times for ἀφικνέομαι, perfectivizing the action : see Proleg. p. 111 ff. So also with ἀποβαίνω.


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