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Strong's #790 - ἀστατέω

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of (G2476)
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  1. to wander about, to rove without a settled abode
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. to be never at rest, πόλοιο φορὰν.. -έουσαν App.Anth. 3.146.4 (Theon); of the sea, Plu. Crass. 17; βλέμμα ἀστατοῦν Hippiatr. 3.

2. to be unsettled, to be a wanderer, 1 Corinthians 4:11; to be inconstant, περὶ τοὺς γάμους Vett.Val. 116.30.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀστατέω, ἀστάτω; (ἄστατος unstable, strolling about; cf. ἀκατάστατος); to wander about, to rove without a settled abode (A. V. to have no certain dwelling-place): 1 Corinthians 4:11. (Anthol. Pal. appendix 39, 4.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

**† ἀστατέω , -

(< ἄστατος , unstable),

[in Aq.: Isaiah 58:7 (LXX, ἄστεγος )*;]

to be unsettled, be homeless, lead a vagabond life (Cremer, 738 MM, s.v.): 1 Corinthians 4:11

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In Isaiah 58:7 Aquila substitutes ἀστατοῦντας for LXX ἀστέγους , while in Genesis 4:12 Symmachus translates נָע וָנָד ";a fugitive and a vagabond"; by ἀνάστατος καὶ ἀκατάστατος . There would seem therefore to be a certain degree of ";unsettlement"; associated with the word; and accordingly Field (Notes, p. 170) proposes to render 1 Corinthians 4:11 καὶ ἀστατοῦμεν by ";and are vagabonds,"; or ";and lead a vagabond life."; Grimm gives no profane warrant but a passage in the Anthology. We can add Vettius Valens, p.116.30 : the entrance of Mercury into a certain horoscope will produce πρακτικοὶ . . . καὶ εὐεπίβολοι καὶ φρόνιμοι καὶ ἐπαφρόδιτοι , πολύκοιτοι δὲ καὶ ἐπὶ πολὺ ἀστατοῦντες περὶ τοὺς γάμους , ";very inconstant."; He has the adj. p. 57.6 ἄστατος καὶ ἐπίφοβος διάξει ";he will live an unsettled life and liable to panic."; It occurs also in Epicurus 65.10 τὴν δὲ τύχην ἄστατον ὁρᾶν (Linde Epic. p. 36, where literary parallels are given).



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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αστατουμεν αστατούμεν ἀστατοῦμεν άστεγον άστεγος αστέγους astatoumen astatoûmen
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