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Entry for Strong's #190 - ἀκολουθέω

Transliteration
akolouthéō
Phonetics
ak-ol-oo-theh'-o  
Word Origin
from (1) (as a particle of union) and keleuthos (a road)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
1:210,33
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him
  2. to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple
    1. side with his party
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 309 ‑ אָחַר (aw‑khar');  1692 ‑ דָּבַק (daw‑bak');  1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');  6437 ‑ פָּנָה (paw‑naw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (92) NAS (89) HCS (90)
Matthew 24
Mark 17
Luke 17
John 18
Acts 4
1 Corinthians 1
Revelation 7
Matthew 24
Mark 16
Luke 17
John 18
Acts 4
1 Corinthians 1
Revelation 6
Matthew 25
Mark 18
Luke 17
John 19
Acts 4
1 Corinthians 1
Revelation 6
BYZ TIS TR
V-AAI-1P 3
V-AAI-3P 21
V-AAI-3S 10
V-AAM-2P 2
V-AAN 2
V-AAP-GPM 1
V-AAP-NPM 1
V-AAS-3P 1
V-FAI-1S 3
V-FAI-2S 1
V-IAI-3P 1
V-IAI-3S 12
V-PAI-3P 2
V-PAI-3S 6
V-PAM-2S 12
V-PAM-3S 4
V-PAN 1
V-PAP-APM 1
V-PAP-ASM 1
V-PAP-DPM 1
V-PAP-DSM 1
V-PAP-GSF 1
V-PAP-NPM 4
V-PAP-NSM 2
V-AAI-1P 2
V-AAI-3P 19
V-AAI-3S 5
V-AAM-2P 2
V-AAN 2
V-AAP-GPM 1
V-AAP-NPM 1
V-FAI-1S 3
V-FAI-2S 1
V-FAI-3P 1
V-IAI-3P 2
V-IAI-3S 12
V-PAI-3P 2
V-PAI-3S 5
V-PAM-2S 12
V-PAM-3S 4
V-PAN 1
V-PAP-APM 1
V-PAP-ASM 1
V-PAP-DPM 1
V-PAP-DSM 1
V-PAP-GSF 1
V-PAP-NPM 4
V-PAP-NSM 2
V-RAI-1P 1
V-AAI-1P 3
V-AAI-3P 21
V-AAI-3S 8
V-AAM-2P 2
V-AAN 2
V-AAP-GPM 1
V-AAP-NPM 1
V-AAS-3P 1
V-FAI-1S 3
V-FAI-2S 1
V-IAI-3P 1
V-IAI-3S 12
V-PAI-3P 2
V-PAI-3S 7
V-PAM-2S 12
V-PAM-3S 4
V-PAP-APM 1
V-PAP-ASM 1
V-PAP-DPM 1
V-PAP-DSM 1
V-PAP-GSF 1
V-PAP-NPM 4
V-PAP-NSM 2
NA WH
V-PAD-2S 1
V-AAI-1P 2
V-AAI-3P 18
V-AAI-3S 9
V-AAM-2P 2
V-AAN 2
V-AAP-GPM 1
V-AAP-NPM 1
V-FAI-1S 3
V-FAI-2S 1
V-FAI-3P 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-IAI-3P 2
V-IAI-3S 15
V-PAI-3P 2
V-PAI-3S 4
V-PAM-2S 12
V-PAM-3S 4
V-PAN 2
V-PAP-APM 1
V-PAP-ASM 1
V-PAP-DPM 1
V-PAP-DSM 1
V-PAP-GSF 1
V-PAP-NPM 4
V-PAP-NSM 2
V-RAI-1P 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀκολουθ-έω,

I

1. follow one, go after or with him, freq. of soldiers and slaves: mostly c. dat. pers., Ar. Pl. 19, etc.; ἀ. τῷ ἡγουμένῳ Pl. R. 474c; with Preps., ἀ. μετά τινος Th. 7.57, Pl. La. 187e, Lys. 2.27, etc.; τοῖς σώμασι μετ' ἐκείνων ἠκολούθουν, ταῖς δ' εὐνοίαις μεθ' ὑμῶν ἦσαν Isoc. 14.15; ἀ. σύν τινι X. An. 7.5.3; κατόπιν τινός Ar. Pl. 13: rarely c. acc., Men. 558: abs., Pl. Plt. 277e, Thphr. Char. 18.8, etc.; ἀ. ἐφ' ἁρπαγήν, of soldiers, Th. 2.98; ἀκολουθῶν, ὁ, as Subst., = cross ἀκόλουθος 1, Men. Adul.Fr. 1.

2. of stars, follow in the diurnal rotation, Autol. 2.2.

II metaph.,

1. follow, be guided by, τῇ γνώμῃ τινός Th. 3.38; τοῖς πράγμασιν, τοῖς τοῦ πολέμου καιροῖς, D. 4.39, 24.95; obey, τοῖς νόμοις And. 4.19: c. acc. neut., ἀ. ἅπαντα PLille 1.26.

2. follow the thread of a discourse, Pl. Phd. 107b, etc.

3. of things, follow upon, to be consequent upon, consistent with, εὐλογία.. εὐηθείᾳ ἀ. Id. R. 400e, cf. 398d; follow analogy of, Arist. HA 499a10, al. abs., to be consequent, ὡς γένους ὄντος τοῦ ἀεὶ ἀκολουθοῦντος Top. 128b4; as species to individual, GA 768b13.

4. abs., ἀκολουθεῖ it follows, Id. Cat. 14a31. Not in Trag.: first in Hippon. 55, with (s.v.l.), elsewhere ; takes place of ἕπομαι in later Greek.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἀκολουθέω, (ῶ; future ἀκολουθήσω; imperfect ἠκολούθουν; 1aorist ἠκολούθησα; perfect ἠκολούθηκα ( Mark 10:28 L T Tr WH); (from ἀκόλουθος, and this from a copulative and κέλευθος road, properly, walking the same road);

1. to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him: Matthew 4:25; Matthew 8:19; Matthew 9:19; Matthew 27:55; Mark 3:7; Mark 5:24 (Mark 5:37> Lachmann); Mark 14:51> ( R G); Luke 22:39,54; Luke 23:27; John 1:37f, 43 (John 1:44>); John 6:2; 18:15; 20:6>, etc.; Acts 12:8; Acts 13:43; Acts 21:36; 1 Corinthians 10:4; distinguished from προάγειν in Matthew 21:9; Mark 11:9; tropically, τά ἔργα αὐτῶν ἀκολούθει μετ' αὐτῶν, their good deeds will accompany them to the presence of God the judge to be rewarded by him, Revelation 14:13; on the other hand, ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῆς αἱ ἁμαρτίαι ἄχρι τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, Revelation 18:5, but here for ἠκολούθησαν G L T Tr WH have restored ἐκολλήθησαν; (σημεῖα τοῖς πιστεύσασιν ἀκολουθήσει ταῦτα, Mark 16:17 Tr WH text (where others παρακολουθέω, which see)). to follow one in time, succeed one: Revelation 14:8f. ( Herodian, 1,14, 12 (6) τά γοῦν ἀκολουθήσαντα, others). Since among the ancients disciples were accustomed to accompany their masters on their walks and journeys — (others derive the usage that follows from the figurative sense of the word directly; cf. e. g. 2 Maccabees 8:36 τό ἀκολουθεῖν τοῖς νόμοις; M. Antoninus 1. vii. § 31 ἀκολούθησον θεῷ, and Gataker at the passage), ἀκολουθέω denotes

2. to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple; side with his party, ( A. V. follow him): Matthew 4:20,22; Matthew 9:9; Matthew 19:27; Mark 1:18; Mark 8:34; Luke 5:11,27, etc.; John 8:12 (where Jesus likens himself to a torch which the disciple follows); οὐκ ἀκολούθει ἡμῖν he is not of our band of thy disciples, Mark 9:38 to cleave steadfastly to one, conform wholly to his example, in living and if need be in dying also: Matthew 10:38; Matthew 16:24; John 12:26; John 21:22. This verb is not found in the Epistles except in 1 Corinthians 10:4. As in the classics, it is joined mostly with a dative of the object; sometimes with μετά τίνος, Luke 9:49; Revelation 6:8 ( Treg. marginal reading dative); Revelation 14:13>; (so also in Greek writings; cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 353 f; (Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 458f)); ὀπίσω τίνος, Matthew 10:38; Mark 8:34 (where R L WH Tr marginal reading ἐλθεῖν), Hebrew פְּלֹנִי אַחֲרֵי הָלַך, cf. 1 Kings 19:21; see Winer s Grammar, 234 (219); (Buttmann, 172 (150), cf. ἀκολουθέω κατόπιν τίνος, Aristophanes Plutarch, 13. Compare: ἐξακολουθέω, ἐπακολουθέω, κατακολουθέω, παρακολουθέω, συνακολουθέω).

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ἀκολουθέω , -

(<ἀκόλονθος , following; < - Cop., κέλόνθος , poët., away),

[in LXX chiefly for H1980;]

to accompany, follow: Matthew 4:25, al. Metaph., of discipleship: Matthew 9:9, Mark 9:38, John 12:26, al. Absol.: Matthew 8:10; more freq., c. dat. (cl.), Matthew 8:1, al.; seq. μετά , c. gen. (cl.; Rutherford, N.Phr., 458 f.), Luke 9:49; ὀπίσω , C. gen. (Heb. H317 H1980), Matthew 10:38 (cf. ἐξ -, ἐπ -, κατ -, παρ -, συν -ἀκολουθέω ).

SYN.: (cl.) ἔπομαι , not in NT (v. Cremer, 80; MM, VGT, s.v.).


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

ἀκολουθέω is still the word for ";following,"; in MGr (ἀκλουθῶ) : it is noteworthy that in a large batch of petitions in P Ryl II. 124–152, from Euhemeria (A.D. 28–42) we find the MGr form anticipated four times (ἐπηκλούθησε or -ηκότος). In the papyri the verb takes the place of ἕπομαι, which is also wanting in the NT, and in the LXX is confined to 3 Maccabees. In the most literal sense we have such passages as P Lond 131 recto.29 (A.D. 78–9) ( = I. p. 171) παιδ (ῶν) `b ἀκολουθούντων τοῖς ὄνοις. P Lille I. 1 verso.18 (B.C. 259) has an inanimate object : ἀκολουθήσουσι δὲ τοῖς προϋπάρχουσι χώμασι, ";they will follow up, continue, the existing banks."; For the thought of ";following"; to get a favour see BGU IV. 1079.10 (A.D. 41) ( = Selections, p. 39), ἀκολούθει δὲ Πτολλαρίωνι πᾶσαν ὥραν, ";stick to Ptollarion constantly"; : cf. l.26 μᾶλλον ἀκολουθῶν αὐτῷ δύνῃ ϕιλιάσαι αὐτῷ, ";rather stick to him, and so you may become his friend."; In P Petr III. 128.10 the verb is used of journey-money assigned to an official, ἐφόδοις τοῖς ἀκολουθοῦσι τῶι [ἐπιστά ]τηι. A striking parallel to the language of Matthew 19:27, and parallels, is to be found in an early papyrus Latin letter of recommendation discovered at Oxyrhynchus, P Oxy I. 32.10 ff. (ii/A.D.), ";reliquit enim su[o]s [e]t rem suam et actum et me secutus est."; If the letter can be regarded as a Christian letter, its value, in view of its age, would be unique : see Deissmann LAE, p. 182. For the adjective, see P Tebt II. 296.14 (A.D. 123) ἀκόλουθ (όν) ἐστι, ";it is consequently right"; (Edd.), and for the adverb, see P Tebt I. 33.2 (B.C. 112) ( = Selections, p. 30) φρόν ]τισον οὖν ἵνα γενή (ται) ἀκολούθως, ";take care therefore that action is taken in accordance with it,"; P Oxy I. 38.13 (A.D. 49–50) ἀκολούθως τοῖς ὑπὸ σοῦ, ";in accordance with what had been enacted by you"; : —the word is very common. The verb normally takes the dative. P Amh II. 62.2 (ii/B.C.) shows it absolute : εἰσὶν οἱ ἀκολουθοῦντες μαχαιρο (φόροι) Δίδνμος Λυσίμαχος κτλ. In P Lille I. 26.4 (iii/B.C.) we have an adverbial accus., εἰ μὴ ἀκολουθεῖς ἅπαντα. Note P Par p. 411 (Ptol.) Ἀμ ]μώνιον ἀκολουθοῦντά σοι ὀφθαλ [μοῖς. For ἀκ. μετά cf. Rutherford NP, p. 458 f., where the construction is shown to be Attic.

 

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