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Entry for Strong's #2614 - καταδιώκω

Word Origin
from (2596) and (1377)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to follow after, follow up
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1692 ‑ דָּבַק (daw‑bak');  1814 ‑ דָּלַק (daw‑lak');  1849 ‑ דָּפַק (daw‑fak');  1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');  3318 ‑ יָצָא (yaw‑tsaw');  7291 ‑ רָדַף (raw‑daf');  7323 ‑ רוּץ (roots);  8199 ‑ שָׁפַט (shaw‑fat');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Mark 1
Mark 1
Mark 1
V-AAI-3P 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3P 1
V-AAI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. follow hard upon, pursue closely, Th. 1.49, 2.84, LXX Psalms 18:38(17).38, PCair.Zen. 439 (Pass., iii B. C.), Phld. Ir. p.29 W., etc.: metaph., try to gain, Plb. 6.42.1.

2. search for, τινα Mark 1:36.

3. overdrive cattle, LXX Genesis 33:13.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καταδιώκω: 1 aorist κατεδιωξα; the Sept. often for רָדַף; to follow after, follow up (especially of enemies (Thucydides, et al.)); in a good sense, of those in search of anyone: τινα, Mark 1:36. (τό ἔλεος σου καταδιώξεται με, Psalm 22:6 (); οὐ κατεδίωξαν μεθ' ἡμῶν, 1 Samuel 30:22; ὀπίσω τίνος, to follow after one in order to gain his favor, Sir. 27:17.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -διώκω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H7291;]

"perfective" compound (M, Pr., 116), to pursue closely, follow up

(a) with hostile intent (Thuc., i, 49, Genesis 31:36 al.);

(b) with kindly intention (Psalms 23:6, 1 Samuel 30:22, cf. Sirach 27:17): Mark 1:36.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This perfective verb is confined in the NT to Mark 1:36, where it should be translated ";pursue after,"; ";hunt down,"; and not simply ";follow after"; (AV, RV) : see Proleg. p. 116 and cf. the LXX usage in Psa. 17:38 [MT Psalms 18:38], Psalms 34:6 [MT Psalms 35:6] al., and in Pss. Sol. 15:9. The same idea of ";force"; underlies Genesis 33:13, where the verb = ";overdrive.";



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
καταδίωκε καταδιώκει καταδιώκειν καταδιώκεις καταδιώκοντας καταδιώκοντες καταδιώκοντές καταδιωκόντων καταδιώκων καταδιώξαι καταδιώξατε καταδίωξατε καταδιώξει καταδιώξεις καταδιώξεται καταδιώξονται καταδιώξονταί καταδιώξω καταδολεσχήσει κατεδίωκεν κατεδίωκον κατεδιώξαν κατεδίωξαν κατεδίωξάν κατεδίωξας κατεδιωξεν κατεδίωξεν κατεδιώχθητε katedioxen katediōxen katedíoxen katedíōxen
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