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ἀνελῶ, ἀνεῖλα ορ ἀνει%λον, -, -, ἀνῃρέθην
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to kill, put to death; (mid.) take for oneself
pr. to take up, lift, as from the ground; to take off, put to death, kill, murder, Mt. 2:16; to take away, abolish, abrogate, Heb. 10:9; mid. to take up infants in order to bring them up, Acts 7:21

Greek-English Concordance for ἀναιρέω

Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious; and he (aneilen | ἀνεῖλεν | aor act ind 3 sg) sent and killed (aneilen | ἀνεῖλεν | aor act ind 3 sg) all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had determined from the wise men.
Luke 22:2 The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way how they might put (anelōsin | ἀνέλωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) Jesus to (anelōsin | ἀνέλωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) death (anelōsin | ἀνέλωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl), for they were afraid of the people.
Luke 23:32 And they also led away two criminals, to (anairethēnai | ἀναιρεθῆναι | aor pass inf ) be (anairethēnai | ἀναιρεθῆναι | aor pass inf ) put (anairethēnai | ἀναιρεθῆναι | aor pass inf ) to (anairethēnai | ἀναιρεθῆναι | aor pass inf ) death (anairethēnai | ἀναιρεθῆναι | aor pass inf ) with him.
Acts 2:23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you (aneilate | ἀνείλατε | aor act ind 2 pl), at the hands of those outside the law, executed (aneilate | ἀνείλατε | aor act ind 2 pl) by nailing him to a cross;
Acts 5:33 Now when they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill (anelein | ἀνελεῖν | aor act inf ) them.
Acts 5:36 For before these days there rose up Theudas, saying that he himself was someone, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed (anērethē | ἀνῃρέθη | aor pass ind 3 sg), and all, as many as followed him, were dispersed, and the movement came to nothing.
Acts 7:21 and when he was abandoned, the daughter of Pharaoh rescued (aneilato | ἀνείλατο | aor mid ind 3 sg) him and brought him up for herself as a son.
Acts 7:28 Do you want to kill (anelein | ἀνελεῖν | aor act inf ) me as yesterday you killed (aneiles | ἀνεῖλες | aor act ind 2 sg) the Egyptian?’
Acts 9:23 Now after some days had passed, the Jews plotted together to kill (anelein | ἀνελεῖν | aor act inf ) him,
Acts 9:24 but their plot was made known to Saul. They kept close watch on the gates day and night so that they (anelōsin | ἀνέλωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) might (anelōsin | ἀνέλωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) kill (anelōsin | ἀνέλωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) him;
Acts 9:29 He was talking and disputing with the Greek-speaking Jews, but they were looking for a way to kill (anelein | ἀνελεῖν | aor act inf ) him.
Acts 10:39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom also they put to death (aneilan | ἀνεῖλαν | aor act ind 3 pl) by hanging him on a tree.
Acts 12:2 He had James the brother of John put to death (aneilen | ἀνεῖλεν | aor act ind 3 sg) with the sword,
Acts 13:28 And though they found no crime deserving death, they asked Pilate to have him executed (anairethēnai | ἀναιρεθῆναι | aor pass inf ).
Acts 16:27 When the jailer woke up and saw the doors of the prison standing open, he drew his sword and was about to (anairein | ἀναιρεῖν | pres act inf ) kill (anairein | ἀναιρεῖν | pres act inf ) himself, for he thought the prisoners had escaped.
Acts 22:20 And when the blood of Stephen, your witness, was being shed, I myself was standing by approving and guarding the cloaks of those who were killing (anairountōn | ἀναιρούντων | pres act ptcp gen pl masc) him.’
Acts 23:15 So now you and the council give notice to the commanding officer to bring him down to you, as though you were going to examine his case more accurately; and we will be ready to (anelein | ἀνελεῖν | aor act inf ) kill (anelein | ἀνελεῖν | aor act inf ) him before he gets there.”
Acts 23:21 But you should not be persuaded by them, for more than forty of their men are lying in wait for him and have bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink until they kill (anelōsin | ἀνέλωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) him. And now they are ready, awaiting your consent.”
Acts 23:27 This man was seized by the Jews and was about to be killed (anaireisthai | ἀναιρεῖσθαι | pres pass inf ) by them, when I came upon him and, with the soldiers, rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman citizen.
Acts 25:3 and asking him to do them a favor against Paul; they urged Festus to transfer him to Jerusalem, for they were forming a plot to kill (anelein | ἀνελεῖν | aor act inf ) him along the way.
Acts 26:10 And I did so in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up in prison many of the saints, after receiving authority from the chief priests, and when they were put to death (anairoumenōn | ἀναιρουμένων | pres pass ptcp gen pl masc) I cast my vote against them.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will destroy (anelei | ἀνελεῖ | fut act ind 3 sg) with the breath of his mouth, and bring to an end with the splendor of his coming.
Hebrews 10:9 then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with (anairei | ἀναιρεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) the first in order to establish the second.