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ἀνακλινῶ, ἀνέκλινα, -, -, ἀνεκλίθην
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to cause to lie down, recline (to eat)
to lay down, Lk. 2:7; to cause to recline at table, etc. Mk. 6:39; Lk. 9:15; 12:37; to recline at table, Mt. 8:11

Greek-English Concordance for ἀνακλίνω

Matthew 8:11 I tell you, many will come from the east and west to recline (anaklithēsontai | ἀνακλιθήσονται | fut pass ind 3 pl) at table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,
Matthew 14:19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit (anaklithēnai | ἀνακλιθῆναι | aor pass inf ) down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, said a blessing, and broke the loaves. He gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
Mark 6:39 Then he ordered them to have all the people sit (anaklinai | ἀνακλῖναι | aor act inf ) down in groups on the green grass.
Luke 2:7 and she gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid (aneklinen | ἀνέκλινεν | aor act ind 3 sg) him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Luke 12:37 Fortunate are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly I say to you, he will dress himself for service, have them recline (anaklinei | ἀνακλινεῖ | fut act ind 3 sg) at table, and will come and serve them.
Luke 13:29 “Then they will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline (anaklithēsontai | ἀνακλιθήσονται | fut pass ind 3 pl) at table in the kingdom of God.