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ἀποστήσω, ἀπέστησα ορ ἀπέστην, -, -, -
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to leave, withdraw, abandon; to revolt, mislead
trans. to put away, separate; to draw off or away, withdraw, induce to revolt, Acts 5:37; intrans., and mid., to depart, go away from, Lk. 2:37; met. to desist or refrain from, let alone, Acts 5:38; 22:29; 2 Cor. 12:8; to make defection, fall away, apostatize, Lk. 8:13; 1 Tim. 4:1; Heb. 3:12; to withdraw from, have no intercourse with, 1 Tim. 6:5; to abstain from, 2 Tim. 2:19

Greek-English Concordance for ἀφίστημι

Luke 2:37 and then she was a widow until she was eighty-four She did (aphistato | ἀφίστατο | imperf mid ind 3 sg) not leave (aphistato | ἀφίστατο | imperf mid ind 3 sg) the temple, worshipping night and day with fasting and prayer.
Luke 4:13 And when he had completed every kind of temptation, the devil departed (apestē | ἀπέστη | aor act ind 3 sg) from him until a more favorable time.
Luke 8:13 Those that fall on rock are the ones who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but they have no root — they believe for a while but in a time of testing they fall (aphistantai | ἀφίστανται | pres mid ind 3 pl) away.
Luke 13:27 And he will speak, saying to you, ‘I do not know you or where you are from. Depart (apostēte | ἀπόστητε | aor act imperative 2 pl) from me, all you workers of unrighteousness!’
Acts 5:37 After him rose up Judas the Galilean, in the days of the census and mislead (apestēsen | ἀπέστησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) people, so that they followed him. He too perished, and all, as many as followed him, were scattered.
Acts 5:38 So in the present case I tell you, keep (apostēte | ἀπόστητε | aor act imperative 2 pl) away from these men and leave them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking be of men, it will fail;
Acts 12:10 When they had passed the first guard and the second, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which of its own accord opened for them, and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel left (apestē | ἀπέστη | aor act ind 3 sg) him.
Acts 15:38 But Paul did not think it wise to take with them this one who had withdrawn (apostanta | ἀποστάντα | aor act ptcp acc sg masc) from them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.
Acts 19:9 But when some became stubborn and refused to believe, speaking evil of the Way before the congregation, he withdrew (apostas | ἀποστάς | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) from them, taking the disciples with him, and continued daily to discourse in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.
Acts 22:29 Immediately those who were about to examine him drew (apestēsan | ἀπέστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) back (apestēsan | ἀπέστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) from him; and the commanding officer was afraid, realizing that Paul was a Roman citizen and that he had bound him.
2 Corinthians 12:8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it would leave (apostē | ἀποστῇ | aor act subj 3 sg) me.
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit clearly says that in the last times some of the faith will apostasize (apostēsontai | ἀποστήσονται | fut mid ind 3 pl) by being devoted to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands firm, having this seal, “The Lord knew those who were his,” and, “Let everyone naming the name of the Lord depart (apostētō | ἀποστήτω | aor act imperative 3 sg) from unrighteousness.”
Hebrews 3:12 Be careful, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that turns away (apostēnai | ἀποστῆναι | aor act inf ) from the living God.