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to lower, let down
to slacken; to let down, lower,

, Mk. 2:4; Lk. 5:4, 5; Acts 9:25; 27:17, 30; 1 Cor. 11:33*

Greek-English Concordance for χαλάω

Mark 2:4 When they were unable to carry him in because of the crowd, they broke through the roof above Jesus, and when they had dug out an opening, they lowered (chalōsi | χαλῶσι | pres act ind 3 pl) the mat on which the paralytic was lying.
Luke 5:4 When he stopped speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and lower (chalasate | χαλάσατε | aor act imperative 2 pl) your nets for a catch.”
Luke 5:5 But Simon responded, saying, “Master, all night long we have toiled and have caught nothing! But at your word I will lower (chalasō | χαλάσω | fut act ind 1 sg) the nets.”
Acts 9:25 but his disciples took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering (chalasantes | χαλάσαντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) him in a basket.
Acts 27:17 After hoisting it up, they passed cables under the ship to hold it together. Then, fearing that they would run aground on the Syrtis, they lowered (chalasantes | χαλάσαντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) the sea anchor, and thus they let the ship be driven along.
Acts 27:30 But when the sailors tried to escape from the ship and had lowered (chalasantōn | χαλασάντων | aor act ptcp gen pl masc) the dinghy into the sea pretending they intended to let down anchors from the bow,
2 Corinthians 11:33 but I (echalasthēn | ἐχαλάσθην | aor pass ind 1 sg) was (echalasthēn | ἐχαλάσθην | aor pass ind 1 sg) lowered (echalasthēn | ἐχαλάσθην | aor pass ind 1 sg) in a basket through an opening in the wall and escaped his hands.