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-, διέστρεψα -, διέστραμμαι, -
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(act.) to subvert, pervert, make turn away; (pass.) to be perverted, depraved, turned from the truth
to distort, turn away;, met. to pervert, corrupt, Mt. 17:17; Lk. 9:41; to turn out of the way, cause to make defection, Lk. 23:2; Acts 13:8; διεστραμμένος, perverse, corrupt, erroneous

Greek-English Concordance for διαστρέφω

Matthew 17:17 Jesus answered, saying, unbelieving and perverse (diestrammenē | διεστραμμένη | perf pass ptcp voc sg fem) generation, how long am I to be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him here to me.”
Luke 9:41 In answer Jesus said, “O faithless and perverse (diestrammenē | διεστραμμένη | perf pass ptcp voc sg fem) generation, how long am I to be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”
Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man trying to mislead (diastrephonta | διαστρέφοντα | pres act ptcp acc sg masc) our nation, opposing the payment of taxes to Caesar, and claiming himself to be Christ, a king.”
Acts 13:8 But Elymas the magician (for that is the way his name is translated) opposed them, trying to turn (diastrepsai | διαστρέψαι | aor act inf ) the proconsul away from the faith.
Acts 13:10 and said, “O man full of deceit and all fraud, son of the devil, enemy of all righteousness, will you not stop making (diastrephōn | διαστρέφων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) crooked the straight paths of the Lord?
Acts 20:30 Even from among your own group will men arise, speaking distortions (diestrammena | διεστραμμένα | perf pass ptcp acc pl neut) of the truth, to draw the disciples away after them.
Philippians 2:15 so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse (diestrammenēs | διεστραμμένης | perf pass ptcp gen sg fem) generation, among whom you shine like stars in the universe,