Bill Mounce

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(ἤλαυνον), -, ἤλασα, ἐλήλακα, -, -
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to row (with oars); (pass.) to be driven
to drive, urge forward, spur on, Lk. 8:29; Jas. 3:4; 2 Pet. 2:17; to impel a vessel by oars, to row, Mk. 6:48; Jn. 6:19*

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Mark 6:48 He saw them straining at the oars (elaunein | ἐλαύνειν | pres act inf ), for the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night he came toward them, walking on the lake. He intended to pass by them,
Luke 8:29 For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man; for many times it had seized him and he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, yet he would break his bonds and be driven (ēlauneto | ἠλαύνετο | imperf pass ind 3 sg) by the demon into the desert.
John 6:19 When they had rowed (elēlakotes | ἐληλακότες | perf act ptcp nom pl masc) about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the lake and approaching the boat, and they were terrified.
James 3:4 Or consider ships: though they are so large and are (elaunomena | ἐλαυνόμενα | pres pass ptcp nom pl neut) driven (elaunomena | ἐλαυνόμενα | pres pass ptcp nom pl neut) by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder, wherever the impulse of the pilot directs.
2 Peter 2:17 These people are wells without water, mists driven (elaunomenai | ἐλαυνόμεναι | pres pass ptcp nom pl fem) by a squall. For them the gloom of darkness has been reserved.