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-, ἐπῆρα, ἐπῆρκα, -, ἐπήρθην
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to lift up; to lift up the eyes means to look up; to lift up the voice means to shout or talk loudly; to lift up the heel means to oppose someone (implying hostility)
to lift up, raise, elevate; to hoist, Acts 27:40; τὴν φωνήν, to lift up the voice, to speak in a loud voice, Lk. 11:27; τὰς χειρας, to lift up the hands in prayer, Lk. 24:50; 1 Tim. 2:8; τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς, to lift up the eyes, to look, Mt. 17:8; τὴν κεφαλήν, to lift up the head, to be encouraged, animated, Lk. 21:28; τὴν πτέρναν, to lift up the heel, to attack, assault; or, to seek one's overthrow or destruction, Jn. 13:18; pass. to be borne upwards, Acts 1:9; met. mid. to exalt one's self, assume consequence, be elated, 2 Cor. 10:5

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Matthew 17:8 And when they raised (eparantes | ἐπάραντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.
Luke 6:20 Then, looking up (eparas | ἐπάρας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
Luke 11:27 While he was saying these things, a woman in the crowd raised (eparasa | ἐπάρασα | aor act ptcp nom sg fem) her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that carried you, and the breasts that nursed you!”
Luke 16:23 And being in torment in Hades, he lifted (eparas | ἐπάρας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) his eyes and saw Abraham from afar and Lazarus at his side.
Luke 18:13 The tax collector, however, standing at a distance, would not even raise (eparai | ἐπᾶραι | aor act inf ) his eyes to heaven, but kept beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’
Luke 21:28 Now when these things begin to happen, straighten yourselves up and raise (eparate | ἐπάρατε | aor act imperative 2 pl) your heads, because your deliverance is drawing near.”
Luke 24:50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting (eparas | ἐπάρας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) up his hands he blessed them.
John 4:35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, lift (eparate | ἐπάρατε | aor act imperative 2 pl) up your eyes and look at the fields; they are white, ready for harvest.
John 6:5 When Jesus lifted (eparas | ἐπάρας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) up his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where can we buy bread so that these people may eat?”
John 13:18 I am not speaking about all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture must be fulfilled, ‘The one who eats my bread has lifted (epēren | ἐπῆρεν | aor act ind 3 sg) up his heel against me.’
John 17:1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he lifted (eparas | ἐπάρας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) up his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you,
Acts 1:9 And when he had said these words, while they were watching, he was lifted (epērthē | ἐπήρθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) up and a cloud took him away from their eyes.
Acts 2:14 But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, lifted (epēren | ἐπῆρεν | aor act ind 3 sg) up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words.
Acts 14:11 And the crowds, seeing what Paul had done, lifted (epēran | ἐπῆραν | aor act ind 3 pl) up their voices, saying in the dialect of Lycaonia, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!”
Acts 22:22 They listened to him until this word, but then they raised (epēran | ἐπῆραν | aor act ind 3 pl) their voices saying, saying “Away with such a fellow from the earth, for it is not right for him to live!”
Acts 27:40 So they cut loose the anchors, left them in the sea, and at the same time untied the ropes that held the rudders. Then hoisting (eparantes | ἐπάραντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach.
2 Corinthians 10:5 and every lofty idea that is raised (epairomenon | ἐπαιρόμενον | pres pass ptcp acc sg neut) against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obey Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:20 For you put up with it if anyone enslaves you, if anyone exploits you, if anyone takes advantage of you, if anyone puts on airs (epairetai | ἐπαίρεται | pres mid ind 3 sg), if anyone strikes you in the face.
1 Timothy 2:8 I desire, then, that the men should pray in every place by lifting (epairontas | ἐπαίροντας | pres act ptcp acc pl masc) up holy hands, without anger and arguing.