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ἐφίστημι

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἐφίστημι
Greek transliteration: 
ephistēmi
Simplified transliteration: 
ephistemi
Principal Parts: 
-, ἐπέστην, ἐπέστην, -, ἐπεστάθην
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2186
GK Number: 
2392
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
21
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
cv-6a
Gloss: 
to approach, come near, stand beside, stop; to be imminent, at hand
Definition: 
trans. to place upon, over, close by; intrans. to stand by or near, Lk. 2:38; 4:39; to come suddenly upon, Lk. 2:9; 24:4; to come upon, assault, Acts 6:12; 17:5; to come near, approach, Lk. 10:40; to impend, be instant, to be at hand, 1 Thess. 5:3; to be present, Acts 28:2; to be pressing, urgent, earnest, 2 Tim. 4:2

Greek-English Concordance for

Luke 2:9 An angel of the Lord suddenly appeared (epestē | ἐπέστη | aor act ind 3 sg) to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terribly afraid.
Luke 2:38 At that very hour she came (epistasa | ἐπιστᾶσα | aor act ptcp nom sg fem) up and began to give thanks to God and continued to speak of him to all who were waiting expectantly for the redemption of Israel.
Luke 4:39 Standing (epistas | ἐπιστάς | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) over her he rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to wait on them.
Luke 10:40 But Martha was distracted by a lot of preparation. She burst (epistasa | ἐπιστᾶσα | aor act ptcp nom sg fem) in and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.”
Luke 20:1 One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes, along with the elders, came (epestēsan | ἐπέστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) up (epestēsan | ἐπέστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl)
Luke 21:34 “But watch yourselves lest your minds be dulled by dissipation and drunkenness and the anxieties of this life, and that day close (epistē | ἐπιστῇ | aor act subj 3 sg) down upon you suddenly,
Luke 24:4 It happened that, while they were wondering about this, suddenly two men stood (epestēsan | ἐπέστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) beside them dressed in dazzling attire.
Acts 4:1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees moved (epestēsan | ἐπέστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) in (epestēsan | ἐπέστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) on (epestēsan | ἐπέστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) them,
Acts 6:12 And they incited the people and the elders and the scribes, and they suddenly (epistantes | ἐπιστάντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) moved in and seized him and brought him before the council,
Acts 10:17 Now while Peter was perplexed within himself as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for the house of Simon, stood (epestēsan | ἐπέστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) at the gate
Acts 11:11 And behold, at that very moment three men arrived (epestēsan | ἐπέστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) at the house, in which we were, sent from Caesarea to me.
Acts 12:7 And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared (epestē | ἐπέστη | aor act ind 3 sg), and a light shone in the cell. He struck the side of Peter and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands.
Acts 17:5 But the Jews, moved by envy, recruited certain wicked men of the marketplace and, forming a mob, they set the city in an uproar. They attacked (epistantes | ἐπιστάντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) the house of Jason, trying to bring them out to the people.
Acts 22:13 came to me, and standing (epistas | ἐπιστάς | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) there said to me, ‘Brother Saul, recover your sight.’ And at that very hour I recovered my sight and saw him.
Acts 22:20 And when the blood of Stephen, your witness, was being shed, I myself was standing (ephestōs | ἐφεστώς | perf act ptcp nom sg masc) by approving and guarding the cloaks of those who were killing him.’
Acts 23:11 The following night the Lord stood (epistas | ἐπιστάς | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so must you also testify in Rome.”
Acts 23:27 This man was seized by the Jews and was about to be killed by them, when I came (epistas | ἐπιστάς | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) upon him and, with the soldiers, rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman citizen.
Acts 28:2 The native people showed us no ordinary kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it (ephestōta | ἐφεστῶτα | perf act ptcp acc sg masc) had (ephestōta | ἐφεστῶτα | perf act ptcp acc sg masc) begun (ephestōta | ἐφεστῶτα | perf act ptcp acc sg masc) to (ephestōta | ἐφεστῶτα | perf act ptcp acc sg masc) rain and because of the cold.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 When they are saying, “Peace and security,” it is then that sudden destruction will (ephistatai | ἐφίσταται | pres mid ind 3 sg) come (ephistatai | ἐφίσταται | pres mid ind 3 sg) upon them, like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
2 Timothy 4:2 preach the word. Be prepared (epistēthi | ἐπίστηθι | aor act imperative 2 sg) when it is opportune or inopportune; confront, rebuke, exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
2 Timothy 4:6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time of my departure has arrived (ephestēken | ἐφέστηκεν | perf act ind 3 sg).