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ἐπισπάομαι

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἐπισπάομαι
Greek transliteration: 
epispaomai
Simplified transliteration: 
epispaomai
Principal Parts: 
-, -, -, -, -
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1986
GK Number: 
2177
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
1
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
cv-1d(1b)
Gloss: 
to (attempt to) conceal circumcision, formally to pull over (the foreskin to conceal circumcision)
Definition: 
to draw upon, or after; in NT mid. to obliterate circumcision by artificial extension of the foreskin, 1 Cor. 7:18*

Greek-English Concordance for

1 Corinthians 7:18 If a man was already circumcised when he was called, he (epispasthō | ἐπισπάσθω | pres mid imperative 3 sg) should (epispasthō | ἐπισπάσθω | pres mid imperative 3 sg) not conceal his circumcision (epispasthō | ἐπισπάσθω | pres mid imperative 3 sg). If a man was not circumcised when he was called, he should not submit to circumcision.