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ἐπιστρέφω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἐπιστρέφω
Greek transliteration: 
epistrephō
Simplified transliteration: 
epistrepho
Principal Parts: 
ἐπιστρέψω, ἐπέστρεψα, -, -, ἐπεστράφην
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1994
GK Number: 
2188
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
36
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
cv-1b(1)
Gloss: 
to turn (around, back, from), return
Definition: 
trans. to turn towards; to turn round; to bring back, convert, Lk. 1:16, 17; Jas. 5:19, 20; intrans. and mid. to turn one's self upon or towards, Acts 9:40; Rev. 1:12; to turn about, Mt. 9:22; to turn back, return, Mt. 12:44; met. to be converted, Acts 28:27

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 10:13 If the household is worthy, let your greeting of peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let (epistraphētō | ἐπιστραφήτω | aor pass imperative 3 sg) your peace return (epistraphētō | ἐπιστραφήτω | aor pass imperative 3 sg) to you.
Matthew 12:44 Then it says, ‘I (epistrepsō | ἐπιστρέψω | fut act ind 1 sg) will (epistrepsō | ἐπιστρέψω | fut act ind 1 sg) return (epistrepsō | ἐπιστρέψω | fut act ind 1 sg) to my house from which I came.’ And when it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept, and put in order.
Matthew 13:15 For the heart of this people has become dull, and with their ears they scarcely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn (epistrepsōsin | ἐπιστρέψωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl), and I would heal them.’
Matthew 24:18 and the one in the field must (epistrepsatō | ἐπιστρεψάτω | aor act imperative 3 sg) not go (epistrepsatō | ἐπιστρεψάτω | aor act imperative 3 sg) back to pick up his coat.
Mark 4:12 so that ‘when they look, they may see yet not perceive, and when they listen, they may hear yet not understand; otherwise they might turn (epistrepsōsin | ἐπιστρέψωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) and be forgiven.’”
Mark 5:30 And immediately Jesus, knowing in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately power had gone out turned (epistrapheis | ἐπιστραφείς | aor pass ptcp nom sg masc) around in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” touched clothes?”
Mark 8:33 But after turning (epistrapheis | ἐπιστραφείς | aor pass ptcp nom sg masc) and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not thinking the thoughts of God, but those of men.”
Mark 13:16 and let (epistrepsatō | ἐπιστρεψάτω | aor act imperative 3 sg) the one who is in the field not return (epistrepsatō | ἐπιστρεψάτω | aor act imperative 3 sg) to get his cloak.
Luke 1:16 and he (epistrepsei | ἐπιστρέψει | fut act ind 3 sg) will (epistrepsei | ἐπιστρέψει | fut act ind 3 sg) restore (epistrepsei | ἐπιστρέψει | fut act ind 3 sg) many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.
Luke 1:17 He will go on before him, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn (epistrepsai | ἐπιστρέψαι | aor act inf ) the hearts of fathers toward their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, in order to establish for the Lord a people who are prepared for him.”
Luke 2:39 And when they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned (epestrepsan | ἐπέστρεψαν | aor act ind 3 pl) to Galilee, to their own town, Nazareth.
Luke 8:55 And her spirit returned (epestrepsen | ἐπέστρεψεν | aor act ind 3 sg), and she got up at once. He commanded that something be given her to eat.
Luke 17:4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times returns (epistrepsē | ἐπιστρέψῃ | aor act subj 3 sg) to you saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”
Luke 17:31 “On that day the one who is on the housetop, and his belongings are in the house, must not go down to get them, and likewise the one who is in the field must (epistrepsatō | ἐπιστρεψάτω | aor act imperative 3 sg) not turn (epistrepsatō | ἐπιστρεψάτω | aor act imperative 3 sg) back.
Luke 22:32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have returned (epistrepsas | ἐπιστρέψας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc), strengthen your brothers.”
John 21:20 Peter turned (epistrapheis | ἐπιστραφείς | aor pass ptcp nom sg masc) and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, the one who at the supper had leaned back against Jesus and said, “Master, who is it that will betray you?”
Acts 3:19 Repent therefore, and turn (epistrepsate | ἐπιστρέψατε | aor act imperative 2 pl) again, for the blotting out of your sins,
Acts 9:35 And all who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned (epestrepsan | ἐπέστρεψαν | aor act ind 3 pl) to the Lord.
Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all outside, and falling to his knees he prayed; then turning (epistrepsas | ἐπιστρέψας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) toward the dead body, he said, “Tabitha, get up!” And she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up.
Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number became believers and turned (epestrepsen | ἐπέστρεψεν | aor act ind 3 sg) to the Lord.
Acts 14:15 saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? For we too are men subject to the same frailties as you, bringing you good news to (epistrephein | ἐπιστρέφειν | pres act inf ) turn (epistrephein | ἐπιστρέφειν | pres act inf ) away (epistrephein | ἐπιστρέφειν | pres act inf ) from these vain things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them,
Acts 15:19 Therefore I conclude that we should not trouble those from the Gentiles who are turning (epistrephousin | ἐπιστρέφουσιν | pres act ptcp dat pl masc) to God,
Acts 15:36 And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return (epistrepsantes | ἐπιστρέψαντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) indeed and visit the brothers in every city in which we announced the word of the Lord to see how they are.”
Acts 16:18 And this she kept doing for many days. But Paul became annoyed, and turning (epistrepsas | ἐπιστρέψας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) to the spirit, said, “I charge you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, that they turn (epistrepsai | ἐπιστρέψαι | aor act inf ) from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
Acts 26:20 but I declared to those in Damascus first, then also to those in Jerusalem and through all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn (epistrephein | ἐπιστρέφειν | pres act inf ) to God, performing works worthy of repentance.
Acts 28:27 for the heart of this people has become dull, and they hear with difficultly with their ears, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn (epistrepsōsin | ἐπιστρέψωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl), and I should heal them.’
2 Corinthians 3:16 yet whenever one turns (epistrepsē | ἐπιστρέψῃ | aor act subj 3 sg) to the Lord, the veil is removed.
Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to know God — or rather, are known by God — how can you turn back (epistrephete | ἐπιστρέφετε | pres act ind 2 pl) again to the feeble and inferior elementary principles of the world? How can you want to be their slaves all over again?
1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves report regarding us what kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned (epestrepsate | ἐπεστρέψατε | aor act ind 2 pl) to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
James 5:19 My brothers, if anyone among you strays from the truth and someone brings him back (epistrepsē | ἐπιστρέψῃ | aor act subj 3 sg),
James 5:20 he should know that the one who brings (epistrepsas | ἐπιστρέψας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) a sinner back (epistrepsas | ἐπιστρέψας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) from the error of his way will save that person’s soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 2:25 For you were like sheep, going astray, but now you have turned back (epestraphēte | ἐπεστράφητε | aor pass ind 2 pl) to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.
2 Peter 2:22 What has happened to them illustrates the true proverb: “A dog returns (epistrepsas | ἐπιστρέψας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) to its own vomit, and a sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”
Revelation 1:12 And I turned (epestrepsa | ἐπέστρεψα | aor act ind 1 sg) to see the voice that was speaking to me, and when I had turned (epistrepsas | ἐπιστρέψας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) I saw seven golden lampstands,