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ἁρπάσω, ἥρπασα, -, ἤρπακμαι, ἡρπάσθην ορ ἡρπάγην
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to catch, steal, carry off
to seize, as a wild beast, Jn. 10:12; take away by force, snatch away, Mt. 13:19; Jn. 10:28, 29; Acts 23:10; Jude 23; met. to seize on with avidity, eagerly, appropriate, Mt. 11:12; to convey away suddenly, transport hastily, Jn. 6:15

Greek-English Concordance for ἁρπάζω

Matthew 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent are taking (harpazousin | ἁρπάζουσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) it by (harpazousin | ἁρπάζουσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) force (harpazousin | ἁρπάζουσιν | pres act ind 3 pl).
Matthew 12:29 Or how can someone enter the strong man’s house and carry (harpasai | ἁρπάσαι | aor act inf ) off (harpasai | ἁρπάσαι | aor act inf ) his belongings, unless he first ties up the strong man? And then he will ransack his house.
Matthew 13:19 When anyone hears the message of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches (harpazei | ἁρπάζει | pres act ind 3 sg) away that which was sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.
John 6:15 Therefore when Jesus realized that they were about to come and take (harpazein | ἁρπάζειν | pres act inf ) him by (harpazein | ἁρπάζειν | pres act inf ) force (harpazein | ἁρπάζειν | pres act inf ) to make him king, he withdrew again up the mountainside alone.
John 10:12 The hired hand, since he is not a shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, sees a wolf coming and abandons the sheep and runs away — and the wolf attacks (harpazei | ἁρπάζει | pres act ind 3 sg) the flock and scatters them.
John 10:28 and I give them eternal life. They will never perish, and no one will ever snatch (harpasei | ἁρπάσει | fut act ind 3 sg) them out of my hand.
John 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is more powerful than all, and no one can snatch (harpazein | ἁρπάζειν | pres act inf ) them out of my Father’s hand.
Acts 8:39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took (hērpasen | ἥρπασεν | aor act ind 3 sg) Philip away (hērpasen | ἥρπασεν | aor act ind 3 sg), and the eunuch saw him no more, but went on his way rejoicing.
Acts 23:10 And when the argument became violent, the commanding officer, afraid that Paul would be torn apart by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take (harpasai | ἁρπάσαι | aor act inf ) him away (harpasai | ἁρπάσαι | aor act inf ) from among them by (harpasai | ἁρπάσαι | aor act inf ) force (harpasai | ἁρπάσαι | aor act inf ) and bring him into the barracks.
2 Corinthians 12:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago — whether in the body I do not know or apart from the body I do not know, only God knows — such a man was caught up (harpagenta | ἁρπαγέντα | aor pass ptcp acc sg masc) to the third heaven.
2 Corinthians 12:4 was caught up (hērpagē | ἡρπάγη | aor pass ind 3 sg) into paradise and heard unspeakable words which are not permitted for a man to utter.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we who are alive, who remain behind, will be caught up (harpagēsometha | ἁρπαγησόμεθα | fut pass ind 1 pl) in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be forever with the Lord.
Jude 1:23 save others by (harpazontes | ἁρπάζοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) snatching (harpazontes | ἁρπάζοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) them out of the fire; and have mercy on others with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
Revelation 12:5 So the woman gave birth to a son, a male child, who is going to rule all the nations with an iron rod; but her child was taken up (hērpasthē | ἡρπάσθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) to God and to his throne.