Bill Mounce

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καταπατήσω, κατεπάτησα, -, -, κατεπατήθην
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to trample (an action that can show disdain)
to trample upon, tread down, or under feet, Mt. 5:13; 7:6; Lk. 8:5; 12:1; met. to trample on by indignity, spurn, Heb. 10:29*

Greek-English Concordance for καταπατέω

Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how will it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled (katapateisthai | καταπατεῖσθαι | pres pass inf ) under foot by those who pass by.
Matthew 7:6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls in front of pigs, lest the pigs trample (katapatēsousin | καταπατήσουσιν | fut act ind 3 pl) them underfoot, and the dogs turn and tear you to pieces.
Luke 8:5 “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled (katepatēthē | κατεπατήθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) underfoot, and the birds of heaven devoured it.
Luke 12:1 In the meantime, when many thousands of the crowd had gathered so that they were trampling (katapatein | καταπατεῖν | pres act inf ) one another, Jesus began to say (to his disciples first), “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Hebrews 10:29 How much greater punishment do you think will be deserved by the one (katapatēsas | καταπατήσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) who (katapatēsas | καταπατήσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) has (katapatēsas | καταπατήσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) trampled (katapatēsas | καταπατήσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) the Son of God underfoot (katapatēsas | καταπατήσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc), and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was made holy, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?