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-, κατέπιον, -, -, κατεπόθην
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to swallow, devour; (pass.) to be swallowed up, overwhelmed, drowned
to drink, swallow, gulp down, Mt. 23:24; to swallow up, absorb, Rev. 12:16; 2 Cor. 5:4; to engulf, submerge, overwhelm, Heb. 11:29; to swallow greedily, devour, 1 Pet. 5:8; to destroy, annihilate, 1 Cor. 15:54; 2 Cor. 2:7*

Greek-English Concordance for καταπίνω

Matthew 23:24 You blind guides! You strain out the gnat but gulp (katapinontes | καταπίνοντες | pres act ptcp voc pl masc) down (katapinontes | καταπίνοντες | pres act ptcp voc pl masc) the camel!
1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: “Death has been swallowed (katepothē | κατεπόθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) up in victory.”
2 Corinthians 2:7 so that you should rather forgive and console him, lest he be (katapothē | καταποθῇ | aor pass subj 3 sg) swallowed (katapothē | καταποθῇ | aor pass subj 3 sg) up (katapothē | καταποθῇ | aor pass subj 3 sg) by excessive sorrow.
2 Corinthians 5:4 For while we remain in this tent, we groan and are burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up (katapothē | καταποθῇ | aor pass subj 3 sg) by life.
Hebrews 11:29 By faith they crossed the Red Sea as if on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried, they were drowned (katepothēsan | κατεπόθησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl).
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded! Be alert! Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour (katapiein | καταπιεῖν | aor act inf ).
Revelation 12:16 but the earth came to the help of the woman; the ground opened up and swallowed (katepien | κατέπιεν | aor act ind 3 sg) the river that the dragon had spewed from his mouth.