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καταφάγομαι, κατέφαγον, -, -, -
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to eat up, consume
also spelled κατέσθω, to eat up, devour, Mt. 13:4; to consume, Rev. 11:5, to expend, squander, Lk. 15:30; met. to make a prey of, plunder, Mt. 23:13; Mk. 12:40; Lk. 20:47; 2 Cor. 11:20; to annoy, injure, Gal. 5:15

Greek-English Concordance for κατεσθίω

Matthew 13:4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured (katephagen | κατέφαγεν | aor act ind 3 sg) them.
Mark 4:4 And as he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and birds came and ate (katephagen | κατέφαγεν | aor act ind 3 sg) it up (katephagen | κατέφαγεν | aor act ind 3 sg).
Mark 12:40 They devour (katesthiontes | κατεσθίοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) the property of widows and, as a show, offer up long prayers. These men will receive a more severe judgment.”
Luke 8:5 “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of heaven devoured (katephagen | κατέφαγεν | aor act ind 3 sg) it.
Luke 15:30 But when this son of yours came, who has consumed (kataphagōn | καταφαγών | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) your estate with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’
Luke 20:47 who devour (katesthiousin | κατεσθίουσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) the houses of widows and for the sake of appearance make lengthy prayers. These will receive the greater condemnation.”
John 2:17 His disciples remembered that it stands written, “Zeal for your house will consume (kataphagetai | καταφάγεται | fut mid ind 3 sg) me.”
2 Corinthians 11:20 For you put up with it if anyone enslaves you, if anyone exploits (katesthiei | κατεσθίει | pres act ind 3 sg) you, if anyone takes advantage of you, if anyone puts on airs, if anyone strikes you in the face.
Galatians 5:15 But if you keep on biting and devouring (katesthiete | κατεσθίετε | pres act ind 2 pl) one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
Revelation 10:9 So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take it and eat (kataphage | κατάφαγε | aor act imperative 2 sg) it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”
Revelation 10:10 So I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate (katephagon | κατέφαγον | aor act ind 1 sg) it. In my mouth it was as sweet as honey, but when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.
Revelation 11:5 And if anyone tries to harm them, fire comes out of their mouth and devours (katesthiei | κατεσθίει | pres act ind 3 sg) their enemies. And if anyone tries to harm them, he must be killed in this way.
Revelation 12:4 His tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and hurled them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour (kataphagē | καταφάγῃ | aor act subj 3 sg) it.
Revelation 20:9 And they marched up on the broad plain of the earth and encircled the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed (katephagen | κατέφαγεν | aor act ind 3 sg) them.