Bill Mounce

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πατάξω, ἐπάταξα, -, -, -
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to hit, strike; kill
to strike, beat upon; to smite, wound, Mt. 26:51; Lk. 22:49, 50; by impl. to kill, slay, Mt. 26:31; Mk. 14:27; Acts 7:24; to strike gently, Acts 12:7; from the Hebrew, to smite with disease, plagues, etc., Acts 12:23; Rev. 11:6; 19:15*

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Matthew 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this very night. For it stands written, ‘I will strike (pataxō | πατάξω | fut act ind 1 sg) the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
Matthew 26:51 But one of those with Jesus stretched out his hand, drew his sword, and struck (pataxas | πατάξας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) the slave of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
Mark 14:27 And Jesus said to them, “All of you will fall away, because it is written, ‘I will strike (pataxō | πατάξω | fut act ind 1 sg) the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’
Luke 22:49 When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said, “Lord, shall we strike (pataxomen | πατάξομεν | fut act ind 1 pl) with the sword?”
Luke 22:50 And a certain one of them struck (epataxen | ἐπάταξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
Acts 7:24 And seeing one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and brought justice to the one being mistreated by striking (pataxas | πατάξας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) down the Egyptian.
Acts 12:7 And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared, and a light shone in the cell. He struck (pataxas | πατάξας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) the side of Peter and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands.
Acts 12:23 And immediately an angel of the Lord struck Herod down (epataxen | ἐπάταξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) because he did not give the glory to God, and he was eaten by worms and died.
Revelation 11:6 These two witnesses have the power to shut the sky so that no rain will fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike (pataxai | πατάξαι | aor act inf ) the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they wish.
Revelation 19:15 From his mouth extends a sharp sword so that with it he can strike down (pataxē | πατάξῃ | aor act subj 3 sg) the nations. He will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the furious wrath of God the Almighty.