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(ἔσπευδον), -, ἔσπευσα, -, -, -
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to hurry, hasten
trans. to urge on, impel, quicken; to quicken in idea, to be eager for the arrival of, 2 Pet. 3:12; intrans. to hasten, make haste, Acts 20:16; 22:18; the part. has the force of an adverb, quickly, hastily, Lk. 2:16; 19:5, 6*

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Luke 2:16 So they came in haste (speusantes | σπεύσαντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger.
Luke 19:5 As he came to that spot, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry (speusas | σπεύσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) and climb down, for today I must stay at your house.”
Luke 19:6 So he hurried (speusas | σπεύσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) and climbed down and welcomed him, rejoicing.
Acts 20:16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia, for he was hastening (espeuden | ἔσπευδεν | imperf act ind 3 sg), if it were possible for him, to be in Jerusalem for the day of Pentecost.
Acts 22:18 and I saw him saying to me, ‘Make (speuson | σπεῦσον | aor act imperative 2 sg) haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about me.’
2 Peter 3:12 waiting for and hastening (speudontas | σπεύδοντας | pres act ptcp acc pl masc) the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the elements will melt in the heat.