Bill Mounce

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(συνέβαινον), -, συνέβην, συμβέβηκα, -, συνέβην
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to happen; to come about
to step, or come together; to happen, meet, fall out, Mk. 10:32; Lk. 24:14 ; Acts 3:10; 20:19; 21:35; 1 Cor. 10:11; 1 Pet. 4:12; 2 Pet. 2:22*

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Mark 10:32 Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going on ahead of them. They were filled with awe, but those who followed behind were afraid. And taking the twelve aside again, he began to tell them the things that were going to (symbainein | συμβαίνειν | pres act inf ) happen (symbainein | συμβαίνειν | pres act inf ) to him:
Luke 24:14 And they were talking with one another about all these things that had taken (symbebēkotōn | συμβεβηκότων | perf act ptcp gen pl neut) place.
Acts 3:10 and recognized him — that he was the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. And they were filled with awe and amazement at what had happened (symbebēkoti | συμβεβηκότι | perf act ptcp dat sg neut) to him.
Acts 20:19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears, enduring the trials that fell (symbantōn | συμβάντων | aor act ptcp gen pl masc) on me by the plots of the Jews;
Acts 21:35 When he got to the stairs, Paul had to be (synebē | συνέβη | aor act ind 3 sg) carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob,
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now these events happened (synebainen | συνέβαινεν | imperf act ind 3 sg) to them as examples, but were written down as warnings for us, on whom the end of the ages has come.
1 Peter 4:12 Dear friends, do not be surprised that a trial by fire is taking place among you, as though something strange were (symbainontos | συμβαίνοντος | pres act ptcp gen sg neut) happening (symbainontos | συμβαίνοντος | pres act ptcp gen sg neut) to you.
2 Peter 2:22 What has happened (symbebēken | συμβέβηκεν | perf act ind 3 sg) to them illustrates the true proverb: “A dog returns to its own vomit, and a sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”