diókó: to put to flight, pursue, by impl. to persecuteOriginal Word: διώκω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-o'-ko)
Short Definition: I pursue, persecute
Definition: I pursue, hence: I persecute.
1377 diṓkō – properly, aggressively chase, like a hunter pursuing a catch (prize). 1377 (diṓkō) is used positively ("earnestly pursue") and negatively ("zealously persecute, hunt down"). In each case, 1377 (diṓkō) means pursue with all haste ("chasing" after), earnestly desiring to overtake (apprehend).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
akin to a prim. verb dió (put to flight)
to put to flight, pursue, by impl. to persecute
persecute (10), persecuted (13), persecuting (7), persecutor (1), practicing (1), press (2), pursue (7), pursuing (2), run after (1), seek after (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1377: διώκω
διώκω; imperfect ἐδίωκον; future διώξω (Matthew 23:34; Luke 21:12; John 15:20; 2 Samuel 22:38; Wis. 19:2; a rarer form for the more common Attic διώξομαι, cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr: 2:154; Winers Grammar, 84 (80); (Buttmann, 53 (46); especially Veitch, under the word; Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 377)); 1 aorist ἐδίωξα; passive (present διώκομαι); perfect participle δεδιωγμενος; 1 future διωχθήσομαι; (from δίω, to flee); the Sept. commonly for רָדַף;
1. to make to run or flee, put to flight, drive away: (τινα) ἀπό πόλεως εἰς πόλιν, Matthew 23:34, cf. 10:23 Griesbach
2. to run swiftly in order to catch some person or thing, to run after; absolutely (Homer, Iliad 23, 344; Sophocles El. 738, etc.; διώκειν δρόμῳ, Xenophon, an. 6, 5, 25; cf. 7, 2, 20), to press on: figuratively, of one who in a race runs swiftly to reach the goal, Philippians 3:12 (where distinguished from καταλαμβάνειν (cf. Herodotus 9, 58; Lucian, Hermot. 77)), Philippians 3:14. to pursue (in a hostile manner): τινα, Acts 26:11; Revelation 12:13.
3. Hence, in any way whatever to harass, trouble, molest one; to persecute, (cf. Latinpersequor, German verfolgen): Matthew 5:10-12, 44; Matthew 10:23; Luke 21:12; (
4. without the idea of hostility, to run after, follow after: someone, Luke 17:23.
5. metaphorically, with the accusative of thing, to pursue i. e. to seek after eagerly, earnestly endeavor to acquire: Romans 9:30 (distinguished here from καταλαμβάνειν); 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 2:22 (in both passages opposed to φεύγειν); νόμον δικαιοσύνης, Romans 9:31 (Proverbs 15:9; τό δίκαιον, Deuteronomy 16:20; Sir. 27:8, where distinguished from καταλαμβάνειν); τήν φιλοξενίαν, Romans 12:13; τά τῆς εἰρήνης, Romans 14:19 (here L marginal reading Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading T read διώκομεν (for the διώκωμεν of others), see (WH's Appendix, p. 169); τήν ἀγάπην, 1 Corinthians 14:1; τό ἀγαθόν, 1 Thessalonians 5:15; εἰρήνην, Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 3:11 (here joined with ζητεῖν τί); times without number in Greek writings (from Homer, Iliad 17, 75 διώκειν ἀκιχητα on; as τιμάς, ἀρετήν, τά καλά (cf. Winer's Grammar, 30.)). (Compare: ἐκδιώκω, καταδιώκω.) A prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb dio (to flee; compare the base of deilos and diakonos); to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication, to persecute -- ensue, follow (after), given to, (suffer) persecute(-ion), press forward. see GREEK deilos see GREEK diakonos
A prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb dio (to flee; compare the base of deilos and diakonos); to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication, to persecute -- ensue, follow (after), given to, (suffer) persecute(-ion), press forward.
see GREEK deilos
see GREEK diakonos
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1377
δεδιωγμένοι — 1 Occ.
διωχθήσονται — 1 Occ.
δίωκε — 2 Occ.
διώκεις — 6 Occ.
Διώκετε — 3 Occ.
διώκω — 2 Occ.
διώκωμεν — 1 Occ.
διώκων — 3 Occ.
διώκωνται — 1 Occ.
διώκωσιν — 1 Occ.
διώκομαι — 1 Occ.
διωκόμενοι — 2 Occ.
διώκοντα — 1 Occ.
διώκοντας — 1 Occ.
διώκοντες — 1 Occ.
διωκόντων — 1 Occ.
διωξάτω — 1 Occ.
διώξητε — 1 Occ.
διώξετε — 1 Occ.
διώξωσιν — 1 Occ.
διώξουσιν — 3 Occ.
ἐδίωκεν — 1 Occ.
ἐδίωκον — 3 Occ.
ἐδίωξα — 2 Occ.
ἐδίωξαν — 3 Occ.
ἐδίωξεν — 1 Occ.
Matthew 5:10 V-RPM/P-NMP
GRK: μακάριοι οἱ δεδιωγμένοι ἕνεκεν δικαιοσύνης
NAS: are those who have been persecuted for the sake
KJV: Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for
INT: Blessed they who have been persecuted on account of righteousness
Luke 21:12 V-FIA-3P
Acts 26:11 V-IIA-1S