3980. peitharcheó
Strong's Concordance
peitharcheó: to obey authority
Original Word: πειθαρχέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: peitharcheó
Phonetic Spelling: (pi-tharkh-eh'-o)
Definition: to obey authority
Usage: I obey one in authority, conform to advice, obey, follow.
HELPS Word-studies

3980 peitharxéō (from 3982 /peíthō, " persuade" and 746/arxē, "what comes first") – properly, persuaded of what must come first, i.e. what has priority (the higher authority).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a comp. of peithó and archó
to obey authority
NASB Translation
followed...advice (1), obedient (1), obey (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3980: πειθαρχέω

πειθαρχέω, πειθάρχω; 1 aorist participle πειθαρχησας; (πείθαρχος; and this from πείθομαι and ἀρχή); to obey (a ruler or a superior): Θεῷ, Acts 5:29, 32; magistrates, Titus 3:1 (others take it here absolutely, to be obedient); τῷ λόγῳ τῆς δικαιοσύνης, Polycarp, ad Philipp. 9, 1 [ET]; (A. V. to hearken to) one advising something, Acts 27:21. (Sophocles, Xenophon, Polybius, Diodorus, Josephus, Plutarch, others; on the very frequent use of the verb by Philo see Siegfried, Philo von Alex. as above with, p. 43 (especially, p. 108).)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
to obey authority

From a compound of peitho and archo; to be persuaded by a ruler, i.e. (genitive case) to submit to authority; by analogy, to conform to advice -- hearken, obey (magistrates).

see GREEK peitho

see GREEK archo

Forms and Transliterations
Πειθαρχειν πειθαρχείν Πειθαρχεῖν πειθαρχησαντας πειθαρχήσαντάς πειθαρχουσιν πειθαρχούσιν πειθαρχοῦσιν Peitharchein Peitharcheîn peitharchesantas peitharchēsantas peitharchḗsantás peitharchousin peitharchoûsin
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Englishman's Concordance
Acts 5:29 V-PNA
GRK: ἀπόστολοι εἶπαν Πειθαρχεῖν δεῖ θεῷ
NAS: answered, We must obey God rather
KJV: and said, We ought to obey God rather
INT: apostles said To obey it is necessary God

Acts 5:32 V-PPA-DMP
GRK: θεὸς τοῖς πειθαρχοῦσιν αὐτῷ
NAS: has given to those who obey Him.
KJV: God hath given to them that obey him.
INT: God to those that obey him

Acts 27:21 V-APA-AMP
GRK: ὦ ἄνδρες πειθαρχήσαντάς μοι μὴ
NAS: you ought to have followed my advice and not to have set sail
KJV: ye should have hearkened unto me,
INT: O men having been obedient to me not

Titus 3:1 V-PNA
GRK: ἐξουσίαις ὑποτάσσεσθαι πειθαρχεῖν πρὸς πᾶν
NAS: to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready
KJV: powers, to obey magistrates, to be
INT: to authorities to be subject to be obedient for every

Strong's Greek 3980
4 Occurrences

πειθαρχήσαντάς — 1 Occ.
Πειθαρχεῖν — 2 Occ.
πειθαρχοῦσιν — 1 Occ.

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