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Entry for Strong's #2720 - κατευθύνω

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to make straight, guide, direct
    1. of the removal of the hindrances to coming to one
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 833 ‑ אָשֵׁר (aw‑shar', aw‑share');  3474 ‑ יָשַׁר (yaw‑shar');  3557 ‑ כּוּל (kool);  3559 ‑ כּוּן (koon);  5337 ‑ נָצַל (naw‑tsal');  6555 ‑ פָּרַץ (paw‑rats');  6743 ‑ צָלֵחַ (tsaw‑lakh', tsaw‑lay'‑akh);  8505 ‑ תָּכַן (taw‑kan');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
Luke 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
Luke 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
Luke 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
V-AAO-3S 2
V-AAO-3S 2
V-AAO-3S 2
V-AAO-3S 3

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


poet. impf. κατευθύνεσκον IGRom. 4.507b (Pergam.):


1. make or keep straight, τὴν πτῆσιν Arist. IA 710a2; ναῦν τῷ πηδαλίῳ D.Chr. 13.18; βιοτῆς οἴακα κατευθύνεσκες ἐν οἴκῳ IGRom. l.c.: Pass., αἱ περιφοραὶ κατευθυνόμεναι Pl. Ti. 44b.

2. guide, direct, τὰς φύσεις Id. Lg. 809a; τινὰ εἰς τὸν αὑτοῦ δρόμον ib. 847a; [ τὸν ἐλέφαντα] τῷ δρεπάνῳ Arist. HA 610a28; [ ναῦν ] Id. Fr. 11; κ. τὰς πράξεις ὁ θεός Aristeas 18; τὰ παρόντα πρὸς τὸ τέλος Plu. Cam. 42; πρὸς τὰ βελτίονα τοὺς νέους Id. 2.20d; τὴν ψυχήν ib.780b; τὸν λόγον πρός τι Gal. 17(2).362.

3. κ. τινός demand an account from one, condemn, Pl. Lg. 945a, cf. IG 22.1183.10 (prob.), Poll. 8.22.


1. intr., make straight towards, κατεύθυναν αἱ βόες ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ εἰς ὁδὸν Βαιθσάμυς LXX 1 Kings 6:12; κ. τῇ πτήσει ὄρθιον ἐπὶ τοὺς πολεμίους Plu. Alex. 33.

2. prosper, LXX Si. 29.18: c. gen., succeed in doing.., οὐ κατεύθυνε τοῦ λαλῆσαι οὕτως ib. Jd. 12.6.

3. οἱ -ευθύνοντες the righteous, ib. Proverbs 15:8.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατευθύνω: 1 aorist infinitive κατευθύναι; 3 person singular optative κατευθύναι; (see κατά, III. 2); the Sept. mostly for יִשֵׁר and כּונֵן, הֵכִין; to make straight, guide, direct: τούς πόδας ... εἰς ὁδόν εἰρήνης, Luke 1:79; τήν ὁδόν πρός τινα, of the removal of the hindrances to coming to one, 1 Thessalonians 3:11; τάς καρδίας (1 Chronicles 29:18; 2 Chronicles 19:3) εἰς τήν ἀγάπην τοῦ Θεοῦ, 2 Thessalonians 3:5. (Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, others.)

STRONGS NT 2720a: κατευλογέω κατευλογέω: imperfect 3 person singular κατευλόγει (T WH) and κατηυλογει (Tr) (cf. εὐδοκέω, at the beginning); to call down blessings on: τινα, Mark 10:16 T Tr WH. (Tobit 9:13); ; Plutarch, amator. 4.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατ -ευθύνω ,

[in LXX for H3559 ni., hi., etc.;]

to make or keep straight, direct, guide: metaph., τ . ὁδόν , 1 Thessalonians 3:11; τ . πόδας εἰς ὁδὸν εἰρήνης , Luke 1:79; τ . καρδίας εἰς τ . ἀγάπην , 2 Thessalonians 3:5.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the metaphorical usage of this verb in its NT occurrences, we may add to the usual citations from the LXX Aristeas 18 κατευθύνει τὰς πράξεις καὶ τὰς ἐπιβολὰς ὁ κυριεύων ἁπάντων θεός.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
κατευθηνή κατεύθυνα κατευθυναι κατευθύναι κατευθῦναι κατεύθυναν κατευθύνατε κατευθυνε κατεύθυνε κατευθυνει κατευθυνεί κατευθύνει κατευθύνειν κατευθυνείς κατεύθυνεν κατευθύνεται κατευθύνη κατευθυνθείησαν κατευθύνθης κατευθυνθήσεται κατευθυνθήτω κατευθυνθώσι κατεύθυνον κατευθύνοντας κατευθυνόντων κατευθύνουσα κατευθυνούσης κατευθύνων κατευοδοί κατευοδού κατευοδουμένω κατευοδωθήσεται κατευοδώσαι κατηύθυναν κατηύθυνας κατηυθυνεν kateuthunai kateuthynai kateuthýnai kateuthŷnai
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