Compass - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G2944, kukleuo ]
denotes to encircle, surround," and is found in the best texts in John 10:24, "came round about," and Revelation 20:9, of a camp surrounded by foes; some mss. have No. 2 in each place.

[ 2,,G2944, kukloo ]
(cp. Eng., "cycle") signifies "to move in a circle, to compass about," as of a city "encompassed" by armies, Luke 21:20; Hebrews 11:30; in Acts 14:20, "stood round about." See COME, No. 38, STAND.

[ 3,,G4033, perikukloo ]
peri, "about," with No. 2, is used in Luke 19:43 "shall compass ... round."

[ 4,,G4013, periago ]
"to lead about," 1 Corinthians 9:5, or, intransitively, "to go about, to go up and down," is so used in Matthew 4:23; Matthew 9:35; Mark 6:6; Acts 13:11; "to compass regions," Matthew 23:15. See GO, LEAD.

[ 5,,G4029, perikeimai ]
"to be encompassed:" See BOUND
(b), HANG.

[ 6,,G4022, perierchomai ]
lit., "to go, or come, about" (peri, "about," erchomai, "to come"), is translated in Acts 28:13, AV, "fetched a compass." See CIRCUIT.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words