Go (went), Go onward, etc. - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Go (went), Go onward, etc.

[ 1,,G4198, poreuomai ]
to go on one's way, to proceed from one place to another" (from poros, "a passage, a ford," Eng., "pore"), is always used in the Middle Voice in the NT and the Sept., and is the most frequent verb signifying "to go;" it is more distinctly used to indicate procedure or course than the verb eimi, "to go" (not found in the NT). It is often rendered "go thy (your) way," in Oriental usage the customary dismissal, marking the close of a case in court. Hence, in ordinary parlance, marking the end of a conversation, etc., e.g., Luke 7:22; Luke 17:19; John 4:50; Acts 9:15; Acts 24:25; cp. Daniel 12:9; in Romans 15:24 (1st part), RV, "go" (AV, "take my journey"); in Acts 9:3; Acts 26:13, "journeyed" (AV and RV). See DEPART, JOURNEY, WALK.

[ 2,,G3899, paraporeuomai ]
denotes "to go past, to pass by" (para, "by," and No. 1), Mark 2:23, AV, "went (through)," RV, "was going (through);" some mss. have No. 4 here. See PASS.

[ 3,,G4313, proporeuomai ]
"to go before" (pro, and No. 1), is used in Luke 1:76; Acts 7:40.

[ 4,,G1279, diaporeuomai ]
"to go through" (dia, "through," and No. 1), "to pass across," is translated "to go through," in Luke 6:1; Luke 13:22, "went on His way through," RV; Acts 16:4; "going by" in Luke 18:36, RV (AV, "pass by"); "in my journey" in Romans 15:24 (2nd part). For Mark 2:23 See No. 2. See JOURNEY.

[ 5,,G1531, eisporeuomai ]
"to go in, enter," is never rendered by the verb "to come in," in the RV. See. e.g., Luke 11:33, "enter;" Acts 9:28, going in; Acts 28:30, "went in." See ENTER.

[ 6,,G4848, sumporeuomai ]
"to go together with" (sun, "with"), is used in Mark 10:1, RV, "come together" (AV, "resort"); Luke 7:11; Luke 14:25; Luke 24:15. See RESORT.

[ 7,,G71, ago ]
"to bring, lead," is used intransitively, signifying "let us go" (as if to say, "let us be leading on," with the point of departure especially in view), Matthew 26:46; Mark 1:38; Mark 14:42; John 11:7,15,16; John 14:31. See BRING.

[ 8,,G5217, hupago ]
"to go away or to go slowly away, to depart, withdraw oneself," often with the idea of going without noise or notice (hupo, "under," and No. 7), is very frequent in the Gospels; elsewhere it is used in James 2:16; 1 John 2:11; Revelation 10:8; Revelation 13:10; Revelation 14:4; Revelation 16:1; Revelation 17:8,11. It is frequently rendered "go your (thy) way." See DEPART.

[ 9,,G4013, periago ]
"to lead about" (peri, "about," and No. 7), as in 1 Corinthians 9:5, is used intransitively with the meaning "to go about;" "went about," Matthew 4:23; Matthew 9:35; Mark 6:6; Acts 13:11; in Matthew 23:15, "ye compass." See COMPASS, LEAD.

[ 10,,G4254, proago ]
"to lead forth," used intransitively signifies "to go before," usually of locality, e.g., Matthew 2:9; figuratively, in 1 Timothy 1:18, "went before" (RV, marg., "led the way to"), of the exercise of the gifts of prophecy which pointed to Timothy as one chosen by God for the service to be committed to him; in 1 Timothy 5:24, of sins "going before unto judgment." In 2 John 1:9, where the best mss. have this verb (instead of parabaino, "to transgress," AV), the RV renders it "goeth onward" (marg., "taketh the lead"), of not abiding in the doctrine of Christ. Cp. Malachi 4:4. See BRING.

[ 11,,G549, apeimi ]
"to go away," is found in Acts 17:10.

[ 12,,G1524, eiseimi ]
"to go into, enter," is used in Acts 3:3; Acts 21:18,26; Hebrews 9:6, RV, "go in" (AV, "went ... into") See ENTER.

[ 13,,G3327, metabaino ]
"to go or pass over from one place to another," is translated "go" in Luke 10:7. See DEPART.

[ 14,,G565, aperchomai ]
"to go away" (apo, "from"), is chiefly used in the Gospels; it signifies "to go aside" in Acts 4:15. See DEPART.

[ 15,,G402, anachoreo ]
signifies "to withdraw," often in the sense of avoiding danger, e.g., Acts 23:19, RV, "going aside" (AV, "went ... aside"). See DEPART.

[ 16,,G5298, hupochoreo ]
"to go back, retire" (hupo, "under," suggesting privacy), Luke 5:16; Luke 9:10, AV, "went aside" (RV, "withdrew apart"). See WITHDRAW.

[ 17,,G4281, proerchomai ]
"to go before, precede, go forward or farther" (pro, "before"), is used of
(a) place, e.g., Matthew 26:39; Acts 12:10, "passed on through;"
(b) time, Luke 1:17; Acts 20:5,13; 2 Corinthians 9:5. See OUTGO, PASS.

[ 18,,G1931, epiduo ]
signifies "to go down," and is said of the sun in Ephesians 4:26; i.e., put wrath away before sunset (See ANGER, A, Note
(2)). In the Sept., Deuteronomy 24:15; Joshua 8:29; Jeremiah 15:9.

[ 19,,G4782, sunkatabaino ]
"to go down with," is used in Acts 25:5. In the Sept., Psalms 49:17.

[ 20,,G4260, probaino ]
"to go on, forwards, advance," is used of locality, Matthew 4:21; Mark 1:19; for the metaphorical use with reference to age, Luke 1:7,18; Luke 2:36, See AGE, STRICKEN.

[ 21,,G576, apobaino ]
"to go away or from," is translated "had gone out," in Luke 5:2, i.e., disembarked. See COME, 21, Note, TURN.

[ 22,,G4320, prosanabaino ]
"to go up higher" (pros, "towards"), is used of moving to a couch of greater honor at a feast, Luke 14:10.

[ 23,,G1826, exeimi ]
"to go out," is so rendered in Acts 13:42. See DEPART, GET.

[ 24,,G4570, sbennumi ]
"to quench," is used in the Passive Voice, of the going out of the light of a torch or lamp, Matthew 25:8, "are going out" (RV). See QUENCH.

[ 25,,G5055, teleo ]
"to finish," is rendered "to go through or over" in Matthew 10:23, of "going through" the cities of Israel (AV, marg., "end," or "finish"). See END, FINISH.

[ 26,,G1353, diodeuo ]
"to travel throughout or along" (dia, "through," hodos, "a way"), is used in Luke 8:1, of "going throughout" (AV) or "about through" (RV) cities and villages; of "passing through" towns, Acts 17:1. See PASS.

[ 27,,G589, apodemeo ]
"to be abroad," is translated "going into another country," in Matthew 25:14 (AV, "traveling, etc."). See JOURNEY.

[ 28,,G424, anerchomai ]
"to go up" (ana), occurs in John 6:3; Galatians 1:17,18.

[ 29,,G4022, perierchomai ]
"to go around, or about," is translated "going about" in 1 Timothy 5:13, RV (AV, "wandering about"); "went about" in Hebrews 11:37, RV (AV, "wandered about"). See CIRCUIT.

[ 30,,G2021, epicheireo ]
lit., "to put the hand to" (epi, "to," cheir, "the hand"), "to take in hand, undertake," occurs in Luke 1:1, "have taken in hand;" in Acts 9:29, "they went about;" in Acts 19:13, "took upon them." See TAKE.


(1) The following verbs signify both "to come" and "to go," with prefixed prepositions accordingly, and are mentioned under the word COME: erchomai (No. 1); eiserchomai (No. 2); exerchomai (No. 3); dierchomai (No. 5); katerchomai (No. 7); Luke 17:7, parerchomai (No. 9); preserchomai, "go near," Acts 8:29 (No. 10); sunerchomai, "went with," Acts 9:39; Acts 15:38; Acts 21:16 (No. 11); anabaino, (No. 15); katabaino (No. 19); paraginomai, Acts 23:16, AV, "went," RV "entered" (No. 13); ekporeuo (No. 33); choreo, Matthew 15:17, AV, "goeth," RV, "passeth" (No. 24); anabaino, Luke 19:28, RV, "going up;" ekbaino (No. 17).

(2) In the following, the verbs mentioned, translated in the AV by some form of the verb "to go," are rendered in the RV more precisely in accordance with their true meaning:
(a) zeteo, "to seek," so the RV in John 7:19,20; Acts 21:31; Romans 10:3 (AV, to go about);
(b) peirazo, "to make an attempt," Acts 24:6, RV, "assayed" (AV, "have gone about");
(c) peirao, "to attempt," Acts 26:21, RV, "assayed" AV, "went about");
(d) epistrepho, "to return," Acts 15:16, RV, "let us return" (AV, "let us go again");
(e) huperbaino, "to overstep," 1 Thessalonians 4:6, RV, "transgress" (AV, "go beyond");
(f) diistemi, "to set apart, make an interval," Acts 27:28, RV "(after) a space" (AV, "had gone further");
(g) suneiserchomai, "to go in with" John 6:22; John 18:15, RV, "entered (in) with" (AV, "went ... with");
(h) phero, in the Middle Voice, lit., "to bear oneself along," Hebrews 6:1, RV, "let us press on" (AV, "let us go on");
(i) ekklino, "to bend or turn away," Romans 3:12, RV, "have turned aside" (AV, "have gone out of the way");
(j) diaperao, "to pass through, or across," Matthew 14:34, RV, "had crossed over" (AV, "were gone over");
(k) strateuomai, "to serve in war," 1 Corinthians 9:7, RV, "(what) soldier ... serveth" (AV, "goeth a warfare");
(l) hodoiporeo, "to be on a journey," Acts 10:9, RV, "as they were on their journey" (AV, "as they went, etc.");
(m) embaino, "to enter," Matthew 13:2; Luke 8:22, RV, "entered" (AV, "went into"); in Luke 8:37 (AV, "went up into");
(n) apoluo, "to set free," Luke 23:22; John 19:12, RV, "release" (AV, "let ... go"); Acts 15:33, RV, "dismissed" (AV, ditto); Acts 28:18, RV, "set at liberty" (AV, ditto);
(o) epibaino, "to go upon," Acts 21:4, RV, "set foot" (AV, "go"); some mss. have anabaino;
(p) apangello, "to announce," Acts 12:17, RV, "tell" (AV, "go shew");
(q) aperchomai, "to go away," Matthew 5:30, RV, "go" (AV, "be cast"); some mss. have ballo, "to cast;"
(r) peripateo, "to walk," Mark 12:38, RV, "walk" (AV "go");
(s) for "gone by," Acts 14:16, RV, See PASS, No. 17.

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