1559. ekdiókó
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ekdiókó: to pursue out, i.e. expel or persecute
Original Word: ἐκδιώκω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ekdiókó
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-dee-o'-ko)
Short Definition: I persecute, expel by persecuting
Definition: I persecute, expel by persecuting, drive out, vex, harass.

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1559 ekdiṓkō (from 1537 /ek, "completely out of" and 1377 /diṓkō, "chase") – properly, pursue, chase ("hunt down") with passion and personal vengeance (used only in 1 Thes 2:15).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ek and diókó
to pursue out, i.e. expel or persecute
NASB Translation
drove (1).

STRONGS NT 1559: ἐκδιώκω

ἐκδιώκω: future ἐκδιώξω; 1 aorist ἐξεδιωξα;

1. to drive out, banish: τινα, Luke 11:49 (here WH Tr marginal reading διώξουσιν; some refer this to 2); (Thucydides 1, 24; Lucian, Tim. 10; the Sept. 1 Chronicles 8:13; Joel 2:20, etc.).

2. to pursue equivalent to to persecute, oppress with calamities: τινα, 1 Thessalonians 2:15 (some refer this to 1); (Psalm 118:157 (); Sir. 30:19; Demosthenes, 883, 27).


From ek and dioko; to pursue out, i.e. Expel or persecute implacably -- persecute.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK dioko

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