existémi: to displace, to stand aside fromOriginal Word: ἐξίστημιPart of Speech:
I astonish, am astonishedDefinition:
(lit: I remove from a standing position), (a) in trans. tenses: I astonish, amaze, (b) in intrans. tenses: I am astonished, amazed; I am out of my mind, am mad.
1839 eksístēmi (from 1537, ek, "out of," and 2476, histēmi, "to stand") – literally, "to remove from a standing (fixed) position," put out of place; i.e. "beside oneself," showing someone as flabbergasted (completely stupefied); at a total loss to explain or account for something; overwhelmed, astonished (amazed).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to displace, to stand aside fromNASB Translation
amazed (10), amazement (1), astonished (2), astonishing (1), astounded (1), beside ourselves (1), lost His senses (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1839: ἐξίστημιἐξίστημι
: likewise ἐξιστάω
participle ἐξιστῶν R G
, ἐξιστάνων L T Tr WH
)); 1 aorist ἐξέστησα
; 2 aorist ἐξέστην
; perfect infinitive ἐξεστακέναι
; middle (present infinitive ἐξίστασθαι
); imperfect 3 person plural ἐξίσταντο
1. In present, imperfect, future, 1 aorist active to throw out of position, to displace: τινα τοῦ φρονεῖν, to throw one out of his mind, drive one out of his senses, Xenophon, mem. 1, 3, 12 φρενῶν, Euripides, Bacch. 850; hence, simply to amaze, astonish, throw into wonderment: τινα, Luke 24:22; Acts 8:9.
2. In perfect, pluperfect, 2 aorist active and also the middle,
a. to be amazed, astounded: Matthew 12:23; Mark 2:12; Luke 8:56; Acts 2:7, 12; Acts 8:13; Acts 9:21; Acts 10:45; Acts 12:16 (the Sept. for חָרַד, to tremble, Exodus 19:18; Ruth 3:8, etc.); ἐξέστησαν ἐκστάσει μεγάλη, they were amazed with a great amazement (see ἔκστασις, 3), Mark 5:42; ἐν ἑαυτοῖς ἐξίσταντο, Mark 6:51; with the dative of the thing: μαγείαις ἐξεστακέναι, had been put beside themselves with magic arts, carried away with wonder at them, Acts 8:11 (but this form of the perfect is transitive; cf. Buttmann, 48 (41); Veitch, 339); ἐξίσταντο ἐπί with the dative of thing, Luke 2:47 side oneself, insane": 2 Corinthians 5:13 (opposed to σωφρονεῖν); Mark 3:21 (cf. Buttmann, 198 (171); Winer's Grammar, § 40, 5 b.); (Greek writings, where they use the word in this sense, generally add τοῦ φρονεῖν, τῶν φρενῶν: Isocrates, Euripides, Polybius, others).<1>
amaze, make astonished, bewitch, wonder.
From ek and histemi; to put (stand) out of wits, i.e. Astound, or (reflexively) become astounded, insane -- amaze, be (make) astonished, be beside self (selves), bewitch, wonder.
see GREEK ek
see GREEK histemi