katabainó: to go downOriginal Word: καταβαίνωPart of Speech:
I go down, come downDefinition:
I go down, come down, either from the sky or from higher land, descend.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
and the same as basisDefinition
to go downNASB Translation
brought down (1), came down (12), come down (15), comes down (4), coming (1), coming down (9), descend (3), descended (6), descending (5), descends (1), falling down (1), fell (1), go (1), go down (4), go downstairs (1), going down (3), got (1), steps down (1), went (1), went down (11).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2597: καταβαίνωκαταβαίνω
; imperfect 3 person plural κατέβαινον
; future καταβήσομαι
; 2 aorist κατέβην
, imperative κατάβηθι
; Luke 19:5
; John 4:49
; Acts 10:20
) and κατάβα
(where L T Tr WH
)), see ἀναβαίνω
); perfect καταβέβηκα
; (from Homer
on); the Sept.
; to go down, come down, descend
1. of persons;
a. properly: absolutely, the place from which one has come down being evident from the context, καταβάς ἔστη, Luke 6:17 (cf. ); (followed here by an infinitive, so Matthew 24:17); Luke 19:5; John 5:7; Acts 20:10; Ephesians 4:10; followed by ἀπό with the genitive of the place, Matthew 8:1; Matthew 14:29; Matthew 17:9 Rec.; ; Mark 9:9 (L Tr marginal reading WH text ἐκ); ; by ἐκ with the genitive of place, Matthew 17:9 G L T Tr WH (see ἐκ, I. 3); by εἰς with the accusative of place, Mark 13:15 (R G L brackets Tr; others omit εἰς etc.); Acts 8:38; (Romans 10:7); Ephesians 4:9.
b. to come down, as from the temple at Jerusalem, from the city of Jerusalem; also of celestial beings coming down to earth: absolutely, Matthew 3:16; Luke 2:51; Luke 10:31; John 4:47, 49, 51; Acts (); ; (); ; followed by ἀπό with the genitive of the place, Mark 3:22; Luke 10:30; Acts 25:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, Matthew 28:2; John 1:32; John 3:13; John 6:33, 38 (R G; others ἀπό), 41f, 50f, 58 (on these passages cf. Buttmann, 297 (255)); Revelation 10:1; Revelation 18:1; Revelation 20:1, followed by εἰς with the accusative of place, Luke 10:30; Luke 18:14; John 2:12; Acts 7:15; Acts 14:25; Acts 16:8; Acts 18:22; Acts 25:6; by ἐπί with the accusative of place, John 6:16; with the accusative of the person; Mark 1:10 (R G L marginal reading); Luke 3:22; John 1:33, 51 (); by ἐν with dative of place, John 5:4 (R L) (see ἐν, I. 7); by πρός with the accusative of person, Acts 10:21; Acts 14:11; contextually equivalent to to be cast down, of the devil, Revelation 12:12.
2. of things, to come (i. e. be sent) down: Acts 10:11 (Rec. adds ἐπ' αὐτόν); ; followed by ἀπό with a genitive of person, James 1:17; ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἀπό τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 3:12; Revelation 21:2, 10; to come (i. e. fall) down: from the upper regions of the air; as βροχή, Matthew 7:25, 27; λαῖλαψ, Luke 8:23; πῦρ ἀπό (Lachmann ἐκ) τοῦ οὐρανοῦ Luke 9:54; ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ εἰς τήν γῆν, Revelation 13:13; ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἀπό τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 20:9 (R G Tr); χάλαζα ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐπί τινα, Revelation 16:21; θρόμβοι ἐπί τήν γῆν, Luke 22:44 (L brackets WH reject the passage); of a way leading downward, Acts 8:26.
3. figuratively, καταβαίνειν ἕως ᾅδου, to (go i. e.) be cast down to the lowest state of wretchedness and shame: Matthew 11:23 L Tr WH; (Luke 10:15 WH text Tr marginal reading Compare: συγκαταβαίνω.)<1>
go down, come down
From kata and the base of basis; to descend (literally or figuratively) -- come (get, go, step) down, fall (down).
see GREEK kata
see GREEK basis