1321. didaskó
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didaskó: to teach
Original Word: διδάσκω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: didaskó
Phonetic Spelling: (did-as'-ko)
Short Definition: I teach
Definition: I teach, direct, admonish.

HELPS word-Studies

1321 didáskō (from daō, "learn") – to teach (literally, "cause to learn"); instruct, impart knowledge (disseminate information).

In the NT, 1321 /didáskō ("teach") nearly always refers to teaching the Scriptures (the written Word of God). The key role of teaching Scripture is shown by its great frequency in the NT, and the variety of word-forms (cognates).

[This includes three noun-forms, two adjectival forms, and one verb, totaling about 220 occurrences in the NT).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a redupl. caus. form of daó (to learn)
to teach
NASB Translation
instructed (2), preaches (1), taught (13), teach (33), teaches (5), teaching (43).

STRONGS NT 1321: διδάσκω

διδάσκω; imperfect ἐδίδασκον; future διδάξω; 1 aorist ἐδίδαξα; 1 aorist passive ἐδιδάχθην; (ΔΑΩ (cf. Vanicek, p. 327)); (from Homer down); the Sept. for הודִיעַ , הורָה, and especially for לִמַּד; to teach;

1. absolutely,

a. to hold discourse with others in order to instruct them, deliver didactic discourses: Matthew 4:23; Matthew 21:23; Mark 1:21; Mark 6:6; Mark 14:49; Luke 4:15; Luke 5:17; Luke 6:6; John 6:59; John 7:14; John 18:20, and often in the Gospels; 1 Timothy 2:12.

b. to be a teacher (see διδάσκαλος, 6): Romans 12:7.

c. to discharge the office of teacher, conduct oneself as a teacher: 1 Corinthians 4:17.

2. in construction;

a. either in imitation of the Hebrew לְ לִמַּד (Job 21:22) or by an irregular use of the later Greeks (of which no well-attested example remains except one in Plutarch, Marcell c. 12), with the dative of person: τῷ Βαλάκ, Revelation 2:14 (according to the reading now generally accepted for the Rec.bez elz τόν Βαλάκ); cf. Buttmann, 149 (130); Winers Grammar, 223 (209), cf. 227 (213).

b. according to the regular use, with the accusative of person, to teach one: used of Jesus and the apostles uttering in public what they wished their hearers to know and remember, Matthew 5:2; Mark 1:22; Mark 2:13; Mark 4:2; Luke 5:3; John 8:2; Acts 4:2; Acts 5:25; Acts 20:20; τούς Ἕλληνας, to act the part of a teacher among the Greeks, John 7:35; used of those who enjoin upon others to observe some ordinance, to embrace some opinion, or to obey some precept: Matthew 5:19; Acts 15:1; Hebrews 8:11; with especially reference to the addition which the teacher makes to the knowledge of the one he teaches, to impart instruction, instill doctrine into one: Acts 11:26; Acts 21:28; John 9:34; Romans 2:21; Colossians 3:16; 1 John 2:27; Revelation 2:20.

c. the thing taught or enjoined is indicated by a following ὅτι: Mark 8:31; 1 Corinthians 11:14; by a following infinitive, Luke 11:1; Matthew 28:20; Revelation 2:14; περί τίνος, 1 John 2:27; ἐν Χριστῷ διδαχθῆναι, to be taught in the fellowship of Christ, Ephesians 4:21; followed by an accusative of the thing, to teach i. e. prescribe a thing: διδασκαλίας, ἐντάλματα ἀνθρώπων, precepts which are commandments of men (from Isaiah 29:13), Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7 (Buttmann, 148 (129)); τήν ὁδόν τοῦ Θεοῦ, Matthew 22:16; Mark 12:14; Luke 20:21; ταῦτα, 1 Timothy 4:11; μή δεῖ, Titus 1:11; to explain, expound, a thing: Acts 18:11, 25; Acts 28:31; ἀποστασίαν ἀπό Μωϋσέως, the necessity of forsaking Moses, Acts 21:21.

d. with the accusative of person and of thing, to teach one something (Winers Grammar, 226f (212); Buttmann, 149 (130)): (ἐκεῖνος ὑμᾶς διδάξει πάντα, John 14:26); τοῦ διδάσκειν ὑμᾶς τινα τά στοιχεῖα, Hebrews 5:12 (where R G T Tr and others read — not so well — τινα; (but cf. Buttmann, 260 (224) note, 268 (230) note)); ἑτέρους διδάξαι, namely, αὐτά, 2 Timothy 2:2; hence, passive διδαχθῆναι τί (Buttmann, 188 (163); Winer's Grammar, 229 (215)): Galatians 1:12 (ἐδιδάχθην, namely, αὐτό), 2 Thessalonians 2:15.


A prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb dao (to learn); to teach (in the same broad application) -- teach.

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