kataskopeó: to view closely, spy outOriginal Word: κατασκοπέωPart of Speech:
I spy out, plot againstDefinition:
I view closely, inspect, spy out.
2684 kataskopéō (from 2596 /katá, "down, according to," intensifying 4648 /skopéō, "look at closely") – properly, scope down; (figuratively) looking down on someone with a hostile perspective; to spy ("check out"); intently look at, especially to inflict harm (damage); to observe something secretly, i.e. with covered (evil) motives (used only in Gal 2:4).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
and skopeó (to examine, inspect)Definition
to view closely, spy outNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2684: κατασκοπέωκατασκοπέω
: 1 aorist infinitive κατασκοπῆσαι
; to inspect, view closely, in order to spy out and plot against
, Galatians 2:4
; (of a reconnoitre or treacherous examination, 2 Samuel 10:3
; Joshua 2:2
; 1 Chronicles 19:3
, Hel. 1607 (1623); so used, especially in middle, in the other Greek writings from Xenophon
From kataskopos; to be a sentinel, i.e. To inspect insidiously -- spy out.
see GREEK kataskopos