strephó: to turn, i.e. to changeOriginal Word: στρέφωPart of Speech:
I turn, am converted, changeDefinition:
I turn, am converted, change, change my direction.
4762 stréphō – properly, to turn (transition); (figuratively) to convert by changing (switching) direction, i.e. go the other way (an "about-face"); taking an opposite or divergent course. 4762 (stréphō) usually has a straightforward meaning ("turn"), graphically illustrating dynamic change (transitioning). See Mt 18:3 and Jn 12:40.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. verbDefinition
to turn, i.e. to changeNASB Translation
converted (2), returned (1), turn (3), turned (8), turned away (1), turned back (1), turning (5).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4762: στρέφωστρέφω
: 1 aorist ἐστρεψα
; passive, present στρέφομαι
; 2 aorist ἐστράφην
; from Homer
down; the Sept.
, also for שָׂבַב
, etc.; to turn, turn round
: τί τίνι
, to turn a thing to one, Matthew 5:39
, and T Tr WH
in Matthew 27:3
, to bring back; see ἀποστρέφω
, 2); reflexively (Winer
s Grammar, § 38, 1; Buttmann
, § 130, 4), to turn
oneself (i. e. to turn the back to one; used of one who no longer cares for another), Acts 7:42
's Grammar, 469 (437)); τί εἰς τί
, equivalent to μεταστρέφω
, to turn one thing into another, Revelation 11:6
. Passive reflexively, to turn
followed by a finite verb, having turned
etc., Matthew 7:6
; ( L T Tr WH); ; Luke 7:9; Luke 9:55; Luke 14:25; Luke 22:61; John 1:38; John 20:16; στραφείς πρός τινα, followed by a finite verb (turning unto etc., or turned unto and etc.), Luke 7:44; Luke 10:21 () (Rst L T), ; ; στρέφεσθαι εἰς τά ὀπίσω, to turn oneself back, John 20:14; εἰς τά ἔθνη, Acts 13:46; ἐστράφησαν (ἐν L T Tr WH) ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν εἰς Αἴγυπτον (R. V. they turned back in their hearts unto Egypt) i. e. to their condition there, Acts 7:39; absolutely and tropically, to turn oneself namely, from one's course of conduct, i. e. to change one's mind (cf. Winer's Grammar, as above): Matthew 18:3 and L T Tr WH in John 12:40. (Compare: ἀναστρέφω, ἀποστρέφω, διαστρέφω, ἐκστρέφω, ἐπιστρέφω, καταστρέφω, μεταστρέφω, σὑν᾿στρέφω, ὑποστρέφω.)<1>
Strengthened from the base of trope; to twist, i.e. Turn quite around or reverse (literally or figuratively) -- convert, turn (again, back again, self, self about).
see GREEK trope