hupakouó: to listen, attend toOriginal Word: ὑπακούωPart of Speech:
I listen, obeyDefinition:
I listen, hearken to, obey, answer.
Cognate: 5219 hypakoúō (from 5259 /hypó, "under" and 191 /akoúō, "hear") – properly, to obey what is heard (literally, "under hearing"). See 5218 (hypakoē).
5219 /hypakoúō ("obey") is acting under the authority of the one speaking, i.e. really listening to the one giving the charge (order). 5219 /hypakoúō ("to hearken, obey") suggests attentively listening, i.e. fully compliant (responsive).
[5219 (hypakoúō) is an "intensification" of the simple verb "to listen" (191 /akoúō, "hear").]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to listen, attend toNASB Translation
answer (1), became obedient (1), becoming obedient (1), heed (1), obedient (2), obey (12), obeyed (3).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5219: ὑπακούωὑπακούω
; imperfect ὑπήκουον
; 1 aorist ὑπήκουσα
; from Homer
down; to listen, hearken
1. properly, of one who on a knock at the door comes to listen who it is (the duty of the porter), Acts 12:13 (where A. V. hearken, R. V. answer) (Xenophon, symp. 1, 11; Plato, Crito, p. 43 a.; Phaedo, p. 59 e.; Demosthenes, Lucian, Plutarch, others).
2. to hearken to a command, i. e. to obey, be obedient unto, submit to, (so in Greek writings from Herodotus down): absolutely, Philippians 2:12 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 594 (552)); ὑπήκουσεν ἐξελθεῖν (R. V. obeyed to go out i. e.) went out obediently, Hebrews 11:8; with a dative of the person (in Greek writings also with a genitive), Matthew 8:27; Mark 1:27; Mark 4:41; Luke 8:25; Luke 17:6; Romans 6:16; Ephesians 6:1, 5; Colossians 3:20, 22; Hebrews 5:9; 1 Peter 3:6; with a dative of the thing, τῇ πίστει (see πίστις, 1 b. α., p. 513b near top), Acts 6:7; ὑπηκούσατε εἰς ὅν παρεδόθητε τύπον διδαχῆς, by attraction for τῷ τύπω τῆς διδαχῆς εἰς ὅν κτλ. (Winers Grammar, § 24, 2 b.; cf. τύπος, 3), Romans 6:17; τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ, Romans 10:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; τῷ λόγῳ, 2 Thessalonians 3:14; τῇ ἁμαρτία (Rec.), ταῖς ἐιθυμιαις (L T Tr WH), i. e. to allow oneself to be captivated by, governed by, etc., Romans 6:12.<1>
From hupo and akouo; to hear under (as a subordinate), i.e. To listen attentively; by implication, to heed or conform to a command or authority -- hearken, be obedient to, obey.
see GREEK hupo
see GREEK akouo