Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Forsake, to leave behind in some place, i.e., (in a good sense) let remain over, or (in a bad sense) to desert

Greek: ἐγκαταλείπω, enkataleipō (G1459)

9 King James Bible Verses


Here are forsake, leave and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἐγκαταλείπω mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G1459

Greek Base Word: ἐγκαταλείπω

Usage: Forsake, leave

Definition: To leave behind in some place, i.e., (in a good sense) let remain over, or (in a bad sense) to desert.

Detailed definition:

  1. Abandon, desert.
    1. Leave in straits, leave helpless.
    2. Totally abandoned, utterly forsaken.
  2. To leave behind among, to leave surviving.

Derived terms: From G1722 and G2641.

See also:

  1. G1722
  2. G2641


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɛŋ.kɑ.tɑˈli.po
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: e̞ŋ.kɑ.tɑˈli.pow
  3. Transliteration: enkataleipō
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: eng-ka-ta-LEE-poh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ayng-ka-ta-LEE-poh

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