Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Know, understand, to put the mind upon, i.e., comprehend, or be acquainted with

Greek: ἐπίσταμαι, epistamai (G1987)

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Here are know, understand and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἐπίσταμαι 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: G1987

Greek Base Word: ἐπίσταμαι

Usage: Know, understand

Definition: To put the mind upon, i.e., comprehend, or be acquainted with.

Detailed definition:

  1. To put one's attention on, fix one's thoughts on, to turn one's self or one's mind to, put one's thought upon a thing.
    1. To be acquainted with, to understand.
    2. To know.

Derived terms: Apparently a middle voice of G2186 (with G3563 implied).

See also:

  1. G2186
  2. G3563


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɛˈpi.stɑ.mɛ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: e̞ˈpi.stɑ.me
  3. Transliteration: epistamai
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: eh-PEE-sta-meh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ay-PEE-sta-may

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