Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #190: akoloutheo (pronounced ak-ol-oo-theh'-o)

from 1 (as a particle of union) and keleuthos (a road); properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. to accompany (specially, as a disciple):--follow, reach.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him

2) to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple

2a) side with his party

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G1 (as a particle of union) and keleuthos (a road)

Citing in TDNT: 1:210, 33


This word is used 92 times:

Luke 9:49: "we forbade him, because he followeth not with us."
Luke 9:57: "unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest."
Luke 9:59: "he said unto another, Follow me. But he said,"
Luke 9:61: "also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me"
Luke 18:22: "heaven: and come, follow me."
Luke 18:28: "have left all, and followed thee,"
Luke 18:43: "immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and"
Luke 22:10: "bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house"
Luke 22:39: "and his disciples also followed him."
Luke 22:54: "house. And Peter followed afar off."
Luke 23:27: "And there followed him a great company of people, and of women,"
John 1:37: "him speak, and they followed Jesus."
John 1:38: "and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek"
John 1:40: "which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon"
John 1:43: "and saith unto him, Follow me."
John 6:2: "And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his"
John 8:12: "light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in"
John 10:4: "and the sheep follow him: for they know his"
John 10:5: "And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him:"
John 10:27: "know them, and they follow me:"
John 11:31: "hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto"
John 12:26: "any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I"
John 13:36: "I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow"
John 13:36: "me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards."
John 13:37: "Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down"
John 18:15: "And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple:"
John 20:6: "cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into"
John 21:19: "this, he saith unto him, Follow me."
John 21:20: "whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on"
John 21:22: "what is that to thee? follow thou me."
Acts 12:8: "unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me."
Acts 12:9: "And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that"
Acts 13:43: "and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who,"
Acts 21:36: "multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him."
1 Corinthians 10:4: "of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ."
Revelation 6:8: "was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power"
Revelation 14:4: "virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever"
Revelation 14:8: "And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen,"
Revelation 14:9: "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud"
Revelation 14:13: "and their works do follow them."
Revelation 18:5: "For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God"
Revelation 19:14: "armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses,"

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