Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1544: ekballo (pronounced ek-bal'-lo)

from 1537 and 906; to eject (literally or figuratively):--bring forth, cast (forth, out), drive (out), expel, leave, pluck (pull, take, thrust) out, put forth (out), send away (forth, out).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to cast out, drive out, to send out

1a) with notion of violence

1a1) to drive out (cast out)

1a2) to cast out

1a2a) of the world, i.e. be deprived of the power and influence he exercises in the world

1a2b) a thing: excrement from the belly into the sink

1a3) to expel a person from a society: to banish from a family

1a4) to compel one to depart; to bid one depart, in stern though not violent language

1a5) so employed that the rapid motion of the one going is transferred to the one sending forth

1a5a) to command or cause one to depart in haste

1a6) to draw out with force, tear out

1a7) with implication of force overcoming opposite force

1a7a) to cause a thing to move straight on its intended goal

1a8) to reject with contempt, to cast off or away

1b) without the notion of violence

1b1) to draw out, extract, one thing inserted in another

1b2) to bring out of, to draw or bring forth

1b3) to except, to leave out, i.e. not receive

1b4) to lead one forth or away somewhere with a force which he cannot resist

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G1537 and G906

Citing in TDNT: 1:527, 91


This word is used 82 times:

Matthew 7:4: "to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine"
Matthew 7:5: "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;"
Matthew 7:5: "and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy"
Matthew 7:22: "and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name"
Matthew 8:12: "children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there"
Matthew 8:16: "many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and"
Matthew 8:31: "him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away"
Matthew 9:25: "when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the"
Matthew 9:33: "And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and"
Matthew 9:34: "the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince"
Matthew 9:38: "of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest."
Matthew 10:1: "against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner"
Matthew 10:8: "the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely"
Matthew 12:20: "shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory."
Matthew 12:24: "it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub"
Matthew 12:26: "And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself;"
Matthew 12:27: "I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your"
Matthew 12:27: "whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be"
Matthew 12:28: "But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God,"
Matthew 12:35: "treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man"
Matthew 12:35: "the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things."
Matthew 13:52: "like unto a man that is a householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure"
Matthew 15:17: "the belly, and is cast out into the draught?"
Matthew 17:19: "Why could not we cast him out?"
Matthew 21:12: "temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought"
Matthew 21:39: "they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and"
Matthew 22:13: "foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness;"
Matthew 25:30: "And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:"
Mark 1:12: "immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness."
Mark 1:34: "that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and"
Mark 1:39: "throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils."
Mark 1:43: "he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;"
Mark 3:15: "to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:"
Mark 3:22: "prince of the devils casteth he out devils."
Mark 3:23: "How can Satan cast out Satan?"
Mark 5:40: "they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the"
Mark 6:13: "And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many"
Mark 7:26: "she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her"
Mark 9:18: "I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could"
Mark 9:28: "Why could not we cast him out?"
Mark 9:38: "Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name,"
Mark 9:47: "eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee"
Mark 11:15: "the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in"
Mark 12:8: "him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard."
Mark 16:9: "Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils."
Mark 16:17: "In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;"
Luke 4:29: "And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and"
Luke 6:22: "from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil,"
Luke 6:42: "brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in"
Luke 6:42: "thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of"

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