Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3879: parakupto (pronounced par-ak-oop'-to)

from 3844 and 2955; to bend beside, i.e. lean over (so as to peer within):--look (into), stoop down.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to stoop to a thing in order to look at it

2) to look at with head bowed forward

3) to look into with the body bent

4) to stoop and look into

5) metaphorically to look carefully into, inspect curiously

5a) of one who would become acquainted with something

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G3844 and G2955

Citing in TDNT: 5:814, 784


This word is used 5 times:

Luke 24:12: "the sepulcher; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid"
John 20:5: "And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in."
John 20:11: "and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulcher,"
James 1:25: "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and"
1 Peter 1:12: "which things the angels desire to look into."

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