Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4105: planao (pronounced plan-ah'-o)

from 4106; to (properly, cause to) roam (from safety, truth, or virtue):--go astray, deceive, err, seduce, wander, be out of the way.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to cause to stray, to lead astray, lead aside from the right way

1a) to go astray, wander, roam about

2) metaphorically

2a) to lead away from the truth, to lead into error, to deceive

2b) to be led into error

2c) to be led aside from the path of virtue, to go astray, sin

2d) to sever or fall away from the truth

2d1) of heretics

2e) to be led away into error and sin

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G4106

Citing in TDNT: 6:228, 857


This word is used 39 times:

Matthew 18:12: "one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine,"
Matthew 18:12: "mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?"
Matthew 18:13: "of the ninety and nine which went not astray."
Matthew 22:29: "answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures,"
Matthew 24:4: "Take heed that no man deceive you."
Matthew 24:5: "am Christ; and shall deceive many."
Matthew 24:11: "false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many."
Matthew 24:24: "insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
Mark 12:24: "unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the"
Mark 12:27: "ye therefore do greatly err."
Mark 13:5: "Take heed lest any man deceive you:"
Mark 13:6: "I am Christ; and shall deceive many."
Luke 21:8: "said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in"
John 7:12: "others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people."
John 7:47: "Are ye also deceived?"
1 Corinthians 6:9: "the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters,"
1 Corinthians 15:33: "Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners."
Galatians 6:7: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever"
2 Timothy 3:13: "and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
2 Timothy 3:13: "shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
Titus 3:3: "sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and"
Hebrews 3:10: "and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not"
Hebrews 5:2: "on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with"
Hebrews 11:38: "was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains,"
James 1:16: "Do not err, my beloved brethren."
James 5:19: "any of you do err from the truth, and"
1 Peter 2:25: "ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto"
2 Peter 2:15: "the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam"
1 John 1:8: "we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth"
1 John 2:26: "things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you."
1 John 3:7: "Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous,"
Revelation 2:20: "a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and"
Revelation 12:9: "the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out"
Revelation 13:14: "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles"
Revelation 18:23: "by thy sorceries were all nations deceived."
Revelation 19:20: "him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the"
Revelation 20:3: "set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no"
Revelation 20:8: "And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the"
Revelation 20:10: "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the"

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