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(halakh, yalakh, bo', yatsa'; ago, hupago, anabaino, erchomi, aperchomai, poreuomai): "Go" ("went," etc.) occurs very frequently in the English Bible, and is the translation of a great many different Hebrew and Greek terms. As the word implies movement of all kinds, physical and mental, it has naturally many applications.

1. In the Old Testament:

In the Old Testament halakh and yalakh are among the commonest words, meaning "to go" in its original sense of "to walk," but also in the most varied senses, according to the verbal conjugations, etc., the preposition attached, and the words in connection with which the terms stand; halakh and yalakh are often used figuratively (translated "to walk," etc.) for to live, to pursue a way of life, e.g. "to walk ever in his ways" (Deuteronomy 19:9; compare Psalm 15:2; Psalm 89:30 1 Kings 2:3; 1 Kings 3:3, etc.); to die, "He departed (Hebrew "went") without being desired" (2 Chronicles 21:20); bo', properly "to go in," "to enter" (e.g. Genesis 7:9), is very common, and yatsa', "to go or come out," also occurs frequently; yatsa', has frequently the meaning "to go forth," e.g. Genesis 8:7, "He sent forth a raven, and it went forth." Other frequent words are yaradh, "to go down" (Genesis 11:7, etc.); `alah, "to go or come up" (Genesis 2:6, etc.; Isaiah 15:5, "go it up," the King James Version); used also figuratively, e.g. "to rise up or excel" "Thou excellest them all" (Proverbs 31:29), "to come up on the nears," to be remembered, "The former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind" (Isaiah 65:17; compare Jeremiah 3:16); `abhar, "to go or pass over," "to cross" (Genesis 41:46, etc.), also used figuratively "to pass away," e.g. "as chaff that passeth away" (Isaiah 29:5), `passeth by transgression' (Micah 7:18); shubh, "to go again" (Genesis 43:2, etc.); saTah and cur, "to go aside," occur several times with the meaning of wrongdoing (e.g. Numbers 5:12 Deuteronomy 28:14, the Revised Version (British and American) "turn aside"); nasa', "to remove (Exodus 14:15), "Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward" (Exodus 14:19 "removed"; Numbers 2:24 etc.); 'azal (Aramaic), "to go away or about" (Ezra 4:23 Daniel 2:17, etc.). Many other words occur only once or twice, e.g. 'arach, "to travel" Job (34:8); 'ashar, "to go straight or right" (Proverbs 4:14; Proverbs 9:6, the Revised Version (British and American) "walk"); darakh, "to tread" (Isaiah 59:8); dadhah, "to go softly" (Psalm 42:4 Isaiah 38:15, the Revised Version, margin "as in solemn procession"); raghal, "to stir" "to move" "I taught Enhraim to go" (Hosea 11:3, the Revised Version (British and American) "to walk").

The obsolete expression "go to" (derived from Tyndale) is the translation of yahabh in Genesis 11:3, 4, 7; Genesis 38:16 Exodus 1:10, "come on," the Revised Version (British and American) "come"; of bo' (2 Kings 5:5 the Revised Version (British and American)), "go now"; na' (Judges 7:3 Isaiah 5:5 Jeremiah 18:11, omitted in the Revised Version (British and American)).

2. In the New Testament:

In the New Testament anabaino is "to go up" (Matthew 3:16; Matthew 5:1, etc.); erchomai, "to go on" (Matthew 12:9, etc.); aperchomai, "to go off or away" (Matthew 2:22; Matthew 4:24, etc.); poreuomai, "to go or pass on" (Matthew 2:8, 20, etc.); hupago, "to go away" (Matthew 5:41; Matthew 8:32, etc.). We have also other combinations with different shades of meaning, e.g. huperbaino, "to go over or beyond" (1 Thessalonians 4:6); eiserchomai, "to go into" (Matthew 7:13; Matthew 15:11, etc.); proporeuomai, "to go before" (Luke 1:76 Acts 7:40), and other forms; ago (agomen), "Let us go" (Matthew 26:46 John 14:31, etc.); age is rendered "go to" (James 4:13; James 5:1), the Revised Version (British and American) "come."

"Go about (to)" the King James Version is the translation of zeteo, "to seek," in John 7:19, "Why go ye about to kill me?" the Revised Version (British and American) "Why seek ye?" and Romans 10:3; of peirazo, "to try," "attempt" (Acts 24:6, the Revised Version (British and American) "assayed"), and of peiraomai (26:21, the Revised Version (British and American) "assayed"), of epicheireo "to lay hands on" (Acts 9:29), which remains in the English Revised Version unchanged, the American Standard Revised Version "seeking"; "to let go" is the translation of apoluo "to loose off" or "away" (Luke 14:4, etc.), "to go astray," of planao (Matthew 18:12, etc.).

Various other words occurring singly are translated by forms of "go," e.g. phero, "to bear on," the King James Version "Let us go on unto perfection" (Hebrews 6:1, see below); epiduo, "to go in upon," "Let not the sun go down upon your Wrath" (Ephesians 4:26).

Among the many changes in the Revised Version (British and American) are the following: For "go," Exodus 4:26, "alone"; Leviticus 9:7, "draw near"; Numbers 2:31, "set forth"; 16:46, "carry it"; Isaiah 11:15; Isaiah 27:4, "march"; Matthew 11:4 John 8:11, "Go your way"; Luke 17:7, "Come straightway"; 18:25, "enter in"; John 21:3 b, "come." "Go" is substituted for "pass" (Exodus 12:12), "came" (Exodus 13:4), "away" (Exodus 19:24), "be put" (Leviticus 6:12), "enter" (Job 34:23), "return" (Ecclesiastes 1:7), "come" (Micah 4:2; compare Zechariah 14:18, 19), "should be cast" (Matthew 5:30); "if I go up" for "I will come up" (Exodus 33:5); "make to go forth" for "bring forth" (Psalm 37:6); "let them go" for "gave them up" (Psalm 81:12). For the phrase, "go a whoring," the American Standard Revised Version has "play the harlot" (Exodus 34:15, etc., "commit fornication"); for "go about even now" (Deuteronomy 31:21, the American Standard Revised Version), "frame this day"; for "go well" (Proverbs 30:29), "are stately in their march"; for "suffer us to go" (Matthew 8:31), "send us" (a different text); for "not to think of men above that which is written" (1 Corinthians 4:6), "not (to go) beyond the things which are written"; for "that no man go beyond" (1 Thessalonians 4:6), "transgress," margin "overreach"; for "Let us go on unto perfection" (Hebrews 6:1), the English Revised Version "and press," the American Standard Revised Version "Let us press on unto perfection."

W. L. Walker

565. aperchomai -- to go away, go after
... to go away, go after. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: aperchomai Phonetic
Spelling: (ap-erkh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I come or go away from, depart ...
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4281. proerchomai -- to go forward, go on
... to go forward, go on. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: proerchomai Phonetic
Spelling: (pro-er'-khom-ahee) Short Definition: I go before, precede Definition ...
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1330. dierchomai -- to go through, go about, to spread
... to go through, go about, to spread. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: dierchomai
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-er'-khom-ahee) Short Definition: I pass through ...
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1524. eiseimi -- to go in, enter
... to go in, enter. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eiseimi Phonetic Spelling:
(ice'-i-mee) Short Definition: I go in, enter Definition: I go in, enter ...
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4198. poreuomai -- to go
... to go. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: poreuomai Phonetic Spelling:
(por-yoo'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I travel, journey, go Definition: I travel ...
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549. apeimi -- to go away, depart
... to go away, depart. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: apeimi Phonetic Spelling:
(ap'-i-mee) Short Definition: I go away, depart Definition: I go away, depart ...
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1826. exeimi -- to go forth
... to go forth. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: exeimi Phonetic Spelling:
(ex'-i-mee) Short Definition: I go out, depart Definition: (originally: I shall ...
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1525. eiserchomai -- to go in (to), enter
... to go in (to), enter. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eiserchomai Phonetic
Spelling: (ice-er'-khom-ahee) Short Definition: I go in, come in, enter ...
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2597. katabaino -- to go down
... to go down. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katabaino Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-ab-ah'-ee-no) Short Definition: I go down, come down Definition: I go down ...
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4313. proporeuomai -- to make to go before, to cause to go before
... to make to go before, to cause to go before. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
proporeuomai Phonetic Spelling: (prop-or-yoo'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1980. halak -- to go, come, walk
... 1979, 1980. halak. 1981 . to go, come, walk. Transliteration: halak Phonetic
Spelling: (haw-lak') Short Definition: go. Word Origin a prim. ...
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3318. yatsa -- to go or come out
... 3317, 3318. yatsa. 3319 . to go or come out. Transliteration: yatsa Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-tsaw') Short Definition: went. Word Origin a prim. ...
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935. bo -- to come in, come, go in, go
... 934, 935. bo. 936 . to come in, come, go in, go. Transliteration: bo Phonetic
Spelling: (bo) Short Definition: come. Word Origin a prim. ...
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3381. yarad -- to come or go down, descend
... 3380, 3381. yarad. 3382 . to come or go down, descend. Transliteration: yarad
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-rad') Short Definition: down. Word Origin a prim. ...
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833. ashar -- to go straight, go on, advance
... 832, 833. ashar. 834 . to go straight, go on, advance. Transliteration: ashar
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-shar') Short Definition: guide. Word Origin of prim. ...
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236. azal -- to go, go off
... 235, 236. azal. 237 . to go, go off. Transliteration: azal Phonetic Spelling:
(az-al') Short Definition: went. Word Origin (Aramaic ...
/hebrew/236.htm - 6k

7751a. shut -- to go or rove about
... 7751, 7751a. shut. 7751b . to go or rove about. Transliteration: shut
Short Definition: about. Word Origin a prim. root Definition ...
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235. azal -- to go
... azal. 236 . to go. Transliteration: azal Phonetic Spelling: (aw-zal') Short
Definition: gone. Word Origin a prim. ... fail, gad about, go to and fro but in Ezek. ...
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3231. yaman -- to go to or choose the right, to use the right hand
... 3230, 3231. yaman. 3232 . to go to or choose the right, to use the right hand.
Transliteration: yaman Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-man') Short Definition: right ...
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5181. nacheth -- to go down, descend
... 5180, 5181. nacheth. 5182 . to go down, descend. Transliteration: nacheth Phonetic
Spelling: (naw-khath') Short Definition: bend. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/5181.htm - 6k


Go into Peace
... VOLUME I: ST. LUKE Chaps. I to XII GO INTO PEACE. 'And He said to the woman,
Thy faith hath saved thee: go in peace.'"Luke 7:50. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/go into peace.htm

Go Back? Never!
... Go Back? Never! A Sermon (No.3478). Published on Thursday, September 30th, 1915.
Delivered by. ... Where can we go to escape from these opportunities to return? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 61 1915/go back never.htm

Said, I Will Go up to the Palmtree, and I Will Take Hold of the ...
... 8. I said, I will go up to the palmtree, and I will take hold of the fruit thereof;
and thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/8 i said i will.htm

The Watchmen that Go About the City Found Me, to whom I Said, Saw ...
... CHAPTER III. 3. The watchmen that go about the city found me, to whom I said,
Saw ye Him whom my soul loveth? Since I have not found ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/3 the watchmen that go.htm

I Will Rise Now and Go About the City in the Streets, and in the ...
... 2. I will rise now and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I
will seek him whom my soul loveth: sought him, but I found him not. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/2 i will rise now.htm

Son, Go Work
... III Son, go Work. Son, go work to-day in my vineyard.'"Matt.21:28 The father had
two sons. To each he gave the command to go and work in his vineyard. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/murray/working for god/iii son go work.htm

"Two Missing" --"Go Ye. "
... A Passion for Winning Men: The Motive-power of Service. (Mark vi:30-34.)
"Two Missing"""Go Ye.". ... Shall we go? For Jesus' sake? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on service/two missinggo ye.htm

Tarry Ye --Go Ye.
... The Ascension: Back Home Again Until"" Tarry Ye"Go Ye. One day the ... He
came. Then He asked them to go with Him for a walk. And ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks about jesus/tarry yego ye.htm

Ninteenth Lesson. I Go unto the Father!'
... NINTEENTH LESSON. I go unto the Father!'. I go unto the Father!' Or, Power
for Praying and Working. Verily, verily, I say unto you ...
/.../murray/with christ in the school of prayer/ninteenth lesson i go unto.htm

Go, Ye Saints, to Bethlehem,
... MISCELLANEOUS II Go, ye saints, to Bethlehem,. 7,5,7,5,7,7. Go, ye saints, to Bethlehem,.
Ere the morning breaks,. Hear the song the angels sing. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the russian church/ii go ye saints to.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. p.) Gone.

2. (v. i.) To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.

3. (v. i.) To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.

4. (v. i.) To be passed on from one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.

5. (v. i.) To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out.

6. (v. i.) To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the infinitive; as, this goes to show.

7. (v. i.) To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.

8. (v. i.) To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; -- generally with over or through.

9. (v. i.) To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.

10. (v. i.) To move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; -- in opposition to stay and come.

11. (v. i.) To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.

12. (v. i.) To reach; to extend; to lead; as, a line goes across the street; his land goes to the river; this road goes to New York.

13. (v. i.) To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.

14. (v. t.) To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.

15. (v. t.) To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.

16. (n.) Act; working; operation.

17. (n.) A circumstance or occurrence; an incident.

18. (n.) The fashion or mode; as, quite the go.

19. (n.) Noisy merriment; as, a high go.

20. (n.) A glass of spirits.

21. (n.) Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him.

22. (n.) That condition in the course of the game when a player can not lay down a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one.

Go (17871 Occurrences)
... 13. (vi) To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law. 14. ... 15. (vt) To bet or wager;
as, I'll go you a shilling. 16. (n.) Act; working; operation. 17. ...
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Go-between (2 Occurrences)
Go-between. Gob, Go-between. Goblet . Noah Webster's Dictionary ... Multi-Version
Concordance Go-between (2 Occurrences). Galatians 3:19 What then is the law? ...
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Go'ah (1 Occurrence)
Go'ah. Goah, Go'ah. Goal . Multi-Version Concordance Go'ah (1
Occurrence). Jeremiah 31:39 The measuring line shall go...
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Kei'lah (16 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 23:2 Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying: 'Shall I go and smite
these Philistines?' And the LORD said unto David: 'Go, and smite the ...
/k/kei'lah.htm - 10k

Simpler (6 Occurrences)
... Simpler (6 Occurrences). Matthew 9:5 For which is the simpler, to say, You have
forgiveness for your sins; or to say, Get up and go? (BBE). ...
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Vine-garden (43 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Matthew 20:4 And he said to them, Go into the vine-garden with the others,
and whatever is right I will give you. And they went to work. (BBE). ...
/v/vine-garden.htm - 19k

Yonder (15 Occurrences)
... Matthew 26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith
unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. ...
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Victorious (17 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 22:12 All the prophets prophesied so, saying, "Go up to Ramoth Gilead, and
prosper; for Yahweh will deliver it into the hand of the king." (See NIV). ...
/v/victorious.htm - 11k

Steeds (11 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 30:16 Saying, No, for we will go in flight on horses; so you will certainly
go in flight: and, We will go on the backs of quick-running beasts; so those ...
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Keilah (16 Occurrences)
... unfaithful to him, in that they sought to deliver him up to Saul (13), he and his
men "departed from Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go." They fled ...
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Bible Concordance
Go (17871 Occurrences)

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