- obey used 69 times.
- obeyed used 41 times.
- obeyedst used twice.
- obeyeth used 3 times.
- obeying used 3 times.
- First Reference: Genesis 27:8
- Last Reference: 1 Peter 4:17
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H3349 Used 1 time
- H4928 Used 1 time
- H8085 Used 39 times
- H8086 Used 1 time
- G1096 Used 1 time
- G3980 Used 2 times
- G3982 Used 5 times
- G5218 Used 1 time
- G5219 Used 13 times
- G544 Used 1 time
OBEY, verb transitive [Latin obedio; Gr.]
1. To comply with the commands, orders or instructions of a superior, or with the requirements of law, moral, political or municipal; to do that which is commanded or required, or to forbear doing that which is prohibited.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord. Ephesians 6:1.
Servants, obey in all things your masters. Colossians 3:20.
He who has learned to obey will know how to command.
2. To submit to the government of; to be ruled by.
All Israel obeyed Song of Solomon 1:1Chron. 29. Daniel 7:27.
3. To submit to the direction or control of. Seamen say, the ship will not obey the helm.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Romans 6:12. James 3:3.
4. To yield to the impulse, power or operation of; as, to obey stimulus.
Relentless time, destroying power, whom stone and brass obey
OBEYED, participle passive Complied with; performed; as a command; yielded to.
OBEYER, noun One who yields obedience.
OBEYING, participle present tense Complying with commands; submitting to.