- obey used 69 times.
- obeyed used 41 times.
- obeyedst used twice.
- obeyeth used 3 times.
- obeying used 3 times.
- 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: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H8085 Used 2 times
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.
3. To submit to the direction or control of. Seamen say, the ship will not obey the helm.
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.