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Bible Usage:


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  • 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

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OBEYED, participle passive Complied with; performed; as a command; yielded to.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OBEYER, noun One who yields obedience.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OBEYING, participle present tense Complying with commands; submitting to.