Quick Facts

  • Pronunciation: hüp-ā’-kō
  • Strongs Concordance: #G5226
    • to resist no longer, but to give way, yield (of combatants)
    • metaph. to yield to authority and admonition, to submit
  • Appears 1 times in 1 verses in the Greek concordance of the
  • Common translations:
    • “submit yourselves” (1x)

Where and how hypeikō is used in the New Testament

Hebrews 13:17 – “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”

My observations and perspective

As mentioned in a previous chapter dealing with Hebrews 13:17, the writer of Hebrews appears to be trying to persuade the readers to stop resisting the teaching of the New Covenant – that is, the finished work of Christ on their behalf – and to enter in to the rest (from their own works) that awaits them.

Click here to see earlier discussion on Hebrews 13:17.


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