Verb poreuō (to go) in the Gospels-Acts

(Translation from NRSV for the New Testament with a few modifications for a more litteral meaning)


2: 8Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go (poreuō) and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also come and pay him homage."
2: 9When they had heard the king, they went (poreuō) out; and there, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it stopped over the place where the child was.
2: 20"Get up, take the child and his mother, and go (poreuō) to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child's life are dead."
8: 9For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, 'Go (poreuō),' and he goes (poreuō), and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and the slave does it."
9: 13Go (poreuō) and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners."
10: 6but go (poreuō) rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
10: 7As you go (poreuō), proclaim the good news, 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.'
11: 4Jesus answered them, "Go (poreuō) and tell John what you hear and see:
11: 7As they went (poreuō) away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: "What did you come out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind?
12: 1At that time Jesus went (poreuō) through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.
12: 45Then it goes (poreuō) and brings along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and live there; and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So will it be also with this evil generation."
17: 27However, so that we do not give offense to them, go (poreuō) to the sea and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me."
18: 12What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go (poreuō) in search of the one that wandered?
19: 15And he laid his hands on them and went (poreuō) on his way.
21: 2saying to them, "Go (poreuō) into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.
21: 6The disciples went (poreuō) and did as Jesus had directed them;
22: 9Go (poreuō) therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.'
22: 15Then the Pharisees went (poreuō) and plotted to entrap him in what he said.
24: 1As Jesus came out of the temple and was going (poreuō) away, his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple.
25: 9But the wise replied, 'No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go (poreuō) to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.'
25: 16The one who had received the five talents went (poreuō) off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents.
25: 41Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'You that are accursed, go (poreuō) from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels;
26: 14Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went (poreuō) to the chief priests
27: 66So they went (poreuō) with the guard and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone.
28: 7Then go (poreuō) quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is preceding you to Galilee; there you will see him.' This is my message for you."
28: 11While they were going (poreuō), some of the guard came into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened.
28: 16Now the eleven disciples went (poreuō) to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
28: 19Go (poreuō) therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,


16: 10She went (poreuō) out and told those who had been with him, while they were mourning and weeping.
16: 12After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were going (poreuō) into the country.
16: 15And he said to them, "Go (poreuō) into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.


1: 6Both of them were righteous before God, going (poreuō) blamelessly according to all the commandments and regulations of the Lord.
1: 39In those days Mary set out and went (poreuō) with haste to a Judean town in the hill country,
2: 3All went (poreuō) to their own towns to be registered.
2: 41Now every year his parents went (poreuō) to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover.
4: 30But he passed through the midst of them and went (poreuō) on his way.
4: 42At daybreak he departed and went (poreuō) into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from going (poreuō) from them.
5: 24But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" - he said to the one who was paralyzed - "I say to you, stand up and take your bed and go (poreuō) to your home."
7: 6And Jesus went (poreuō) with them, but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof;
7: 8For I also am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, 'Go (poreuō),' and he goes (poreuō), and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and the slave does it."
7: 11Soon afterwards he went (poreuō) to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd came with him.
7: 22And he answered them, "Go (poreuō) and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news brought to them.
7: 50And he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go (poreuō) in peace."
8: 14As for what fell among the thorns, these are the ones who hear; but as they go (poreuō) on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
8: 48He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go (poreuō) in peace."
9: 12The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away, so that they may go (poreuō) into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place."
9: 13But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish - unless we are to go (poreuō) and buy food for all these people."
9: 51When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go (poreuō) to Jerusalem.
9: 52And he sent messengers ahead of him. And they went (poreuō) and entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him;
9: 53but they did not receive him, because he went (poreuō) steadfastly toward Jerusalem.
9: 56Then they went (poreuō) on to another village.
9: 57As they were going (poreuō) along the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you depart."
10: 37He said, "The one who showed him mercy." Jesus said to him, "Go (poreuō) and do likewise."
10: 38Now as they went (poreuō) on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.
11: 5And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go (poreuō) to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread;
11: 26Then it goes (poreuō) and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and live there; and the last state of that person is worse than the first."
13: 22Jesus went (poreuō) through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.
13: 31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, "Get away and go (poreuō) from here, for Herod wants to kill you."
13: 32He said to them, "Go (poreuō) and tell that fox for me, 'Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work.
13: 33Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must go (poreuō), because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.'
14: 10But when you are invited, go (poreuō) and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher'; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.
14: 19Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going (poreuō) to try them out; please accept my regrets.'
14: 31Or what king, going (poreuō) out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand?
15: 4"Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go (poreuō) after the one that is lost until he finds it?
15: 15So he went (poreuō) and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs.
15: 18I will get up and go (poreuō) to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you;
16: 30He said, 'No, father Abraham; but if someone goes (poreuō) to them from the dead, they will repent.'
17: 11And going (poreuō) to Jerusalem Jesus was coming through the region between Samaria and Galilee.
17: 14When he saw them, he said to them, "Go (poreuō) and show yourselves to the priests." And on their way, they were made clean.
17: 19Then he said to him, "Get up and go (poreuō) on your way; your faith has made you well."
19: 12So he said, "A nobleman went (poreuō) to a distant country to get royal power for himself and then return.
19: 28After he had said this, he went (poreuō) on ahead, ascending to Jerusalem.
19: 36As he went (poreuō) along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.
21: 8And he said, "Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, 'I am he!' and, 'The time is near!' Do not go (poreuō) after them.
22: 8So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go (poreuō) and prepare the Passover meal for us that we may eat it."
22: 22For the Son of Man is going (poreuō) as it has been determined, but woe to that one by whom he is betrayed!"
22: 33And he said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go (poreuō) with you to prison and to death!"
22: 39He came out and went (poreuō), as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him.
24: 13Now on that same day two of them were going (poreuō) to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem,
24: 28As they came near the village to which they were going (poreuō), he walked ahead as if he were going (poreuō) on.


4: 50Jesus said to him, "Go (poreuō); your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went (poreuō).
7: 35The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go (poreuō) that we will not find him? Does he intend to go (poreuō) to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
7: 53[[7:53 Then each of them went (poreuō) home,
8: 1while Jesus went (poreuō) to the Mount of Olives.
8: 11She said, "No one, sir." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go (poreuō) your way, and from now on do not sin again."]]
10: 4When he has brought out all his own, he goes (poreuō) ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.
11: 11After saying this, he told them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going (poreuō) there to awaken him."
14: 2In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go (poreuō) to prepare a place for you?
14: 3And if I go (poreuō) and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.
14: 12Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going (poreuō) to the Father.
14: 28You heard me say to you, 'I am departing, and I am coming to you.' If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going (poreuō) to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.
16: 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I depart, for if I do not depart, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go (poreuō), I will send him to you.
16: 28I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am going (poreuō) to the Father."
20: 17Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go (poreuō) to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"


1: 10While he was going (poreuō) and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them.
1: 11They said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go (poreuō) into heaven."
1: 25to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go (poreuō) to his own place."
5: 20"Go (poreuō), stand in the temple and tell the people the whole message about this life."
5: 41As they went (poreuō) away from the council, they rejoiced that they were considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.
8: 26Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Get up and go (poreuō) toward the south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a wilderness road.)
8: 27So he got up and went (poreuō). Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
8: 36As they were going (poreuō) along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?"
8: 39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went (poreuō) on his way rejoicing.
9: 3Now as he was going (poreuō) along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
9: 11The Lord said to him, "Get up and go (poreuō) to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment he is praying,
9: 15But the Lord said to him, "Go (poreuō), for he is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel;
9: 31Meanwhile the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and was built up. Going (poreuō) forward with the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.
10: 20Now get up, descend, and go (poreuō) with them without hesitation; for I have sent them."
12: 17He motioned to them with his hand to be silent, and described for them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he added, "Tell this to James and to the believers." Then he left and went (poreuō) to another place.
14: 16In past generations he allowed all the nations to go (poreuō) their own ways;
16: 7When they had come opposite Mysia, they attempted to go (poreuō) into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them;
16: 16One day, as we were going (poreuō) to the place of prayer, we met a slavegirl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling.
16: 36And the jailer reported the message to Paul, saying, "The magistrates sent word to release you; therefore come out now and go (poreuō) in peace."
17: 14Then the believers immediately sent Paul to go (poreuō) to the coast, but Silas and Timothy remained behind.
18: 6When they opposed and reviled him, in protest he shook the dust from his clothes and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go (poreuō) to the Gentiles."
19: 21Now after these things had been accomplished, Paul resolved in the Spirit to come through Macedonia and Achaia, and then to go (poreuō) on to Jerusalem. He said, "After I have gone there, I must also see Rome."
20: 1After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples; and after encouraging them and saying farewell, he went (poreuō) towards Macedonia.
20: 22And now, as a captive to the Spirit, I am going (poreuō) to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,
21: 5When our days there were ended, we left and went (poreuō) on our journey; and all of them, with wives and children, escorted us outside the city. There we knelt down on the beach and prayed
22: 5as the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify about me. From them I also received letters to the brothers in Damascus, and I went (poreuō) there in order to bind those who were there and to bring them back to Jerusalem for punishment.
22: 6"While I was going (poreuō) and approaching Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone about me.
22: 10I asked, 'What am I to do, Lord?' The Lord said to me, 'Get up and go (poreuō) to Damascus; there you will be told everything that has been assigned to you to do.'
22: 21Then he said to me, 'Go (poreuō), for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
23: 23Then he summoned two of the centurions and said, "Get ready to go (poreuō) by nine o'clock tonight to Caesarea with two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen.
24: 25And as he discussed justice, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, "Go (poreuō) away for the present; when I have an opportunity, I will send for you."
25: 12Then Festus, after he had conferred with his council, replied, "You have appealed to the emperor; to the emperor you will go (poreuō)."
25: 20Since I was at a loss how to investigate these questions, I asked whether he wished to go (poreuō) to Jerusalem and be tried there on these charges.
26: 12"With this in mind, I was going (poreuō) to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests,
26: 13when at midday along the road, your Excellency, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those going (poreuō) with me.
27: 3The next day we put in at Sidon; and Julius treated Paul kindly, and allowed him to go (poreuō) to his friends to be cared for.
28: 26'Go (poreuō) to this people and say, You will indeed listen, but never understand, and you will indeed look, but never perceive.