Dec
2012

The Greek word anatrepo

Found just three times in the New Testament (Jn. 2:15; 2 Tim. 2:18; Tit. 1:11), the Greek verb “anatrepo” meant “overthrow” or “overturn.”

Jesus “overturned” the tables used by money changers in the temple (Jn. 2:15).  Paul said some “overthrow” the faith of others by false doctrine (2 Tim. 2:18).  Some also use false doctrine to “overthrow” entire households for financial gain (Tit. 1:11).