Dec
2012

The Greek word anatrepo

Found just three times in the New Testament (Jn. 2:15Jn. 2:15
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

15 and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew their tables;

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; 2 Tim. 2:182 Tim. 2:18
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

18 men who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of some.

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; Tit. 1:11Tit. 1:11
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

11 whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

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), the Greek verb “anatrepo” meant “overthrow” or “overturn.”

Jesus “overturned” the tables used by money changers in the temple (Jn. 2:15Jn. 2:15
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

15 and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew their tables;

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).  Paul said some “overthrow” the faith of others by false doctrine (2 Tim. 2:182 Tim. 2:18
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

18 men who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of some.

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).  Some also use false doctrine to “overthrow” entire households for financial gain (Tit. 1:11Tit. 1:11
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

11 whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

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).