Word Summary
agō: to lead, bring, carry
Original Word: ἄγω
Transliteration: agō
Phonetic Spelling: (ag'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to lead, bring, carry
Meaning: to lead, bring, carry
Strong's Concordance
be, bring forth, carry, let go.

A primary verb; properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce -- be, bring (forth), carry, (let) go, keep, lead away, be open.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 71: ἄγω

ἄγω; imperfect ἦγον; future ἄξω; 2 aorist ἤγαγον, infinitive ἀγαγεῖν (more rarely 1 aorist ᾖξα, in ἐπάγω 2 Peter 2:5); passive, present ά᾿γομαι; imperfect ἠγόμην; 1 aorist ἤχθην; 1 future ἀχθήσομαι; (from Homer down); to drive, lead.

1. properly (A. V. ordinarily, to bring);

a. to lead by laying hold of, and in this way to bring to the point of destination: of an animal, Matthew 21:7; Luke 19:35; Mark 11:7 (T Tr WH φέρουσιν); (Luke 19:30); τινα followed by εἰς with the accusative of place, Luke 4:9 (others refer this to 2 c.); Luke 10:34; (ἤγαγον καί εἰσήγαγον, Luke 22:54); John 18:28; Acts 6:12; Acts 9:2; Acts 17:5 (R G); Rec.; ; ἐπί with the accusative, Acts 17:19; ἕως, Luke 4:29; πρός τινα, to persons, Luke (Luke 4:40); ; Acts 9:27; John 8:3 (Rec.).

b. to lead by accompanying to (into) any place: εἰς, Acts 11:26 (Acts 11:25); ἕως, Acts 17:15; πρός τινα, to persons, John 1:42 (John 1:43); ; Acts 23:18; followed by the dative of person to whom, Acts 21:16 on which see Winers Grammar, 214 (201) at length (cf. Buttmann, 284 (244)) (1 Macc. 7:2 ἄγειν αὐτούς αὐτῷ).

c. to lead with oneself, attach to oneself as an attendant: τινα, 2 Timothy 4:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:14 (Josephus, Antiquities 10, 9, 6 ἀπῆρεν εἰς τήν Αἴγυπτον ἀγών καί Ιερεμιαν). Some refer Acts 21:16 to this head, resolving it ἄγοντες Μνάσωνα παρ' ξενισθῶμεν, but incorrectly, see Winers Grammar (and Buttmann) as above.

d. to conduct, bring: τινα (Luke 19:27); John 7:45; (John 19:4, 13); Acts 5:21, 26,(); ; πῶλον, Mark 11:2 (where T Tr WH φέρετε); (Luke 19:30, see a. above); τινα τίνι or τί τίνι, Matthew 21:2; Acts 13:23 G L T Tr WH.

e. to lead away, to a court of justice, magistrate, etc.: simply, Mark 13:11; (Acts 25:17); ἐπί with the accusative, Matthew 10:18; Luke 21:12 (T Tr WH ἀπαγομένους; (Luke 23:1); Acts (Acts 9:21); Acts 18:12; (often in Attic); (πρός with the accusative, John 18:13 L T Tr WH); to punishment: simply (2 Macc. 6:29 2Macc. 7:18, etc.), John 19:16 Griesbach (R καί ἀπήγαγον, which L T Tr WH have expunged); with the telic infinitive, Luke 23:32; (followed by ἵνα, Mark 15:20 Lachmann); ἐπί σφαγήν, Acts 8:32 (ἐπί θανάτῳ, Xenophon, mem. 4, 4, 3; an. 1, 6, 10).

2. tropically,

a. to lead, guide, direct: John 10:16; εἰς μετάνοιαν, Romans 2:4.

b. to lead through, conduct, to something, become the author of good or of evil to some one: εἰς δόξαν, Hebrews 2:10 (εἰς (others, ἐπί) καλοκἀγαθίαν, Xenophon, mem. 1, 6, 14; εἰς δουλείαν, Demosthenes, p. 213, 28).

c. to more, impel, of forces and influences affecting the mind: Luke 4:1 (where read ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ (with L text T Tr WH)); πνεύματι Θεοῦ ἄγεσθαι, Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:18; ἐπιθυμίαις, 2 Timothy 3:6; simply, urged on by blind impulse, 1 Corinthians 12:2 — unless impelled by Satan's influence be preferable, cf. 1 Corinthians 10:20; Ephesians 2:2; (Buttmann, 383f (328f)).

3. to pass a day, keep or celebrate a feast, etc.: τρίτην ἡμέραν ἄγει namely, Ἰσραήλ, Luke 24:21 (others (see Meyer) supply αὐτός or Ἰησοῦς; still others take ἄγει as impersonal, one passes, Vulg.tertiadiesest; see Buttmann, 134 (118)); γενεσίων ἀγομένων, Matthew 14:6 R G; ἀγοραῖοι (which see, 2), Acts 19:38; often in the O. T. Apocrypha (cf. Wahl, Claris Apocr. under the word ἄγω, 3), in Herodotus and Attic writers.

4. intransitive, to go, depart (Winers Grammar, § 38, 1, p. 251 (236); (Buttmann, 144 (126))): ἄγωμεν let us go, Matthew 26:46; Mark 14:42; John 14:31; πρός τινα, John 11:15; εἰς with the accusative of place, Mark 1:38; John 11:7 (Epictetus diss. 3, 22, 55 ἄγωμεν, ἐπί τόν ἀνθύπατον); (followed by ἵνα, John 11:16. Compare: ἀνάγω, ἐπανάγω, ἀπάγω, συναπάγω, διάγω, εἰσάγω, παρεισάγω, ἐξάγω, ἐπάγω, κατάγω, μετάγω παράγω, περιάγω, προάγω, προσάγω, συνάγω, ἐπισυνάγω, ὑπάγω. Synonym: cf. Schmidt, chapter 105.)