into wrongdoing · into error · into sin · into iniquity · away from the straight and narrow · away from the path of righteousness
Middle English (in the sense ‘distant from the correct path’): from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French estraie, past participle of estraier, based on Latin extra ‘out of bounds’ - vagari ‘wander’.
out of the right way; off the correct or known road, path, or route: Despite specific instructions, they went astray and got lost. away from that which is right; into error, confusion, or undesirable action or thought: They were led astray by their lust for money.
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word astray. "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander" In a wrong or unknown and wrongly-motivated direction. out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering; as, to lead one astray Etymology: [See Estray, Stray.]
astray adverb. away from the right path or direction "he was led astray" wide, astray adverb. far from the intended target "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"