Strong's Enhanced Concordance

The Aionian Bible un-translates and instead transliterates ten special words to help us better understand the extent of God’s love for individuals and all mankind, and the nature of afterlife destinies. The original translation is unaltered and an inline note is appended to 63 Old Testament and 200 New Testament verses. Compare the definitions below to the Aionian Glossary. Follow the blue link below to study the word's usage. Search for any Strong's number: g1-21369 and h1-9049.
to grasp/seize
Strongs:
g2902
Word:
κρατέω
Tyndale
Word:
κρατέω
Transliteration:
krateō
Gloss:
to grasp/seize
Morphhology:
Greek, Verb
Definition:
κρατέω, -ῶ (< κράτος), [in LXX chiefly for חָזַק hi, also for אָחַז, etc;] 1) to be strong, mighty, hence, to rule, be master, prevail (so chiefly in cl; in LXX: Est.1:1, I Est.4:38, Wis.14:19, al.). 2) to get possession of, obtain, take hold of (Hdt, Thuc, al.): with genitive of thing(s) (M, Pr., 65), Act.27:13; τ. χειρός, Mat.9:25, Mrk.1:31 5:41 9:27, Luk.8:54; with accusative of thing(s), Mat.12:11; with accusative of person(s), Mat.14:3 18:28 21:46 22:6 26:4, 48 ff, Mrk.3:21 6:17 12:12 14:1, 44 ff, Act.3:11 24:6, Rev.20:2 (cf. 2Ki.6:6). 3) to hold, hold fast (Æsch, Polyb, al.): with accusative of thing(s), ἐν τ. δεξιᾷ, Rev.2:1. Metaph: with accusative of person(s), pass, Act.2:24; with accusative of thing(s), Rev.2:13, 25 3:11; τ. κεφαλήν (i.e. Christ), Col.2:19; τ. παράδοσιν (-εις), λόγον, διδαχήν, Mrk.7:3-4, 8 9:10, 2Th.2:15, Rev.2:14-15; with genitive of thing(s), Heb.4:14 6:18; of sins, to retain, Jhn.20:23; of re­straint, before ἵνα μή, Rev.7:1; pass, before τοῦ μή, Luk.24:16. (AS)
Liddell-Scott-Jones
Word:
κρατέω
Transliteration:
krateō
Gloss:
to grasp/seize
Morphhology:
Greek, Verb
Definition:
κρᾰτ-έω, Aeolic dialect κρετέω, aorist infinitive κρέτησαι [Refs 7th c.BC+] — middle, aorist ἐπι-κρατησάμενοι[Refs 2nd c.AD+]:—passive, future κρατήσομαι [Refs 1st c.AD+] and, with variant{κρατηθήσομαι}, [Refs 5th c.BC+]:—to be strong, powerful: hence, I) absolutely, rule, hold sway, Ἤλιδα, ὅθι κρατέουσιν Ἐπειοί [Refs 8th c.BC+]; μέγα κρατέων ἤνασσε with mighty sway, [Refs 8th c.BC+]; ὁ κρατῶν the ruler, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; ἡ κρατοῦσα the lady of the house [Refs 4th c.BC+] I.2) in Poets, with dative, rule among, μέγα κρατέεις νεκύεσσιν [Refs 8th c.BC+]; Φθίᾳ rule in Phthia, [Refs 5th c.BC+] I.3) with genitive, to be lord or master of, rule over, πάντων Ἀργείων, πάντων, [Refs 8th c.BC+]; κ. τοῦ βίου to be master of, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; τοῦ μὴ πείθεσθαι τοῖς νόμοις κρατῆσαι to be above obedience, [Refs 5th c.BC+] II) conquer, prevail, get the upper hand, absolutely, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; πλοῖα; πάλᾳ, ἱπποδρομίᾳ, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; τὴν μάχην variant for{τῇ μάχῃ} in [Refs 1st c.BC+]; πάντα in all things, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; οἱ κρατοῦντες the conquerors, [Refs 5th c.BC+] II.b) to be superior, πλήθους ἕκατι ναυσὶν κρατῆσαι [Refs 4th c.BC+]: absolutely, to be the best, [Refs 5th c.BC+] II.c) of reports, etc, prevail, become current, φάτις κρατεῖ [Refs 5th c.BC+] II.2) c.infinitive, prevail so that, κ. τῷ πλήθει ὥστε μὴ αὐτίκα τὰς πύλας ἀνοίγεσθαι [Refs 5th c.BC+] 'tis better to, [Refs 5th c.BC+] II.3) c.genitive, conquer, prevail over, τῶν ἐναντίων [Refs 5th c.BC+]; κ. τῆς διαβολῆς get the better of it, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; ὁ λόγος τοῦ ἔργου ἐκράτει surpassed, went beyond it, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; ἡ φύσις. τῶν διδαγμάτων κρατεῖ is better than, [Refs 4th c.BC+] II.3.b) of food, digest, assimilate, [Refs 5th c.BC+]:—passive, [Refs 5th c.BC+] II.4) c.accusative, conquer, master, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; μάχῃ, τῷ πολέμῳ τινά, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; πάχει μάκει τε in, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; outdo, τοὺς φίλους εὖ ποιῶν [Refs 5th c.BC+]; surpass, κρατεῖ δὲ ὁ τῆς ἡδονῆς [βίος] τὸν τῆς φρονήσεως [Refs 5th c.BC+]:—passive, to be overcome, [Refs 5th c.BC+] III) become master of, get possession of, τῆς ἀρχῆς, τῶν νεκρῶν, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; κ. τῆς λέξεως have it at command, remember it, [Refs 2nd c.AD+]; master by the intellect, πάντων τῶν τῆς ἱστορίας μερῶν [Refs 2nd c.BC+]:—passive, to be mastered, δεῖ ἐν ταῖς τέχναις καὶ ἐπιστήμαις ταῦτα κρατεῖσθαι [Refs 4th c.BC+] IV) lay hold of, τῆς χειρός [LXX+NT] IV.2) c.accusative of things, seize, win and keep, especiallyby force, πᾶσαν αἶαν [Refs 5th c.BC+]; seize, hold fast, arrest, τινα [NT+2nd c.BC+]; secure, grasp, τὴν ἀκατονόμαστον Τριάσα[Refs 5th c.BC+] IV.3) hold up, support, τινα [Refs 1st c.BC+]; maintain a military post, [Refs 5th c.BC+]; hold fast, τὰς παραδόσεις [NT]; keep, retain, [Refs 2nd c.BC+]:—passive, οὐκ ἦν δυνατὸν κρατεῖσθαι αὐτὸν ὑπ᾽ αὐτοῦ (i.e. τοῦ θανάτου) [NT]; ἡ κτῆσις τοῖς τέκνοις κεκράτηται has been reserved for, settled upon, [Refs 2nd c.AD+] IV.4) in Law, possess a title to, κ. καὶ κυριεύειν c.genitive, [Refs 3rd c.AD+]: absolutely, tumult, uproar, [Refs 8th c.BC+] IV.5) hold in the hand, ὁ κρατῶν τοὺς ἑπτὰ ἀδτέρας ἐν τῇ δεξιᾷ αὐτοῦ [NT+1st c.AD+], etc; δακτύλιον [Refs 4th c.AD+] IV.6) endure, put up with, τὸν ἀργυροπράτην [Refs 6th c.AD+] V) control, command, [Refs 5th c.BC+] —passive, αἰσχρὰ τῷ νόμῳ κρατούμενα controlled by, [Refs 5th c.BC+] VI) repair, make good, τὸ βεδὲκ (Hebrew) τοῦ οἴκου [LXX]
Strongs
Word:
κρατέω
Transliteration:
kratéō
Pronounciation:
krat-eh'-o
Language:
Greek
Morphhology:
Verb
Definition:
to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (literally or figuratively); hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by); from g2904 (κράτος);