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Lexicon :: Strong's G2638 - katalambanō

καταλαμβάνω
Transliteration
katalambanō
Pronunciation
kä-tä-läm-bä'-nō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:9,495

Strong’s Definitions

καταλαμβάνω katalambánō, kat-al-am-ban'-o; from G2596 and G2983; to take eagerly, i.e. seize, possess, etc. (literally or figuratively):—apprehend, attain, come upon, comprehend, find, obtain, perceive, (over-)take.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's G2638 in the following manner: take (3x), apprehend (3x), comprehend (2x), come upon (1x), attain (1x), find (1x), overtake (1x), obtain (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's G2638 in the following manner: take (3x), apprehend (3x), comprehend (2x), come upon (1x), attain (1x), find (1x), overtake (1x), obtain (1x).
  1. to lay hold of

    1. to lay hold of so as to make one's own, to obtain, attain to, to make one's own, to take into one's self, appropriate

    2. to seize upon, take possession of

      1. of evils overtaking one, of the last day overtaking the wicked with destruction, of a demon about to torment one

      2. in a good sense, of Christ by his holy power and influence laying hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt and govern it

    3. to detect, catch

    4. to lay hold of with the mind

      1. to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
καταλαμβάνω katalambánō, kat-al-am-ban'-o; from G2596 and G2983; to take eagerly, i.e. seize, possess, etc. (literally or figuratively):—apprehend, attain, come upon, comprehend, find, obtain, perceive, (over-)take.
STRONGS NT 2638: καταλαμβάνω
καταλαμβάνω: 2 aorist κατέλαβον; perfect infinitive κατειληφέναι; passive, perfect 3 person singular κατείληπται (John 8:4 as given in L T Tr WH text), perfect participle κατειλημμένος; 1 aorist κατειληφθην (John 8:4 Rst bez elz G) (on the augment cf. Winer's Grammar, § 12, 6), and κατελήφθην (Philippians 3:12 R G), and κατελήμφθην (ibid. L T Tr WH; on the mu μ' see under the word Mu); middle, present καταλαμβάνομαι; 2 aorist κατελαβόμην; cf. Kühner, i., p. 856; (Veitch, under the word λαμβάνω); the Sept. for הִשִּׂיג, לָכַד, also for מָצָא, etc.; (from Homer down); to lay hold of; i. e.:
1. to lay hold of so as to make one's own, to obtain, attain to: with the accusative of the thing; the prize of victory, 1 Corinthians 9:24; Philippians 3:12f; τήν δικαιοσύνην, Romans 9:30; equivalent to to make one's own, to take into oneself, appropriate: σκοτία αὐτό (i. e. τό φῶς) οὐ κατέλαβεν, John 1:5.
2. to seize upon, take possession of (Latinoccupare);
a. of evils overtaking one (so in Greek writings from Homer down): τινα σκοτία, John 12:35; (so physically, John 6:17 Tdf.); of the last day overtaking the wicked with destruction, 1 Thessalonians 5:4; of a demon about to torment one, Mark 9:18.
b. in a good sense, of Christ by his holy power and influence laying hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt and govern it, Philippians 3:12.
3. to detect, catch: τινα ἐν τίνι, in passive John 8:3 (WH ἐπί τίνι); with a participle indicating the crime, John 8:4.
4. to lay hold of with the mind; to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend (Plato, Phaedr., p. 250d.; Axioch., p. 370a.; Polybius 8, 4, 6; Philo, vita contempl. § 10; Dionysius Halicarnassus, Antiquities 5, 46); middle (Dionysius Halicarnassus, Antiquities 2, 66; (cf. Winer's Grammar, 253 (238))), followed by ὅτι, Acts 4:13; Acts 10:34; followed by the accusative with an infinitive, Acts 25:25; followed by indirect discourse, Ephesians 3:18.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Mark
9:18
John
1:5; 6:17; 8:3; 8:4; 8:4; 8:4; 12:35
Acts
4:13; 10:34; 25:25
Romans
9:30
1 Corinthians
9:24
Ephesians
3:18
Philippians
3:12; 3:12; 3:12
1 Thessalonians
5:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2638 matches the Greek καταλαμβάνω (katalambanō),
which occurs 15 times in 14 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:18 - And wheresoever he taketh G2638 him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:5 - And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended G2638 it not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:3 - And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken G2638 in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:4 - They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken G2638 in adultery, in the very act.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:35 - Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon G2638 you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:13 - Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived G2638 that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:34 - Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive G2638 that God is no respecter of persons:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:25 - But when I found G2638 that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:30 - What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained G2638 to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:24 - Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. G2638
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:18 - May be able to comprehend G2638 with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:12 - Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend G2638 that for which also I am apprehended G2638 of Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:13 - Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: G2638 but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:4 - But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake G2638 you as a thief.

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