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Lexicon :: Strong's G2638 - katalambanō

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καταλαμβάνω
Transliteration
katalambanō
Pronunciation
kä-tä-läm-bä'-nō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
15x in 12 unique form(s)
TR
15x in 12 unique form(s)
LXX
72x in 25 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

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 wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:5 - And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[fn] it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:3 - Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:4 - they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught[fn] in adultery, in the very act.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:35 - Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:13 - Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:34 - Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:25 - “But when I found that he had committed nothing deserving of death, and that he himself had appealed to Augustus, I decided to send him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:30 - What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:24 - Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:18 - may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:12 - Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:13 - Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:4 - But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.
 
 
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