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Lexicon :: Strong's G2770 - kerdainō

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κερδαίνω
Transliteration
kerdainō (Key)
Pronunciation
ker-di'-no (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:672,428

Strong’s Definitions

κερδαίνω kerdaínō, ker-dah'-ee-no; from G2771; to gain (literally or figuratively):—(get) gain, win.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's G2770 in the following manner: gain (13x), win (2x), get gain (1x), variations of 'gain' (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's G2770 in the following manner: gain (13x), win (2x), get gain (1x), variations of 'gain' (1x).
  1. to gain, acquire, to get gain

  2. metaph.

    1. of gain arising from shunning or escaping from evil (where we say "to spare one's self", "be spared")

    2. to gain any one i.e. to win him over to the kingdom of God, to gain one to faith in Christ

    3. to gain Christ's favour and fellowship

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κερδαίνω kerdaínō, ker-dah'-ee-no; from G2771; to gain (literally or figuratively):—(get) gain, win.
STRONGS NT 2770: κερδαίνω
κερδαίνω: (future κερδήσω, James 4:13 Rec.bez elz L T Tr WH; see also below); 1 aorist ἐκέρδησα (an Ionic form from κερδάω, which later writers use for the earlier ἐκερδανα, see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 740; Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Sprchl. ii., p. 215; Winers Grammar, 87 (83); (Veitch, under the word)), once 1 aorist subjunctive κερδάνω (1 Corinthians 9:21 L T Tr (but WH (cf. also Griesbach note) read the future κερδάνω, cf. Buttmann, 60 (53); § 139, 38)); 1 future passive κερδηθήσομαι (the subjunctive κερδηθήσωνται, 1 Peter 3:1 R G is a clerical error (cf. references under the word καίω, at the beginning), for which L T Tr WH have restored κερδηθήσονται (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 38)); (from Hesiod down); (from κέρδος); to gain, acquire; (Vulg. passim lucrifacio (also lucro, etc.));
a. properly: τόν κόσμον, Matthew 16:26; Mark 8:36; Luke 9:25; money, Matthew 25:16 (L T WH),17,20,22; absolutely, to get gain, James 4:13.
b. metaphorically,
α. with nouns signifying loss, damage, injury, it is used of the gain arising from shunning or escaping from the evil (where we say to spare oneself, be spared): τήν ὕβριν ταύτην καί ζημίαν, Acts 27:21; τό γέ μιανθῆναι τάς χεῖρας κερδαίνειν, to avoid the crime of fratricide, Josephus, Antiquities 2, 3, 2; ζημίαν, to escape a loss, Euripides, Cycl. 312; other examples in Kypke, Observations, ii., p. 139f
β. τινα, to gain anyone i. e. to win him over to the kingdom of God, which none but the placable enter, Matthew 18:15; to gain one to faith in Christ, 1 Peter 3:1; 1 Corinthians 9:19-22; Χριστόν, to gain Christ's favor and fellowship, Philippians 3:8. Not found in the O. T.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
16:26; 18:15; 25:16
Mark
8:36
Luke
9:25
Acts
27:21
1 Corinthians
9:19; 9:20; 9:21; 9:21; 9:22
Philippians
3:8
James
4:13; 4:13
1 Peter
3:1; 3:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2770 matches the Greek κερδαίνω (kerdainō),
which occurs 17 times in 15 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:26 - For what is a man profited, if he shall gain G2770 the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:15 - Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained G2770 thy brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:17 - And likewise he that had received two, he also gained G2770 other two.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:20 - And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained G2770 beside them five talents more.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:22 - He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained G2770 two other talents beside them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:36 - For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain G2770 the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:25 - For what is a man advantaged, if he gain G2770 the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:21 - But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained G2770 this harm and loss.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:19 - For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain G2770 the more.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:20 - And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain G2770 the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain G2770 them that are under the law;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:21 - To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain G2770 them that are without law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:22 - To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain G2770 the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:8 - Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win G2770 Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:13 - Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: G2770 G2770
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:1 - Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they G2770  also may G2770  without the word be won G2770 by the conversation of the wives;
 
 
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