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Lexicon :: Strong's G2902 - krateō

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κρατέω
Transliteration
krateō
Pronunciation
krä-te'-ō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
47x in 25 unique form(s)
TR
47x in 25 unique form(s)
LXX
85x in 20 unique form(s)
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TDNT Reference: 3:910,466

Strong’s Definitions

κρατέω kratéō, krat-eh'-o; from G2904; to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (literally or figuratively):—hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's G2902 in the following manner: hold (12x), take (9x), lay hold on (8x), hold fast (5x), take by (4x), lay hold upon (2x), lay hand on (2x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's G2902 in the following manner: hold (12x), take (9x), lay hold on (8x), hold fast (5x), take by (4x), lay hold upon (2x), lay hand on (2x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. to have power, be powerful

    1. to be chief, be master of, to rule

  2. to get possession of

    1. to become master of, to obtain

    2. to take hold of

    3. to take hold of, take, seize

      1. to lay hands on one in order to get him into one's power

  3. to hold

    1. to hold in the hand

    2. to hold fast, i.e. not discard or let go

      1. to keep carefully and faithfully

    3. to continue to hold, to retain

      1. of death continuing to hold one

      2. to hold in check, restrain

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κρατέω kratéō, krat-eh'-o; from G2904; to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (literally or figuratively):—hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by).
STRONGS NT 2902: κρατέω
κρατέω; imperfect 2 person plural ἐκρατειτε, Mark 14:49 Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading; future κρατήσω; 1 aorist ἐκράτησα; perfect infinitive κεκρατηκέναι; passive, present κρατοῦμαι; imperfect ἐκρατουμην; perfect 3 person plural κεκράτηνται; (κράτος (which see)); the Sept. chiefly for חָזַק, also for אָחַז (to seize), etc.; from Homer down;
1. to have power, be powerful; to be chief, be master of, to rule: absolutely for מָלַך, Esther 1:1; 1 Esdr. 4:38; κρατῶν, Wis. 14:19; οἱ κρατοῦντες, 2 Macc. 4:50; τίνος, to be ruler of one, Proverbs 16:32; Proverbs 17:2 (for מָשַׁל); Wis. 3:8; never so in the N. T.
2. to get possession of; i. e.
a. to become master of, to obtain: τῆς προθέσεως, Acts 27:13 ((Diodorus Siculus 16, 20; others) cf. Buttmann, 161 (140); on the tense, Winers Grammar, 334 (313)).
b. to take bold of: τῆς χειρός τίνος (cf. Winers Grammar, § 30, 8 d.; Buttmann, as above), Matthew 9:25; Mark 1:31; Mark 5:41; Mark 9:27 L T Tr WH; Luke 8:54; τινα τῆς χειρός, to take one by the hand, Mark 9:27 R G, cf. Matthiae, § 331; τινα, to hold one fast in order not to be sent away, Acts 3:11, cf. Meyer at the passage; τούς πόδας τίνος, to embrace one's knees, Matthew 28:9; tropically, τόν λόγον, to lay hold of mentally (cf. our 'catch at'; but others refer this example to 3 b. below), Mark 9:10 (join πρός ἑαυτούς with συζητοῦντες).
c. to lay hold of, take, seize: τινα, to lay hands on one in order to get him into one's power, Matthew 14:3; Matthew 18:28; Matthew 21:46; Matthew 22:6; Matthew 26:4, 48, 50, 55, 57; Mark 3:21; Mark 6:17; Mark 12:12; Mark 14:1, 44, 46, 49, 51; Acts 24:6; Revelation 20:2; (2 Samuel 6:6; Psalm 136:9 (Ps. 137:9)); τί, Matthew 12:11.
3. to hold; i. e.
a. to hold in the hand: τί ἐν τῇ δεξιά, Revelation 2:1 (τῇ ἀριστερά τόν ἄρτον, Plutarch, mor., p. 99 d.).
b. to hold fast, i. e. tropically, not to discard or let go; to keep carefully and faithfully: ἔχετε, ἔχεις, Revelation 2:25; Revelation 3:11; τό ὄνομα μου, Revelation 2:13; one's authority, τήν κεφαλήν, i. e. ἐκεῖνον ὅς ἐστιν κεφαλή, Christ, Colossians 2:19; τήν παράδοσιν, Mark 7:3f, 8; τάς παραδόσεις, 2 Thessalonians 2:15; τήν διδαχήν, Revelation 2:14f; also with a genitive of the thing, of blessings in which different individuals are participants: τῆς ὁμολογίας, Hebrews 4:14; τῆς ἐλπίδος, Hebrews 6:18 (others refer this example to 2 above) (cf. 2 Samuel 3:6).
c. to continue to hold, to retain: of death continuing to hold one, passive Acts 2:24; τάς ἁμαρτίας (opposed to ἀφίημι), to retain sins, i. e. not to remit, John 20:23; to hold in check, restrain: followed by ἵνα μή, Revelation 7:1; by τοῦ μή (Winers Grammar, 325 (305); Buttmann, § 140, 16 β.), Luke 24:16. On the construction of this verb with the genitive and accusative, cf. Matthiae, § 359f; Winers Grammar, § 30, 8 d.; Buttmann, 161 (140).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Samuel
3:6; 6:6
Esther
1; 1:1
Psalms
136:9; 137:9
Proverbs
16:32; 17:2
Matthew
9:25; 12:11; 14:3; 18:28; 21:46; 22:6; 26:4; 26:48; 26:50; 26:55; 26:57; 28:9
Mark
1:31; 3:21; 5:41; 6:17; 7:3; 7:8; 9:10; 9:27; 9:27; 12:12; 14:1; 14:44; 14:46; 14:49; 14:49; 14:51
Luke
8:54; 24:16
John
20:23
Acts
2:24; 3:11; 24:6; 27:13
Colossians
2:19
2 Thessalonians
2:15
Hebrews
4:14; 6:18
Revelation
2:1; 2:13; 2:14; 2:25; 3:11; 7:1; 20:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2902 matches the Greek κρατέω (krateō),
which occurs 50 times in 46 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:25 - But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:11 - Then He said to them, “What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:3 - For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:28 - “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:46 - But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:6 - “And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:4 - and plotted to take Jesus by trickery and kill Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:48 - Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:50 - But Jesus said to him, “Friend, why have you come?” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:55 - In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:57 - And those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:9 - And as they went to tell His disciples,[fn] behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:31 - So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:21 - But when His own people heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said, “He is out of His mind.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:41 - Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:17 - For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife; for he had married her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:4 - When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:8 - “For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men[fn]—the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:10 - So they kept this word to themselves, questioning what the rising from the dead meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:27 - But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - And they sought to lay hands on Him, but feared the multitude, for they knew He had spoken the parable against them. So they left Him and went away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:1 - After two days it was the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by trickery and put Him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 - Now His betrayer had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him and lead Him away safely.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:46 - Then they laid their hands on Him and took Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:49 - “I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:51 - Now a certain young man followed Him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body. And the young men laid hold of him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:54 - But He put them all outside,[fn] took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:16 - But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:23 - “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:24 - “whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:11 - Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon’s, greatly amazed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:6 - “He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him,[fn] and wanted to judge him according to our law.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:13 - When the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their desire, putting out to sea, they sailed close by Crete.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:19 - and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:15 - Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:14 - Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:18 - that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might[fn] have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:1 - “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:13 - “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:14 - “But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:15 - “Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:25 - “But hold fast what you have till I come.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:11 - “Behold,[fn] I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:1 - After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:2 - He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;
 
 
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