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Lexicon :: Strong's G2578 - kamptō

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kamptō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a primary verb
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TDNT Reference: 3:594,413

Strong’s Definitions

κάμπτω kámptō, kamp'-to; apparently a primary verb; to bend:—bow.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x

The KJV translates Strong's G2578 in the following manner: bow (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x
The KJV translates Strong's G2578 in the following manner: bow (4x).
  1. to bend, bow, the knee (the knees)

    1. to one

      1. in honour of one

      2. in religious veneration

    2. used of worshippers

  2. to bow one's self

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κάμπτω kámptō, kamp'-to; apparently a primary verb; to bend:—bow.
κάμπτω; future καμψω; 1 aorist ἐκαμψα;
a. to bend, bow: τό γόνυ (and τά γούνατα), the knee (the knees), used by Homer of those taking a seat or sitting down to rest (Iliad 7, 118; 19, 72); in Biblical Greek with the dative of person to one i. e. in honor of one, in religious veneration; used of worshippers: Romans 11:4 and 1 Kings 19:18 (where for כָּרַע followed by לְ); πρός τινα, toward (unto) one, Ephesians 3:14.
b. reflexively, to bow oneself: κάμψει πᾶν γόνυ ἐμοί, shall bow to me (in honor), i. e. everyone shall worship me, Romans 14:11 (from Isaiah 45:23); ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι Ἰησοῦ, in devout recognition of the name (of κύριος) which Jesus received from God, Philippians 2:10 (cf. Winers Grammar, 390 (365); Lightfoot, Meyer, in the place cited; also ὄνομα, especially sub at the end. Compare: ἀνακάμπτω, συγκάμπτω).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1 Kings
11:4; 14:11

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Strong's Number G2578 matches the Greek κάμπτω (kamptō),
which occurs 4 times in 4 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:4 - But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have G2578  not bowed G2578 the knee to the image of Baal.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:11 - For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow G2578 to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:14 - For this cause I bow G2578 my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:10 - That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, G2578 of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
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