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Lexicon :: Strong's G2638 - katalambanō

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καταλαμβάνω
Transliteration
katalambanō (Key)
Pronunciation
kat-al-am-ban'-o
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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), perceive (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), perceive (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 G2638:
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 TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:18 - and [fn]whenever it seizes G2638 him, it slams him to the ground, and he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes stiff. And I told Your disciples so that they would cast it out, but they could not do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:5 - And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [fn]grasp G2638 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:3 - Now the scribes and the Pharisees *brought a woman caught G2638 in the act of adultery, and after placing her in the center of the courtyard,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:4 - they *said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught G2638 in the very act of committing adultery.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:35 - So Jesus said to them, “For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake G2638 you; also, the one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:13 - Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood G2638 that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them [fn]as having been with Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:34 - Opening his mouth, Peter said:
“I most certainly understand G2638 now that God is not one to show partiality,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:25 - “But I found G2638 that he had committed nothing deserving death; and since he himself appealed to [fn]the Emperor, I decided to send him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:30 - What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained G2638 righteousness, but the righteousness that is [fn]by faith;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:24 - Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win G2638.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:18 - may be able to comprehend G2638 with all the [fn]saints what is the width and length and height and depth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:12 - Not that I have already [fn]grasped it all or have already become perfect, but I press on if I may also take G2638 hold G2638 of G2638 that [fn]for which I was even taken G2638 hold G2638 of G2638 by Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:13 - Brothers and sisters, I do not regard myself as having taken G2638 hold G2638 of G2638 it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:4 - But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness, so that the day would overtake G2638 you [fn]like a thief;
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