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Lexicon :: Strong's G2722 - katechō

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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:829,286

Strong’s Definitions

κατέχω katéchō, kat-ekh'-o; from G2596 and G2192; to hold down (fast), in various applications (literally or figuratively):—have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, × make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's G2722 in the following manner: hold (3x), hold fast (3x), keep (2x), possess (2x), stay (1x), take (1x), have (1x), make (1x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's G2722 in the following manner: hold (3x), hold fast (3x), keep (2x), possess (2x), stay (1x), take (1x), have (1x), make (1x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. to hold back, detain, retain

    1. from going away

    2. to restrain, hinder (the course or progress of)

      1. that which hinders, Antichrist from making his appearance

      2. to check a ship's headway i.e. to hold or head the ship

    3. to hold fast, keep secure, keep firm possession of

  2. to get possession of, take

    1. to possess

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κατέχω katéchō, kat-ekh'-o; from G2596 and G2192; to hold down (fast), in various applications (literally or figuratively):—have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, × make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.
STRONGS NT 2722: κατέχω
κατέχω; imperfect κατεῖχον; 2 aorist subjunctive κατάσχω; imperfect passive κατειχομην;
1. to hold back, detain, retain;
a. τινα, from going away, followed by τοῦ μή with an infinitive, Luke 4:42 (Buttmann, § 140, 16 β.; cf. Winer's Grammar, 604 (561)); τινα πρός ἐμαυτόν, Philemon 1:13. Passive (as often in Greek writings from Homer down; cf. Passow, under the word, p. 1677a; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 6)), of some troublesome condition or circumstance by which one is held as it were bound: νοσήματι, John 5:4 (G T Tr WH omit the passage); ἐν τίνι, Romans 7:6.
b. to restrain, hinder (the course or progress of): τήν ἀλήθειαν ἐν ἀδικία, Romans 1:18; absolutely, τό κατέχον, that which hinders, namely, Antichrist from making his appearance (see ἀντίχριστος); the power of the Roman empire is meant; κατέχων, he that hinders, checks, namely, the advent of Antichrist, denotes the one in whom that power is lodged, the Roman emperor: 2 Thessalonians 2:6f (cf., besides DeWette and Lünemann at the passage (Lightfoot in B. D. under Thessalonians, Second Epistle to the), especially Schneckenburger in the Jahrbücher f. deutsche Theol. for 1859, p. 421f). κατέχω (namely, τήν ναῦν) εἰς τήν αἰγιαλόν, to check the ship's headway (better (cf. the preceding context) "to hold or head the ship, cf. Herodotus 7, 59.188 etc.; Bos, Ellips. (edited by Schaefer), p. 318; see, too, Odyssey 11, 455f (cf. Eustathius 1629, 18; Thomas Magister, Ritschl edition, p. 310, 7ff); but Passow (as below), et al., take the verb as intransitive in such a connection, viz. to make for; cf. Kypke, Observations, 2:144) in order to land, Acts 27:40 (Xenophon, Hell. 2, 1, 29 κατασχων ἐπί τήν Ἀβερνιδα; many other examples are given in Passow, under the word, II. 3; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, B. 2)).
c. to hold fast, keep secure, keep firm possession of: with the accusative of the thing, τόν λόγον, Luke 8:15; followed by the orat. obliq., 1 Corinthians 15:2 (Buttmann, §§ 139,58; 150, 20; Winer's Grammar, 561 (522)); τάς παραδόσεις, 1 Corinthians 11:2; τό καλόν, 1 Thessalonians 5:21; τήν παρρησίαν (τήν ἀρχήν etc.) μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν κατασχεῖν, Hebrews 3:6, 14; τήν ὁμολογίαν τῆς ἐλπίδος ἀκλινῆ, Hebrews 10:23.
2. equivalent to Latin obtinere, i. e.
a. to get possession of, take: Matthew 21:38 R G; Luke 14:9.
b. to possess: 1 Corinthians 7:30; 2 Corinthians 6:10.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

4:42; 8:15; 14:9
1:18; 7:6
1 Corinthians
7:30; 11:2; 15:2
2 Corinthians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
3:6; 3:14; 10:23

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2722 matches the Greek κατέχω (katechō),
which occurs 19 times in 19 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:38 - “But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:42 - When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep G2722 Him from going away from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:15 - “But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold G2722 it fast, G2722 and bear fruit with [fn]perseverance.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:9 - and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this man,’ and then in disgrace you [fn]proceed to occupy G2722 the last place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:4 - for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.] G2722
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:40 - And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading G2722 for the beach.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:18 - For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress G2722 the truth [fn]in unrighteousness,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:6 - But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, G2722 so that we serve in newness of the [fn]Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:30 - and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess; G2722
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:2 - Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold G2722 firmly G2722 to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:2 - by which also you are saved, if you hold G2722 fast G2722 [fn]the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:10 - as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing [fn]yet possessing G2722 all things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:21 - But examine everything carefully; hold G2722 fast G2722 to that which is good;
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:6 - And you know what restrains G2722 him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:7 - For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains G2722 will do so until he is taken out of the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:13 - whom I wished to keep G2722 with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my [fn]imprisonment for the gospel;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 3:6 - but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold G2722 fast G2722 our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 3:14 - For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold G2722 fast G2722 the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:23 - Let us hold G2722 fast G2722 the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

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