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Lexicon :: Strong's G2759 - kentron

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κέντρον
Transliteration
kentron (Key)
Pronunciation
ken'-tron
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Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From kenteo (to prick)
mGNT
4x in 2 unique form(s)
TR
5x in 2 unique form(s)
LXX
3x in 1 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:663,427

Strong’s Definitions

κέντρον kéntron, ken'-tron; from κεντέω kentéō (to prick); a point ("centre"), i.e. a sting (figuratively, poison) or goad (figuratively, divine impulse):—prick, sting.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's G2759 in the following manner: sting (3x), prick (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's G2759 in the following manner: sting (3x), prick (2x).
  1. a sting, as that of bees, scorpions, locusts. Since animals wound by their sting and even cause death, Paul attributes death, personified as a sting, i.e. a deadly weapon

  2. an iron goad, for urging on oxen, horses and other beasts of burden

    1. hence the proverb, "to kick against the goad", i.e. to offer vain and perilous or ruinous resistance

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κέντρον kéntron, ken'-tron; from κεντέω kentéō (to prick); a point ("centre"), i.e. a sting (figuratively, poison) or goad (figuratively, divine impulse):—prick, sting.
STRONGS NT 2759: κέντρον
κέντρον, κέντρου, τό (κεντέω to prick);
1. a sting, as that of bees (4 Macc. 14:19), scorpions, locusts, Revelation 9:10. Since animals wound by their sting and even cause death, Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:55 (after Hosea 13:14, the Sept.) attributes to death, personified, a κέντρον, i. e. a deadly weapon, and that κέντρον is said to be ἁμαρτία (56), because sin is death's cause and punishment (?) (Romans 5:12).
2. as in the Greek writings an iron goad, for urging on oxen, horses and other beasts of burden; hence, the proverb πρός κέντρα λακτίζειν, to kick against the goad, i. e. to offer vain and perilous or ruinous resistance: Acts 9:5 Rec.; Acts 26:14; cf. Pindar Pythagoras 2, 173; Aeschylus (Ag. 1624, cf.) Prom. 323; Euripides, Bacch. 795; Terent. Phorm. 1, 2, 28; Ammian. 18, 5.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Hosea
13:14
Acts
9:5; 26:14
Romans
5:12
1 Corinthians
15:55
Revelation
9:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2759 matches the Greek κέντρον (kentron),
which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:5 - And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:14 - “And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the [fn]Hebrew dialect, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? [fn]It is hard for you to kick against the goads G2759.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:55 - “WHERE, O DEATH, IS YOUR VICTORY? WHERE, O DEATH, IS YOUR STING G2759?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:56 - The sting G2759 of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:10 - They have tails like scorpions, and stings G2759; and in their tails is their power to hurt people for five months.

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