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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)
Dictionary Aids

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 - εἶπεν δέ Τίς εἶ κύριε δέ Κύριος εἶπεν, Ἐγώ εἰμι Ἰησοῦς ὃν σὺ διώκεις· σκληρόν σοι πρὸς κέντρα G2759 λακτίζειν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:14 - πάντων δέ καταπεσόντων ἡμῶν εἰς τὴν γῆν ἤκουσα φωνὴν λαλοῦσαν πρός με καὶ λέγουσαν τῇ Ἑβραΐδι διαλέκτῳ Σαοὺλ Σαούλ τί με διώκεις σκληρόν σοι πρὸς κέντρα G2759 λακτίζειν
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:55 - ποῦ σου θάνατε τὸ κέντρον G2759 ποῦ σου ᾅδη, τὸ νῖκος
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:56 - τὸ δὲ κέντρον G2759 τοῦ θανάτου ἁμαρτία δὲ δύναμις τῆς ἁμαρτίας νόμος·
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:10 - καὶ ἔχουσιν οὐρὰς ὁμοίας σκορπίοις καὶ κέντρα G2759 ἦν ἐν ταῖς οὐραῖς αὐτῶν καὶ ἐξουσία αὐτῶν ἀδικῆσαι τοὺς ἀνθρώπους μῆνας πέντε

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