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Lexicon :: Strong's G2770 - kerdainō

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κερδαίνω
Transliteration
kerdainō (Key)
Pronunciation
ker-dah'-ee-no
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:672,428

Strong’s Definitions

κερδαίνω kerdaínō, ker-dah'-ee-no; from G2771; to gain (literally or figuratively):—(get) gain, win.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's G2770 in the following manner: gain (13x), win (2x), get gain (1x), variations of 'gain' (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's G2770 in the following manner: gain (13x), win (2x), get gain (1x), variations of 'gain' (1x).
  1. to gain, acquire, to get gain

  2. metaph.

    1. of gain arising from shunning or escaping from evil (where we say "to spare one's self", "be spared")

    2. to gain any one i.e. to win him over to the kingdom of God, to gain one to faith in Christ

    3. to gain Christ's favour and fellowship

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κερδαίνω kerdaínō, ker-dah'-ee-no; from G2771; to gain (literally or figuratively):—(get) gain, win.
STRONGS NT 2770: κερδαίνω
κερδαίνω: (future κερδήσω, James 4:13 Rec.bez elz L T Tr WH; see also below); 1 aorist ἐκέρδησα (an Ionic form from κερδάω, which later writers use for the earlier ἐκερδανα, see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 740; Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Sprchl. ii., p. 215; Winers Grammar, 87 (83); (Veitch, under the word)), once 1 aorist subjunctive κερδάνω (1 Corinthians 9:21 L T Tr (but WH (cf. also Griesbach note) read the future κερδάνω, cf. Buttmann, 60 (53); § 139, 38)); 1 future passive κερδηθήσομαι (the subjunctive κερδηθήσωνται, 1 Peter 3:1 R G is a clerical error (cf. references under the word καίω, at the beginning), for which L T Tr WH have restored κερδηθήσονται (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 38)); (from Hesiod down); (from κέρδος); to gain, acquire; (Vulg. passim lucrifacio (also lucro, etc.));
a. properly: τόν κόσμον, Matthew 16:26; Mark 8:36; Luke 9:25; money, Matthew 25:16 (L T WH),17,20,22; absolutely, to get gain, James 4:13.
b. metaphorically,
α. with nouns signifying loss, damage, injury, it is used of the gain arising from shunning or escaping from the evil (where we say to spare oneself, be spared): τήν ὕβριν ταύτην καί ζημίαν, Acts 27:21; τό γέ μιανθῆναι τάς χεῖρας κερδαίνειν, to avoid the crime of fratricide, Josephus, Antiquities 2, 3, 2; ζημίαν, to escape a loss, Euripides, Cycl. 312; other examples in Kypke, Observations, ii., p. 139f
β. τινα, to gain anyone i. e. to win him over to the kingdom of God, which none but the placable enter, Matthew 18:15; to gain one to faith in Christ, 1 Peter 3:1; 1 Corinthians 9:19-22; Χριστόν, to gain Christ's favor and fellowship, Philippians 3:8. Not found in the O. T.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
16:26; 18:15; 25:16
Mark
8:36
Luke
9:25
Acts
27:21
1 Corinthians
9:19; 9:20; 9:21; 9:21; 9:22
Philippians
3:8
James
4:13; 4:13
1 Peter
3:1; 3:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2770 matches the Greek κερδαίνω (kerdainō),
which occurs 16 times in 15 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:26 - “For what good will it do a person if he gains G2770 the whole world, but [fn]forfeits his soul? Or what will a person give in exchange for his soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:15 - “Now if your brother sins[fn], go and [fn]show him his fault [fn]in private; if he listens to you, you have gained G2770 your brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:17 - “In the same way the one who had received the two talents earned G2770 two more.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:20 - “The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have earned G2770 five more talents.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:22 - “Also the one who had received the two talents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have earned G2770 two more talents.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:36 - “For what does it benefit a person to gain G2770 the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:25 - “For what good does it do a person if he gains G2770 the whole world, but loses or forfeits himself?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:21 - [fn]When many had lost their appetites, Paul then stood among them and said, “[fn]Men, you should have followed my advice and not have set sail from Crete, and thereby spared G2770 yourselves this damage and loss.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:19 - For though I am free from all people, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may gain G2770 more.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:20 - To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might gain G2770 Jews; to those who are under the Law, I became as one under the Law, though not being under the Law myself, so that I might gain G2770 those who are under the Law;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:21 - to those who are without the Law, I became as one without the Law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might gain G2770 those who are without the Law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:22 - To the weak I became weak, that I might gain G2770 the weak; I have become all things to all people, so that I may by all means save some.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:8 - More than that, I count all things to be loss [fn]in view of the surpassing value of [fn]knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, [fn]for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them mere rubbish, so that I may gain G2770 Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:13 - Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make G2770 a G2770 profit G2770.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:1 - In the same way, you wives, be subject to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won G2770 over G2770 without a word by the behavior of their wives,

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