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Lexicon :: Strong's G2770 - kerdainō

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kerdainō (Key)
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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 (1x), won (1x), 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 (1x), won (1x), 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.
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

16:26; 18:15; 25:16
1 Corinthians
9:19; 9:20; 9:21; 9:21; 9:22
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 - τί γὰρ ὠφελεῖται ἄνθρωπος ἐὰν τὸν κόσμον ὅλον κερδήσῃ G2770 τὴν δὲ ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ζημιωθῇ τί δώσει ἄνθρωπος ἀντάλλαγμα τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:15 - Ἐὰν δὲ ἁμαρτήσῃ εἰς σὲ ἀδελφός σου ὕπαγε καὶ ἔλεγξον αὐτὸν μεταξὺ σοῦ καὶ αὐτοῦ μόνου ἐάν σου ἀκούσῃ ἐκέρδησας G2770 τὸν ἀδελφόν σου·
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:17 - ὡσαύτως καὶ τὰ δύο ἐκέρδησεν G2770 καὶ αὐτὸς ἄλλα δύο
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:20 - καὶ προσελθὼν τὰ πέντε τάλαντα λαβὼν προσήνεγκεν ἄλλα πέντε τάλαντα λέγων, Κύριε πέντε τάλαντά μοι παρέδωκας· ἴδε ἄλλα πέντε τάλαντα ἐκέρδησα G2770 ἐπ᾽ αὐτοῖς
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:22 - προσελθὼν δὲ καὶ τὰ δύο τάλαντα λαβών εἰπεν, Κύριε, δύο τάλαντά μοι παρέδωκας· ἴδε ἄλλα δύο τάλαντα ἐκέρδησα G2770 ἐπ᾽ αὐτοῖς
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:36 - τί γὰρ ὠφελήσει ἄνθρωπον ἐὰν κερδήσῃ G2770 τὸν κόσμον ὅλον καὶ ζημιωθῃ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:25 - τί γὰρ ὠφελεῖται ἄνθρωπος κερδήσας G2770 τὸν κόσμον ὅλον ἑαυτὸν δὲ ἀπολέσας ζημιωθείς
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:21 - Πολλῆς δέ ἀσιτίας ὑπαρχούσης τότε σταθεὶς Παῦλος ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν εἶπεν Ἔδει μέν ἄνδρες πειθαρχήσαντάς μοι μὴ ἀνάγεσθαι ἀπὸ τῆς Κρήτης κερδῆσαί G2770 τε τὴν ὕβριν ταύτην καὶ τὴν ζημίαν
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:19 - Ἐλεύθερος γὰρ ὢν ἐκ πάντων πᾶσιν ἐμαυτὸν ἐδούλωσα ἵνα τοὺς πλείονας κερδήσω· G2770
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:20 - καὶ ἐγενόμην τοῖς Ἰουδαίοις ὡς Ἰουδαῖος ἵνα Ἰουδαίους κερδήσω· G2770 τοῖς ὑπὸ νόμον ὡς ὑπὸ νόμον ἵνα τοὺς ὑπὸ νόμον κερδήσω· G2770
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:21 - τοῖς ἀνόμοις ὡς ἄνομος μὴ ὢν ἄνομος θεῷ ἀλλ᾽ ἔννομος Χριστῷ ἵνα κερδήσω G2770 ἀνόμους·
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:22 - ἐγενόμην τοῖς ἀσθενέσιν ὡς ἀσθενής ἵνα τοὺς ἀσθενεῖς κερδήσω· G2770 τοῖς πᾶσιν γέγονα τὰ πάντα ἵνα πάντως τινὰς σώσω
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:8 - ἀλλὰ μενοῦνγε καὶ ἡγοῦμαι πάντα ζημίαν εἶναι διὰ τὸ ὑπερέχον τῆς γνώσεως Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ τοῦ κυρίου μου δι᾽ ὃν τὰ πάντα ἐζημιώθην καὶ ἡγοῦμαι σκύβαλα εἶναι ἵνα Χριστὸν κερδήσω G2770
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:13 - Ἄγε νῦν οἱ λέγοντες Σήμερον καὶ αὔριον πορευσώμεθα εἰς τήνδε τὴν πόλιν καὶ ποιήσωμεν ἐκεῖ ἐνιαυτὸν ἕνα καὶ ἐμπορευσώμεθα καὶ κερδήσωμεν G2770
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:1 - Ὁμοίως αἱ γυναῖκες ὑποτασσόμεναι τοῖς ἰδίοις ἀνδράσιν ἵνα καὶ εἴ τινες ἀπειθοῦσιν τῷ λόγῳ διὰ τῆς τῶν γυναικῶν ἀναστροφῆς ἄνευ λόγου κερδηθήσωνται G2770
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