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Lexicon :: Strong's G2902 - krateō

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krateō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
47x in 25 unique form(s)
47x in 25 unique form(s)
84x in 20 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:910,466

Strong’s Definitions

κρατέω kratéō, krat-eh'-o; from G2904; to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (literally or figuratively):—hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's G2902 in the following manner: hold (12x), take (9x), lay hold on (8x), hold fast (5x), take by (4x), lay hold upon (2x), lay hand on (2x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's G2902 in the following manner: hold (12x), take (9x), lay hold on (8x), hold fast (5x), take by (4x), lay hold upon (2x), lay hand on (2x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. to have power, be powerful

    1. to be chief, be master of, to rule

  2. to get possession of

    1. to become master of, to obtain

    2. to take hold of

    3. to take hold of, take, seize

      1. to lay hands on one in order to get him into one's power

  3. to hold

    1. to hold in the hand

    2. to hold fast, i.e. not discard or let go

      1. to keep carefully and faithfully

    3. to continue to hold, to retain

      1. of death continuing to hold one

      2. to hold in check, restrain

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κρατέω kratéō, krat-eh'-o; from G2904; to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (literally or figuratively):—hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by).
κρατέω; imperfect 2 person plural ἐκρατειτε, Mark 14:49 Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading; future κρατήσω; 1 aorist ἐκράτησα; perfect infinitive κεκρατηκέναι; passive, present κρατοῦμαι; imperfect ἐκρατουμην; perfect 3 person plural κεκράτηνται; (κράτος (which see)); the Sept. chiefly for חָזַק, also for אָחַז (to seize), etc.; from Homer down;
1. to have power, be powerful; to be chief, be master of, to rule: absolutely for מָלַך, Esther 1:1; 1 Esdr. 4:38; κρατῶν, Wis. 14:19; οἱ κρατοῦντες, 2 Macc. 4:50; τίνος, to be ruler of one, Proverbs 16:32; Proverbs 17:2 (for מָשַׁל); Wis. 3:8; never so in the N. T.
2. to get possession of; i. e.
a. to become master of, to obtain: τῆς προθέσεως, Acts 27:13 ((Diodorus Siculus 16, 20; others) cf. Buttmann, 161 (140); on the tense, Winers Grammar, 334 (313)).
b. to take bold of: τῆς χειρός τίνος (cf. Winers Grammar, § 30, 8 d.; Buttmann, as above), Matthew 9:25; Mark 1:31; Mark 5:41; Mark 9:27 L T Tr WH; Luke 8:54; τινα τῆς χειρός, to take one by the hand, Mark 9:27 R G, cf. Matthiae, § 331; τινα, to hold one fast in order not to be sent away, Acts 3:11, cf. Meyer at the passage; τούς πόδας τίνος, to embrace one's knees, Matthew 28:9; tropically, τόν λόγον, to lay hold of mentally (cf. our 'catch at'; but others refer this example to 3 b. below), Mark 9:10 (join πρός ἑαυτούς with συζητοῦντες).
c. to lay hold of, take, seize: τινα, to lay hands on one in order to get him into one's power, Matthew 14:3; Matthew 18:28; Matthew 21:46; Matthew 22:6; Matthew 26:4, 48, 50, 55, 57; Mark 3:21; Mark 6:17; Mark 12:12; Mark 14:1, 44, 46, 49, 51; Acts 24:6; Revelation 20:2; (2 Samuel 6:6; Psalm 136:9 (Ps. 137:9)); τί, Matthew 12:11.
3. to hold; i. e.
a. to hold in the hand: τί ἐν τῇ δεξιά, Revelation 2:1 (τῇ ἀριστερά τόν ἄρτον, Plutarch, mor., p. 99 d.).
b. to hold fast, i. e. tropically, not to discard or let go; to keep carefully and faithfully: ἔχετε, ἔχεις, Revelation 2:25; Revelation 3:11; τό ὄνομα μου, Revelation 2:13; one's authority, τήν κεφαλήν, i. e. ἐκεῖνον ὅς ἐστιν κεφαλή, Christ, Colossians 2:19; τήν παράδοσιν, Mark 7:3f, 8; τάς παραδόσεις, 2 Thessalonians 2:15; τήν διδαχήν, Revelation 2:14f; also with a genitive of the thing, of blessings in which different individuals are participants: τῆς ὁμολογίας, Hebrews 4:14; τῆς ἐλπίδος, Hebrews 6:18 (others refer this example to 2 above) (cf. 2 Samuel 3:6).
c. to continue to hold, to retain: of death continuing to hold one, passive Acts 2:24; τάς ἁμαρτίας (opposed to ἀφίημι), to retain sins, i. e. not to remit, John 20:23; to hold in check, restrain: followed by ἵνα μή, Revelation 7:1; by τοῦ μή (Winers Grammar, 325 (305); Buttmann, § 140, 16 β.), Luke 24:16. On the construction of this verb with the genitive and accusative, cf. Matthiae, § 359f; Winers Grammar, § 30, 8 d.; Buttmann, 161 (140).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Samuel
3:6; 6:6
1; 1:1
136:9; 137:9
16:32; 17:2
9:25; 12:11; 14:3; 18:28; 21:46; 22:6; 26:4; 26:48; 26:50; 26:55; 26:57; 28:9
1:31; 3:21; 5:41; 6:17; 7:3; 7:8; 9:10; 9:27; 9:27; 12:12; 14:1; 14:44; 14:46; 14:49; 14:49; 14:51
8:54; 24:16
2:24; 3:11; 24:6; 27:13
2 Thessalonians
4:14; 6:18
2:1; 2:13; 2:14; 2:25; 3:11; 7:1; 20:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2902 matches the Greek κρατέω (krateō),
which occurs 47 times in 46 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:25 - But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took G2902 her by the hand, and the maid arose.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:11 - And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he G2902  not lay hold G2902 on it, and lift it out?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:3 - For Herod had laid hold G2902 on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:28 - But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands G2902 on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:46 - But when they sought to lay hands G2902 on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:6 - And the remnant took G2902 his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:4 - And consulted that they might take G2902 Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:48 - Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold G2902  him fast. G2902
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:50 - And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took G2902 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:55 - In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid G2902  no hold G2902 on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:57 - And they that had laid hold G2902 on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:9 - And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held G2902 him by the feet, and worshipped him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:31 - And he came and took G2902 her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:21 - And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold G2902 on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:41 - And he took G2902 the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:17 - For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold G2902 upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding G2902 the tradition of the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:4 - And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, G2902 as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:8 - For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold G2902 the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:10 - And they kept G2902 that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:27 - But Jesus took G2902 him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - And they sought to lay hold G2902 on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:1 - After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take G2902 him by craft, and put him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 - And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take G2902 him, and lead him away safely.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:46 - And they laid their hands on him, and took G2902 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:49 - I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took G2902 me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:51 - And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold G2902 on him:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:54 - And he put them all out, and took G2902 her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:16 - But their eyes were holden G2902 that they should not know him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:23 - Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, G2902 they are retained. G2902
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:24 - Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden G2902 of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:11 - And as the lame man which was healed held G2902 Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:6 - Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, G2902 and would have judged according to our law.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:13 - And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained G2902 their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:19 - And not holding G2902 the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:15 - Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold G2902 the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:14 - Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast G2902 our profession.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:18 - That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold G2902 upon the hope set before us:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:1 - Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth G2902 the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:13 - I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast G2902 my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:14 - But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold G2902 the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:15 - So hast thou also them that hold G2902 the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:25 - But that which ye have already hold fast G2902 till I come.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:11 - Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast G2902 which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:1 - And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding G2902 the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:2 - And he laid hold on G2902 the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
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