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Lexicon :: Strong's G2902 - krateō

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krateō (Key)
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Root Word (Etymology)
47x in 25 unique form(s)
47x in 25 unique form(s)
85x in 20 unique form(s)
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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 MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:25 - But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and took G2902 her by the hand, and the girl [fn]got up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:11 - But He said to them, “What man [fn]is there among you who [fn]has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take G2902 hold G2902 of it and lift it out?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:3 -

For when Herod had John arrested G2902, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:28 - “But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred [fn]denarii; and he seized G2902 him and began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay back what you owe!’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:46 - And although they sought to arrest G2902 Him, they feared the crowds, since they considered Him to be a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:6 - and the rest seized G2902 his slaves and treated them abusively, and then killed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:4 - and they plotted together to arrest G2902 Jesus covertly and kill Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:48 - Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign previously, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; arrest G2902 Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:50 - But Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and arrested G2902 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:55 -

At that time Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a man inciting a revolt? Every day I used to sit within the temple grounds teaching, and you did not arrest G2902 Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:57 -

Those who had arrested G2902 Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:9 - And behold, Jesus met them [fn]and said, [fn]Rejoice!” And they came up and took G2902 hold G2902 of His feet, and worshiped Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:31 - And He came to her and raised her up, taking G2902 her by the hand, and the fever left her, and she served them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:21 - And when His own [fn]people heard about this, they came out to take G2902 custody G2902 of Him; for they were saying, “He has lost His senses.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:41 - And taking G2902 the child by the hand, He *said to her, “Talitha, kum!” (which translated means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:17 -

For Herod himself had sent men and had John arrested G2902 and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - (For the Pharisees and all the other Jews do not eat unless they [fn]carefully wash their hands, thereby holding G2902 firmly G2902 to the tradition of the elders;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:4 - and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they [fn]completely cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received as traditions to firmly G2902 hold G2902, such as the [fn]washing of cups, pitchers, and copper pots.)
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:8 -

“Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold G2902 to the tradition of men.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:10 - They [fn]seized G2902 upon [fn]that statement, discussing with one another [fn]what rising from the dead meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:27 - But Jesus took G2902 him by the hand and raised him, and he got up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 -

And they were seeking to seize G2902 Him, and yet they feared the [fn]people, for they understood that He told the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:1 -

Now the Passover and Festival of Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest G2902 Him covertly and kill Him;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 - Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; arrest G2902 Him and lead Him away [fn]under guard.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:46 - And they laid hands on Him and arrested G2902 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:49 - “Every day I was with you within the temple grounds teaching, and you did not arrest G2902 Me; but this has taken place so that the Scriptures will be fulfilled.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:51 -

A young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they *seized G2902 him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:54 - He, however, took G2902 her by the hand and spoke [fn]forcefully, saying, “Child, arise!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:16 - But their eyes were kept G2902 from recognizing Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:23 - “If you forgive the sins of any, their sins [fn]have been forgiven them; if you retain G2902 the sins of any, they have been retained G2902.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:24 - [fn]But God raised Him from the dead, putting an end to the [fn]agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held G2902 [fn]in its power.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:11 -

While he was clinging G2902 to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them at the [fn]portico named Solomon’s, completely astonished.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:6 - “And he even tried to desecrate the temple, so indeed we arrested G2902 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:13 -

[fn]When a moderate south wind came up, thinking that they had attained G2902 their purpose, they weighed anchor and began sailing along Crete, closer to shore.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:19 - and not holding G2902 firmly G2902 to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and [fn]ligaments, grows with a growth [fn]which is from God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:15 - So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold G2902 on G2902 to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter [fn]from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:14 -

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let’s hold G2902 firmly G2902 to our confession.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:18 - so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to hold G2902 firmly G2902 to the hope set before us.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:1 -

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:

The One who holds G2902 the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks [fn]among the seven golden lampstands, says this:

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:13 -

‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold G2902 firmly G2902 to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:14 - ‘But I have a few things against you, because you have some there who hold G2902 the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a [fn]stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:15 - ‘So you too, have some who in the same way hold G2902 to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:25 - ‘Nevertheless what you have, hold G2902 firmly G2902 until I come.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:11 - ‘I am coming quickly; hold G2902 firmly G2902 to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:1 -

After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding G2902 back G2902 the four winds of the earth so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:2 - And he took G2902 hold G2902 of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;
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