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Lexicon :: Strong's G2902 - krateō

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κρατέω
Transliteration
krateō (Key)
Pronunciation
krat-eh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
47x in 25 unique form(s)
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47x in 25 unique form(s)
LXX
85x 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).
STRONGS NT 2902: κρατέω
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
Esther
1; 1:1
Psalms
136:9; 137:9
Proverbs
16:32; 17:2
Matthew
9:25; 12:11; 14:3; 18:28; 21:46; 22:6; 26:4; 26:48; 26:50; 26:55; 26:57; 28:9
Mark
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
Luke
8:54; 24:16
John
20:23
Acts
2:24; 3:11; 24:6; 27:13
Colossians
2:19
2 Thessalonians
2:15
Hebrews
4:14; 6:18
Revelation
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 - ὅτε δὲ ἐξεβλήθη ὄχλος εἰσελθὼν ἐκράτησεν G2902 τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῆς καὶ ἠγέρθη τὸ κοράσιον
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:11 - δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς, Τίς ἔσται ἐξ ὑμῶν ἄνθρωπος ὃς ἕξει πρόβατον ἕν καὶ ἐὰν ἐμπέσῃ τοῦτο τοῖς σάββασιν εἰς βόθυνον οὐχὶ κρατήσει G2902 αὐτὸ καὶ ἐγερεῖ;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:3 - γὰρ Ἡρῴδης κρατήσας G2902 τὸν Ἰωάννην ἔδησεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἔθετο ἐν φυλακῇ διὰ Ἡρῳδιάδα τὴν γυναῖκα Φιλίππου τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ·
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:28 - ἐξελθὼν δὲ δοῦλος ἐκεῖνος εὗρεν ἕνα τῶν συνδούλων αὐτοῦ ὃς ὤφειλεν αὐτῷ ἑκατὸν δηνάρια καὶ κρατήσας G2902 αὐτὸν ἔπνιγεν λέγων, Ἀπόδος μοι τι ὀφείλεις
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:46 - καὶ ζητοῦντες αὐτὸν κρατῆσαι G2902 ἐφοβήθησαν τοὺς ὄχλους ἐπειδὴ ὡς προφήτην αὐτὸν εἶχον
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:6 - οἱ δὲ λοιποὶ κρατήσαντες G2902 τοὺς δούλους αὐτοῦ ὕβρισαν καὶ ἀπέκτειναν
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:4 - καὶ συνεβουλεύσαντο ἵνα τὸν Ἰησοῦν κρατήσωσιν G2902 δόλῳ καὶ ἀποκτείνωσιν·
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:48 - δὲ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς σημεῖον λέγων, Ὃν ἂν φιλήσω αὐτός ἐστιν κρατήσατε G2902 αὐτόν
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:50 - δὲ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῷ Ἑταῖρε ἐφ᾽ πάρει τότε προσελθόντες ἐπέβαλον τὰς χεῖρας ἐπὶ τὸν Ἰησοῦν καὶ ἐκράτησαν G2902 αὐτόν
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:55 - Ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ὥρᾳ εἶπεν Ἰησοῦς τοῖς ὄχλοις Ὡς ἐπὶ λῃστὴν ἐξήλθετε μετὰ μαχαιρῶν καὶ ξύλων συλλαβεῖν με καθ᾽ ἡμέραν πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἐκαθεζόμην διδάσκων ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ καὶ οὐκ ἐκρατήσατέ G2902 με
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:57 - Οἱ δὲ κρατήσαντες G2902 τὸν Ἰησοῦν ἀπήγαγον πρὸς Καϊάφαν τὸν ἀρχιερέα ὅπου οἱ γραμματεῖς καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι συνήχθησαν
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:9 - ὡς δὲ ἐπορεύοντο ἀπαγγεῖλαι τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἰδού, Ἰησοῦς ἀπήντησεν αὐταῖς λέγων, Χαίρετε αἱ δὲ προσελθοῦσαι ἐκράτησαν G2902 αὐτοῦ, τοὺς πόδας καὶ προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:31 - καὶ προσελθὼν ἤγειρεν αὐτὴν κρατήσας G2902 τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῆς· καὶ ἀφῆκεν αὐτὴν πυρετός εὐθὲως, καὶ διηκόνει αὐτοῖς
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:21 - καὶ ἀκούσαντες οἱ παρ᾽ αὐτοῦ ἐξῆλθον κρατῆσαι G2902 αὐτόν· ἔλεγον γὰρ ὅτι ἐξέστη
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:41 - καὶ κρατήσας G2902 τῆς χειρὸς τοῦ παιδίου λέγει αὐτῇ Ταλιθα κοῦμι· ἐστιν μεθερμηνευόμενον Τὸ κοράσιον σοὶ λέγω ἔγειραι
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:17 - Αὐτὸς γὰρ Ἡρῴδης ἀποστείλας ἐκράτησεν G2902 τὸν Ἰωάννην καὶ ἔδησεν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ διὰ Ἡρῳδιάδα τὴν γυναῖκα Φιλίππου τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ ὅτι αὐτὴν ἐγάμησεν·
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - οἱ γὰρ Φαρισαῖοι καὶ πάντες οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι ἐὰν μὴ πυγμῇ νίψωνται τὰς χεῖρας οὐκ ἐσθίουσιν κρατοῦντες G2902 τὴν παράδοσιν τῶν πρεσβυτέρων
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:4 - καὶ ἀπό ἀγορᾶς ἐὰν μὴ βαπτίσωνται οὐκ ἐσθίουσιν καὶ ἄλλα πολλά ἐστιν παρέλαβον κρατεῖν G2902 βαπτισμοὺς ποτηρίων καὶ ξεστῶν καὶ χαλκίων καὶ κλινῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:8 - ἀφέντες γὰρ τὴν ἐντολὴν τοῦ θεοῦ κρατεῖτε G2902 τὴν παράδοσιν τῶν ἀνθρώπων βαπτισμοὺς ξεστῶν καὶ ποτηρίων· καὶ ἀλλὰ παρόμοια τοιαῦτα πολλὰ ποιεῖτε
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:10 - καὶ τὸν λόγον ἐκράτησαν G2902 πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς συζητοῦντες τί ἐστιν τὸ ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστῆναι
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:27 - δὲ Ἰησοῦς κρατήσας G2902 αὐτόν τῆς χειρὸς ἤγειρεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἀνέστη
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - Καὶ ἐζήτουν αὐτὸν κρατῆσαι G2902 καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν τὸν ὄχλον ἔγνωσαν γὰρ ὅτι πρὸς αὐτοὺς τὴν παραβολὴν εἶπεν καὶ ἀφέντες αὐτὸν ἀπῆλθον
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:1 - Ἦν δὲ τὸ πάσχα καὶ τὰ ἄζυμα μετὰ δύο ἡμέρας καὶ ἐζήτουν οἱ ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς πῶς αὐτὸν ἐν δόλῳ κρατήσαντες G2902 ἀποκτείνωσιν·
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 - δεδώκει δὲ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν σύσσημον αὐτοῖς λέγων, Ὃν ἂν φιλήσω αὐτός ἐστιν κρατήσατε G2902 αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπαγάγετε ἀσφαλῶς
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:46 - οἱ δὲ ἐπέβαλον ἐπ᾽ αὐτόν τὰς χεῖρας αὑτῶν, καὶ ἐκράτησαν G2902 αὐτὸν
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:49 - καθ᾽ ἡμέραν ἤμην πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ διδάσκων καὶ οὐκ ἐκρατήσατέ G2902 με· ἀλλ᾽ ἵνα πληρωθῶσιν αἱ γραφαί
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:51 - Καὶ εἰς τις νεανίσκος ἠκολούθει αὐτῷ περιβεβλημένος σινδόνα ἐπὶ γυμνοῦ καὶ κρατοῦσιν G2902 αὐτόν· οἱ νεανίσκοι·
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:54 - αὐτὸς δὲ ἐκβαλὼν ἔξω πάντας, καὶ κρατήσας G2902 τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῆς ἐφώνησεν λέγων, παῖς ἔγειρου
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:16 - οἱ δὲ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτῶν ἐκρατοῦντο G2902 τοῦ μὴ ἐπιγνῶναι αὐτόν
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:23 - ἄν τινων ἀφῆτε τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἀφιένται αὐτοῖς ἄν τινων κρατῆτε G2902 κεκράτηνται G2902
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:24 - ὃν θεὸς ἀνέστησεν λύσας τὰς ὠδῖνας τοῦ θανάτου καθότι οὐκ ἦν δυνατὸν κρατεῖσθαι G2902 αὐτὸν ὑπ᾽ αὐτοῦ·
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:11 - Κρατοῦντος G2902 δὲ τοῦ ἰαθἐντος χωλοῦ τὸν Πέτρον καὶ Ἰωάννην συνέδραμεν πρὸς αὐτοὺς πᾶς λαὸς ἐπὶ τῇ στοᾷ τῇ καλουμένῃ Σολομῶντος ἔκθαμβοι
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:6 - ὃς καὶ τὸ ἱερὸν ἐπείρασεν βεβηλῶσαι ὃν καὶ ἐκρατήσαμεν G2902 καὶ κατά τόν ἡμέτερον νόμον ἠθελήσαμεν κρίνειν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:13 - Ὑποπνεύσαντος δὲ νότου δόξαντες τῆς προθέσεως κεκρατηκέναι G2902 ἄραντες ἆσσον παρελέγοντο τὴν Κρήτην
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:19 - καὶ οὐ κρατῶν G2902 τὴν κεφαλήν ἐξ οὗ πᾶν τὸ σῶμα διὰ τῶν ἁφῶν καὶ συνδέσμων ἐπιχορηγούμενον καὶ συμβιβαζόμενον αὔξει τὴν αὔξησιν τοῦ θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:15 - ἄρα οὖν ἀδελφοί στήκετε καὶ κρατεῖτε G2902 τὰς παραδόσεις ἃς ἐδιδάχθητε εἴτε διὰ λόγου εἴτε δι᾽ ἐπιστολῆς ἡμῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:14 - Ἔχοντες οὖν ἀρχιερέα μέγαν διεληλυθότα τοὺς οὐρανούς Ἰησοῦν τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ θεοῦ κρατῶμεν G2902 τῆς ὁμολογίας
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:18 - ἵνα διὰ δύο πραγμάτων ἀμεταθέτων ἐν οἷς ἀδύνατον ψεύσασθαι θεόν ἰσχυρὰν παράκλησιν ἔχωμεν οἱ καταφυγόντες κρατῆσαι G2902 τῆς προκειμένης ἐλπίδος·
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:1 - Τῷ ἀγγέλῳ τῆς Ἐφέσίνης ἐκκλησίας γράψον· Τάδε λέγει κρατῶν G2902 τοὺς ἑπτὰ ἀστέρας ἐν τῇ δεξιᾷ αὐτοῦ περιπατῶν ἐν μέσῳ τῶν ἑπτὰ λυχνιῶν τῶν χρυσῶν·
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:13 - Οἶδα τὰ ἔργα σου, καὶ ποῦ κατοικεῖς ὅπου θρόνος τοῦ Σατανᾶ καὶ κρατεῖς G2902 τὸ ὄνομά μου καὶ οὐκ ἠρνήσω τὴν πίστιν μου καὶ ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐν αἷς Ἀντιπᾶς μάρτυς μου πιστός ὃς ἀπεκτάνθη παρ᾽ ὑμῖν ὅπου κατοικεῖ Σατανᾶς
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:14 - ἀλλ᾽ ἔχω κατὰ σοῦ ὀλίγα ὅτι ἔχεις ἐκεῖ κρατοῦντας G2902 τὴν διδαχὴν Βαλαάμ ὃς ἐδίδασκεν ἕν τῷ Βαλὰκ βαλεῖν σκάνδαλον ἐνώπιον τῶν υἱῶν Ἰσραήλ φαγεῖν εἰδωλόθυτα καὶ πορνεῦσαι
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:15 - οὕτως ἔχεις καὶ σὺ κρατοῦντας G2902 τὴν διδαχὴν τῶν Νικολαϊτῶν μισῶ
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:25 - πλὴν ἔχετε κρατήσατε G2902 ἄχρις οὗ ἂν ἥξω
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:11 - ἰδού, ἔρχομαι ταχύ· κράτει G2902 ἔχεις ἵνα μηδεὶς λάβῃ τὸν στέφανόν σου
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:1 - Καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα εἶδον τέσσαρας ἀγγέλους ἑστῶτας ἐπὶ τὰς τέσσαρας γωνίας τῆς γῆς κρατοῦντας G2902 τοὺς τέσσαρας ἀνέμους τῆς γῆς ἵνα μὴ πνέῃ ἄνεμος ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς μήτε ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης μήτε ἐπὶ πᾶν δένδρον
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:2 - καὶ ἐκράτησεν G2902 τὸν δράκοντα τὸν ὄφιν τὸν ἀρχαῖον, ὅς ἐστιν Διάβολος καὶ Σατανᾶς καὶ ἔδησεν αὐτὸν χίλια ἔτη

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