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Lexicon :: Strong's G2909 - kreittōn

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kreittōn (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Comparative of a derivative of κράτος (G2904)
Strong’s Definitions

κρείττων kreíttōn, krite'-tohn; comparative of a derivative of G2904; stronger, i.e. (figuratively) better, i.e. nobler:—best, better.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's G2909 in the following manner: better (17x), best (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's G2909 in the following manner: better (17x), best (1x).
  1. more useful, more serviceable, more advantageous

  2. more excellent

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κρείττων kreíttōn, krite'-tohn; comparative of a derivative of G2904; stronger, i.e. (figuratively) better, i.e. nobler:—best, better.
κρείττων and (1 Corinthians 7:38; Philippians 1:23; in other places the reading varies between the two forms, especially in 1 Corinthians 7:9 (here T Tr WH L text κρείττων); 1 Corinthians 11:17; Hebrews 6:9 (here and in the preceding passage L T Tr WH κρείσσων; see WH's Appendix, p. 148f; cf. Sigma) κρείσσων, κρεισσονος, neuter κρεισσονου (comparitive of κρατύς, see κράτιστος, cf. Kühner, i., p. 436; (Buttmann, 27 (24))) (from Homer down), better; i. e.
a. more useful, more serviceable: 1 Corinthians 11:17; 1 Corinthians 12:31 R G; Hebrews 11:40; Hebrews 12:24; with πολλῷ μᾶλλον, added, Philippians 1:23 (cf. μᾶλλον, 1 b.); κρεῖσσον (adverb) ποιεῖν, 1 Corinthians 7:38; κρεῖττον ἐστιν, it is more advantageous, followed by an infinitive, 1 Corinthians 7:9; 2 Peter 2:21 (cf. Buttmann, 217 (188); Winers Grammar, § 41 a. 2 a).
b. more excellent: Hebrews 1:4; Hebrews 6:9; Hebrews 7:7, 19, 22; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:23; Hebrews 10:34; Hebrews 11:16, 35; κρεῖττον, followed by an infinitive, 1 Peter 3:17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1 Corinthians
7:9; 7:9; 7:38; 7:38; 11:17; 11:17; 12:31
1:23; 1:23
1:4; 6:9; 6:9; 7:7; 7:19; 7:22; 8:6; 9:23; 10:34; 11:16; 11:35; 11:40; 12:24
1 Peter
2 Peter

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2909 matches the Greek κρείττων (kreittōn),
which occurs 17 times in 16 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:17 - Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, G2909 but for the worse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:31 - But covet earnestly the best G2909 gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 1:4 - Being made so much better than G2909 the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:9 - But, beloved, we are persuaded better things G2909 of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:7 - And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better. G2909
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:19 - For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better G2909 hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:22 - By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better G2909 testament.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:6 - But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better G2909 covenant, which was established upon better G2909 promises.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:23 - It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better G2909 sacrifices than these.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:34 - For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better G2909 and an enduring substance.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:16 - But now they desire a better G2909 country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:35 - Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better G2909 resurrection:
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:40 - God having provided some better G2909 thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:24 - And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things G2909 than that of Abel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:17 - For it is better, G2909 if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:21 - For it had been better G2909 for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
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