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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 19 times in 18 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:9 - But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better G2909 to marry than to burn with passion.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:38 - So then both he who gives his own virgin daughter in marriage does well, and he who does not give her in marriage will do better. G2909
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:17 - But in giving this instruction, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better G2909 but for the worse.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:23 - But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; G2909
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 1:4 - having become as much better G2909 than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:9 - But, beloved, we are convinced of better G2909 things G2909 concerning you, and things that [fn]accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:7 - But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater. G2909
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:19 - (for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better G2909 hope, through which we draw near to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:22 - so much the more also Jesus has become the guarantee of a better G2909 covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:6 - But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better G2909 covenant, which has been enacted on better G2909 promises.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:23 - Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better G2909 sacrifices than these.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:34 - For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better G2909 possession and a lasting one.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:16 - But as it is, they desire a better G2909 country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not [fn]ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:35 - Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their [fn]release, so that they might obtain a better G2909 resurrection;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:40 - because God had [fn]provided something better G2909 for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:24 - and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better G2909 than the blood of Abel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:17 - For it is better, G2909 if [fn]God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:21 - For it would be better G2909 for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them.
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