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Lexicon :: Strong's G4739 - stēkō

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stēkō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From the perfect tense of ἵστημι (G2476)
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TDNT Reference: 7:636,1082

Strong’s Definitions

στήκω stḗkō, stay'-ko; from the perfect tense of G2476; to be stationary, i.e. (figuratively) to persevere:—stand (fast).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's G4739 in the following manner: stand fast (6x), stand (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's G4739 in the following manner: stand fast (6x), stand (2x).
  1. to stand firm

  2. to persevere, to persist

  3. to keep one's standing

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
στήκω stḗkō, stay'-ko; from the perfect tense of G2476; to be stationary, i.e. (figuratively) to persevere:—stand (fast).
στήκω; (an inferior Greek word, derived from ἕστηκα, perfect of ἵστημι; see Buttmann, 48 (41); (Winers Grammar, 24, 26 (25); WH. Appendix, p. 169; Veitch, under the word (ἑστήκω; Mullach, under the word στέκω (p. 299))); to stand: Mark (Mark 3:31 T Tr WH); Mark 11:25 ((cf. ὅταν c. β.)); John 1:26 L marginal reading T Tr text WH; (Revelation 12:4 WH (but see below)); with an emphasis, to stand firm; tropically, to persist, persevere (A. V. stand fast): absolutely to persevere in godliness and rectitude, 2 Thessalonians 2:15; ἐν κυρίῳ, in one's fellowship with the Lord, Philippians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 3:8 ((cf. ἐάν, I. 2 b.)); ἐν τῇ πίστει, 1 Corinthians 16:13; ἐν ἑνί πνεύματι, Philippians 1:27; to keep one's standing (opposed to ζυγῷ ἐνέχομαι), τῇ ἐλευθερία, maintain your allegiance to freedom (cf. Winers Grammar, § 31, 1 k.; Buttmann, § 133, 12; but L T Tr WH take στήκετε here absolutely; cf. Lightfoot ad loc.), Galatians 5:1; to stand erect, tropically, not to sin (opposed to πίπτειν equivalent to to sin), τῷ κυρίῳ, dative commodi (Winer's Grammar, as above), Romans 14:4. (In John 8:44 (ἐν τῇ ἀλήθεια οὐκ ἔστηκεν) WH read the imperfect ἔστηκεν (where others adopt ἕστηκεν from ἵστημι), owing to the preceding οὐκ (T WH after manuscripts א B* D L etc.); see Westcott's Commentary on John, the passage cited 'Additional Note'; WH, Introduction, § 407. But such an imperfect is nowhere else found (yet cf. Revelation 12:4 WH), and respecting confusion in the ancient use of the breathings, and the interchange of οὐκ and ὀχ, see οὐ at the beginning and references there, especially Tdf. Proleg., p. 90; moreover, the familiar perfect (present) of ἵστημι thoroughly suits the context; see ἵστημι, II. 2 d.) ((The Sept., Exodus 14:13, Alex., Complutensian; 1 Kings 8:11); Alex.; Aphr. probl. 1, 49 vat.; ecclesiastical writings.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1 Kings
3:31; 11:25
1:26; 8:44
1 Corinthians
1:27; 4:1
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
12:4; 12:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4739 matches the Greek στήκω (stēkō),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:25 - And when ye stand G4739 praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:4 - Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth G4739 or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:13 - Watch ye, stand fast G4739 in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:1 - Stand fast G4739 therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:27 - Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast G4739 in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:1 - Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast G4739 in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:8 - For now we live, if ye stand fast G4739 in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:15 - Therefore, brethren, stand fast, G4739 and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
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