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Lexicon :: Strong's G5083 - tēreō

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tēreō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From teros (a watch, perhaps akin to θεωρέω (G2334))
70x in 40 unique form(s)
75x in 40 unique form(s)
25x in 17 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 8:140,1174

Strong’s Definitions

τηρέω tēréō, tay-reh'-o; from τερός terós (a watch; perhaps akin to G2334); to guard (from loss or injury, properly, by keeping the eye upon; and thus differing from G5442, which is properly to prevent escaping; and from G2892, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), i.e. to note (a prophecy; figuratively, to fulfil a command); by implication, to detain (in custody; figuratively, to maintain); by extension, to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively, to keep unmarried); by extension, to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively, to keep unmarried):—hold fast, keep(- er), (pre-, re-)serve, watch.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 75x

The KJV translates Strong's G5083 in the following manner: keep (57x), reserve (8x), observe (4x), watch (2x), preserve (2x), keeper (1x), hold fast (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 75x
The KJV translates Strong's G5083 in the following manner: keep (57x), reserve (8x), observe (4x), watch (2x), preserve (2x), keeper (1x), hold fast (1x).
  1. to attend to carefully, take care of

    1. to guard

    2. metaph. to keep, one in the state in which he is

    3. to observe

    4. to reserve: to undergo something

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
τηρέω tēréō, tay-reh'-o; from τερός terós (a watch; perhaps akin to G2334); to guard (from loss or injury, properly, by keeping the eye upon; and thus differing from G5442, which is properly to prevent escaping; and from G2892, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), i.e. to note (a prophecy; figuratively, to fulfil a command); by implication, to detain (in custody; figuratively, to maintain); by extension, to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively, to keep unmarried); by extension, to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively, to keep unmarried):—hold fast, keep(- er), (pre-, re-)serve, watch.
τηρέω, τηρῶ; imperfect ἐτήρουν; future τηρήσω; 1 aorist ἐτήρησα; perfect τετήρηκα, 3 person plural τετηρήκασιν (John 17:6 R G) and τετήρηκαν (ibid. L T Tr WH (see γίνομαι, at the beginning)); passive, present τηροῦμαι; imperfect ἐτηρουμην; perfect τετήρημαι; 1 aorist ἐτηρήθην; (τηρός, found only once, Aeschylus suppl. 248, where it is doubtful whether it means 'guarding' or 'watching'), from Pindar, Sophocles, Thucydides down; the Sept. several times for שָׁמַר, נָצַר, etc.; to attend to carefully, take care of; i. e.
a. properly, to guard: τινα, a prisoner, Matthew 27:36, 54; Acts 16:23; passive, Acts 12:5; (Acts 24:23); Acts 25:4, 21 (b); τί, Acts 12:6; οἱ τηροῦντες ((R. V.) the watchers) the guards, Matthew 28:4 (Song of Solomon 3:3).
b. metaphorically, to keep: τινα, one in that state in which he is, τήν ἑαυτοῦ παρθένον, his own virgin daughter, namely, as a virgin i. e. unmarried, 1 Corinthians 7:37; ἑαυτόν, himself such as he is, i. e. begotten of God, 1 John 5:18 (but here T Tr WH αὐτόν); with a predicate accusative added: ἁγνόν, 1 Timothy 5:22; ἄσπιλον ἀπό τοῦ κόσμου, James 1:27; ἀβαρῆ τίνι, 2 Corinthians 11:9 (ἁπλουν, Antoninus 6, 30; τινα ἄμεμπτον τῷ Θεῷ, Wis. 10:5); τί with a predicate accusative 1 Timothy 6:14 (but see in c. below); passive, τηροῦμαι, with an adverb, ἀμέμπτως, 1 Thessalonians 5:23; with a dative of the person, Χριστῷ, devoted to Christ (Winer's Grammar, 421 (392)), Jude 1:1; τηρεῖν τινα ἐν τίνι: to keep in i. e. cause one to persevere or stand firm in a thing: ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι Θεοῦ (see p. 447b bottom), John 17:11f; ἐν ἀγάπη Θεοῦ, Jude 1:21; τινα ἐκ τίνος, by guarding to cause one to escape in safety out of etc.: ἐκ τοῦ πονηροῦ, out of the power and assaults of Satan, John 17:15 (cf. Buttmann, 327 (281); Winer's Grammar, 410 (383)); ἐκ τῆς ὥρας τοῦ πειρασμοῦ, Revelation 3:10. to keep: i. e. not to leave, τήν ἀρχήν, Jude 1:6; not to throw away, τά ἱμάτια, Revelation 16:15. to hold firmly: τήν ἑνότητα τοῦ πνεύματος, Ephesians 4:3; anything as a mental deposit, τήν πίστιν, 2 Timothy 4:7; Revelation 14:12 (cf. Winers Grammar, 536 (499); Buttmann, 78 (68)). to show oneself to be actually holding a thing fast, i. e.
c. to observe: namely, πῶς κτλ., Revelation 3:3; τί Matthew 23:3; Acts 21:25 (Rec.); τήν παράδοσιν, Mark 7:9 (WH (rejected) marginal reading στήσητε) (τά ἐκ παραδοσεως τῶν πατέρων, Josephus, Antiquities 13, 10, 6); τόν νόμον, Acts 15:5 and Rec. in Acts 15:24; James 2:10; τό σάββατον, the command respecting sabbath-keeping, John 9:16; τάς ἐντολάς (of either God or Christ), Matthew 19:17; John 14:15, 21; John 15:10; 1 John 2:3; 1 John 3:22, 24; 1 John 5:2 (where L T Tr WH ποιῶμεν); 1 John 5:3; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 14:12 (see above, b. at the end); τήν ἐντολήν, 1 Timothy 6:14 (see in b. above; πάντα ὅσα ἐνετειλάμην, Matthew 28:20); τόν λόγον, either of Christ or of God, John 8:51f, 55; John 14:23; John 15:20; John 17:6; 1 John 2:5; Revelation 3:8; τούς λόγους, of Christ, John 14:24; τόν λόγον τῆς ὑπομονῆς μου (i. e. Ἰησοῦ), Revelation 3:10; τά ἔργα μου, the works that I command, Revelation 2:26; τούς λόγους τῆς προφητείας, Revelation 22:7; τοῦ βιβλίου τούτου, Revelation 22:9; τά ἐν τῇ προφητεία γεγραμμένα, Revelation 1:3; cf. Lipsius, Paulin. Rechtfertigungsl., p. 194f,
d. to reserve: τινα εἰς τί, to undergo something, 2 Peter 2:4 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 342 (321); εἰς τήν τοῦ Σεβαστοῦ διάγνωσιν, Acts 25:21a); Jude 1:6; τινα εἰς ἡμέραν κρίσεως, 2 Peter 2:9; τούς οὐρανούς πυρί; (to be burned with fire) εἰς ἡμέραν κρίσεως, 2 Peter 3:7; τί εἰς τινα, a thing for one's advantage, 1 Peter 1:4; τί εἰς ἡμέραν τινα, to be used some day for some purpose, John 12:7; τί ἕως ἄρτι, John 2:10; τί with the dative of the person, for rewarding or punishing one, passive, 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 1:13. (Compare: διατηρέω, παρατηρέω, συντηρέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Song of Songs
19:17; 23:3; 27:36; 27:54; 28:4; 28:20
2:10; 8:51; 8:55; 9:16; 12:7; 14:15; 14:21; 14:23; 14:24; 15:10; 15:20; 17:6; 17:6; 17:11; 17:15
12:5; 12:6; 15:5; 15:24; 16:23; 21:25; 24:23; 25:4; 25:21; 25:21
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
1 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
5:22; 6:14; 6:14
2 Timothy
1:27; 2:10
1 Peter
2 Peter
2:4; 2:9; 2:17; 3:7
1 John
2:3; 2:5; 3:22; 3:24; 5:2; 5:3; 5:18
1:1; 1:6; 1:6; 1:13; 1:21
1:3; 2:26; 3:3; 3:8; 3:10; 3:10; 12:17; 14:12; 14:12; 16:15; 22:7; 22:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5083 matches the Greek τηρέω (tēreō),
which occurs 75 times in 68 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 19:17–1Jo 3:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:17 - And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep G5083 the commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:3 - All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, G5083 that observe G5083 and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:36 - And sitting down they watched G5083 him there;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:54 - Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching G5083 Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:4 - And for fear of him the keepers G5083 did shake, and became as dead men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:20 - Teaching them to observe G5083 all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:9 - And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep G5083 your own tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:10 - And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept G5083 the good wine until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:51 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep G5083 my saying, he shall never see death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:52 - Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep G5083 my saying, he shall never taste of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:55 - Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep G5083 his saying.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:16 - Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth G5083 not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:7 - Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept G5083 this.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:15 - If ye love me, keep G5083 my commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:21 - He that hath my commandments, and keepeth G5083 them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:23 - Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep G5083 my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:24 - He that loveth me not keepeth G5083 not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:10 - If ye keep G5083 my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept G5083 my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:20 - Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept G5083 my saying, they will keep G5083 yours also.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:6 - I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept G5083 thy word.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:11 - And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep G5083 through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:12 - While I was with them in the world, I kept G5083 them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:15 - I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep G5083 them from the evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:5 - Peter therefore was kept G5083 in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:6 - And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept G5083 the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:5 - But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep G5083 the law of Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:24 - Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep G5083 the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:23 - And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep G5083 them safely:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:25 - As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe G5083 no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:23 - And he commanded a centurion to keep G5083 Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:4 - But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept G5083 at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:21 - But when Paul had appealed to be reserved G5083 unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept G5083 till I might send him to Caesar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:37 - Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep G5083 his virgin, doeth well.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:9 - And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept G5083 myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep G5083 myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:3 - Endeavouring to keep G5083 the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:23 - And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved G5083 blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:22 - Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep G5083 thyself pure.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:14 - That thou keep G5083 this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:7 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept G5083 the faith:
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:27 - Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep G5083 himself unspotted from the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:10 - For whosoever shall keep G5083 the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:4 - To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved G5083 in heaven for you,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:4 - For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved G5083 unto judgment;
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:9 - The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve G5083 the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:17 - These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved G5083 for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:7 - But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved G5083 unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:3 - And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep G5083 his commandments.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:4 - He that saith, I know him, and keepeth G5083 not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:5 - But whoso keepeth G5083 his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:22 - And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep G5083 his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

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