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Lexicon :: Strong's G5083 - tēreō

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τηρέω
Transliteration
tēreō (Key)
Pronunciation
tay-reh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
From teros (a watch, perhaps akin to θεωρέω (G2334))
mGNT
70x in 40 unique form(s)
TR
75x in 40 unique form(s)
LXX
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.
STRONGS NT 5083: τηρέω
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
3:3
Matthew
19:17; 23:3; 27:36; 27:54; 28:4; 28:20
Mark
7:9
John
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
Acts
12:5; 12:6; 15:5; 15:24; 16:23; 21:25; 24:23; 25:4; 25:21; 25:21
1 Corinthians
7:37
2 Corinthians
11:9
Ephesians
4:3
1 Thessalonians
5:23
1 Timothy
5:22; 6:14; 6:14
2 Timothy
4:7
James
1:27; 2:10
1 Peter
1:4
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
Jude
1:1; 1:6; 1:6; 1:13; 1:21
Revelation
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 - So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good?[fn] No one is good but One, that is, God.[fn] But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:3 - “Therefore whatever they tell you to observe,[fn] that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:36 - Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:54 - So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:4 - And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:20 - “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:9 - He said to them, All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:10 - And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:51 - “Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:52 - Then the Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:55 - “Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:16 - Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:7 - But Jesus said, “Let her alone; she has kept[fn] this for the day of My burial.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:15 - “If you love Me, keep[fn] My commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:21 - “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:23 - Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:24 - “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:10 - “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:20 - “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:6 - “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:11 - “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me,[fn] that they may be one as We are.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:12 - “While I was with them in the world,[fn] I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept;[fn] and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:15 - “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:5 - Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant[fn] prayer was offered to God for him by the church.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:6 - And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:5 - But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, “It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:24 - Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, “You must be circumcised and keep the law”[fn]—to whom we gave no such commandment—
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:23 - And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:25 - “But concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written and decided that they should observe no such thing, except[fn] that they should keep themselves from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:23 - So he commanded the centurion to keep Paul and to let him have liberty, and told him not to forbid any of his friends to provide for or visit him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:4 - But Festus answered that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself was going there shortly.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:21 - “But when Paul appealed to be reserved for the decision of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I could send him to Caesar.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:37 - Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so determined in his heart that he will keep his virgin,[fn] does well.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:9 - And when I was present with you, and in need, I was a burden to no one, for what I lacked the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied. And in everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so I will keep myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:3 - endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:23 - Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:22 - Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people’s sins; keep yourself pure.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:14 - that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:7 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:27 - Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:10 - For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:4 - to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:4 - For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:9 - then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:17 - These are wells without water, clouds[fn] carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:7 - But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:3 - Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:4 - He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:5 - But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:22 - And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

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