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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold

Dictionaries :: Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2192 Greek: echo

Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold:

"to have or hold," is used of mental conception, "to consider, account," e.g., Mat 21:26; of "steadfast adherence to faith, or the faith," e.g., 1Ti 1:19; 3:9; 2Ti 1:13.

2 Strong's Number: g2722 Greek: katecho

Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold:

"to hold firmly, hold fast" (kata, "down," and No. 1), is rendered "hold fast" in 1Cr 11:2, RV (AV, "keep"); 1Th 5:21; Hbr 3:6, 14 (RV); 10:23; "hold down," Rom 1:18, RV, of unrighteous men who restrain the spread of truth by their unrighteousness, or, as RV marg., "who hold the truth in (or with) unrighteousness," contradicting their profession by their conduct (cp. Rom 2:15, RV); in Rom 7:6, RV, "holden," AV, "held," of the Law as that which had "held" in bondage those who through faith in Christ were made dead to it as a means of life.

3 Strong's Number: g472 Greek: antecho

Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold:

anti "against, or to," and No. 1, signifies in the Middle Voice,

(a) "to hold firmly to, cleave to," of "holding" or cleaving to a person, Mat 6:24; Luk 16:13; of "holding" to the faithful word, Tts 1:9, RV, AV, "holding fast;"

(b) "to support," 1Th 5:14 (the weak).

4 Strong's Number: g4912 Greek: sunecho

Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold:

sun, "with," intensive, and No. 1, is used of "holding" a prisoner, in Luk 22:63.

5 Strong's Number: g1907 Greek: epecho

Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold:

is used in Phl 2:16, of "holding" forth the word of life (epi, "forth," and No. 1). See (give) HEED, (take) HEED, MARK, STAY.

6 Strong's Number: g2902 Greek: krateo

Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold:

"to be strong, mighty, to prevail,"

(1) is most frequently rendered "to lay or take hold on"

(a) literally, e.g., Mat 12:11; 14:3; 18:28; 21:46, RV (AV, "laid hands on"); Mat 22:6, RV (AV, "took"); Mat 26:55, AV (RV, "took"); RV, "took hold of" (AV, "held by"); Mar 3:21; 6:17; 12:12; 14:51; Act 24:6, RV (AV, "took"); Rev 20:2;

(b) metaphorically, of "laying hold of the hope of the Lord's return," Hbr 6:18;

(2) also signifies "to hold" or "hold fast," i.e., firmly,

(a), literally, Mat 26:48, AV (RV, "take"); Act 3:11; Rev 2:1;

(b) metaphorically, of "holding fast a tradition or teaching," in an evil sense, Mar 7:3, 4, 8; Rev 2:14, 15; in a good sense, 2Th 2:15; Rev 2:25; 3:11; of "holding" Christ, i.e., practically apprehending Him, as the head of His church, Col 2:19; a confession, Hbr 4:14; the name of Christ, i.e., abiding by all that His name implies, Rev 2:13; of restraint, Luk 24:16, "(their eyes) were holden;" of the winds, Rev 7:1; of the impossibility of Christ's being "holden" of death, Act 2:24.
See KEEP, RETAIN (of sins), TAKE.

7 Strong's Number: g1949 Greek: epilambano

Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold:

"to lay hold of, to take hold of" (epi, "upon," lambano, "to take"), with a special purpose, always in the Middle Voice, is so translated in Luk 20:20, 26, of taking "hold" of Christ's words; in Luk 23:26; Act 21:33, RV, of laying "hold" of persons; in 1Ti 6:12, 19, of laying "hold" on eternal life, i.e., practically appropriating all the benefits, privileges and responsibilities involved in the possession of it; in Hbr 2:16, RV "He taketh hold" (AV "took on") perhaps to be viewed in connection with "deliver" (ver. 15) and "succor" (ver. 18).

8 Strong's Number: g5083 Greek: tereo

Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold:

akin to A, No. 1, under HOLD (Noun), "to watch over, keep, give heed to, observe," is rendered "hold fast" in Rev 3:3, AV (RV, "keep").

9 Strong's Number: g1510 Greek: eimi

Hold (Down, Fast, Forth, On, To, Up), Held, Holden, (Take) Hold:

"to be," is used in the imperfect tense, with the preposition, sun, "with," in the idiomatic phrase "held with," in Act 14:4, lit., "were with."


(1) In Rom 14:4, histemi, "to cause to stand," in the Passive Voice, "to be made to stand," is used in both forms, the latter in the first part, RV, "he shall be made to stand" (AV, "he shall be holden up"), the Active Voice in the second part, AV, and RV, "to make stand."

(2) In Mat 12:14, RV, lambano, "to take," is translated "took (counsel)," AV, "held (a council)."

(3) In Mar 15:1, some mss. have the verb poieo, "to make," rendered "held (a consultation);" the most authentic have hetoimazo, "to prepare," also translated "held."


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