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Dictionaries :: Dominion (Have ... Over)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2904 Greek: kratos

Dominion (Have ... Over):

"force, strength, might," more especially "manifested power," is derived from a root kra--, "to perfect, to complete:" "creator" is probably connected. It also signifies "dominion," and is so rendered frequently in doxologies, 1Pe 4:11; 5:11; Jud 1:25; Rev 1:6; 5:13 (RV); in 1Ti 6:16, and Hbr 2:14 it is translated "power."

Note: Synonymous words are bia, "force," often oppressive, dunamis, "power," especially "inherent power;" energeia, "power" especially in exercise, operative power; exousia, primarily "liberty of action," then "authority" either delegated or arbitrary; ischus, "strength," especially physical, power as an endowment.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2963 Greek: kuriotes

Dominion (Have ... Over):

denotes "lordship" (kurios, "a lord"), "power, dominion," whether angelic or human, Eph 1:21; Col 1:16; 2Pe 2:10 (RV, for AV, "government"); Jud 1:8. In Eph. and Col. it indicates a grade in the angelic orders, in which it stands second.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2961 Greek: kurieuo

Dominion (Have ... Over):

"to be lord over, rule over, have dominion over" (akin to A, No. 2), is used of

(a) Divine authority over men, Rom 14:9, "might be Lord;"

(b) human authority over men, Luk 22:25, "lordship," 1Ti 6:15, "lords" (RV, marg., "them that rule as lords");

(c) the permanent immunity of Christ from the "dominion" of death, Rom 6:9;

(d) the deliverance of the believer from the "dominion" of sin, Rom 6:14;

(e) the "dominion" of law over men, Rom 7:1;

(f) the "dominion" of a person over the faith of other believers, 2Cr 1:24 (RV, "lordship").

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g2634 Greek: katakurieuo

Dominion (Have ... Over):

kata, "down" (intensive), and No. 1, "to exercise, or gain, dominion over, to lord it over," is used of

(a) the "lordship" of gentile rulers, Mat 20:25, AV, "exercise dominion," RV, "lord it;" Mar 10:42, AV, "exercise lordship," RV, "lord it;"

(b) the power of demons over men, Act 19:16, AV, "overcame," RV, "mastered;"

(c) of the evil of elders in "lording" it over the saints under their spiritual care, 1Pe 5:3.

Note: For authenteo, "to have dominion," 1Ti 2:12, RV, see AUTHORITY, No. 3.


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