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Dictionaries :: Strength, Strengthen

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g1411 Greek: dunamis

Strength, Strengthen:

is rendered "strength" in the RV and AV of Rev 1:16; elsewhere the RV gives the word its more appropriate meaning "power," for AV, "strength," 1Cr 15:56; 2Cr 1:8; 12:9; Hbr 11:11; Rev 3:8; 12:10.
See ABILITY, No. 1, POWER, No. 1.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2479 Greek: ischus

Strength, Strengthen:

ability, strength," is rendered "strength" in Mar 12:30, 33; Luk 10:27; in Rev 5:12, AV (RV, "might").

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g2904 Greek: kratos

Strength, Strengthen:

"force, might," is rendered "strength" in Luk 1:51, RV and AV; RV, "strength" (AV, "power") in Eph 1:19; 6:10.
See DOMINION, No. 1, POWER, No. 4.

Note: In Rev 17:13, AV, exousia, "freedom of action," is rendered "strength" (RV, "authority").

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1412 Greek: dunamoo

Strength, Strengthen:

"to make strong," is rendered "increased... in strength" in Act 9:22; "to strengthen" in Phl 4:13; 2Ti 2:1, RV, "be strengthened;" 2Ti 4:17.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1743 Greek: endunamoo

Strength, Strengthen:

"to make strong," is rendered "increased... in strength" in Act 9:22; "to strengthen" in Phl 4:13; 2Ti 2:1, RV, "be strengthened;" 2Ti 4:17.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g2480 Greek: ischuo

Strength, Strengthen:

akin to A, No. 2, "to have strength," is so rendered in Mar 5:4, RV (AV, "could"); in Luk 16:3, RV, "I have not strength to" (AV, "I cannot").

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g1765 Greek: enischuo

Strength, Strengthen:

akin to A, No. 2, a strengthened form of No. 3, is used in Luk 22:43; Act 9:19.

B-5 Verb Strong's Number: g2901 Greek: krataioo

Strength, Strengthen:

"to strengthen," is rendered "to be strengthened" in Eph 3:16.

B-6 Verb Strong's Number: g4599 Greek: sthenoo

Strength, Strengthen:

from sthenos, "strength," occurs in 1Pe 5:10, in a series of future tenses, according to the best texts, thus constituting Divine promises.


(1) For ischuo, Hbr 9:17, see AVAIL.

(2) For sterizo, Luk 22:32, see ESTABLISH, No. 1.

(3) For stereoo, Act 3:7, see ESTABLISH, No. 2.

(4) Episterizo is found in some texts in Act 18:23, AV, "strengthening."
See CONFIRM, A, No. 2, ESTABLISH, No. 1.

(5) For "without strength," Rom 5:6, AV, see WEAK.


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