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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g816 Greek: atenizo


from atenes, "strained, intent," and teino, "to stretch, strain" (from a root ten--, seen in Eng., "tension, tense," etc.), signifies "to look fixedly, gaze, fasten one's eyes upon," and is found twelve times in the writings of Luke (ten in the Acts), out of its fourteen occurrences. It always has a strongly intensive meaning, and is translated "to fasten the eyes upon" in the AV and RV in Luk 4:20; Act 3:4; 11:6; so in the RV, where the AV has different renderings, in Act 6:15 (for AV, "looking steadfastly"); 10:4 ("looked"); 13:9 ("set his eyes"); 14:9 ("steadfastly beholding"). In Act 7:55, both have "looked up steadfastly." In the following the RV also varies the translation, Luk 22:56; Act 1:10; 3:12; 23:1; 2Cr 3:7, 13.

2 Strong's Number: g2510 Greek: kathapto


"to fasten on, lay hold of, attack," is used of the serpent which fastened on Paul's hand, Act 28:3.


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