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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g1415 Greek: dunatos

Strong, Stronger:

"powerful, mighty," is translated "strong," in Rom 15:1, where the "strong" are those referred to in ch. 14, in contrast to "the weak in faith," those who have scruples in regard to eating meat and the observance of days; 2Cr 12:10, where the strength lies in bearing sufferings in the realization that the endurance is for Christ's sake; 2Cr 13:9, where "ye are strong" implies the good spiritual condition which the Apostle desires for the church at Corinth in having nothing requiring his exercise of discipline (contrast No. 2 in 1Cr 4:10).

A-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g2478 Greek: ischuros

Strong, Stronger:

"strong, mighty," is used of

(a) persons:

(1) God, Rev 18:8;

(2) angels, Rev 5:2; 10:1; 18:21;

(3) men, Mat 12:29 (twice) and parallel passages; Hbr 11:34, AV, "valiant" (RV, "mighty"); Rev 6:15 (in the best texts; some have No. 1); 19:18, "mighty;" metaphorically,

(4) the church at Corinth, 1Cr 4:10, where the Apostle reproaches them ironically with their unspiritual and self-complacent condition;

(5) of young men in Christ spiritually strong, through the Word of God, to overcome the evil one, 1Jo 2:14;


(b) things:

(1) wind, Mat 14:30 (in some mss.), "boisterous;"

(2) famine, Luk 15:14;

(3) things in the mere human estimate, 1Cr 1:27;

(4) Paul's letters, 2Cr 10:10;

(5) the Lord's crying and tears, Hbr 5:7;

(6) consolation, Hbr 6:18;

(7) the voice of an angel, Rev 18:2 (in the best texts; some have megas, "great");

(8) Babylon, Rev 18:10;

(9) thunderings, Rev 19:6.

A-3 Adjective Strong's Number: g2478 Greek: ischuroteros

Strong, Stronger:

the comparative degree of No. 2, is used

(a) of Christ, Mat 3:11; Mar 1:7; Luk 3:16;

(b) of "the weakness of God," as men without understanding regard it, 1Cr 1:25;

(c) of a man of superior physical strength, Luk 11:22;

(d) in 1Cr 10:22, in a rhetorical question, implying the impossibility of escaping the jealousy of God when it is kindled.


(1) For "strong delusion," 2Th 2:11, AV, see ERROR, No. 1.

(2) For "strong (meat)," Hbr 5:12,14, AV, see SOLID.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1743 Greek: endunamoo

Strong, Stronger:

"to make strong" (en, "in," dunamis, "power"), "to strengthen," is rendered "waxed strong" in Rom 4:20, RV (AV, "was strong"); "be strong," Eph 6:10; "were made strong," Hbr 11:34.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g2901 Greek: krataioo

Strong, Stronger:

"to strengthen" (akin to kratos, "strength"), is rendered (a) "to wax strong," Luk 1:80; 2:40; "be strong," 1Cr 16:13, lit., "be strengthened;" "to be strengthened," Eph 3:16 (Passive Voice in each place).

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4732 Greek: stereoo

Strong, Stronger:


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