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a -tān ´: The rendering of קנה , ḳānāh = "buy," "get" (Proverbs 1:5 ); נשׂג , nāsagh ̌ = "reach," "a meal-offering ... according as he is able" (Ezekiel 46:7 margin), "not attained unto the days" ( Genesis 47:9 ); יכל , yakhol or יכול , yākhōl ="be able," "overcome," "attain to innocency" (Hosea 8:5 ); בּוא , bō' = "come," "follow" (2 Samuel 23:19 , 2 Samuel 23:23 ; 1 Chronicles 11:21 , 1 Chronicles 11:25 ); καταντάω , katantáō ̌ ="arrive at" (Acts 27:12 the King James Version; Philippians 3:11 ); καταλαμβάνω , katalambáno ="take eagerly," "seize," "apprehend," "attained to righteousness" (Romans 9:30 ); φθανο , φθάνω , phthánō ="have arrived at" (Romans 9:31 the King James Version; Philippians 3:16 ); λαμβάνω , lambáno -"take," "get a hold of," "catch," the Revised Version (British and American) "already obtained" (Philippians 3:12 ); παρακολουθέω , parakolouthéō = "follow," "trace out," "conform to" (1 Timothy 4:6 ). Here the Revised Version (British and American) corrects the King James Version.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Attain'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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