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Strong's #1301 - διατηρέω

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  1. to keep continually or carefully
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Strong #: 1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');  5341 ‑ נָצַר (naw‑tsar');  5426 ‑ נְתַר (neth‑ar');  5975 ‑ עָמַד (aw‑mad');  8104 ‑ שָׁמַר (shaw‑mar');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


διατηρ-έω, Boeot. διατηρ-τᾱρέω Supp.Epigr. 1.132.8 (ii B. C.), but Dor. διατηρ-τηρέω SIG 541 A 4:

1. watch closely, observe, Pl. Lg. 836d (v.l.), Arist. HA 612b28; δ. μή τι πάθωσι D. 9.20.

2. maintain, τὴν ἐλευθερίαν Decr. ap. D. 18.184; τὴν τάξιν Decr.ib.37; τὸ πρέπον Arist. EN 1178a13; τὰ τοῦ βίου δίκαια Men. 637; τὴν πόλιν καὶ τὴν ἑαυτῶν πίστιν Plb. 1.7.7; τὴν εὔνοιαν IG 12(7).506; τὴν ἀφθαρσίαν Phld. D. 3 Fr. 19, etc.: Med., -εῖται τὸν καιρόν observes, ib. Fr. 77: Pass., ὅταν διατηρηθῶσιν οἱ νόμοι τῇ πόλει Aeschin. 3.6; ἀλειτούργητος -τηρείσθω ἡ θεία φύσις Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.42U.

3. with predicates, βοῦς ἐννέα ἔτη δ. ἀνοχεύτους Arist. HA 595b18; ἀβλαβές δ. Plb. 7.8.7; ἀφλυκταίνωτα δ. τὰ μέρη Dsc. 5.156; δ. τὸν πόλεμον Plu. Dio 33.

4. δ. ἑαυτὸν ἔκ τινος keep oneself from.., Acts 15:29.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διατηρέω, διατήρω; 3 person singular imperfect διετήρει; to keep continually or carefully (see διά, C. 2): Luke 2:51 (Genesis 37:11); ἐμαυτόν ἐκ τίνος (cf. τηρεῖν ἐκ τίνος, John 17:15), to keep oneself (pure) from a thing, Acts 15:29; ἀπό τίνος for שָׁמַר followed by מִן, Psalm 11:8 (). (Plato, Demosthenes, Polybius, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -τηρέω , - ,

[in LXX for H8104, H5341, etc.; seq. ἀπό (for H4480), as in Psalms 12:7 (8);]

to keep carefully: Luke 2:51; seq. ἐκ , Acts 15:29.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Petr II. 29 (e ).2 (Ptol.) διατήρει ἐπιμελῶς καὶ ἐπιμέλου αὐτ [ῶν, P Grenf II. 14 (a ).16 (B.C. 270 or 233) δ [ι ]ὰ τὸ διατετηρηκέναι ἐμαυτὸν μηδένα τρόπον ἐνοχλεῖν, Syll 246.7 (B.C. 220–16) ὅπως ἂν παρ᾽ ἑκατέρων τῶι [δ ]ήμωι ἥ τε φιλί [α κ ]αὶ ἡ εἰρήνη διατηρῆται, ib. 521.76 (B.C. 100) διετήρησεν δὲ αὐτῶν καὶ τὴν πρὸς ἀλλ [ήλ ]ους ὁμόνοιαν καὶ φιλίαν δι᾽ ὅλου τοῦ ἐνια [υ ]τοῦ. In the magic papyrus P Lond 46.44 (iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 66) we have διατήρησόν με καὶ τὸν παῖδα τοῦτον ἀπημάντους ἐν ὀνόματι τοῦ ὑψίστου θεοῦ : cf. ib. 121.453 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 99). On the ";perfective"; force in the compound see P Leid Uii. 21 (ii/B.C.) the dream of Nectonebus, the last Egyptian King of the old dynasties, where we have a striking parallel to 2 Timothy 4:7διατετήρηκα τὴν χώραν ἀμέμπτως. ";The perfective in the King’s words emphasises the fact that the watchful care has been successful; the simplex in Paul lays the stress on the speaker’s own action, ‘I have guarded my trust’"; (Proleg. p. 237, cf. p. 116).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
διατετηρημένον διατηρεί διατηρείν διατηρήσεις διατηρήσετε διατήρησιν διατήρησόν διατηρουντες διατηρούντες διατηροῦντες διατηρούσιν διατηρών διετηρει διετήρει διετηρήθης διετήρησε διετηρούντο diaterountes diateroûntes diatērountes diatēroûntes dieterei dietērei dietḗrei
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