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Strong's #1467 - ἐγκρατεύομαι

middle voice from (G1468)
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  1. to be self-controlled, continent
    1. to exhibit self-government, conduct, one's self temperately
    2. in a figure drawn from athletes, who in preparing themselves for the games abstained from unwholesome food, wine, and sexual indulgence
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 662 ‑ אָפַק (aw‑fak');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
ASV (3)
1 Corinthians 3
BSB (2)
1 Corinthians 2
CSB (2)
1 Corinthians 2
ESV (2)
1 Corinthians 2
KJV (3)
1 Corinthians 3
LEB (0)
The Lexham English Bible
did not use
this Strong's Number
LSB (4)
1 Corinthians 4
N95 (4)
1 Corinthians 4
NAS (4)
1 Corinthians 4
NLT (2)
1 Corinthians 6
WEB (3)
1 Corinthians 3
YLT (2)
1 Corinthians 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I exercise self-control, Arist. EE 1223b12, LXX Genesis 43:31;1 Corinthians 7:9; force oneself to do a thing, LXX 1 Samuel 13:12; starve oneself, Vett.Val. 127.20 (cf. ἀποκαρτερεῖν).

II to be a member of the Encratite sect, Anatolian Studies 87 (Phrygia).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐγκρατεύομαι (see ἐν, III. 3); depon, middle; to be self-controlled, continent (ἐγκρατής); to exhibit self-government, conduct oneself temperately: (used absolutely in Genesis 43:30); with the dative of respect, τῇ γλώσσῃ, Sir. 19:6 variant; πάντα, in everything, every way, 1 Corinthians 9:25 (in a figure drawn from athletes, who in preparing themselves for the games abstained from unwholesome food, wine, and sexual indulgence); οὐκ ἐγκρατεύεσθαι, said of those who cannot curb sexual desire, 1 Corinthians 7:9. Though this word does not occur in the earlier Greek writings that have come down to us (except in Aristotle, eth. Eudem. 2, 7, p. 1223{b}, 13th edition, Bekker), yet its use is approved of by Phrynichus; cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 442; (Winer's Grammar, 25).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐγκρατεύομαι ,


[in LXX for H662, Genesis 43:31, 1 Kings 13:12, Ezra 5:10 א 3 *;]

to exercise self-control: 1 Corinthians 7:9; c. acc, πάντα (v. Bl., 91), 1 Corinthians 9:25.†

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

With the Christian inscription cited s.v. ἐγκράτεια sub fin. may be compared another inscription erected in honour of a certain Orestina ";who lived in continence";—ἐνκρατευσαμένη (Ath. Mittheil., 1888, p. 272) : see Ramsay Luke, p. 399 f. where ";no extravagant asceticism"; is thought to be implied in any of these terms.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
εγκρατείς εγκρατευεται εγκρατεύεται ἐγκρατεύεται εγκρατευονται εγκρατεύονται ἐγκρατεύονται ενεκρατευσάμην ενεκρατεύσατο enkrateuetai enkrateúetai enkrateuontai enkrateúontai
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