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Strong's #2729 - κατισχύω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G2596) and (G2480)
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  1. to be strong to another's detriment, to prevail against
  2. to be superior in strength
  3. to overcome
  4. to prevail
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 68 ‑ אֶבֶן (eh'‑ben);  213 ‑ אוּץ (oots);  247 ‑ אָזַר (aw‑zar');  247 ‑ אָזַר (aw‑zar');  553 ‑ אָמֵץ (aw‑mats');  1396 ‑ גָּבַר (gaw‑bar');  1431 ‑ גָּדַל (gaw‑dal');  2388 ‑ חָזַק (khaw‑zak');  3318 ‑ יָצָא (yaw‑tsaw');  3513 ‑ כָּבַד (kaw‑bad, kaw‑bade');  5810 ‑ עָזַז (aw‑zaz');  6105 ‑ עָצַם (aw‑tsam');  6113 ‑ עָצַר (aw‑tsar');  6680 ‑ צָוָה (tsaw‑vaw');  7789 ‑ שׁוּר (shoor);  8581 ‑ תָּעַב (taw‑ab');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. - ύσω Matthew 16:18 :


1. overpower, prevail over, τινα Men. Epit. 74, Aristeas 21, LXX 2 Chronicles 8:3, al.; ὅταν ἡ τῆς πείρας ἀκρίβεια -ισχύῃ τὴν τῶν λόγων πιθανότητα D.S. 1.39: also c. gen., LXX Jeremiah 15:18, Alex.Aphr. in Top. 248.19; [ τῆς ἐκκλησίας ] Matt. l.c.; τινὸς σοφίᾳ Ael. NA 5.19; Ἄρης κ. τῆς Σελήνης Vett. Val. 104.10; γενναίας φύσεως Chor.in RPhil. 1.57: Pass., to be worsted, ὑπ' ἔρωτος D.S. 1.71; τῇ μάχῃ Id. 17.45.

2. abs., have the upper hand, prevail, LXX Exodus 17:11, al.; κ. τῷ πλήθει to be superior in.., Plb. 11.13.3; κατίσχυον αἱ φωναὶ αὐτῶν Luke 23:23. to be prevalent, ὁρμαὶ καὶ ζῆλοι παρά τισι κ. Plb. 3.4.6; κατισχυούσης τῆς θερμότητος Thphr. CP 6.11.7; κατίσχυκεν ἡ φήμη παρὰ τοῖς πλείστοις Antig. Mir. 152.

II come to one's full strength, δέμας in body, S. OC 346, cf. Phld. Rh. 1.189 S.

III trans., strengthen, encourage, c. acc., LXX Deuteronomy 1:38, al.; τὰς χεῖράς τινων ib. 1 Esdras 7:15; οὐδετέραν τῶν στάσεων D.H. 6.65.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατισχύω: imperfect κατίσχυον; future κατισχύσω; 1 aorist subjunctive 2 person plural κατισχύσητε (Luke 21:36 T Tr text WH); the Sept. mostly for חָזַק; among Greek writings especially by Polybius, Diodorus, Dionysius Halicarnassus; properly, to be strong to another's detriment, to prevail against; to be superior in strength; to overpower: followed by an infinitive, Luke 21:36 T Tr text WH (prevail (i. e. have full strength) to escape etc.); to overcome, τίνος (Jeremiah 15:18), Matthew 16:18 (meaning, 'not even the gates of Hades — than which nothing was supposed to be stronger — shall surpass the church in strength'); absolutely, to prevail (i. e. succeed, accomplish one's desire): Luke 23:23.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατ -ισχύω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H2388;]

to overpower, prevail against, prevail: absol., Luke 23:23; c. inf., Luke 21:36; c. gen., Matthew 16:18.†

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

This verb, which is very common in the LXX and occurs ter in the NT (Matthew 16:18, Luke 21:36, Luke 23:23), is construed with the ace. in P Leid Wxviii. 3 (ii/iii A.D.) οὐ κατισχύσει με ἅπας δρὰξ κινουμένη, ";non valebit adversus me omnis pugillus motus";(E.d.), much in the same sense as with the gen. in Mt l.c. : cf. also Aristeas 21 τοῦ θεοῦ κατισχύοντος αὐτόν, 230. See Anz Subsidia, p. 295 f., and Durham Menander, p. 70. The verb survives in MGr in the sense ";prevail,"; ";gain the mastery over.";


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
κατίσχυε κατίσχυεν κατισχύετε κατισχυέτω κατισχυέτωσαν κατισχυον κατίσχυον κατισχύοντες κατισχύουσί κατίσχυσα κατισχύσαι κατίσχυσαν κατίσχυσάν κατισχύσαντες κατισχύσας κατισχύσατε κατίσχυσε κατισχύσει κατίσχυσεν κατισχύση κατισχυσητε κατισχύσητε κατίσχυσον κατισχύσουσι κατισχυσουσιν κατισχύσουσιν κατισχύσω κατισχύσωσιν κατισχύων κατοικεσιας κατοικεσίας katischuon katischusete katischusēte katischusousin katischyon katíschyon katischysete katischysēte katischýsete katischýsēte katischysousin katischýsousin
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