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Strong's #2770 - κερδαίνω

Transliteration
kerdaínō
Phonetics
ker-dah'ee-no
Origin
from (G2771)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
3:672,428
Definition
Thayer's
  1. to gain, acquire, to get gain
  2. metaph.
    1. of gain arising from shunning or escaping from evil (where we say "to spare one's self", "be spared")
    2. to gain any one i.e. to win him over to the kingdom of God, to gain one to faith in Christ
    3. to gain Christ's favour and fellowship
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (18)
Matthew
5
Mark
1
Luke
1
Acts
1
1 Corinthians
5
Philippians
1
James
1
1 Peter
3
NAS (17)
Matthew
6
Mark
1
Luke
1
Acts
1
1 Corinthians
5
Philippians
1
James
1
1 Peter
1
HCS (17)
Matthew
6
Mark
1
Luke
1
Acts
1
1 Corinthians
5
Philippians
1
James
1
1 Peter
1
BSB (17)
Matthew
6
Mark
1
Luke
1
Acts
1
1 Corinthians
5
Philippians
1
James
1
1 Peter
1
ESV (15)
Matthew
5
Mark
1
Luke
1
Acts
1
1 Corinthians
5
Philippians
1
James
1
WEB (17)
Matthew
5
Mark
1
Luke
1
Acts
1
1 Corinthians
5
Philippians
1
James
1
1 Peter
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κερδ-αίνω,

fut. - ᾰνῶ A. Pr. 876, Lys. 8.20, etc.; Ion. - ανέω Hdt. 1.35, 8.60. γ; κερδήσω AP 9.390 (Menecr.), Ephesians 4:13, κερδήσομαι Hdt. 3.72: aor. 1 ἐκέρδᾱνα Pi. I. 5(4).27, And. 1.134 codd., etc.; Ion. - ηνα Hom. Epigr. 14.6, Hdt. 8.5, also ἐκέρδησα Id. 4.152, Hld. 4.13, etc.: pf. κεκέρδαγκα D.C. 53.5, κεκέρδᾰκα Aristid. 1.366 J., Ach.Tat. 5.25, Phalar. 81.2, etc., κεκέρδηκα D. 56.30 (προς -), J. BJ 1.20.2: Pass., aor. part. κερδανθείς Phld. Oec. p.67 J.: pf. κεκερδημένος J. AJ 18.6.5: (κέρδος):

I

1. gain, derive profit or advantage, κακὰ κ. make unfair gains, Hes. Op. 352; μέγιστα ἐκ φορτίων Hdt. 4.152; τί κερδανῶ; what shall I gain ? Ar. Nu. 259; κ. τινί gain by a thing, E. HF 604; σμικρὰ κερδανῶ φυγῇ A. Ag. 1301; κέρδος κ. S. OT 889 (lyr.); κ. ἓξ τάλαντα And. l. c.; τὸν χρόνον κερδαίνει ὃν ἔζη οὐ προσῆκον αὐτῷ Lys. 13.84; κ. λόγον win fame, Pi. I. 5(4).27; χρηστὰ κ. ἔπη receive fair words, S. Tr. 231: c. part., gain by doing.., εἰ δὲ κερδανῶ λέγων E. Hel. 1051 (prob.); πολεμοῦντες οὐ κερδαίνομεν Ar. Av. 1591, cf. Th. 5.93; οὐδὲν ἐκμαθοῦσα κερδανεῖς A. Pr. 876; Μεγάροισι κερδανέομεν περιεοῦσι we shall gain by Megara's preservation, Hdt. 8.60. γ; also κ. ὅτι.. Hp. Art. 46: Pass., τὰ κερδανθέντα Phld.l.c.

2. abs., make profit, gain advantage, Hdt. 8.5, Ar. Pl. 520; τοῦ κ. ἔχου S. Fr. 28, cf. 354; ἐξ ἅπαντος, ἀπὸ παντός, Id. Ant. 312, X. Mem. 2.9.4; παρά τινων Lys. 20.7; πρὸς σοῦ S. Tr. 191; opp. τὸ τιμᾶσθαι, Th. 2.44; traffic, make merchandise, S. Ant. 1037.

II in bad sense, reap disadvantage from a thing, διπλᾶ δάκρυα κ. E. Hec. 518; κερδᾶναι τὸν πολὺ χείρω βίον ἀντὶ θανάτου X. Revelation 9:1-21.

III save or spare oneself, avoid, μεγάλα κακά Philem. 92.10; ὕβριν Acts 27:21; τὸ μὴ μιανθῆναι τὰς χεῖρας J. AJ 2.3.2; ἐνόχλησιν D.L. 7.14, cf. Him. Or. 2.26, AP 10.59 (Pall.).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** κερδαίνω ,

[in Sm.: Job 22:3 *;]

to gain: c. acc, Matthew 25:16-17; Matthew 25:20; Matthew 25:22; τ . κόσμον , Matthew 16:26, Mark 8:36, Luke 9:25; absol., to make profit, get gain: James 4:13. Metaph., c. acc rei, to save oneself from, avoid: Acts 27:21 (Field, Notes, 145); c. acc pers., to gain, win: Matthew 18:15, 1 Corinthians 9:19-22, Philippians 3:8; pass., 1 Peter 3:1.†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

κερδαίνω is used absolutely, as in James 4:13, in P Oxy XII. 1477.10 (question to an oracle—iii/iv A.D.) εἶ κερδαίνω ἀπὸ τοῦ πράγματ [ος; ";am I to profit by the transaction?"; (Edd.). Cf. Aristeas 270 ἐπανάγουσι πάντα πρὸς τὸ κερδαίνειν. For the translation ";and so have been spared this injury and loss"; in Acts 27:21 κερδῆσαί τε τὴν ὕβριν ταύτην καὶ τὴν ζημίαν, see Field Notes, p. 145.

 

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List of Word Forms
εκερδησα εκέρδησα ἐκέρδησα εκερδησας εκέρδησας ἐκέρδησας εκέρδησε εκερδησεν ἐκέρδησεν κερδανω κερδανῶ κερδάνω κερδηθησονται κερδηθήσονται κερδησαι κερδήσαί κερδῆσαι κερδῆσαί κερδησας κερδήσας κερδηση κερδήση κερδήσῃ κερδησομεν κερδήσομεν κερδησω κερδήσω κερδησώμεν ekerdesa ekerdēsa ekérdesa ekérdēsa ekerdesas ekerdēsas ekérdesas ekérdēsas ekerdesen ekerdēsen ekérdesen ekérdēsen kerdano kerdanô kerdanō kerdanō̂ kerdesai kerdêsai kerdêsaí kerdēsai kerdē̂sai kerdē̂saí kerdesas kerdēsas kerdḗsas kerdese kerdēsē kerdḗsei kerdḗsēi kerdeso kerdēsō kerdḗso kerdḗsō kerdesomen kerdēsomen kerdḗsomen kerdethesontai kerdethḗsontai kerdēthēsontai kerdēthḗsontai
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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