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ἐγκρατεύομαι

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἐγκρατεύομαι
Greek transliteration: 
enkrateuomai
Simplified transliteration: 
enkrateuomai
Principal Parts: 
-, -, -, -, -
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1467
GK Number: 
1603
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
2
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
cv-1a(6)
Gloss: 
to have control (of oneself)
Definition: 
to possess the power of self-control, or continence, 1 Cor. 7:9; to practise abstinence, 1 Cor. 9:25*

Greek-English Concordance for

1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they (enkrateuontai | ἐγκρατεύονται | pres mid ind 3 pl) are (enkrateuontai | ἐγκρατεύονται | pres mid ind 3 pl) not practicing self-control (enkrateuontai | ἐγκρατεύονται | pres mid ind 3 pl), they should marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with sexual passion.
1 Corinthians 9:25 Everyone who competes exercises (enkrateuetai | ἐγκρατεύεται | pres mid ind 3 sg) self-control (enkrateuetai | ἐγκρατεύεται | pres mid ind 3 sg) in (enkrateuetai | ἐγκρατεύεται | pres mid ind 3 sg) all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we for an imperishable one.