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κατέχω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
κατέχω
Greek transliteration: 
katechō
Simplified transliteration: 
katecho
Principal Parts: 
(κατεῖχον), -, κατέσχον, -, -, -
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2722
GK Number: 
2988
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
17
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
cv-1b(2)
Gloss: 
to hold back, suppress, restrain; hold fast, possess; (pass.) to be bound
Definition: 
(1) transitive, to hold down; to detain, retain, Lk. 4:42; Rom. 1:18; Phlm. 13; to hinder, restrain, 2 Thess. 2:6, 7; to hold downright, hold in a firm grasp, to have in full and secure possession, 1 Cor. 7:30; 2 Cor. 6:10; to come into full possession of, seize upon; to keep, retain, 1 Thess. 5:21; to occupy, Lk. 14:9; met. to hold fast mentally, retain, Lk. 8:15; 1 Cor. 11:2; 15:2; to maintain, Heb. 3:6, 14; 10:23; (2) intransitive, a nautical term, to land, touch, Acts 27:40; pass. to be in the grasp of, to be bound by, Rom. 7:6*

Greek-English Concordance for

Luke 4:42 When daylight came he left and went to a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him. They came to him and tried to keep (kateichon | κατεῖχον | imperf act ind 3 pl) him from leaving them,
Luke 8:15 But as for that in the good soil — these are the ones who, having heard with an honest and good heart, hold (katechousin | κατέχουσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) firmly (katechousin | κατέχουσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) onto (katechousin | κατέχουσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) the word and bear fruit through patient endurance.
Luke 14:9 and the one who invited both you and him will say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then with shame you will proceed to (katechein | κατέχειν | pres act inf ) take (katechein | κατέχειν | pres act inf ) the least important place.
Acts 27:40 So they cut loose the anchors, left them in the sea, and at the same time untied the ropes that held the rudders. Then hoisting the foresail to the wind, they made (kateichon | κατεῖχον | imperf act ind 3 pl) for the beach.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and the unrighteousness of those who suppress (katechontōn | κατεχόντων | pres act ptcp gen pl masc) the truth by their unrighteousness,
Romans 7:6 But now we have been released from the law, having died to that which held (kateichometha | κατειχόμεθα | imperf pass ind 1 pl) us captive, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not under the old written code.
1 Corinthians 7:30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though (katechontes | κατέχοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) they (katechontes | κατέχοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) had (katechontes | κατέχοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) no possessions (katechontes | κατέχοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc),
1 Corinthians 11:2 I commend you because you remember me in everything and hold (katechete | κατέχετε | pres act ind 2 pl) firmly (katechete | κατέχετε | pres act ind 2 pl) to (katechete | κατέχετε | pres act ind 2 pl) the traditions just as I passed them on to you.
1 Corinthians 15:2 through which also you are being saved, if you (katechete | κατέχετε | pres act ind 2 pl) hold (katechete | κατέχετε | pres act ind 2 pl) firmly (katechete | κατέχετε | pres act ind 2 pl) to the message I preached to you — unless you have believed in vain.
2 Corinthians 6:10 as sorrowing, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing (katechontes | κατέχοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) everything.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 but test everything, hold (katechete | κατέχετε | pres act imperative 2 pl) fast (katechete | κατέχετε | pres act imperative 2 pl) what is good,
2 Thessalonians 2:6 And now you know what is holding him in check (katechon | κατέχον | pres act ptcp acc sg neut), so that he may be revealed at his proper time.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; however, the one who is now restraining (katechōn | κατέχων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) will continue to do so until he is taken away.
Philemon 1:13 I wanted to (katechein | κατέχειν | pres act inf ) keep (katechein | κατέχειν | pres act inf ) him with me, so that he could minister to me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel,
Hebrews 3:6 but Christ is faithful as the Son, presiding over God’s household, and we are his household if indeed we (kataschōmen | κατάσχωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) hold (kataschōmen | κατάσχωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) firmly (kataschōmen | κατάσχωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) to (kataschōmen | κατάσχωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) our confidence and the hope of which we boast.
Hebrews 3:14 For we have become partners of Christ, if in fact we (kataschōmen | κατάσχωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) hold (kataschōmen | κατάσχωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) the beginning of our confidence firm to the end.
Hebrews 10:23 Let us continue to hold fast (katechōmen | κατέχωμεν | pres act subj 1 pl) the hope that we confess without wavering, for the one who made the promise is faithful.