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κέντρον

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
κέντρον, ου, τό
Greek transliteration: 
kentron
Simplified transliteration: 
kentron
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2759
GK Number: 
3034
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
4
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-2c
Gloss: 
sting, goad
Definition: 
a sharp point; a sting, of an animal, Rev. 9:10; a prick, stimulus, goad, Acts 26:14; met. of death, destructive power, deadly venom, 1 Cor. 15:55, 56*

Greek-English Concordance for

Acts 26:14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ (kentra | κέντρα | acc pl neut)
1 Corinthians 15:55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (kentron | κέντρον | nom sg neut)
1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting (kentron | κέντρον | nom sg neut) of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
Revelation 9:10 They had tails like scorpions, with stingers (kentra | κέντρα | acc pl neut); and their power to hurt people for five months lies in their tails.