Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2596: kata (pronounced kat-ah')

a primary particle; (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined):--about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from ... to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), ... by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with. In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) down from, through out

2) according to, toward, along

Part of Speech: preposition

Relation: a primary particle


This word is used 475 times:

Matthew 1:20: "of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son"
Matthew 2:12: "And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod,"
Matthew 2:13: "of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take"
Matthew 2:16: "from two years old and under, according to the time which"
Matthew 2:19: "an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,"
Matthew 2:22: "thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the"
Matthew 5:11: "you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely,"
Matthew 5:23: "brother hath aught against thee;"
Matthew 8:32: "herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea,"
Matthew 9:29: "he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you."
Matthew 10:35: "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and"
Matthew 10:35: "his father, and the daughter against her mother, and"
Matthew 10:35: "her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."
Matthew 12:14: "went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him."
Matthew 12:25: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every"
Matthew 12:25: "or house divided against itself shall not stand:"
Matthew 12:30: "with me is against me; and he that gathereth not"
Matthew 12:32: "whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man,"
Matthew 12:32: "him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy"
Matthew 14:13: "into a desert place apart: and when the people"
Matthew 14:23: "when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray:"
Matthew 16:27: "then he shall reward every man according to his works."
Matthew 17:1: "bringeth them up into a high mountain apart,"
Matthew 17:19: "the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could"
Matthew 19:3: "for a man to put away his wife for every cause?"
Matthew 20:11: "And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,"
Matthew 20:17: "the twelve disciples apart in the way,"
Matthew 23:3: "do; but do not ye after their works: for"
Matthew 24:3: "disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us,"
Matthew 24:7: "pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."
Matthew 25:15: "and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and"
Matthew 26:55: "for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching"
Matthew 26:59: "council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;"
Matthew 26:63: "unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that"
Matthew 27:1: "people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:"
Matthew 27:15: "Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the"
Matthew 27:19: "for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him."
Mark 1:27: "doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the"
Mark 3:6: "took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy"
Mark 4:34: "he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his"
Mark 5:13: "and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the"
Mark 6:31: "Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place,"
Mark 6:32: "a desert place by ship privately."
Mark 7:5: "not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders,"
Mark 7:33: "And he took him aside from the multitude,"
Mark 9:2: "leadeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves: and"
Mark 9:28: "disciples asked him privately, Why could not"
Mark 9:40: "he that is not against us is on our part."
Mark 11:25: "if ye have aught against any: that your Father"
Mark 13:3: "Andrew asked him privately,"

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