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Strong's #2722: katecho (pronounced kat-ekh'-o)

from 2596 and 2192; to hold down (fast), in various applications (literally or figuratively):--have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, X make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.




Thayer's Greek Lexicon:

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katechō

1) to hold back, detain, retain

1a) from going away

1b) to restrain, hinder (the course or progress of)

1b1) that which hinders, Antichrist from making his appearance

1b2) to check a ship' s headway, i.e. to hold or head the ship

1c) to hold fast, keep secure, keep firm possession of

2) to get possession of, take

2b) to possess

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G2596 and G2192

Citing in TDNT: 2:829, 286




Usage:

This word is used 19 times:

Matthew 21:38: "let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance."
Luke 4:42: "unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from"
Luke 8:15: "having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience."
Luke 14:9: "begin with shame to take the lowest room."
John 5:4: "was made whole of whatsoever disease he had."
Acts 27:40: "mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore."
Romans 1:18: "and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;"
Romans 7:6: "law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve"
1 Corinthians 7:30: "and they that buy, as though they possessed not;"
1 Corinthians 11:2: "me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered"
1 Corinthians 15:2: "also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you,"
2 Corinthians 6:10: "as having nothing, and yet possessing all things."
1 Thessalonians 5:21: "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
2 Thessalonians 2:6: "And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his"
2 Thessalonians 2:7: "doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of"
Philemon 1:13: "Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead"
Hebrews 3:6: "are we, if we hold fast the confidence and"
Hebrews 3:14: "partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence"
Hebrews 10:23: " Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)"









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