Strong's #726: harpazo (pronounced har-pad'-zo)
from a derivative of 138; to seize (in various applications):--catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take (by force).
Thayer's Greek Lexicon:
1) to seize, carry off by force
2) to seize on, claim for one' s self eagerly
3) to snatch out or away
Part of Speech: verb
Relation: from a derivative of G138
Citing in TDNT: 1:472, 80
This word is used 13 times:
Matthew 11:12: "suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force."
Matthew 13:19: "the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart."
John 6:15: "they would come and take him by force, to make him"
John 10:12: "and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the"
John 10:28: "they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them"
John 10:29: "and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand."
Acts 8:39: "water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch"
Acts 23:10: "the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them,"
2 Corinthians 12:2: "I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such a one caught up to the third"
2 Corinthians 12:4: "How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words,"
1 Thessalonians 4:17: "we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in"
Jude 1:23: "save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating"
Revelation 12:5: "and her child was caught up unto God, and to his"