2602. katabolé
Strong's Concordance
katabolé: a laying down
Original Word: καταβολή, ῆς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: katabolé
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ab-ol-ay')
Short Definition: a foundation, depositing, sowing
Definition: (a) foundation, (b) depositing, sowing, deposit, technically used of the act of conception.
HELPS Word-studies

2602 katabolḗ (from 2596 /katá, "exactly according to," down from the most general to the most specific detail, "following all the way along," and 906 /bállō, "to cast") – properly, a foundation, cast according to a blueprint (original design); the substructure which determines the entire direction (destination) of all that follows; the foundation-plan, upon which the entire super-structure is built; (figuratively) the beginning (founding) that purposefully designs all that follows.

2602 /katabolḗ ("foundation-plan") typically relates to Christ's incarnation, i.e. coming to earth in the flesh to be our Redeemer. This divine plan was set and sealed (guaranteed) before creation (Heb 9:26; 1 Pet 1:20; Rev 13:8). In general, 2602 (katabolḗ) refers to the basis God has established, upon which all people can know Him. This was laid down before the first ray of sunshine or drop of water touched the earth.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kataballó
Definition
a laying down
NASB Translation
conceive* (1), foundation (10).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2602: καταβολή

καταβολή, καταβολῆς, (καταβάλλω, which see);

1. a throwing or laying down: τοῦ σπέρματος (namely, εἰς τήν μήτραν), the injection or depositing of the virile semen in the womb, Lucian, amor. 19; Galen, aphorism. iv. § 1; of the seed of animals and plants, Philo de opif. mund. §§ 22, 45; σπέρματα τά εἰς γῆν μήτραν καταβαλλομενα, Antoninus 4, 36; accordingly many interpret the words Σάρρα δύναμιν εἰς καταβολήν σπέρματος ἔλαβε in Hebrews 11:11, she received power to conceive seed. But since it belongs to the male καταβάλλειν τό σπέρμα, not to the female, this interpretation cannot stand ((according to the reading of WH marginal reading αὐτῇ Σάρρα, Abr. remains the subjunctive of ἔλαβεν; but see 2 below)); cf. Bleek (and, on the other side, Kurtz) at the passage

2. a founding (laying down a foundation): εἰς καταβολήν σπέρματος, to found a posterity, Hebrews 11:11 (but compare above) (πυραννιδος, Polybius 13, 6, 2; ἅμα τῇ πρώτη καταβολή τῶν ἀνθρώπων, Plato, aquae et ignis comp. C. 2). ἀπό καταβολῆς κόσμου, from the foundation of the world: Matthew 13:35 (L T Tr WH omit κόσμου); ; Luke 11:50; Hebrews 4:3; Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 13:8; Revelation 17:8; πρό καταβολῆς κόσμου, John 17:24; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:20.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
conception, foundation.

From kataballo; a deposition, i.e. Founding; figuratively, conception -- conceive, foundation.

see GREEK kataballo

Forms and Transliterations
καταβολην καταβολήν καταβολὴν καταβολης καταβολής καταβολῆς καταβοσκήσαι καταβοσκήση katabolen katabolēn katabolḕn kataboles katabolês katabolēs katabolē̂s
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11 Occurrences


καταβολὴν — 1 Occ.
καταβολῆς — 10 Occ.

Matthew 13:35 N-GFS
GRK: κεκρυμμένα ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου
NAS: SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.
KJV: from the foundation of the world.
INT: things hidden from [the] foundation of [the] world

Matthew 25:34 N-GFS
GRK: βασιλείαν ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου
NAS: prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
KJV: from the foundation of the world:
INT: kingdom from [the] foundation of [the] world

Luke 11:50 N-GFS
GRK: ἐκκεχυμένον ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου ἀπὸ
NAS: since the foundation of the world,
KJV: from the foundation of the world,
INT: poured out from [the] foundation of [the] world of

John 17:24 N-GFS
GRK: με πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου
NAS: Me before the foundation of the world.
KJV: me before the foundation of the world.
INT: me before [the] foundation of [the] world

Ephesians 1:4 N-GFS
GRK: αὐτῷ πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου εἶναι
NAS: us in Him before the foundation of the world,
KJV: before the foundation of the world,
INT: him before [the] foundation of [the] world to be

Hebrews 4:3 N-GFS
GRK: ἔργων ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου γενηθέντων
NAS: were finished from the foundation of the world.
KJV: from the foundation of the world.
INT: works from [the] foundation of [the] world having been finished

Hebrews 9:26 N-GFS
GRK: παθεῖν ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου νυνὶ
NAS: since the foundation of the world;
KJV: since the foundation of the world:
INT: to have suffered from [the] foundation of [the] world now

Hebrews 11:11 N-AFS
GRK: δύναμιν εἰς καταβολὴν σπέρματος ἔλαβεν
NAS: ability to conceive, even
KJV: strength to conceive seed, and
INT: power for [the] conception of seed received

1 Peter 1:20 N-GFS
GRK: μὲν πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου φανερωθέντος
NAS: before the foundation of the world,
KJV: before the foundation of the world,
INT: indeed before [the] foundation of [the] world having been revealed

Revelation 13:8 N-GFS
GRK: ἐσφαγμένου ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου
NAS: has not been written from the foundation of the world
KJV: from the foundation of the world.
INT: slain from [the] founding of [the] world

Revelation 17:8 N-GFS
GRK: ζωῆς ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου βλεπόντων
NAS: of life from the foundation of the world,
KJV: from the foundation of the world,
INT: of life from [the] foundation of [the] world seeing

11 Occurrences

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