2759. kentron
Strong's Concordance
kentron: a sharp point
Original Word: κέντρον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: kentron
Phonetic Spelling: (ken'-tron)
Short Definition: a sting, goad
Definition: a sting, goad; met: of death.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kenteó (to prick)
Definition
a sharp point
NASB Translation
goads (1), sting (2), stings (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2759: κέντρον

κέντρον, κέντρου, τό (κεντέω to prick);

1. a sting, as that of bees (4 Macc. 14:19), scorpions, locusts, Revelation 9:10. Since animals wound by their sting and even cause death, Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:55 (after Hosea 13:14, the Sept.) attributes to death, personified, a κέντρον, i. e. a deadly weapon, and that κέντρον is said to be ἁμαρτία (56), because sin is death's cause and punishment (?) (Romans 5:12).

2. as in the Greek writings an iron goad, for urging on oxen, horses and other beasts of burden; hence, the proverb πρός κέντρα λακτίζειν, to kick against the goad, i. e. to offer vain and perilous or ruinous resistance: Acts 9:5 Rec.; ; cf. Pindar Pythagoras 2, 173; Aeschylus (Ag. 1624, cf.) Prom. 323; Euripides, Bacch. 795; Terent. Phorm. 1, 2, 28; Ammian. 18, 5.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
prick, sting.

From kenteo (to prick); a point ("centre"), i.e. A sting (figuratively, poison) or goad (figuratively, divine impulse) -- prick, sting.

Forms and Transliterations
κεντρα κέντρα κεντρον κέντρον kentra kéntra kentron kéntron
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5 Occurrences


κέντρα — 3 Occ.
κέντρον — 2 Occ.

Acts 9:5 Noun-ANP
GRK: σοι πρὸς κέντρα λακτίζειν
KJV: to kick against the pricks.
INT: for you against [the] goads to kick

Acts 26:14 N-ANP
GRK: σοι πρὸς κέντρα λακτίζειν
NAS: for you to kick against the goads.'
KJV: to kick against the pricks.
INT: for you against goads to kick

1 Corinthians 15:55 N-NNS
GRK: θάνατε τὸ κέντρον
NAS: O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?
KJV: where [is] thy sting? O grave, where
INT: O death the sting

1 Corinthians 15:56 N-NNS
GRK: τὸ δὲ κέντρον τοῦ θανάτου
NAS: The sting of death is sin,
KJV: The sting of death [is] sin;
INT: and [the] sting of death [is]

Revelation 9:10 N-ANP
GRK: σκορπίοις καὶ κέντρα καὶ ἐν
NAS: scorpions, and stings; and in their tails
KJV: and there were stings in their
INT: scorpions and stings and in

5 Occurrences

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