kerdainó: to gainOriginal Word: κερδαίνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (ker-dah'-ee-no)
Short Definition: I gain, win, avoid loss
Definition: I gain, acquire, win (over), avoid loss.
2770 kerdaínō – properly, to profit (gain), an ancient mercantile term for exchanging (trading) one good for another; (figuratively) to exchange (trade out) what is mediocre ("good") for the better, i.e. "trading up" (cf. Js 4:13).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
gain (2), gained (4), gains (2), incurred (1), profit (1), win (5), won (2).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2770: κερδαίνω
κερδαίνω: (future κερδήσω, James 4:13 Rec.bez elz L T Tr WH; see also below); 1 aorist ἐκέρδησα (an Ionic form from κερδάω, which later writers use for the earlier ἐκερδανα, see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 740; Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Sprchl. ii., p. 215; Winers Grammar, 87 (83); (Veitch, under the word)), once 1 aorist subjunctive κερδάνω (1 Corinthians 9:21 L T Tr (but WH (cf. also Griesbach note) read the future κερδάνω, cf. Buttmann, 60 (53); § 139, 38)); 1 future passive κερδηθήσομαι (the subjunctive κερδηθήσωνται, 1 Peter 3:1 R G is a clerical error (cf. references under the word καίω, at the beginning), for which L T Tr WH have restored κερδηθήσονται (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 38)); (from Hesiod down); (from κέρδος); to gain, acquire; (Vulg. passimlucrifacio (alsolucro, etc.));
b. metaphorically, α. with nouns signifying loss, damage, injury, it is used of the gain arising from shunning or escaping from the evil (where we say to spare oneself, be spared): τήν ὕβριν ταύτην καί ζημίαν, Acts 27:21; τό γέ μιανθῆναι τάς χεῖρας κερδαίνειν, to avoid the crime of fratricide, Josephus, Antiquities 2, 3, 2; ζημίαν, to escape a loss, Euripides, Cycl. 312; other examples in Kypke, Observations, ii., p. 139f β. τινα, to gain anyone i. e. to win him over to the kingdom of God, which none but the placable enter, Matthew 18:15; to gain one to faith in Christ, 1 Peter 3:1; 1 Corinthians 9:19-22; Χριστόν, to gain Christ's favor and fellowship, Philippians 3:8. Not found in the O. T. From kerdos; to gain (literally or figuratively) -- (get) gain, win. see GREEK kerdos
From kerdos; to gain (literally or figuratively) -- (get) gain, win.
see GREEK kerdos
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2770
ἐκέρδησα — 2 Occ.
ἐκέρδησας — 1 Occ.
ἐκέρδησεν — 2 Occ.
κερδανῶ — 1 Occ.
κερδῆσαι — 2 Occ.
κερδήσας — 1 Occ.
κερδήσῃ — 1 Occ.
κερδήσω — 5 Occ.
κερδήσομεν — 1 Occ.
κερδηθήσονται — 1 Occ.
Matthew 16:26 V-ASA-3S
GRK: κόσμον ὅλον κερδήσῃ τὴν δὲ
NAS: a man if he gains the whole world
KJV: if he shall gain the whole
INT: world whole he gain and