2909. kreittón or kreissón
Strong's Concordance
kreittón or kreissón: better
Original Word: κρείττων, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: kreittón or kreissón
Phonetic Spelling: (krite'-tohn)
Short Definition: stronger, more excellent
Definition: stronger, more excellent.
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2909 kreíttōn (the comparative form of 2904 /krátos, "dominion") – what is better because more fully developed, i.e. in reaching the needed dominion (mastery, dominance); "better" after exerting the power needed to "plant down God's flag of victory."

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
cptv. of the same as kratistos
Definition
better
NASB Translation
better (17), better things (1), greater (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2909: κρείττων

κρείττων and (1 Corinthians 7:38; Philippians 1:23; in other places the reading varies between the two forms, especially in 1 Corinthians 7:9 (here T Tr WH L text κρείττων); ; Hebrews 6:9 (here and in the preceding passage L T Tr WH κρείσσων; see WH's Appendix, p. 148f; cf. Sigma) κρείσσων, κρεισσονος, neuter κρεισσονου (comparitive of κρατύς, see κράτιστος, cf. Kühner, i., p. 436; (Buttmann, 27 (24))) (from Homer down), better; i. e.

a. more useful, more serviceable: 1 Corinthians 11:17; 1 Corinthians 12:31 R G; Hebrews 11:40; Hebrews 12:24; with πολλῷ μᾶλλον, added, Philippians 1:23 (cf. μᾶλλον, 1 b.); κρεῖσσον (adverb) ποιεῖν, 1 Corinthians 7:38; κρεῖττον ἐστιν, it is more advantageous, followed by an infinitive, 1 Corinthians 7:9; 2 Peter 2:21 (cf. Buttmann, 217 (188); Winers Grammar, § 41 a. 2 a).

b. more excellent: Hebrews 1:4; Hebrews 6:9; Hebrews 7:7, 19, 22; Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:23; Hebrews 10:34; Hebrews 11:16, 35; κρεῖττον, followed by an infinitive, 1 Peter 3:17.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
best, better.

Comparative of a derivative of kratos; stronger, i.e. (figuratively) better, i.e. Nobler -- best, better.

see GREEK kratos

Forms and Transliterations
κρειττον κρεῖττον κρεῖττόν κρειττονος κρείττονος κρείττονός κρειττοσιν κρείττοσιν κρειττων κρείττων κρεμαστόν kreitton kreittōn kreítton kreíttōn kreîtton kreîttón kreittonos kreíttonos kreíttonós kreittosin kreíttosin
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Strong's Greek 2909
15 Occurrences


κρείττων — 1 Occ.
κρεῖττον — 5 Occ.
κρείττονα — 1 Occ.
κρείττονος — 6 Occ.
κρείττοσιν — 2 Occ.

1 Corinthians 7:9 Adj-NNS
GRK: ἐγκρατεύονται γαμησάτωσαν κρεῖττον γάρ ἐστιν
NAS: let them marry; for it is better to marry
KJV: for it is better to marry than
INT: they have self-control let them marry better indeed it is

Hebrews 1:4 Adj-NMS
GRK: τοσούτῳ κρείττων γενόμενος τῶν
NAS: as much better than the angels,
KJV: so much better than the angels,
INT: by so much better having become than the

Hebrews 7:7 Adj-GMS
GRK: ὑπὸ τοῦ κρείττονος εὐλογεῖται
NAS: the lesser is blessed by the greater.
KJV: is blessed of the better.
INT: by the superior is blessed

Hebrews 7:19 Adj-GFS
GRK: ἐπεισαγωγὴ δὲ κρείττονος ἐλπίδος δι'
NAS: there is a bringing in of a better hope,
KJV: the bringing in of a better hope
INT: [the] introduction however of a better hope by

Hebrews 7:22 Adj-GFS
GRK: τοσοῦτο καὶ κρείττονος διαθήκης γέγονεν
NAS: the guarantee of a better covenant.
KJV: made a surety of a better testament.
INT: so much also of a better covenant has become

Hebrews 8:6 Adj-GFS
GRK: ὅσῳ καὶ κρείττονός ἐστιν διαθήκης
NAS: the mediator of a better covenant,
KJV: the mediator of a better covenant,
INT: by so much as also of a better he is covenant

Hebrews 8:6 Adj-DFP
GRK: ἥτις ἐπὶ κρείττοσιν ἐπαγγελίαις νενομοθέτηται
NAS: has been enacted on better promises.
KJV: was established upon better promises.
INT: which upon better promises has been enacted

Hebrews 9:23 Adj-DFP
GRK: τὰ ἐπουράνια κρείττοσιν θυσίαις παρὰ
NAS: themselves with better sacrifices
KJV: themselves with better sacrifices
INT: the heavenly places with better sacrifices than

Hebrews 10:34 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἔχειν ἑαυτοὺς κρείττονα ὕπαρξιν καὶ
INT: to have yourselves a better possession and

Hebrews 11:16 Adj-GFS
GRK: νῦν δὲ κρείττονος ὀρέγονται τοῦτ'
NAS: But as it is, they desire a better [country], that is, a heavenly one.
KJV: they desire a better [country], that is,
INT: now moreover a better they stretch forward to this

Hebrews 11:35 Adj-GFS
GRK: ἀπολύτρωσιν ἵνα κρείττονος ἀναστάσεως τύχωσιν
NAS: that they might obtain a better resurrection;
KJV: they might obtain a better resurrection:
INT: redemption that a better resurrection they might obtain

Hebrews 11:40 Adj-ANS
GRK: περὶ ἡμῶν κρεῖττόν τι προβλεψαμένου
NAS: something better for us, so
KJV: having provided some better thing for
INT: for us better something having foreseen

Hebrews 12:24 Adj-ANS
GRK: αἵματι ῥαντισμοῦ κρεῖττον λαλοῦντι παρὰ
NAS: which speaks better than
KJV: that speaketh better things than
INT: to [the] blood of sprinkling better things speaking than

1 Peter 3:17 Adj-NNS
GRK: κρεῖττον γὰρ ἀγαθοποιοῦντας
NAS: For it is better, if God
KJV: For [it is] better, if the will
INT: [it is] better indeed [for you] doing good

2 Peter 2:21 Adj-NNS
GRK: κρεῖττον γὰρ ἦν
NAS: For it would be better for them not to have known
KJV: For it had been better for them not
INT: Better indeed it were

15 Occurrences

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