biazó: to forceOriginal Word: βίαζομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (bee-ad'-zo)
Short Definition: I use force, violence, suffer violence
Definition: (a) mid: I use force, force my way, come forward violently, (b) pass: I am forcibly treated, suffer violence.
971 biázō – properly, to use power to forcibly seize, laying hold of something with positive aggressiveness. 971 /biázō ("to advance forcefully") is only used twice in the NT (both times positively).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
forcing his way (1), suffers violence (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 971: βιάζω
βιάζω: (βία); to use force, to apply force; τινα, to force, inflict violence on, one; the active is very rare and almost exclusively poetic (from Homer down); passive (Buttmann, 53 (46)) in Matthew 11:12 ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ οὐρανοῦ βιάζεται, the kingdom of heaven is taken by violence, carried by storm, i. e. a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought for with the most ardent zeal and the intensest exertion; cf. Xenophon, Hell. 5, 2, 15 (23) πόλεις τάς βεβιασμενας; (but see Weiss, James Morison, Norton, in the place cited). The other explanation: the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence namely, from its enemies, agrees neither with the time when Christ spoke the words, nor with the context; cf. Fritzsche, DeWette, Meyer, at the passage, middle, βιάζομαι followed by εἰς τί to force one's way into a thing, (ἐς τήν Ποτιδαιαν, Thucydides 1, 63; ἐς τό ἔξω, 7, 69; εἰς τήν παρεμβολήν, Polybius 1, 74, 5; εἰς τά ἐντός, Philo, vit. Moys. i., § 19; εἰς τό στρατόπεδον, Plutarch, Otho 12, etc.): εἰς τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, to get a share in the kingdom of God by the utmost earnestness and effort, Luke 16:16. (Compare: παραβιάζομαι.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancepress, suffer violence.
From bios; to force, i.e. (reflexively) to crowd oneself (into), or (passively) to be seized -- press, suffer violence.
see GREEK bios
Forms and Transliterationsβιαζεται βιάζεται βιάζη βιασάμενος βιάση βιασώμεθα εβιάσατο biazetai biázetai
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 971
βιάζεται — 2 Occ.
Matthew 11:12 V-PIM/P-3S
GRK: τῶν οὐρανῶν βιάζεται καὶ βιασταὶ
NAS: of heaven suffers violence, and violent men
KJV: of heaven suffereth violence, and
INT: of the heavens is taken by violence and [the] violent