973. biastés
Strong's Concordance
biastés: a violent man
Original Word: βιαστής, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: biastés
Phonetic Spelling: (bee-as-tace')
Short Definition: a forceful, violent man
Definition: a forceful, violent man; one who is eager in pursuit.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 973 biastḗs – positive assertiveness; used of the believer living in faith ("God's inworked persuasions") guiding and empowering them to act forcefully – i.e. "fired up" by God to act by His revelation. It is used only in Mt 11:12. See 971 (biazō).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from biazó
Definition
a violent man
NASB Translation
violent men (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 973: βιαστής

βιαστής, βιαστου, (biazoo]);

1. strong, forceful: Pindar Ol. 9, 114 (75); Pythagoras 4, 420 (236; but Pindar only uses the form βιατας, so others).

2. using force, violent: Philo, agric. § 19. In Matthew 11:12 those are called βιασταί by whom the kingdom of God βιάζεται, i. e. who strive to obtain its privileges with the utmost eagerness and effort.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
violent.

From biazo; a forcer, i.e. (figuratively) energetic -- violent.

see GREEK biazo

Forms and Transliterations
βιασται βιασταί βιασταὶ βιβασθήναι biastai biastaì
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Strong's Greek 973
1 Occurrence


βιασταὶ — 1 Occ.

Matthew 11:12 N-NMP
GRK: βιάζεται καὶ βιασταὶ ἁρπάζουσιν αὐτήν
NAS: suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.
KJV: and the violent take
INT: is taken by violence and [the] violent seize it

1 Occurrence

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