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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Superior skill; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority.

2. (n.) Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence.

3. (n.) Contest for superiority.

4. (n.) A masterly operation; a feat.

5. (n.) Specifically, the philosopher's stone.

6. (n.) The act process of mastering; the state of having mastered.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

mas'-ter-i, gebhurah, shelet, Aramaic; agonizomai, athleo): "Mastery" occurs twice in the Old Testament and twice in the King James Version of the New Testament: in Exodus 32:18 (gebhurah, "might"), "the voice of them that shout for mastery"; in Daniel 6:24 (shelet, "to have power"), "The lions had the mastery of them"; in 1 Corinthians 9:25, agonizomai, "to contend for a prize," to be a combatant in the public games, is translated "striveth for the mastery," the Revised Version (British and American) "striventh in the games"; and in 2 Timothy 2:5, athelo, with the same meaning, is translated "strive for masteries," the Revised Version (British and American) "contend in the games." From the Greek we have the words "athlete," etc..

W. L. Walker

1466. egkrateia -- mastery, self-control
... mastery, self-control. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: egkrateia
Phonetic Spelling: (eng-krat'-i-ah) Short Definition: self-mastery, self ...
// - 7k

2932. ktaomai -- to acquire
... Spelling: (ktah'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I win, get, buy, possess Definition:
(a) I acquire, win, get, purchase, buy, (b) I possess, win mastery over. ...
// - 6k

831. authenteo -- to govern, exercise authority
... Speech: Verb Transliteration: authenteo Phonetic Spelling: (ow-then-teh'-o) Short
Definition: I domineer over Definition: I domineer, govern, have mastery over ...
// - 6k

2901. krataioo -- to strengthen
... See 2904 (). For the believer, 2901 ("attain mastery, the upper-hand")
operates by the Lord inworking faith (His , 4102 ). Word ...
// - 7k

2909. kreitton -- better
... 2909 (the comparative form of 2904 , "dominion") -- what is because more fully
developed, ie in (mastery, dominance); "" after exerting the needed to "plant ...
// - 7k

2963. kuriotes -- lordship
... dominion, government. From kurios; mastery, ie (concretely and collectively) rulers --
dominion, government. see GREEK kurios. (kurioteta) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 7k

2900. krataios -- strong
... Cognate: 2900 (from 2904 ) -- (manifested) power, referring to God's supreme mastery
(unrivaled dominion). 2900 () is only used in 1 Pet 5:6. See 2904 (). ...
// - 6k

1320. didaskalos -- an instructor
... Cognate: 1320 (a masculine noun derived from 1321 , "to teach") -- a teacher, an
instructor acknowledged for their mastery in their field of learning; in ...
// - 7k

1849. exousia -- power to act, authority
... From exesti (in the sense of ability); privilege, ie (subjectively) force, capacity,
competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate ...
// - 8k

Strong's Hebrew
7990. shallit -- having mastery, ruling
... 7989, 7990. shallit. 7991 . having mastery, ruling. Transliteration: shallit
Phonetic Spelling: (shal-leet') Short Definition: ruler. ...
/hebrew/7990.htm - 6k

7989. shallit -- having mastery, domineering
... 7988, 7989. shallit. 7990 . having mastery, domineering. Transliteration:
shallit Phonetic Spelling: (shal-leet') Short Definition: ruler. ...
/hebrew/7989.htm - 6k

7983. shilton -- mastery
... 7982, 7983. shilton. 7984 . mastery. Transliteration: shilton Phonetic
Spelling: (shil-tone') Short Definition: authoritative. Word ...
/hebrew/7983.htm - 6k

7980. shalat -- to domineer, be master of
... root Definition to domineer, be master of NASB Word Usage control over (1), domineered
(1), empowered (2), exercised authority (1), gain the mastery over (1 ...
/hebrew/7980.htm - 6k

1369. geburah -- strength, might
... strength (13), strong (1), triumph (1). force, mastery, might, mighty act,
power, power, strength. Feminine passive participle from the ...
/hebrew/1369.htm - 6k

7981. shelet -- to have power, rule
... have the mastery, have power, bear rule, be make ruler. (Aramaic) corresponding
to shalat -- have the mastery, have power, bear rule, be (make) ruler. ...
/hebrew/7981.htm - 6k


The Image of God.
... The man was made in the image of God, for self-mastery, and through self-mastery
for dominion over all of God's creation. That was the plan for the man. ...
// talks about jesus/the image of god.htm

Twentieth Day. Holiness and Liberty.
... Sin is slavery; the bondage to a foreign power that has obtained the mastery
over us, and compels often a most reluctant service. ...
/.../murray/holy in christ/twentieth day holiness and liberty.htm

The University of Arabia.
... Man was made with mastery of himself, kingship over nature and all its forces,
and utter dependence, even for his very breath, upon God. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks about jesus/the university of arabia.htm

Strange Dark Shadowings.
... Jesus is to be God's new Man leading man back on the road into the divine image
again, with full mastery of his masterly powers, and through mastery into full ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks about jesus/strange dark shadowings.htm

God's Meaning of "Human. "
... His powers, briefly, were, mastery of his body, of his mental faculties, and powers
in the spirit realm so lost to us now that we cannot even say definitely ...
/.../ talks about jesus/gods meaning of human.htm

Our Spirit-Touch.
... The stronger and keener and purer I may become, the more I know of the self-mastery
which comes through Jesus-mastery, the greater force can I exert as a ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/our spirit-touch.htm

Prodigies of the Astrologers; System of the Astronomers; Chaldean ...
... For he affirms that the mastery was communicated to the orbital motion of the same
(circle), not only since it embraces the motion of the other, that, is, the ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter viii prodigies of the astrologers.htm

This Liberty vindicated in Respect of Its Original Creation ...
... Therefore it was proper that (he who is) the image and likeness of God should be
formed with a free will and a mastery of himself; [2776] so that this very ...
/.../the five books against marcion/chapter vi this liberty vindicated in.htm

The Personality of Power.
... All truth goes in pairs. The partnership word with surrender is mastery.
Surrender on my part is followed by mastery on His part. ...
/.../ talks on power/the personality of power.htm

2 Cor. vi. 1, 2
... For he that striveth for the mastery [704] at such a time, when so great a gift
hath been shed forth, when so great grace, will early obtain the prizes. ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily xii 2 cor vi.htm

Mastery (5 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) Specifically, the philosopher's stone. 6. (n.) The act process of mastering;
the state of having mastered. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MASTERY. ...
/m/mastery.htm - 9k

Temperate (6 Occurrences)
... This meaning is in accordance with classical usage, Plato applying it to "mastery"
not only of self, but of any object denoted by a genitive following. ...
/t/temperate.htm - 12k

Temperance (3 Occurrences)
... This meaning is in accordance with classical usage, Plato applying it to "mastery"
not only of self, but of any object denoted by a genitive following. ...
/t/temperance.htm - 12k


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Tibni (2 Occurrences)
... For the period of four years he contended for the throne with Omri (1 Kings 16:21,
22), who at length gained the mastery, and became sole monarch of Israel. ...
/t/tibni.htm - 8k

Expert (59 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A specialist in a particular profession or department of science requiring
for its mastery peculiar culture and erudition. 4. (n.) A sworn appraiser. ...
/e/expert.htm - 25k

Magic (12 Occurrences)
... name for all of the pretended arts which claim to produce effects by the assistance
of supernatural beings, or departed spirits, or by a mastery of secret ...
/m/magic.htm - 29k

Mistress (20 Occurrences)
... a family, a school, etc. 2. (n.) A woman well skilled in anything, or
having the mastery over it. 3. (n.) A woman regarded with ...
/m/mistress.htm - 14k

Prevail (50 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to gain the advantage;
to have the upper hand, or the mastery; to succeed; -- sometimes with over or ...
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Conflict (18 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting. 3.
(vi) To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide. ...
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Bible Concordance
Mastery (5 Occurrences)

Romans 6:9 knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him!
(See NIV)

1 Corinthians 9:25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

Exodus 32:18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

Esther 9:1 Now in the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the month, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, on the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to conquer them, (but it was turned out the opposite happened, that the Jews conquered those who hated them),

Daniel 6:24 The king commanded, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and broke all their bones in pieces, before they came to the bottom of the den.



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