2603. katabrabeuó
Strong's Concordance
katabrabeuó: to give judgment against
Original Word: καταβραβεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: katabrabeuó
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ab-rab-yoo'-o)
Definition: to give judgment against
Usage: of the umpire in a contest: I decide against, take part against, condemn (perhaps with the idea of assumption, officialism).
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2603 katabrabeúō (from 2596 /katá, "down, according to," which intensifies 1018 /brabeúō, "acting as an umpire") – properly, a judge (arbiter) making the wrong call, depriving someone of their rightful prize and reward (used only in Col 2:18).

2603 /katabrabeúō ("to deprive") refers to discouraging (misleading) believers, diverting them from their full potential for receiving their unique glorification (cf. Phil 3:7-14) – i.e "the full-impact" resurrection mentioned in Phil 3:11, Gk text.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kata and brabeus (an umpire)
to give judgment against
NASB Translation
defrauding...of...prize (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2603: καταβραβεύω

καταβραβεύω, imperative 3 person singular καταβραβευέτω; (properly, βραβεύω to be an umpire in a contest, κατά namely, τίνος, against one); "to decide as umpire against one, to declare him unworthy of the prize; to defraud of the prize of victory": τινα, metaphorically, to deprive of salvation, Colossians 2:18, where cf. Meyer (Lightfoot, especially Field, Otium Norv. Pars iii.). (Eustathius ad Iliad 1, 93, 33 (vss. 402f) καταβραβευει αὐτόν, ὡς φασίν οἱ παλαιοι; but in the earlier Greek writings that have come down to us, it is found only in (pseudo-) dem. adv. middle, p. 544 at the end, where it is used of one who by bribing the judges causes another to be condemned.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
beguile of reward.

From kata and brabeuo (in its original sense); to award the price against, i.e. (figuratively) to defraud (of salvation) -- beguile of reward.

see GREEK kata

see GREEK brabeuo

Forms and Transliterations
καταβραβευετω καταβραβευέτω καταβραβεύετω καταβρωθήναι κατάβρωμα καταβρώσει κατάγαια κατεβρώθησαν katabrabeueto katabrabeuetō katabrabeuéto katabrabeuétō
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Englishman's Concordance
Colossians 2:18 V-PMA-3S
GRK: μηδεὶς ὑμᾶς καταβραβευέτω θέλων ἐν
NAS: Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting
KJV: you of your reward in
INT: No one you let defraud of the prize doing [his] will in

Strong's Greek 2603
1 Occurrence

καταβραβευέτω — 1 Occ.

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