2722. katechó
Strong's Concordance
katechó: to hold fast, hold back
Original Word: κατέχω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: katechó
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ekh'-o)
Definition: to hold fast, hold back
Usage: (a) I hold fast, bind, arrest, (b) I take possession of, lay hold of, (c) I hold back, detain, restrain, (d) I hold a ship, keep its head.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kata and echó
to hold fast, hold back
NASB Translation
afflicted (1), bound (1), heading (1), hold...fast (1), hold fast (5), hold firmly (1), keep (2), occupy (1), possess (1), possessing (1), restrains (2), suppress (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2722: κατέχω

κατέχω; imperfect κατεῖχον; 2 aorist subjunctive κατάσχω; imperfect passive κατειχομην;

1. to hold back, detain, retain;

a. τινα, from going away, followed by τοῦ μή with an infinitive, Luke 4:42 (Buttmann, § 140, 16 β.; cf. Winer's Grammar, 604 (561)); τινα πρός ἐμαυτόν, Philemon 1:13. Passive (as often in Greek writings from Homer down; cf. Passow, under the word, p. 1677a; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 6)), of some troublesome condition or circumstance by which one is held as it were bound: νοσήματι, John 5:4 (G T Tr WH omit the passage); ἐν τίνι, Romans 7:6.

b. to restrain, hinder (the course or progress of): τήν ἀλήθειαν ἐν ἀδικία, Romans 1:18; absolutely, τό κατέχον, that which hinders, namely, Antichrist from making his appearance (see ἀντίχριστος); the power of the Roman empire is meant; κατέχων, he that hinders, cheeks, namely, the advent of Antichrist, denotes the one in whom that power is lodged, the Roman emperor: 2 Thessalonians 2:6f (cf., besides DeWette and Lünemann at the passage (Lightfoot in B. D. under Thessalonians, Second Epistle to the), especially Schneckenburger in the Jahrbücher f. deutsche Theol. for 1859, p. 421f). κατέχω (namely, τήν ναῦν) εἰς τήν αἰγιαλόν, to check the ship's headway (better (cf. the preceding context) "to hold or head the ship, cf. Herodotus 7, 59.188 etc.; Bos, Ellips. (edited by Schaefer), p. 318; see, too, Odyssey 11, 455f (cf. Eustathius 1629, 18; Thomas Magister, Ritschl edition, p. 310, 7ff); but Passow (as below), et al., take the verb as intransitive in such a connection, viz. to make for; cf. Kypke, Observations, 2:144) in order to land, Acts 27:40 (Xenophon, Hell. 2, 1, 29 κατασχων ἐπί τήν Ἀβερνιδα; many other examples are given in Passow, under the word, II. 3; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, B. 2)).

c. to hold fast, keep secure, keep from possession of: with the accusative of the thing, τόν λόγον, Luke 8:15; followed by the orat. obliq., 1 Corinthians 15:2 (Buttmann, §§ 139,58; 150, 20; Winer's Grammar, 561 (522)); τάς παραδόσεις, 1 Corinthians 11:2; τό καλόν, 1 Thessalonians 5:21; τήν παρρησίαν (τήν ἀρχήν etc.) μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν κατασχεῖν, Hebrews 3:6, 14; τήν ὁμολογίαν τῆς ἐλπίδος ἀκλινῆ, Hebrews 10:23. 2. equivalent to Latinobtinere, i. e.

a. to get possession of, take: Matthew 21:38 R G; Luke 14:9.

b. to possess: 1 Corinthians 7:30; 2 Corinthians 6:10.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
hold back, hold fast, retain

From kata and echo; to hold down (fast), in various applications (literally or figuratively) -- have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, X make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.

see GREEK kata

see GREEK echo

Forms and Transliterations
καθέξει καθέξουσί καθέξουσιν κατάσχε κατασχεθήσεσθε κατασχεθήτω κατασχείν κατασχωμεν κατάσχωμεν κατειχετο κατείχετο κατειχομεθα κατειχόμεθα κατειχον κατείχον κατεῖχον κατέσχε κατέσχεν κατέσχον κατέχει κατεχειν κατέχειν κατεχετε κατέχετε κατεχόμενος κατεχον κατέχον κατέχοντα κατέχονται κατεχοντες κατέχοντες κατεχοντων κατεχόντων κατέχουσι κατεχουσιν κατέχουσιν κατεχωμεν κατέχωμεν κατεχων κατέχων kataschomen kataschōmen katáschomen katáschōmen katechein katéchein katechete katéchete katechomen katechōmen katéchomen katéchōmen katechon katechōn katéchon katéchōn katechontes katéchontes katechonton katechontōn katechónton katechóntōn katechousin katéchousin kateicheto kateichometha kateichómetha kateichon kateîchon
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 4:42 V-IIA-3P
GRK: αὐτοῦ καὶ κατεῖχον αὐτὸν τοῦ
NAS: for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away
KJV: and stayed him,
INT: him and were detaining him of the

Luke 8:15 V-PIA-3P
GRK: τὸν λόγον κατέχουσιν καὶ καρποφοροῦσιν
NAS: heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit
KJV: the word, keep [it], and
INT: the word keep [it] and bring forth fruit

Luke 14:9 V-PNA
GRK: ἔσχατον τόπον κατέχειν
NAS: you proceed to occupy the last
KJV: with shame to take the lowest room.
INT: last place to take

John 5:4 V-IIP-3S
GRK: ᾧ δήποτε κατειχετο νοσήματι
KJV: disease he had.
INT: from whatever at the time he was held by disease

Acts 27:40 V-IIA-3P
GRK: τῇ πνεούσῃ κατεῖχον εἰς τὸν
NAS: to the wind, they were heading for the beach.
KJV: to the wind, and made toward
INT: to the wind they made for the

Romans 1:18 V-PPA-GMP
GRK: ἐν ἀδικίᾳ κατεχόντων
NAS: of men who suppress the truth
KJV: of men, who hold the truth
INT: by unrighteousness suppress

Romans 7:6 V-IIM/P-1P
GRK: ἐν ᾧ κατειχόμεθα ὥστε δουλεύειν
NAS: to that by which we were bound, so
KJV: wherein we were held; that
INT: in which we were held so that should serve

1 Corinthians 7:30 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: ὡς μὴ κατέχοντες
NAS: as though they did not possess;
KJV: as though they possessed not;
INT: as not possessing

1 Corinthians 11:2 V-PIA-2P
GRK: τὰς παραδόσεις κατέχετε
NAS: me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions,
KJV: and keep the ordinances,
INT: the traditions you keep

1 Corinthians 15:2 V-PIA-2P
GRK: ὑμῖν εἰ κατέχετε ἐκτὸς εἰ
NAS: if you hold fast the word
KJV: if ye keep in memory what
INT: to you if you hold fast unless if

2 Corinthians 6:10 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: καὶ πάντα κατέχοντες
NAS: nothing yet possessing all things.
KJV: and [yet] possessing all things.
INT: and all things possessing

1 Thessalonians 5:21 V-PMA-2P
GRK: τὸ καλὸν κατέχετε
NAS: everything [carefully]; hold fast to that which is good;
KJV: all things; hold fast that which
INT: the right hold fast

2 Thessalonians 2:6 V-PPA-ANS
GRK: νῦν τὸ κατέχον οἴδατε εἰς
NAS: And you know what restrains him now,
KJV: now ye know what withholdeth that he
INT: now that which restrains you know for

2 Thessalonians 2:7 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: μόνον ὁ κατέχων ἄρτι ἕως
NAS: he who now restrains [will do so] until
KJV: he who now letteth [will let], until
INT: only [there is] he who restrains at present until

Philemon 1:13 V-PNA
GRK: πρὸς ἐμαυτὸν κατέχειν ἵνα ὑπὲρ
NAS: I wished to keep with me, so
KJV: I would have retained with me,
INT: with myself to keep that for

Hebrews 3:6 V-ASA-1P
GRK: τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχωμεν
NAS: we are, if we hold fast our confidence
KJV: we, if we hold fast the confidence and
INT: [the] end firm we should hold

Hebrews 3:14 V-ASA-1P
GRK: τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχωμεν
NAS: if we hold fast the beginning
KJV: if we hold the beginning
INT: [the] end firm we should hold

Hebrews 10:23 V-PSA-1P
GRK: κατέχωμεν τὴν ὁμολογίαν
NAS: Let us hold fast the confession
KJV: Let us hold fast the profession
INT: We should hold fast to the confession

Strong's Greek 2722
18 Occurrences

κατάσχωμεν — 2 Occ.
κατέχειν — 2 Occ.
κατέχετε — 3 Occ.
κατέχωμεν — 1 Occ.
κατέχων — 1 Occ.
κατέχον — 1 Occ.
κατέχοντες — 2 Occ.
κατεχόντων — 1 Occ.
κατέχουσιν — 1 Occ.
κατειχετο — 1 Occ.
κατειχόμεθα — 1 Occ.
κατεῖχον — 2 Occ.

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