2770. kerdainó
Strong's Concordance
kerdainó: to gain
Original Word: κερδαίνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kerdainó
Phonetic Spelling: (ker-dah'-ee-no)
Definition: to gain
Usage: I gain, acquire, win (over), avoid loss.
HELPS Word-studies

2770 kerdaínō – properly, to profit (gain), an ancient mercantile term for exchanging (trading) one good for another; (figuratively) to exchange (trade out) what is mediocre ("good") for the better, i.e. "trading up" (cf. Js 4:13).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kerdos
to gain
NASB Translation
gain (2), gained (4), gains (2), incurred (1), profit (1), win (5), won (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2770: κερδαίνω

κερδαίνω: (future κερδήσω, James 4:13 Rec.bez elz L T Tr WH; see also below); 1 aorist ἐκέρδησα (an Ionic form from κερδάω, which later writers use for the earlier ἐκερδανα, see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 740; Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Sprchl. ii., p. 215; Winers Grammar, 87 (83); (Veitch, under the word)), once 1 aorist subjunctive κερδάνω (1 Corinthians 9:21 L T Tr (but WH (cf. also Griesbach note) read the future κερδάνω, cf. Buttmann, 60 (53); § 139, 38)); 1 future passive κερδηθήσομαι (the subjunctive κερδηθήσωνται, 1 Peter 3:1 R G is a clerical error (cf. references under the word καίω, at the beginning), for which L T Tr WH have restored κερδηθήσονται (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 38)); (from Hesiod down); (from κέρδος); to gain, acquire; (Vulg. passimlucrifacio (alsolucro, etc.));

a. properly: τόν κόσμον, Matthew 16:26; Mark 8:36; Luke 9:25; money, Matthew 25:16 (L T WH),17,20,22; absolutely, to get gain, James 4:13.

b. metaphorically, α. with nouns signifying loss, damage, injury, it is used of the gain arising from shunning or escaping from the evil (where we say to spare oneself, be spared): τήν ὕβριν ταύτην καί ζημίαν, Acts 27:21; τό γέ μιανθῆναι τάς χεῖρας κερδαίνειν, to avoid the crime of fratricide, Josephus, Antiquities 2, 3, 2; ζημίαν, to escape a loss, Euripides, Cycl. 312; other examples in Kypke, Observations, ii., p. 139f β. τινα, to gain anyone i. e. to win him over to the kingdom of God, which none but the placable enter, Matthew 18:15; to gain one to faith in Christ, 1 Peter 3:1; 1 Corinthians 9:19-22; Χριστόν, to gain Christ's favor and fellowship, Philippians 3:8. Not found in the O. T.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
gain, win.

From kerdos; to gain (literally or figuratively) -- (get) gain, win.

see GREEK kerdos

Forms and Transliterations
εκερδησα εκέρδησα ἐκέρδησα εκερδησας εκέρδησας ἐκέρδησας εκέρδησε εκερδησεν ἐκέρδησεν κερδανω κερδανῶ κερδάνω κερδηθησονται κερδηθήσονται κερδησαι κερδήσαί κερδῆσαι κερδῆσαί κερδησας κερδήσας κερδηση κερδήση κερδήσῃ κερδησομεν κερδήσομεν κερδησω κερδήσω κερδησώμεν ekerdesa ekerdēsa ekérdesa ekérdēsa ekerdesas ekerdēsas ekérdesas ekérdēsas ekerdesen ekerdēsen ekérdesen ekérdēsen kerdano kerdanô kerdanō kerdanō̂ kerdesai kerdêsai kerdêsaí kerdēsai kerdē̂sai kerdē̂saí kerdesas kerdēsas kerdḗsas kerdese kerdēsē kerdḗsei kerdḗsēi kerdeso kerdēsō kerdḗso kerdḗsō kerdesomen kerdēsomen kerdḗsomen kerdethesontai kerdethḗsontai kerdēthēsontai kerdēthḗsontai
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 16:26 V-ASA-3S
GRK: κόσμον ὅλον κερδήσῃ τὴν δὲ
NAS: a man if he gains the whole world
KJV: if he shall gain the whole
INT: world whole he gain and

Matthew 18:15 V-AIA-2S
GRK: σου ἀκούσῃ ἐκέρδησας τὸν ἀδελφόν
NAS: he listens to you, you have won your brother.
KJV: thee, thou hast gained thy
INT: you he will hear you have gained the brother

Matthew 25:16 V-AIA-3S
GRK: αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐκέρδησεν ἄλλα πέντε
NAS: and traded with them, and gained five
INT: them and made more five

Matthew 25:17 V-AIA-3S
GRK: τὰ δύο ἐκέρδησεν ἄλλα δύο
NAS: the one who [had received] the two [talents] gained two
KJV: he also gained other two.
INT: the two gained more two

Matthew 25:20 V-AIA-1S
GRK: πέντε τάλαντα ἐκέρδησα
NAS: to me. See, I have gained five
KJV: behold, I have gained beside
INT: five talents have I gained

Matthew 25:22 V-AIA-1S
GRK: δύο τάλαντα ἐκέρδησα
NAS: to me. See, I have gained two
KJV: behold, I have gained two
INT: two talents have I gained

Mark 8:36 V-ANA
GRK: ὠφελεῖ ἄνθρωπον κερδῆσαι τὸν κόσμον
NAS: a man to gain the whole
KJV: if he shall gain the whole
INT: shall it profit a man if he gain the world

Luke 9:25 V-APA-NMS
GRK: ὠφελεῖται ἄνθρωπος κερδήσας τὸν κόσμον
NAS: profited if he gains the whole
KJV: advantaged, if he gain the whole
INT: is profited a man having gained the world

Acts 27:21 V-ANA
GRK: τῆς Κρήτης κερδῆσαί τε τὴν
NAS: from Crete and incurred this
KJV: Crete, and to have gained this harm
INT: Crete to have incurred moreover the

1 Corinthians 9:19 V-ASA-1S
GRK: τοὺς πλείονας κερδήσω
NAS: to all, so that I may win more.
KJV: unto all, that I might gain the more.
INT: the more I might gain

1 Corinthians 9:20 V-ASA-1S
GRK: ἵνα Ἰουδαίους κερδήσω τοῖς ὑπὸ
NAS: so that I might win Jews;
KJV: that I might gain the Jews;
INT: that Jews I might gain to those under

1 Corinthians 9:20 V-ASA-1S
GRK: ὑπὸ νόμον κερδήσω
NAS: so that I might win those who
KJV: that I might gain them that are under
INT: under law I might gain

1 Corinthians 9:21 V-ASA-1S
GRK: Χριστοῦ ἵνα κερδανῶ τοὺς ἀνόμους
NAS: so that I might win those
KJV: that I might gain them that are without law.
INT: to Christ that I might gain those without law

1 Corinthians 9:22 V-ASA-1S
GRK: τοὺς ἀσθενεῖς κερδήσω τοῖς πᾶσιν
NAS: weak, that I might win the weak;
KJV: that I might gain the weak:
INT: the weak I might gain these things all

Philippians 3:8 V-ASA-1S
GRK: ἵνα Χριστὸν κερδήσω
NAS: so that I may gain Christ,
KJV: [but] dung, that I may win Christ,
INT: that Christ I might gain

James 4:13 V-FIA-1P
GRK: ἐμπορευσόμεθα καὶ κερδήσομεν
NAS: and make a profit.
KJV: buy and sell, and get gain:
INT: may trade and may make gain

1 Peter 3:1 V-FIP-3P
GRK: ἄνευ λόγου κερδηθήσονται
NAS: to the word, they may be won without
KJV: the word be won by
INT: without word they may be won

Strong's Greek 2770
17 Occurrences

ἐκέρδησα — 2 Occ.
ἐκέρδησας — 1 Occ.
ἐκέρδησεν — 2 Occ.
κερδανῶ — 1 Occ.
κερδῆσαι — 2 Occ.
κερδήσας — 1 Occ.
κερδήσῃ — 1 Occ.
κερδήσω — 5 Occ.
κερδήσομεν — 1 Occ.
κερδηθήσονται — 1 Occ.

Top of Page
Top of Page