2853. kollaó
Strong's Concordance
kollaó: to glue, unite
Original Word: κολλάω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kollaó
Phonetic Spelling: (kol-lah'-o)
Definition: to glue, unite
Usage: (lit: I glue); hence: mid. and pass: I join myself closely, cleave, adhere (to), I keep company (with), of friendly intercourse.
HELPS Word-studies

2853 kolláō (from kólla, "glue") – to bond (cleave), adhere to (literally, "glued together"); to cleave, join to; (figuratively) intimately connected in a soul-knit friendship.

[2853 (kolláō) is used "frequently in ancient medical language of the uniting of wounds" (WS, 180).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kolla (glue)
to glue, unite
NASB Translation
associate (3), cling (1), clings (1), hired (1), join (1), joined (2), joins (2), piled (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2853: κολλάω

κολλάω, κόλλω: passive, present κολλωμαι; 1 aorist ἐκολλήθην; 1 future κολλεθήσομαι (Matthew 19:5 L T Tr WH); (κόλλα gluten, glue); properly, to glue, glue to, glue together, cement, fasten together; hence universally, to join or fasten firmly together; in the N. T. only the passive is found, with reflexive force, to join oneself to, cleave to; the Sept. for דָּבַק: κονιορτός κολληθεις ἡμῖν, Luke 10:11; ἐκολλήθησαν αὐτῆς αἱ ἁμαρτίαι ἄχρι τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, her sins were such a heap as to reach even unto heaven (that is, came to the knowledge of heaven), Revelation 18:5, G L T Tr WH (ἐκολλ. ψυχή μου ὀπίσω σου, Psalm 62:9 (); αἱ ἄγνοιαί ἡμῶν ὑπερήνεγκαν ἕως τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, 1 Esdr. 8:72 (74); ὕβρις τέ βιη τέ οὐρανόν ἱκει, Homer Odyssey 15, 329; 17, 565). of persons, with the dative of the thing, κολλήθητι τῷ ἅρματι join thyself to etc. Acts 8:29; with the dative of person, to form an intimate connection with, enter into the closest relations with, unite oneself to (so the Epistle of Barnabas 10, 3f, 5, 8 [ET] also with μετά and the genitive of person, ibid. 10, 11 [ET]; 19, 2 [ET]. 6; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 15, 1 [ET]; 30, 3 [ET]; 46, 2 [ET] (cf. Lightfoot's note), 4): τῇ γυναικί, Matthew 19:5 L T Tr WH; τῇ πόρνη, 1 Corinthians 6:16 (Sir. 19:2); τῷ κυρίῳ, 1 Corinthians 6:17 (2 Kings 18:6; Sir. 2:3); to join oneself to one as an associate, keep company witlb Acts 5:13; Acts 9:26; Acts 10:28; to follow one, be on his side, Acts 17:34 (2 Samuel 20:2; 1 Macc. 3:2 1 Macc. 6:21); to join or attach oneself to a master or patron, Luke 15:15; with the dative of the thing, to give oneself steadfastly to, labor for (A. V. cleave to): τῷ ἀγαθῷ, Romans 12:9, ἀγαθῷ, κρίσει δίκαια, the Epistle of Barnabas 20, 2 [ET]; τῇ εὐλογία, so cleave to as to share, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 31, 1 [ET]. (Aeschylus Ag. 1566; Plato, Diodorus, Plutarch, others) (Compare: προσκολλάω.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
cleave, join self, keep company.

From kolla ("glue"); to glue, i.e. (passively or reflexively) to stick (figuratively) -- cleave, join (self), keep company.

Forms and Transliterations
εκολληθη εκολλήθη ἐκολλήθη εκολλήθην εκολληθησαν εκολλήθησαν ἐκολλήθησαν εκόλλησα εκόλλησεν εκολλώντό κεκόλληκα κεκόλληνται κεκόλληται κολλασθαι κολλάσθαι κολλᾶσθαι κολλάται κόλλη κολληθείη κολληθεντα κολληθέντα κολληθεντες κολληθέντες κολληθησεται κολληθήσεται κολληθήση κολληθήσονται κολληθητι κολλήθητι κολλωμενοι κολλώμενοι κολλωμενος κολλώμενος κολλώνται ekollethe ekollēthē ekollḗthe ekollḗthē ekollethesan ekollēthēsan ekollḗthesan ekollḗthēsan kollasthai kollâsthai kollethenta kollethénta kollēthenta kollēthénta kollethentes kollethéntes kollēthentes kollēthéntes kollethesetai kollethḗsetai kollēthēsetai kollēthḗsetai kolletheti kollēthēti kollḗtheti kollḗthēti kollomenoi kollōmenoi kollṓmenoi kollomenos kollōmenos kollṓmenos
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 19:5 V-FIP-3S
GRK: μητέρα καὶ κολληθήσεται τῇ γυναικὶ
INT: mother and will be joined with the wife

Luke 10:11 V-APP-AMS
GRK: κονιορτὸν τὸν κολληθέντα ἡμῖν ἐκ
NAS: of your city which clings to our feet
KJV: which cleaveth on us,
INT: dust that having clung to us out of

Luke 15:15 V-AIP-3S
GRK: καὶ πορευθεὶς ἐκολλήθη ἑνὶ τῶν
NAS: he went and hired himself out to one
KJV: he went and joined himself to
INT: And having gone he joined himself to one of the

Acts 5:13 V-PNM/P
GRK: οὐδεὶς ἐτόλμα κολλᾶσθαι αὐτοῖς ἀλλ'
NAS: dared to associate with them; however,
KJV: durst no man join himself to them: but
INT: no one dared join them but

Acts 8:29 V-AMP-2S
GRK: Πρόσελθε καὶ κολλήθητι τῷ ἅρματι
NAS: Go up and join this
KJV: and join thyself to this
INT: Go near and join yourself to the chariot

Acts 9:26 V-PNM/P
GRK: Ἰερουσαλὴμ ἐπείραζεν κολλᾶσθαι τοῖς μαθηταῖς
NAS: he was trying to associate with the disciples;
KJV: he assayed to join himself to the disciples:
INT: Jerusalem he attempted to join himself to the disciples

Acts 10:28 V-PNM/P
GRK: ἀνδρὶ Ἰουδαίῳ κολλᾶσθαι ἢ προσέρχεσθαι
NAS: who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner
KJV: that is a Jew to keep company, or
INT: for a man a Jew to unite himself or come near

Acts 17:34 V-APP-NMP
GRK: δὲ ἄνδρες κολληθέντες αὐτῷ ἐπίστευσαν
NAS: men joined him and believed,
KJV: men clave unto him,
INT: moreover men having joined themselves to him believed

Romans 12:9 V-PPM/P-NMP
GRK: τὸ πονηρόν κολλώμενοι τῷ ἀγαθῷ
NAS: what is evil; cling to what is good.
KJV: that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
INT: evil cleaving to good

1 Corinthians 6:16 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: ὅτι ὁ κολλώμενος τῇ πόρνῃ
NAS: do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute
KJV: that he which is joined to an harlot
INT: that he that is joined to the prostitute

1 Corinthians 6:17 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: ὁ δὲ κολλώμενος τῷ κυρίῳ
NAS: But the one who joins himself to the Lord
KJV: But he that is joined unto the Lord is
INT: he who however is joined to the Lord

Revelation 18:5 V-AIP-3P
GRK: ὅτι ἐκολλήθησαν αὐτῆς αἱ
NAS: for her sins have piled up as high
INT: for followed her the

Strong's Greek 2853
12 Occurrences

ἐκολλήθη — 1 Occ.
ἐκολλήθησαν — 1 Occ.
κολλᾶσθαι — 3 Occ.
κολληθήσεται — 1 Occ.
κολλήθητι — 1 Occ.
κολληθέντα — 1 Occ.
κολληθέντες — 1 Occ.
κολλώμενοι — 1 Occ.
κολλώμενος — 2 Occ.

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