2936. ktizó
Strong's Concordance
ktizó: to build, create
Original Word: κτίζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ktizó
Phonetic Spelling: (ktid'-zo)
Definition: to build, create
Usage: I create, form, shape, make, always of God.
HELPS Word-studies

2936 ktízō – properly, create, which applies only to God who alone can make what was "not there before" (Latin, ex nihilo, out of nothing, J.Thayer); figuratively to begin ("found"), especially what is habitable or useful.

[This is also the meaning of this term from Homer to Josephus.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
to build, create
NASB Translation
created (13), Creator (1), make (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2936: κτίζω

κτίζω: 1 aorist ἔκτισα; perfect passive ἐκτισμαι; 1 aorist passive ἐκτίσθην; the Sept. chiefly for בָּרָא; properly, to make habitable, to people, a place, region, island (Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, Diodorus, others); hence to found, a city, colony, state, etc. (Pindar and following; 1 Esdr. 4:53). In the Bible, to create: of God creating the world, man, etc., Mark 13:19; 1 Corinthians 11:9; Colossians 1:16 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 272 (255)); ; Ephesians 3:9; 1 Timothy 4:3; Revelation 4:11; Revelation 10:6 (Deuteronomy 4:32; Ecclesiastes 12:1; often in O. T. Apocrypha, as Judith 13:18; Wis. 2:23 Wis. 11:18 (); 3Macc. 2:9; (Josephus, Antiquities 1, 1, 1; Philo de decal. § 20)); absolutely, κτίσας, the creator, Romans 1:25; (Matthew 19:4 Tr WH); equivalent to to form, shape, i. e. (for substance) completely to change, to transform (of the moral or new creation of the soul, as it is called), κτισθέντες ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐπί ἔργοις ἀγαθοῖς, in intimate fellowship with Christ constituted to do good works (see ἐπί, B. 2 a. ζ.), Ephesians 2:10; τούς δύο εἰς ἕνα καινόν ἐνθρωπον, ibid. 15; τόν κτισθέντα κατά Θεόν, formed after God's likeness (see κατά, II. 3 c. δ.), Ephesians 4:24 (καρδίαν καθαράν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, Psalm 50:12 ()).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
to create

Probably akin to ktaomai (through the idea of proprietorship of the manufacturer); to fabricate, i.e. Found (form originally) -- create, Creator, make.

see GREEK ktaomai

Forms and Transliterations
έκτισα έκτισά εκτισας έκτισας ἔκτισας έκτισε έκτισέ εκτισεν έκτισεν ἔκτισεν εκτισθη εκτίσθη ἐκτίσθη εκτίσθης εκτισθησαν εκτίσθησαν ἐκτίσθησαν εκτισμένη εκτισται έκτισται ἔκτισται κτιζόμενος κτίζοντι κτίζων κτισαντα κτίσαντα κτισαντι κτίσαντι κτισαντος κτίσαντος κτίσαντός κτισας κτίσας κτιση κτίση κτίσῃ κτισθεντα κτισθέντα κτισθεντες κτισθέντες κτισθήσονται κτίσον ektisas éktisas ektisen éktisen ektistai éktistai ektisthe ektisthē ektísthe ektísthē ektisthesan ektisthēsan ektísthesan ektísthēsan ktisanta ktísanta ktisanti ktísanti ktisantos ktísantos ktisas ktísas ktise ktisē ktísei ktísēi ktisthenta ktisthénta ktisthentes ktisthéntes
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 19:4 V-APA-NMS
GRK: ὅτι ὁ κτίσας ἀπ' ἀρχῆς
NAS: Have you not read that He who created [them] from the beginning
INT: that he who having created [them] from [the] beginning

Mark 13:19 V-AIA-3S
GRK: κτίσεως ἣν ἔκτισεν ὁ θεὸς
NAS: which God created until now,
KJV: which God created unto this time,
INT: of creation which created God

Romans 1:25 V-APA-AMS
GRK: παρὰ τὸν κτίσαντα ὅς ἐστιν
NAS: rather than the Creator, who
KJV: more than the Creator, who
INT: beyond the [one] having created [it] who is

1 Corinthians 11:9 V-AIP-3S
GRK: γὰρ οὐκ ἐκτίσθη ἀνὴρ διὰ
NAS: man was not created for the woman's
KJV: was the man created for the woman;
INT: indeed not was created man on account of

Ephesians 2:10 V-APP-NMP
GRK: ἐσμεν ποίημα κτισθέντες ἐν Χριστῷ
NAS: For we are His workmanship, created in Christ
KJV: his workmanship, created in Christ
INT: we are workmanship having been created in Christ

Ephesians 2:15 V-ASA-3S
GRK: τοὺς δύο κτίσῃ ἐν αὑτῷ
NAS: that in Himself He might make the two
KJV: ordinances; for to make in himself
INT: the two he might create in himself

Ephesians 3:9 V-APA-DMS
GRK: τὰ πάντα κτίσαντι
NAS: in God who created all things;
KJV: God, who created all things by
INT: all things having created

Ephesians 4:24 V-APP-AMS
GRK: κατὰ θεὸν κτισθέντα ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ
NAS: which in [the likeness of] God has been created in righteousness
KJV: after God is created in righteousness
INT: according to God having been created in righteousness

Colossians 1:16 V-AIP-3S
GRK: ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα
NAS: things were created, [both] in the heavens
KJV: all things created, that are in
INT: by him were created all things

Colossians 1:16 V-RIM/P-3S
GRK: εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται
NAS: all things have been created through
KJV: all things were created by
INT: for him have been created

Colossians 3:10 V-APA-GMS
GRK: εἰκόνα τοῦ κτίσαντος αὐτόν
NAS: to the image of the One who created him --
KJV: the image of him that created him:
INT: [the] image of the [one] having created him

1 Timothy 4:3 V-AIA-3S
GRK: ὁ θεὸς ἔκτισεν εἰς μετάλημψιν
NAS: God has created to be gratefully
KJV: which God hath created to be received
INT: God created for reception

Revelation 4:11 V-AIA-2S
GRK: ὅτι σὺ ἔκτισας τὰ πάντα
NAS: and power; for You created all things,
KJV: for thou hast created all things, and
INT: because you did create all things

Revelation 4:11 V-AIP-3P
GRK: ἦσαν καὶ ἐκτίσθησαν
NAS: they existed, and were created.
KJV: they are and were created.
INT: they are and were created

Revelation 10:6 V-AIA-3S
GRK: αἰώνων ὃς ἔκτισεν τὸν οὐρανὸν
KJV: and ever, who created heaven, and
INT: ages who created heaven

Strong's Greek 2936
15 Occurrences

ἔκτισας — 1 Occ.
ἔκτισεν — 3 Occ.
ἔκτισται — 1 Occ.
ἐκτίσθη — 2 Occ.
ἐκτίσθησαν — 1 Occ.
κτίσαντα — 1 Occ.
κτίσαντι — 1 Occ.
κτίσαντος — 1 Occ.
κτίσας — 1 Occ.
κτίσῃ — 1 Occ.
κτισθέντα — 1 Occ.
κτισθέντες — 1 Occ.

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