stegó: to cover closely (so as to keep water out), generally to bear up underOriginal Word: στέγω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (steg'-o)
Short Definition: I cover, conceal, bear with
Definition: I cover, conceal, ward off, bear with, endure patiently.
4722 stégō – properly, to place under roof, to cover-over (with a roof); (figuratively) to endure because shielded, i.e. bearing up (forbearing) because under the Lord's protection (covering).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
to cover closely (so as to keep water out), generally to bear up under
bears (1), endure (3).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4722: στέγω
στέγω; (allied with Latintego, toga, English deck, thatch, etc.; Curtius, § 155 Fick Part 3:590); to cover;
1. to protect or keep by covering, to preserve: Sophocles, Plato, Plutarch, others.
2. to cover over with silence; to keep secret; to hide, conceal: ταμα ἔπη, Euripides, Electr. 273; τόν λόγον, Polybius 8, 14, 5; for other examples see Passow, under the word, 1 b. β.; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 2); μωρός οὐ δυνήσεται λόγον στέξαι, Sir. 8:17; hence, ἡ ἀγάπη πάντα στέγει, 1 Corinthians 13:7, is explained by some, love covereth (so R. V. marginal reading), i. e. hides and excuses, the errors and faults of others; but it is more appropriately rendered (with other interpreters) beareth. For στέγω means
3. by covering to keep off something which threatens, to bear up against, hold out against, and so to endure, bear, forbear (τάς ἐνδείας, Philo in Flacc. § 9; many examples from Greek authors from Aeschylus down are given by Passow, under the word, 2; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, A. especially 3)): 1 Corinthians 9:12; 1 Corinthians 13:7; 1 Thessalonians 3:1, 5. From stege; to roof over, i.e. (figuratively) to cover with silence (endure patiently) -- (for-)bear, suffer. see GREEK stege
From stege; to roof over, i.e. (figuratively) to cover with silence (endure patiently) -- (for-)bear, suffer.
see GREEK stege
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 4722
στέγει — 1 Occ.
στέγων — 1 Occ.
στέγομεν — 1 Occ.
στέγοντες — 1 Occ.
1 Corinthians 9:12 V-PIA-1P
GRK: ἀλλὰ πάντα στέγομεν ἵνα μή
NAS: right, but we endure all things
KJV: power; but suffer all things, lest
INT: but all things we bear that not
1 Thessalonians 3:1 V-PPA-NMP