949. bebaios
Strong's Concordance
bebaios: firm, secure
Original Word: βέβαιος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: bebaios
Phonetic Spelling: (beb'-ah-yos)
Definition: firm, secure
Usage: firm, steadfast, enduring, sure, certain.
HELPS Word-studies

949 bébaios (an adjective, derived from bainō, "to walk where it is solid") – properly, solid (sure) enough to walk on; hence, firm, unshakable; (figuratively) absolutely dependable, giving guaranteed support (security, surety).

949 /bébaios (literally, "what can be tread upon") then refers to what is fully dependable, i.e. worthy of confidence because on "solid footing." This describes what is fully secure (stable), and therefore can be trusted to give full support.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as basis
firm, secure
NASB Translation
certain (1), firm (2), firmly grounded (1), guaranteed (1), more sure (1), steadfast (1), unalterable (1), valid (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 949: βέβαιος

βέβαιος, βεβαία (Winers Grammar, 69 (67); Buttmann, 25 (22)), βέβαιον (ΒΑΩ, βαίνω) (from Aeschylus down), stable, fast, firm; properly: ἄγκυρα, Hebrews 6:19; metaphorically, sure, trusty: ἐπαγγελία, Romans 4:16; κλῆσις καί ἐκλογή, 2 Peter 1:10; λόγος προφητικός, 2 Peter 1:19; unshaken, constant, Hebrews 3:14; ἐλπίς, 2 Corinthians 1:7 (6) (4 Macc. 17:4); παρρησία, Hebrews 3:6 (but WH Tr marginal reading in brackets); valid and therefore inviolable, λόγος, Hebrews 2:2; διαθήκη, Hebrews 9:17. (With the same meanings in Greek writings from Herodotus down.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
firm, steadfast, sure.

From the base of basis (through the idea of basality); stable (literally or figuratively) -- firm, of force, stedfast, sure.

see GREEK basis

Forms and Transliterations
βεβαια βεβαία βεβαιαν βεβαίαν βέβαιαν βεβαιος βέβαιος βεβαιοτερον βεβαιότερον bebaia bebaía bebaian bebaían bebaios bébaios bebaioteron bebaióteron
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Englishman's Concordance
Romans 4:16 Adj-AFS
GRK: τὸ εἶναι βεβαίαν τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν
NAS: that the promise will be guaranteed to all
KJV: might be sure to all
INT: to be sure the promise

2 Corinthians 1:7 Adj-NFS
GRK: ἐλπὶς ἡμῶν βεβαία ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν
KJV: of you [is] stedfast, knowing, that
INT: hope of us [is] sure for you

Hebrews 2:2 Adj-NMS
GRK: λόγος ἐγένετο βέβαιος καὶ πᾶσα
NAS: proved unalterable, and every
KJV: angels was stedfast, and every
INT: word was confirmed and every

Hebrews 3:6 Adj-AFS
GRK: μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχωμεν
NAS: of our hope firm until
KJV: of the hope firm unto
INT: unto [the] end firm we should hold

Hebrews 3:14 Adj-AFS
GRK: μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχωμεν
NAS: of our assurance firm until
KJV: of our confidence stedfast unto
INT: unto [the] end firm we should hold

Hebrews 6:19 Adj-AFS
GRK: τε καὶ βεβαίαν καὶ εἰσερχομένην
NAS: sure and steadfast and one which enters
KJV: sure and stedfast, and which entereth
INT: both and firm and entering

Hebrews 9:17 Adj-NFS
GRK: ἐπὶ νεκροῖς βεβαία ἐπεὶ μὴ
NAS: For a covenant is valid [only] when men are dead,
KJV: a testament [is] of force after
INT: after death [is] affirmed since not

2 Peter 1:10 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἀδελφοί σπουδάσατε βεβαίαν ὑμῶν τὴν
NAS: to make certain about His calling
KJV: and election sure: for if ye do
INT: brothers be earnest sure your

2 Peter 1:19 Adj-AMS-C
GRK: καὶ ἔχομεν βεβαιότερον τὸν προφητικὸν
NAS: word [made] more sure, to which
KJV: also a more sure word
INT: and we have more sure the prophetic

Strong's Greek 949
9 Occurrences

βεβαία — 2 Occ.
βεβαίαν — 5 Occ.
βέβαιος — 1 Occ.
βεβαιότερον — 1 Occ.

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