973. biastés
Strong's Concordance
biastés: a violent man
Original Word: βιαστής, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: biastés
Phonetic Spelling: (bee-as-tace')
Definition: a violent man
Usage: a forceful, violent man; one who is eager in pursuit.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 973 biastḗs – positive assertiveness; used of the believer living in faith ("God's inworked persuasions") guiding and empowering them to act forcefully – i.e. "fired up" by God to act by His revelation. It is used only in Mt 11:12. See 971 (biazō).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from biazó
a violent man
NASB Translation
violent men (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 973: βιαστής

βιαστής, βιαστου, (biazoo]);

1. strong, forceful: Pindar Ol. 9, 114 (75); Pythagoras 4, 420 (236; but Pindar only uses the form βιατας, so others).

2. using force, violent: Philo, agric. § 19. In Matthew 11:12 those are called βιασταί by whom the kingdom of God βιάζεται, i. e. who strive to obtain its privileges with the utmost eagerness and effort.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From biazo; a forcer, i.e. (figuratively) energetic -- violent.

see GREEK biazo

Forms and Transliterations
βιασται βιασταί βιασταὶ βιβασθήναι biastai biastaì
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 11:12 N-NMP
GRK: βιάζεται καὶ βιασταὶ ἁρπάζουσιν αὐτήν
NAS: suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.
KJV: and the violent take
INT: is taken by violence and [the] violent seize it

Strong's Greek 973
1 Occurrence

βιασταὶ — 1 Occ.

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