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Strong’s number: G831
Greek Lexical Dictionary: Strong’s #831 – αὐθεντέω
Greek Word: αὐθεντέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (ow-then-teh’-o)
Quick Definition: to govern, exercise authority
Usage: to govern, exercise authority
Etymology: from 846 /autós, “self” and entea, “arms, armor”) – properly, to unilaterally take up arms, i.e. acting as an autocrat – literally, self-appointed (acting without submission).
NASB Translation: exercise authority over (1).
New Testament usage
Strong’s G831 is used only once in the New Testament: 1Tim 2:12
It is not used in the Septuagint.
Englishman’s Concordance: αὐθεντέω (authenteó)
- one who with his own hands kills another or himself
- one who acts on his own authority, autocratic
- an absolute master
- to govern, exercise dominion over one
Mounce G831: to have authority over
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