2480. ischuó
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ischuó: to be strong, have power
Original Word: ἰσχύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ischuó
Phonetic Spelling: (is-khoo'-o)
Short Definition: I am strong, able
Definition: I have strength, am strong, am in full health and vigor, am able; meton: I prevail.

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Cognate: 2480 isxýō – properly, embodied strength that "gets into the fray" (action), i.e. engaging the resistance. For the believer, 2480 (isxýō) refers to the Lord strengthening them with combative, confrontive force to achieve all He gives faith for. That is, facing necessary resistance that brings what the Lord defines is success (His victory, cf. 1 Jn 5:4). Accordingly, faith (4102 /pístis) and 2480 (isxýō) are directly connected (Js 5:16). See 2479 (isxys).

Js 5:15,16 (Gk text): "15And the prayer characterized by faith (4102 /pístis) will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed sins with present effects, it will be forgiven him. 16Therefore, openly confess these sins to one another, and pray for the benefit of one another, for the purpose of being supernaturally healed. Very combative (engaging, overcoming, 2480 /isxýō) is the specific (urgent) request of a divinely-approved person who is energized (by God)."

[Here the believer seeks to make petitions (1162 /déēsis) in faith – i.e. which are in accord with God's inbirthings (the persuasion of His will).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ischus
to be strong, have power
NASB Translation
able (5), am...strong enough (1), been able (1), can (1), can do (1), could (8), force (1), good (1), healthy (2), means (1), overpowered (1), prevailing (1), strong enough (3), unable* (2).

STRONGS NT 2480: ἰσχύω

ἰσχύω; imperfect ἴσχυον; future ἰσχύσω; 1 aorist ἴσχυσα; (ἰσχύς); the Sept. for חָזַק, אָמֵץ, עָצַם, etc.; to be strong, i. e.:

1. to be strong in body, to be robust, to be in sound health: οἱ ἰσχύοντες, as a substantive, Matthew 9:12; Mark 2:17 (Sophocles Tr. 234; Xenophon, Cyril 6, 1, 24; joined with ὑγιαίνειν, id. mem. 2, 7, 7).

2. to have power (from Aeschylus down), i. e.

a. to have a power evinced in extraordinary deeds, i. e. to exert, wield, power: so of the gospel, Acts 19:20; Hebraistically, to have strength to overcome: οὐκ ἴσχυσαν (A. V. prevailed not i. e.) succumbed, were conquered (so יָכֹל לֹא, Genesis 32:26 (25)), Revelation 12:8; κατά τίνος, against one, i. e. to use one's strength against one, to treat him with violence, Acts 19:16.

b. equivalent to to be of force, avail (German gelten): Hebrews 9:17; τί, Galatians 5:6, and Rec. in Galatians 6:15.

c. to be serviceable: εἰς τί (A. V. good for), Matthew 5:13.

d. followed by an infinitive to be able, can: Matthew 8:28; Matthew 26:40; Mark 5:4; (Mark 9:18 (infinitive to be supplied)); Mark 14:37; Luke 6:48; Luke 8:43; (); ; John 21:6; Acts 6:10; Acts 15:10; Acts 25:7; Acts 27:16 (Plutarch, Pomp. 58). with the accusative, πάντα, Philippians 4:13; πολύ, James 5:16. (Compare: ἐνισχύω, ἐξισχύω, ἐπισχύω, κατισχύω.)

be able, prevail, be of strength

From ischus; to have (or exercise) force (literally or figuratively) -- be able, avail, can do(-not), could, be good, might, prevail, be of strength, be whole, + much work.

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