stékó: to stand, spec. stand firmOriginal Word: στήκωPart of Speech:
I stand fast, persevereDefinition:
I stand fast, stand firm, persevere.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from the perf. tense of histémiDefinition
to stand, spec. stand firmNASB Translation
stand (2), stand firm (4), standing (1), standing firm (2), stands (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4739: στήκωστήκω
; (an inferior Greek word, derived from ἕστηκα
, perfect of ἵστημι
; see Buttmann
, 48 (41); (Winer
s Grammar, 24, 26 (25); WH
. Appendix, p. 169; Veitch
, under the word (ἑστήκω
, under the word στέκω
(p. 299))); to stand
: Mark ( T Tr WH); Mark 11:25 ((cf. ὅταν c. β.)); John 1:26 L marginal reading T Tr text WH; (Revelation 12:4 WH (but see below)); with an emphasis, to stand firm; tropically, to persist, persevere (A. V. stand fast): absolutely to persevere in godliness and rectitude, 2 Thessalonians 2:15; ἐν κυρίῳ, in one's fellowship with the Lord, Philippians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 3:8 ((cf. ἐάν, I. 2 b.)); ἐν τῇ πίστει, 1 Corinthians 16:13; ἐν ἑνί πνεύματι, Philippians 1:27; to keep one's standing (opposed to ζυγῷ ἐνέχομαι), τῇ ἐλευθερία, maintain your allegiance to freedom (cf. Winers Grammar, § 31, 1 k.; Buttmann, § 133, 12; but L T Tr WH take στήκετε here absolutely; cf. Lightfoot ad loc.), Galatians 5:1; to stand erect, tropically, not to sin (opposed to πίπτειν equivalent to to sin), τῷ κυρίῳ, dative commodi (Winer's Grammar, as above), Romans 14:4. (In John 8:44 (ἐν τῇ ἀλήθεια οὐκ ἔστηκεν) WH read the imperfect ἔστηκεν (where others adopt ἕστηκεν from ἵστημι), owing to the preceding οὐκ (T WH after manuscripts א B* D L etc.); see Westcott's Commentary on John, the passage cited 'Additional Note'; WH, Introduction, § 407. But such an imperfect is nowhere else found (yet cf. Revelation 12:4 WH), and respecting confusion in the ancient use of the breathings, and the interchange of οὐκ and ὀχ, see οὐ at the beginning and references there, especially Tdf. Proleg., p. 90; moreover, the familiar perfect (present) of ἵστημι thoroughly suits the context; see ἵστημι, II. 2 d.) ((The Sept., Exodus 14:13, Alex., Complutensian; 1 Kings 8:11); Alex.; Aphr. probl. 1, 49 vat.; ecclesiastical writings.)<1>
From the perfect tense of histemi; to be stationary, i.e. (figuratively) to persevere -- stand (fast).
see GREEK histemi