4741. stérizó
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stérizó: to make fast, establish
Original Word: στηρίζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: stérizó
Phonetic Spelling: (stay-rid'-zo)
Short Definition: I fix firmly, strengthen
Definition: (a) I fix firmly, direct myself towards, (b) generally met: I buttress, prop, support; I strengthen, establish.

HELPS word-Studies

4741 stērízō (from stēringks, "a support that fixes, plants down"; akin to 2476 /hístēmi, "to stand," having a duplication of the primitive Gk root/sta, "to make stand") – properly, set fast (fix); give support to secure (firmly establish); solidly plant (which eliminates vacillation).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
akin to stérigx (support, prop)
to make fast, establish
NASB Translation
confirm (1), determined (1), establish (2), established (2), fixed (1), strengthen (6), strengthening (1).

STRONGS NT 4741: στηρίζω

στηρίζω; future στηριξω (as in the best Greek writings), and στηρίσω (in 2 Thessalonians 3:3 manuscript Vat., as in Jeremiah 17:5; στηριῶ, Jeremiah 3:12; Jeremiah 24:6; Ezekiel 14:8; Sir. 6:37 (see references below)); 1 aorist ἐστήριξα, and ἐστήρισα (στήρισον, Luke 22:32 L T Tr WH; Revelation 3:2 G L T Tr WH, as in Judges 19:5, 8; Ezekiel 6:2; Proverbs 15:25, etc.; cf. (WHs Appendix, p. 170); Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Sprchl. i., p. 372; Buttmann, 36 (32); Kühner, § 343, i., p. 910; (Veitch, under the word)); passive, perfect ἐστηριγμαι; 1 aorist ἐστηρίχθην; (στῆριγξ a support; akin to στερεός, which see, στερρός, and German stärken; cf. Curtius, § 222); from Homer down;

a. to make stable, place firmly, set fast, fix: ἐστήρικται (χάσμα), is fixed, Luke 16:26; στηρίζω τό πρόσωπον, to set one's face steadfastly, keep the face turned (Ezekiel 6:2; Ezekiel 13:17; Ezekiel 15:7; etc.) τοῦ πορεύεσθαι εἰς with an accusative of place, a Hebrew expression (see πρόσωπον, 1 b. (and cf. Buttmann, § 140, 16 δ.; Winer's Grammar, 33)), Luke 9:51.

b. to strengthen, make firm; tropically (not so in secular authors) to render constant, confirm, one's mind (A. V. establish): τινα, Luke 22:32; (Acts 18:23 where R G ἐπιστηρίζων); Romans 1:11; Romans 16:25; 1 Thessalonians 3:2; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; 1 Peter 5:10 (here Rec. has 1 aorist optative 3 person singular στηρίξαι); Revelation 3:2; τήν καρδίαν τίνος, 1 Thessalonians 3:13; James 5:8; τινα ἐν τίνι, 2 Thessalonians 2:17; 2 Peter 1:12. (Compare: ἐπιστηρίζω.)

to establish

From a presumed derivative of histemi (like stereos); to set fast, i.e. (literally) to turn resolutely in a certain direction, or (figuratively) to confirm -- fix, (e-)stablish, stedfastly set, strengthen.

see GREEK histemi

see GREEK stereos

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