The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 2759 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
kentronfrom kenteo (to prick)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
ken'-tron Noun Neuter
  1. a sting, as that of bees, scorpions, locusts. Since animals wound by their sting and even cause death, Paul attributes death, personified as a sting, i.e. a deadly weapon
  2. an iron goad, for urging on oxen, horses and other beasts of burden
    1. hence the proverb, "to kick against the goad", i.e. to offer vain and perilous or ruinous resistance
NAS Word Usage - Total: 4
goads 1, sting 2, stings 1
NAS Verse Count
1 Corinthians2

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Kentron". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.