Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Abide, appoint, bring, continue, covenant, establish, hold up, lay, present, stanch, forth, still, to stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively)

Greek: ἵστημι, histēmi (G2476)

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Here are abide, appoint, bring, continue and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἵστημι mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2476

Greek Base Word: ἵστημι

Usage: Abide, appoint, bring, continue, covenant, establish, hold up, lay, present, set (up), stanch, stand (by, forth, still, up)

Definition: To stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively).

Detailed definition:

  1. To cause or make to stand, to place, put, set.
    1. To bid to stand by, [set up].
      1. In the presence of others, in the midst, before judges, before members of the Sanhedrin;.
      2. To place.
    2. To make firm, fix establish.
      1. To cause a person or a thing to keep his or its place.
      2. To stand, be kept intact (of family, a kingdom), to escape in safety.
      3. To establish a thing, cause it to stand.
        1. To uphold or sustain the authority or force of anything.
    3. To set or place in a balance.
      1. To weigh: money to one (because in very early times before the introduction of coinage, the metals used to be weighed).
  2. To stand.
    1. To stand by or near.
      1. To stop, stand still, to stand immovable, stand firm.
        1. Of the foundation of a building.
    2. To stand.
      1. Continue safe and sound, stand unharmed, to stand ready or prepared.
      2. To be of a steadfast mind.
      3. Of quality, one who does not hesitate, does not waiver.

Derived terms: A prolonged form of a primary στάω (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses).

See also:

  1. G5087

Comments: Compare G5087.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈhi.ste.mi
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈi.ste̞.mi
  3. Transliteration: histēmi
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: HEE-stay-mee
  5. Modern Pronunciation: EE-stay-mee

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