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Strongs Number: G2759


Greek Word
κέντρον
Transliteration
kentron
Phonetic
ken'-tron
Part of Speech
Noun Neuter
Strongs Definition

a point (centre) that is a sting (figuratively poison) or goad (figuratively divine impulse)

Thayers Definition

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

a. hence the proverb, "to kick against the goad", i.e. to offer vain and perilous or ruinous resistance

Origin
From κεντέω kenteō (to prick)
Bible Usage
prick sting.