exousiazo (verb) – have power of, exercise authority on
From Strong’s Lexicon
- to have power or authority, use power
- to be master of any one, exercise authority over one
- to be master of the body
- to have full and entire authority over the body
- to hold the body subject to one’s will
- to be brought under the power of anyone
From Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary
Entry on Authority
akin to exousia (Strong’s 1849), signifies “to exercise power,” Luke 22:25; 1 Cor. 6:12; 7:4 (twice).
Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vol. 2: Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (46). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.
Entry on Power
“to exercise authority” (akin to A, No. 2), is used (a) in the active voice, Luke 22:25, RV, “have authority” (KJV, “exercise authority”), of the “power” of rulers; 1 Cor. 7:4 (twice), of marital relations and conditions; (b) in the passive voice, 1 Cor. 6:12, to be brought under the “power” of a thing; here, this verb and the preceding one connected with it, exesti, present a paronomasia, which Lightfoot brings out as follows: “All are within my power; but I will not put myself under the power of any one of all things.”
Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vol. 2: Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (479). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.