exousiazo (greek) – Strong’s 1850

exousiazo (verb) – have power of, exercise authority on

From Strong’s Lexicon

  1. to have power or authority, use power
    1. to be master of any one, exercise authority over one
    2. to be master of the body
      1. to have full and entire authority over the body
      2. to hold the body subject to one’s will
      3. 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.

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