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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
τηρέω 'tereo' meaning 'to keep' Strong's 5083

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Introduction 2.1

This is a word study about the meaning of the Greek word τηρέω, 'tereo' meaning 'to keep' Strong's 5083 in the New Testament. It gives every verse where the 'tereo' appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word tereo appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. If the word is in italics then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for τηρέω 'tereo' meaning 'to keep' Strong's 5083

Matthew 19:17 And he said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.
23:3 All therefore whatever they bid you keep, keep and do; but do not do after their works: for they say, and they do not do.
27:36 And sitting down they guarded him there;
27:54 Now when the centurion, and those who were with him, guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
28:4 And for fear of him the guards shook, and became as dead men.
28:20 Teaching them to keep all things whatever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.

Mark 7:9 And he said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.

John 2:10 And says to him, Every man at the beginning sets forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but you have kept the good wine until now.
8:51 Amen, amen, I say to you, If a man keeps my saying, he shall never see death.
8:52 Then said the Jews to him, Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and you say, If a man keeps my saying, he shall never taste of death.
8:55 Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I do not know him, I shall be a liar like to you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
9:16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, This man is not of God, because he does not keep the Sabbath day. Others said, How can a man who is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
12:7 Then Jesus said, Let her alone: for the day of my burial she has kept this.
14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.
14:21 He who has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is who loves me: and he who loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our abode with him.
14:24 He who does not love me does not keep my sayings: and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.
15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
17:6 I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world: your they were, and you gave them me; and they have kept your word.
17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one, as we are.
17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
17:15 I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you would keep them from the evil.

Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing by the church to God for him.
12:6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the guards in front of the door kept the prison.
15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees who believed, saying, It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
15:24 Since we have heard, that certain who went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
16:23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:
21:25 But concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written judging to keep no such thing, except only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
24:23 And having commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come to him.
25:4 But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly.
25:21 But when Paul had appealed for himself to be kept for the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept until I might send him to Caesar.

1 Corinthians 7:37 Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has authority over his own will, and has judged in his heart to keep his virgin, does well.

2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and lacking, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome to you, and I will keep myself.

Ephesians 4:3 Being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And may the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 5:22 Lay hands on no man suddenly, nor be partaker of other men's sins: keep yourself pure.
6:14 That you keep this commandment without spot, irreproachable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
2:10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offends in one point, he is guilty of all.

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that does not fade away, kept in heaven for you,

2 Peter 2:4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to Tartarus, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be kept for judgment;
2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to keep the unrighteous for the day of judgment to be punished:
2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a storm; to whom the gloom of darkness is kept for the age.
3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by his word are kept in store, being kept for fire for the day of judgment and ruin of ungodly men.

1 John 2:3 And by this we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
2:4 He who says, I know him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
2:5 But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected: by this know we that we are in him.
3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
3:24 And he who keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.
5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome.
5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he who reads, and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keeps those things which are written in it: for the time is near.
2:26 And he who overcomes, and keeps my works to the end, to him will I give authority over the nations:
3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and keep it, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come upon you.
3:8 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.
3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try those who dwell upon the earth.
12:17 And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are those who keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he who keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
22:9 Then he says to me, See you do not do it: for I am your fellow-servant, and of your brothers the prophets, and of those who keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

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