4342. proskartereó
Strong's Concordance
proskartereó: to attend constantly
Original Word: προσκαρτερέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: proskartereó
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-kar-ter-eh'-o)
Definition: to attend constantly
Usage: I persist, persevere in, continue steadfast in; I wait upon.
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4342 proskarteréō (from 4314 /prós, "towards, interactively with" and 2594 /karteréō, "show steadfast strength," derived from 2904 /krátos, "prevailing strength") – properly, to consistently showing strength which prevails (in spite of difficulties); to endure (remain firm), staying in a fixed direction.

[4342 /proskarteréō means "to continue to do something with intense effort, with the possible implication of despite difficulty – 'to devote oneself to, to keep on, to persist in'" (L & N, 1, 68.68).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from pros and kartereó
to attend constantly
NASB Translation
continually devoting themselves (2), continued (1), continuing (1), devote ourselves (1), devote yourselves (1), devoted (1), devoting themselves (1), personal attendants (1), stand ready (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4342: προσκαρτερέω

προσκαρτερέω, προσκαρτερῶ; future προσκαρτερήσω; (καρτερέω, from καρτερός (`strong,' 'steadfast'), of which the root is (τό) κάρτος for κράτος (`strength'; cf. Curtius, § 72)); to persevere (`continue steadfastly') in anything (cf. πρός, IV. 4): of persons, with the dative of a thing, to give constant attention to a thing, Acts 2:42 (here Lachmann adds ἐν (once) in brackets); τῇ προσευχή,Acts 1:14; Acts 6:4; Romans 12:12; Colossians 4:2 (ταῖς θηραις, Diodorus 3, 17; τῇ πολιορκία,Polybius 1, 55, 4; Diodorus 14, 87; τῇ καθέδρα, persist in the siege, Josephus, Antiquities 5, 2, 6); with the dative of a person, to adhere to one, be his adherent; to be devoted or constant to one: Acts 8:13; Acts 10:7, (Demosthenes, p. 1386, 6; Polybius 24, 5, 3; (Diogenes Laërtius 8, 1, 14); εἰς τί, to be steadfastly attentive unto, to give unremitting care to a thing, Romans 13:6 (cf. Meyer ad loc:); ἐν with a dative of place, to continue all the time in a place, Acts 2:46 (Susanna 6); absolutely to persevere, not to faint (in a thing), Xenophon, Hell. 7, 5, 14; to show oneself courageous, for הִתְחַזֵּק, Numbers 13:21 (20), of a thing, with the dative of a person, to be in constant readiness for one, wait on continually: Mark 3:9.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From pros and kartereo; to be earnest towards, i.e. (to a thing) to persevere, be constantly diligent, or (in a place) to attend assiduously all the exercises, or (to a person) to adhere closely to (as a servitor) -- attend (give self) continually (upon), continue (in, instant in, with), wait on (continually).

see GREEK pros

see GREEK kartereo

Forms and Transliterations
προσευχῇ προσκαρτερειτε προσκαρτερείτε προσκαρτερεῖτε προσκαρτερη προσκαρτερή προσκαρτερῇ προσκαρτερήσαντες προσκαρτερησομεν προσκαρτερήσομεν προσκαρτερουντες προσκαρτερούντες προσκαρτεροῦντες προσκαρτερουντων προσκαρτερούντων προσκαρτερων προσκαρτερών προσκαρτερῶν proseuche proseuchē proskartere proskarterē proskarterêi proskarterē̂i proskartereite proskartereîte proskarteresomen proskarterēsomen proskarterḗsomen proskarteron proskarterôn proskarterōn proskarterō̂n proskarterountes proskarteroûntes proskarterounton proskarterountōn proskarteroúnton proskarteroúntōn
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Englishman's Concordance
Mark 3:9 V-PSA-3S
GRK: ἵνα πλοιάριον προσκαρτερῇ αὐτῷ διὰ
NAS: that a boat should stand ready for Him because
KJV: a small ship should wait on him
INT: that a boat might wait upon him on account of

Acts 1:14 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: πάντες ἦσαν προσκαρτεροῦντες ὁμοθυμαδὸν τῇ
NAS: with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer,
INT: all were steadfastly continuing with one accord

Acts 2:42 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: ἦσαν δὲ προσκαρτεροῦντες τῇ διδαχῇ
NAS: They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles'
KJV: they continued stedfastly in the apostles'
INT: they were moreover steadfastly continuing in the teaching

Acts 2:46 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: ἡμέραν τε προσκαρτεροῦντες ὁμοθυμαδὸν ἐν
NAS: Day by day continuing with one mind
KJV: And they, continuing daily
INT: day and steadfastly continuing with one accord in

Acts 6:4 V-FIA-1P
GRK: τοῦ λόγου προσκαρτερήσομεν
NAS: But we will devote ourselves to prayer
KJV: we will give ourselves continually to prayer,
INT: of the word will steadfastly continue

Acts 8:13 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: βαπτισθεὶς ἦν προσκαρτερῶν τῷ Φιλίππῳ
NAS: and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip,
INT: having been baptized was steadfastly continuing with Philip

Acts 10:7 V-PPA-GMP
GRK: εὐσεβῆ τῶν προσκαρτερούντων αὐτῷ
NAS: of those who were his personal attendants,
KJV: him continually;
INT: devout of those continually waiting on him

Romans 12:12 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: τῇ προσευχῇ προσκαρτεροῦντες
NAS: in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
KJV: in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
INT: in prayer be constant

Romans 13:6 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: αὐτὸ τοῦτο προσκαρτεροῦντες
NAS: of God, devoting themselves to this
KJV: ministers, attending continually upon
INT: this very this thing attending continually

Colossians 4:2 V-PMA-2P
GRK: Τῇ προσευχῇ προσκαρτερεῖτε γρηγοροῦντες ἐν
NAS: Devote yourselves to prayer,
KJV: Continue in prayer, and watch
INT: In prayer stedfastly continue watching in

Strong's Greek 4342
10 Occurrences

προσκαρτερῇ — 1 Occ.
προσκαρτερήσομεν — 1 Occ.
προσκαρτερεῖτε — 1 Occ.
προσκαρτερῶν — 1 Occ.
προσκαρτεροῦντες — 5 Occ.
προσκαρτερούντων — 1 Occ.

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