Parts of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
TWOT Reference: TDNT 3:672
KJV Translation Count — 17x
Outline of Biblical Usage
1. to gain, acquire, to get gain
a. of gain arising from shunning or escaping from evil (where we say "to spare one's self", "be spared")
b. to gain any one i.e. to win him over to the kingdom of God, to gain one to faith in Christ
c. to gain Christ's favour and fellowship
ker-dah'ee-no; from (2771) (κέρδος); to gain (literal or figurative): — (get) gain, win.
Concordance Results Using KJV
For what is a man profited, if he shall G2770 the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Moreover if thy brother shall trespass aG2770st thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast G2770ed thy brother.
And likewise he that had received two, he also G2770ed other two.
And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have G2770ed beside them five talents more.
He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have G2770ed two other talents beside them.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall G2770 the whole world, and lose his own soul?
For what is a man advantaged, if he G2770 the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have G2770ed this harm and loss.
For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might G2770 the more.
And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might G2770 the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might G2770 them that are under the law;