Feminine noun · From ἔξεστι (G1832) (in the sense of ability)

From G1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, i.e. (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence:—authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.


  1. power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases
    1. leave or permission
  2. physical and mental power
    1. the ability or strength with which one is endued, which he either possesses or exercises
  3. the power of authority (influence) and of right (privilege)
  4. the power of rule or government (the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed)
    1. universally
      1. authority over mankind
    2. specifically
      1. the power of judicial decisions
      2. of authority to manage domestic affairs
    3. metonymically
      1. a thing subject to authority or rule
        1. jurisdiction
      2. one who possesses authority
        1. a ruler, a human magistrate
        2. the leading and more powerful among created beings superior to man, spiritual potentates
    4. a sign of the husband's authority over his wife
      1. the veil with which propriety required a women to cover herself
    5. the sign of regal authority, a crown

Usages (1/2)

Luke 10:19


power Knowledge of the scriptures. serpents and scorpions Israel. enemy The other nations, mainly the Edomites.

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Romans 9:21


vessel unto honour Israel. another unto dishonour Edom.

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