Fasten - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G816, atenizo ]
from atenes, strained, intent," and teino, "to stretch, strain" (from a root ten---, seen in Eng., "tension, tense," etc.), signifies "to look fixedly, gaze, fasten one's eyes upon," and is found twelve times in the writings of Luke (ten in the Acts), out of its fourteen occurrences. It always has a strongly intensive meaning, and is translated "to fasten the eyes upon" in the AV and RV in Luke 4:20; Acts 3:4; Acts 11:6; so in the RV, where the AV has different renderings, in Acts 6:15 (for AV, "looking steadfastly"); Acts 10:4 ("looked"); Acts 13:9 ("set his eyes"); Acts 14:9 ("steadfastly beholding"). In Acts 7:55, both have "looked up steadfastly." In the following the RV also varies the translation, Luke 22:56; Acts 1:10; Acts 3:12; Acts 23:1; 2 Corinthians 3:7, 2 Corinthians 3:13. See BEHOLD, LOOK.

[ 2,,G2510, kathapto ]
"to fasten on, lay hold of, attack," is used of the serpent which fastened on Paul's hand, Acts 28:3.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words