katenópion: over againstOriginal Word: κατενώπιον
Part of Speech: Adverb
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-en-o'-pee-on)
Short Definition: before the face of
Definition: before the face of, over against.
2714 katenṓpion (from 2596 /katá, "down, exactly according to," intensifying 1799 /enṓpion, "in the eye, i.e. in the presence of") – properly, "down in the eye," i.e. in someone's direct, concentrated gaze; "in the very presence of," especially being "in the very full (decisive) presence of" (S. Zodhiates, Dict).
2714 /katenṓpion ("in the presence of") refers to God – the all-knowing one who always acts in conjunction with all He knows (which is always absolute knowledge).Word Origin
adverb from kata and enópios
before (2), presence (1).
STRONGS NT 2714: κατενώπιον
κατενώπιον, adverb, not met with in secular authors ((Winers Grammar, 102 (97)) see ἐνώπιον), over against, opposite, before the face of, before the presence of, in the sight of, before: followed by the genitive (Buttmann, 319 (273f); cf. Winers Grammar, § 54,6);
a. properly, of place, Jude 1:24 (Leviticus 4:17; Joshua 1:5; Joshua 3:7; Joshua 23:9).
b. metaphorically, having one as it were before the eyes, before one as witness: τοῦ Θεοῦ, Rec. in 2 Corinthians 2:17; 2 Corinthians 12:19 (see κατέναντι); before God as judge, Ephesians 1:4; Colossians 1:22 (cf. Lightfoot, in the place cited; also Buttmann, 173, 180, 188).<1>
before, in the presence of, in the sight of.
From kata and enopion; directly in front of -- before (the presence of), in the sight of.
see GREEK kata
see GREEK enopion κατενωπιον κατενώπιον katenopion katenōpion katenṓpion