Word Summary
keimai: to be laid, lie
Original Word: κεῖμαι
Transliteration: keimai
Phonetic Spelling: (ki'-mahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be laid, lie
Meaning: to be laid, lie
Strong's Concordance
be appointed, lay, lie.

Middle voice of a primary verb; to lie outstretched (literally or figuratively) -- be (appointed, laid up, made, set), lay, lie. Compare tithemi.

see GREEK tithemi

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2749: κεῖμαι

κεῖμαι; imperfect 3 person singular ἔκειτο; to lie;

1. properly: of an infant, followed by ἐν with the dative of place, Luke 2:12 (Tdf. omits κείμενον),16; of one buried: ὅπου or οὗ, Matthew 28:6; Luke 23:53; John 11:41 Rec.; ; of things that quietly cover some spot, Luke 24:12 (R G L brackets); John 20:5-7; John 21:9; with ἐπί τί added, 2 Corinthians 3:15; ἐπάνω τίνος (of a city situated on a hill), Matthew 5:14; also of things put or set in any place, in reference to which we often use to stand: thus of vessels, John 2:6; John 19:29 (χύτρας κειμενας, Xenophon, oec. 8, 19); of a throne, Revelation 4:2 (Jeremiah 24:1; Homer, Iliad 2, 777; Odyssey 17, 331); κεῖσθαι πρός τί, to be brought near to a thing (see πρός, I. 2 a.), Matthew 3:10; Luke 3:9; absolutely, of the site of a city, τετραγονος κεῖται, Revelation 21:16; of grain and other things laid up, gathered together, Luke 12:19; of a foundation, 1 Corinthians 3:11.

2. metaphorically,

a. to be (by God's intent) set, i. e. destined, appointed: followed by εἰς with the accusative indicating the purpose, Luke 2:34; Philippians 1:17 (16); 1 Thessalonians 3:3.

b. as very often in secular authors (cf. Passow, under the word, p. 1694b; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, IV. 2)), of laws, to be made, laid down: τίνι, 1 Timothy 1:9.

c. κόσμος ὅλος ἐν τῷ πονηρῷ κεῖται, lies in the power of the evil one, i. e. is held in subjection by the devil, 1 John 5:19. (Compare: ἀνάκειμαι, συνανάκειμαι, ἀντίκειμαι, ἀπόκειμαι, ἐπίκειμαι, κατάκειμαι, παράκειμαι, περίκειμαι, πρόκειμαι.)