βιασταὶ [1 verse](noun pl masc nom ) "The violent" is from biastes, which means "forceful," "one who uses force," "a violent man," and "mighty."  - "The violent" it is a Greek noun that means "forceful" and "mighty." It is a form which indicates that it is the indirect object of the verb. This noun and the previous verb are different forms of the same word. In English, only the word "force" works in a similar way. This is also an uncommon word for Christ to use. The word is plural so was add a "the" in front of it to indicate we mean a group of people. We could also say "violent ones" to capture the same idea.