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Lexicon :: Strong's G4012 - peri

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peri (Key)
per-ee' (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From the base of πέραν (G4008)
333x in 2 unique form(s)
331x in 4 unique form(s)
511x in 2 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:53,827

Strong’s Definitions

περί perí, per-ee'; from the base of G4008; properly, through (all over), i.e. around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period):—(there-)about, above, against, at, on behalf of, × and his company, which concern, (as) concerning, for, × how it will go with, ((there-, where-)) of, on, over, pertaining (to), for sake, × (e-)state, (as) touching, (where-)by (in), with. In comparative, it retains substantially the same meaning of circuit (around), excess (beyond), or completeness (through).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 331x

The KJV translates Strong's G4012 in the following manner: of (148x), for (61x), concerning (40x), about (31x), as touching (8x), touching (3x), whereof (with G3739) (3x), not translated (4x), miscellaneous (33x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 331x
The KJV translates Strong's G4012 in the following manner: of (148x), for (61x), concerning (40x), about (31x), as touching (8x), touching (3x), whereof (with G3739) (3x), not translated (4x), miscellaneous (33x).
  1. about, concerning, on account of, because of, around, near

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
περί perí, per-ee'; from the base of G4008; properly, through (all over), i.e. around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period):—(there-)about, above, against, at, on behalf of, × and his company, which concern, (as) concerning, for, × how it will go with, ((there-, where-)) of, on, over, pertaining (to), for sake, × (e-)state, (as) touching, (where-)by (in), with. In comparative, it retains substantially the same meaning of circuit (around), excess (beyond), or completeness (through).
STRONGS NT 4012: περί
περί (akin to πέρα, πέραν; (Curtius, § 359)), preposition, joined in the N. T. with the genitive and the accusative (in classical Greek also with the dative), and indicating that the person or thing relative to which an act or state is predicated is as it were encompassed by this act or state; Latin circum, circa; around, about.
I. with the GENITIVE it denotes that around which an act or state revolves; about, concerning, as touching, etc. (Latin de, quod attinet ad, causa with a genitive propter) (cf. Winers Grammar, 372f (349)).
a. about, concerning, (Latin de; in later Latin also circa): after verbs of speaking, teaching, writing, etc., see under ἀναγγέλλω, ἀπαγμαι, διαγνωρίζω, διαλέγομαι, διδάσκω, διηγοῦμαι (Hebrews 11:32), διήγησις, εἶπον and προεῖπον, ἐπερωτάω and ἐρωτάω, κατηχέω, λαλέω, λέγω, λόγον αἰτέω, λόγον ἀποδίδωμι, λόγον δίδωμι, μαρτυρέω, μνεία, μνημονεύω, προκαταγγέλλω, προφητεύω, ὑπομιμνῄσκω, χρηματίζομαι, ἦχος, φήμη, etc.; after verbs of hearing, knowing, ascertaining, inquiring, see under ἀκούω, γινώσκω, ἐπίσταμαι, εἶδον, ἐξετάζω, ζητέω, ἐκζητέω, ἐπιζητέω, ζήτημα, πυνθάνομαι, etc.; after verbs of thinking, deciding, supposing, doubting, etc.; see under διαλογίζομαι, ἐνθυμέομαι, πέπεισμαι, πιστεύω, διαπορέω, ἐλέγχω, etc.
b. as respects (A. V. often (as) touching);
α. with verbs, to indicate that what is expressed by the verb (or verbal noun) holds so far forth as some person or thing is concerned; with regard to, in reference to: Acts 28:21; Hebrews 11:20; περί σου μνεία, 2 Timothy 1:3; ἐξουσίαν ἔχειν, 1 Corinthians 7:37; ἐπιταγήν ἔχειν, ibid. 25; see ἐντέλλομαι, ἐντολή, παρακαλέω, παραμυθέομαι, πρόφασις, ἔκδικος, λαγχάνω to cast lots.
β. with the neuter plural (and singular) of the article, τά περί τίνος the things concerning a person or thing, i. e. what relates to, can be said about, etc.: τά περί τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ Θεοῦ, Acts 1:3; Acts 8:12 (Rec.); Acts 19:8 (here L Tr WH omit τά); τά περί τῆς ὁδοῦ, Acts 24:22; with the genitive of a person one's affairs, his condition or state: Acts 28:15; Ephesians 6:22; Philippians 1:27; Philippians 2:19ff; Colossians 4:8; in a forensic sense, one's cause or case, Acts 24:10; τά περί Ἰησοῦ (or τοῦ κυρίου) (the (rumors) about Jesus (as a worker of miracles), Mark 5:27 T Tr marginal reading brackets WH); the things (necessary to be known and believed) concerning Jesus, Acts 18:25; Acts 23:11; Acts 28:23 Rec., 31; the things that befell Jesus, his death, Luke 24:19; the things in the O. T. relative to him, the prophecies concerning him, Luke 24:27; the career, death, appointed him by God, Luke 22:37 (here T Tr WH τό etc.).
γ. περί τίνος, absolutely, at the beginning of sentences, concerning, as to: 1 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Corinthians 8:1; 1 Corinthians 16:1, 12; but in other places it is more properly taken with the following verb, Matthew 22:31; Matthew 24:36; Mark 12:26; 1 Corinthians 7:25; 1 Corinthians 8:1, 4; 1 Corinthians 12:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:1; cf. Winers Grammar, 373 (350).
c. on account of;
α. of the subject matter, which at the same time occasions the action expressed by the verb: so after verbs of accusing, see ἐγκαλέω, κατηγορέω, κρίνω τινα περί τίνος, etc.; after verbs expressing emotion, see θαυμάζω, ἀγανακτέω, καυχάομαι, σπλαγχνίζομαι, εὐχαριστέω, εὐχαριστία, αἰνέω, μέλειμοι μεριμνάω; also after εὔχομαι, 3 John 1:2, see πᾶς II. 2 b. θ'.
β. of the cause for (on account of) which a tiring is done, or of that which gave occasion for the action or occurrence: Mark 1:44; Luke 5:14; John 10:33 (περί τῆς βλασφημίας λάβετε αὐτόν, Ev. Nic c. 4, p. 546, Thilo edition (p. 221, Tdf. edition)); Acts 15:2; Acts 19:23; Acts 25:15, 18, 24; Colossians 2:1 (R G).
γ. on account of i. e. for, for the benefit or advantage of: Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24 R G; Luke 4:38; John 16:26; John 17:9, 20; Hebrews 5:3; Hebrews 11:40; περί and ὑπέρ alternate in Ephesians 6:18f (cf. Winers Grammar, 383 (358) n. also § 50, 3; Buttmann, § 147, 21, 22; Wieseler, Meyer, Lightfoot, Ellicott on Galatians 1:4).
δ. περί is used of the design or purpose for removing something or taking it away: περί ἁμαρτίας, to destroy sin, Romans 8:3 [al. find here the same idiom as in Hebrews 10:6 below (cf. R. B. txt.)]; διδόναι ἑαυτόν περί τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν, to expiate, atone for, sins, Galatians 1:4 (where R WH text ὑπέρ (see as in γ above, and cf. ὑπέρ, I. 6)); also to offer sacrifices, and simply sacrifices, περί ἁμαρτιῶν. Hebrews 5:3 (R G ὑπέρ; see as above); Hebrews 10:18,26; περί ἁμαρτιῶν ἔπαθε (ἀπέθανεν), 1 Peter 3:18; περί ἁμαρτίας namely, θυσίαι, sacrifices for sin, expiatory sacrifices, Hebrews 10:6 (from Psalm 39:7 (Ps. 40:7); cf. Numbers 8:8; see ἁμαρτία, 3; τά περί τῆς ἁμαρτίας Leviticus 6:25; τό περί τῆς ἁμαρτίας, Leviticus 14:19); ἱλασμός περί τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν, 1 John 2:2; 1 John 4:10.
II. with the ACCUSATIVE (Winers Grammar, 406 (379));
a. of place; about, around: as, about parts of the body, Matthew 3:4; (Matthew 18:6 L T Tr WH); Mark 1:6; Mark 9:42; Luke 17:2; Revelation 15:6. about places: Luke 13:8; Acts 22:6; Jude 1:7; τά περί τόν τόπον ἐκεῖνον, the neighborhood of that place, Acts 28:7; οἱ περί with an accusative of place, those dwelling about a place or in its vicinity, Mark 3:8 (T Tr WH omit; L brackets οἱ). οἱ περί τινα, those about one, i. e. with him, his companions, associates, friends, etc., Mark 4:10; Luke 22:49; (add, Mark 16 WH (rejected) Shorter Conclusion); according to Greek idiom οἱ περί τόν Παῦλον, Paul and his companions (German die Paulusgesellschaft) (cf. Winers Grammar, 406 (379); Buttmann, § 125, 8), Acts 13:13; according to a later Greek usage αἱ περί Μάρθαν denotes Martha herself, John 11:19 (although others (e. g. Meyer, Weiss, Keil, Godet, others) understand by it Martha and her attendants or domestics; but L Tr WH read πρός τήν (for τάς περί) Μάρθαν); cf. Matthiae, § 583, 2; Bernhardy (1829), p. 263; Kühncr ii., p. 230f; (Winers Grammar, and Buttmann, as above). in phrases the underlying notion of which is that of revolving about sometiring: of persons engaged in any occupation, οἱ περί τά τοιαῦτα ἐργάται (A. V. the workmen of like occupation), Acts 19:25; περισπᾶσθαι, πυρβάζεσθαι περί τί, Luke 10:40, 41 (but here L T Tr WIt text θορυβάζῃ which see (and WH marginal reading omits περί πολλά)) (περί τήν γεωργίαν γίνεσθαι, 2 Macc. 12:1).
b. as to, in reference to, concerning: so after ἀδόκιμος, 2 Timothy 3:8; ἀστόχειν, 1 Timothy 6:21; 2 Timothy 2:18; ναυάγειν, 1 Timothy 1:19; νόσειν, 1 Timothy 6:4; περί πάντα ἑαυτόν παρέχεσθαι τύπον, Titus 2:7; τά περί ἐμέ, the state of my affairs, Philippians 2:23; αἱ περί τά λοιπά ἐπιθυμίαι Mark 4:19 (αἱ περί τό σῶμα ἐπιθυμίαι, Aristotle, rhet. 2, 12, 3; τά περί ψυχήν καί σῶμα ἀγαθά, eth. Nic. 1, 8); cf. Winers Grammar, § 30, 3 N. 5; (Buttmann, § 125, 9).
c. of Time; in a somewhat indefinite specification of time, about, near: περί τρίτην ὥραν, Matthew 20:3; add, Matthew 20:5f,9; Matthew 27:46; Mark 6:48; Acts 10:(Acts 10:3 L T Tr WH),Acts 10:9; Acts 22:6.
III. in COMPOSITION περί in the N. T. signifies:
1. in a circuit, round about, all around, as περιάγω, περιβάλλω, περιαστράπτω, περίκειμαι, περιοικέω, etc., etc.
2. beyond (because that which surrounds a thing does not belong to the thing itself but is beyond it): περίεργος, περιεργάζομαι, περιλείπω, περιμένω, περιούσιος, περισσός, περισσεύω.
3. through ((?) — intensive, rather (cf. περιάπτω, 2)): περιπείρω.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

6:25; 14:19
39:7; 40:7
3:4; 18:6; 20:3; 20:5; 20:9; 22:31; 24:36; 26:28; 27:46
1:6; 1:44; 3:8; 4:10; 4:19; 5:27; 6:48; 9:42; 12:26; 14:24; 16
4:38; 5:14; 10:40; 10:41; 13:8; 17:2; 22:37; 22:49; 24:19; 24:27
10:33; 11:19; 16:26; 17:9; 17:20
1:3; 8:12; 10; 10:3; 10:9; 13:13; 15:2; 18:25; 19:8; 19:23; 19:25; 22:6; 22:6; 23:11; 24:10; 24:22; 25:15; 25:18; 25:24; 28:7; 28:15; 28:21; 28:23
1 Corinthians
7:1; 7:25; 7:37; 8:1; 8:1; 8:4; 12:1; 16:1; 16:12
1:4; 1:4
6:18; 6:22
1:27; 2:19; 2:23
2:1; 4:8
1 Thessalonians
4:9; 5:1
1 Timothy
1:19; 6:4; 6:21
2 Timothy
1:3; 2:18; 3:8
5:3; 5:3; 10:6; 10:6; 10:18; 10:26; 11:20; 11:32; 11:40
1 Peter
1 John
2:2; 4:10
3 John

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4012 matches the Greek περί (peri),
which occurs 331 times in 304 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Page 1 / 7 (Mat 2:8–Mar 14:24)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:8 - And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for G4012 the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:4 - And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about G4012 his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:6 - And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning G4012 thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:28 - And why take ye thought for G4012 raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:18 - Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about G4012 him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:36 - But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on G4012 them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:7 - And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning G4012 John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:10 - For this is he, of G4012 whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:36 - But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof G4012 in the day of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:7 - Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of G4012 you, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:11 - How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning G4012 bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:13 - Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of G4012 John the Baptist.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:19 - Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching G4012 any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:3 - And he went out about G4012 the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:5 - Again he went out about G4012 the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:6 - And about G4012 the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:9 - And when they came that were hired about G4012 the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:24 - And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against G4012 the two brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:45 - And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of G4012 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:16 - And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for G4012 any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:31 - But as touching G4012 the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:42 - Saying, What think ye of G4012 Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:36 - But of G4012 that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:24 - The Son of man goeth as it is written of G4012 him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:28 - For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for G4012 many for the remission of sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:46 - And about G4012 the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:6 - And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about G4012 his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:30 - But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of G4012 her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:44 - And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for G4012 thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:8 - And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about G4012 Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:32 - And the multitude sat about G4012 him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:34 - And he looked round about on them which sat about G4012 him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:10 - And when he was alone, they that were about G4012 him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:19 - And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of G4012 other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:16 - And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning G4012 the swine.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:27 - When she had heard of G4012 Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:48 - And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about G4012 the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:6 - He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of G4012 you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:17 - And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning G4012 the parable.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:25 - For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of G4012 him, and came and fell at his feet:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:30 - And he charged them that they should tell no man of G4012 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:14 - And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about G4012 them, and the scribes questioning with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:42 - And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about G4012 his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:10 - And in the house his disciples asked him again of G4012 the same matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:41 - And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with G4012 James and John.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:14 - And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for G4012 no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:26 - And as touching G4012 the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:32 - But of G4012 that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:21 - The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of G4012 him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:24 - And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for G4012 many.

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