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Lexicon :: Strong's G2799 - klaiō

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klī'-ō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
40x in 20 unique form(s)
40x in 20 unique form(s)
114x in 30 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:722,436

Strong’s Definitions

κλαίω klaíō, klah'-yo; of uncertain affinity; to sob, i.e. wail aloud (whereas G1145 is rather to cry silently):—bewail, weep.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 40x

The KJV translates Strong's G2799 in the following manner: weep (39x), bewail (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 40x
The KJV translates Strong's G2799 in the following manner: weep (39x), bewail (1x).
  1. to mourn, weep, lament

    1. weeping as the sign of pain and grief for the thing signified (i.e. for the pain and grief)

    2. of those who mourn for the dead

  2. to weep for, mourn for, bewail, one

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κλαίω klaíō, klah'-yo; of uncertain affinity; to sob, i.e. wail aloud (whereas G1145 is rather to cry silently):—bewail, weep.
STRONGS NT 2799: κλαίω
κλαίω; imperfect ἔκλαιον; future κλαύσω (Luke 6:25; John 16:20; and Tr WH text in Revelation 18:9, for κλαύσομαι. more common in Greek writ, especially the earlier, and found in Leviticus 10:6; Joel 2:17, and according to most editions in Revelation 18:9; cf. Krüger, § 40 under the word, i., p. 175f; Kühner, § 343, under the word, i., p. 847; (Veitch, under the word); Buttmann, 60 (53); (Winer's Grammar, 87 (83))); 1 aorist ἔκλαυσα; the Sept. frequently for בָּכָה; (from Homer down); to mourn, weep, lament;
a. intransitive: Mark 14:72; Mark 16:10; Luke 7:13, 38; John 11:31, 33; John 20:11, 13, 15; Acts 9:39; Acts 21:13; Rev. (Revelation 5:5); Revelation 18:15, 19; πολλά, for which L T Tr WH πολύ, Revelation 5:4; πικρῶς, Matthew 26:75; Luke 22:62; weeping as the sign of pain and grief for the thing signified (i. e. for pain and grief), Luke 6:21, 25 (opposed to γελαν); John 16:20; Romans 12:15 (opposed to χαίρειν); Philippians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 7:30; James 4:9; James 5:1; of those who mourn the dead: Mark 5:38; Luke 7:32; Luke 8:52; ἐπί τίνι, over anyone, Luke 19:41 R G (Sir. 22:11); also joined with πενθεῖν, Revelation 18:11 R G L; κλαίειν ἐπί τινα, Luke 19:41 L T Tr WH; Luke 23:28; joined with κόπτεσθαι followed by ἐπί τινα, Revelation 18:9 T Tr WH.
b. transitive, τινα, to weep for, mourn for, bewail, one (cf. Buttmann, § 131, 4; Winer's Grammar, 32, 1 γ.): Matthew 2:18, and Rec. in Revelation 18:9.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2:18; 26:75
5:38; 14:72; 16:10
6:21; 6:25; 6:25; 7:13; 7:32; 7:38; 8:52; 19:41; 19:41; 22:62; 23:28
11:31; 11:33; 16:20; 16:20; 20:11; 20:13; 20:15
9:39; 21:13
1 Corinthians
4:9; 5:1
5:4; 5:5; 18:9; 18:9; 18:9; 18:9; 18:11; 18:15; 18:19

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2799 matches the Greek κλαίω (klaiō),
which occurs 41 times in 34 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:18 - “A voice was heard in Ramah,
Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping
for her children,
Refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:75 - And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:38 - Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept and wailed loudly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:39 - When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:72 - A second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to mind the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And when he thought about it, he wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:10 - She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:21 - Blessed are you who hunger now,
For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now,
For you shall laugh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:25 - Woe to you who are full,
For you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now,
For you shall mourn and weep.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:13 - When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:32 - “They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying:
‘We played the flute for you,
And you did not dance;
We mourned to you,
And you did not weep.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:38 - and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:52 - Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:41 - Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:62 - So Peter went out and wept bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:28 - But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:31 - Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, “She is going to the tomb to weep there.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:33 - Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:20 - “Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:11 - But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:13 - Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:15 - Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:39 - Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:13 - Then Paul answered, “What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:15 - Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:30 - those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:18 - For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:9 - Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:1 - Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you!
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:4 - So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read[fn] the scroll, or to look at it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:5 - But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose[fn] its seven seals.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:9 - “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:11 - “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:15 - “The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:19 - “They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’
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