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Lexicon :: Strong's G3140 - martyreō

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μαρτυρέω
Transliteration
martyreō (Key)
Pronunciation
mär-tü-re'-o (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
76x in 40 unique form(s)
TR
79x in 42 unique form(s)
LXX
10x in 6 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:474,564

Strong’s Definitions

μαρτυρέω martyréō, mar-too-reh'-o; from G3144; to be a witness, i.e. testify (literally or figuratively):—charge, give (evidence), bear record, have (obtain, of) good (honest) report, be well reported of, testify, give (have) testimony, (be, bear, give, obtain) witness.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 79x

The KJV translates Strong's G3140 in the following manner: bear witness (25x), testify (19x), bear record (13x), witness (5x), be a witness (2x), give testimony (2x), have a good report (2x), miscellaneous (11x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 79x
The KJV translates Strong's G3140 in the following manner: bear witness (25x), testify (19x), bear record (13x), witness (5x), be a witness (2x), give testimony (2x), have a good report (2x), miscellaneous (11x).
  1. to be a witness, to bear witness, i.e. to affirm that one has seen or heard or experienced something, or that he knows it because taught by divine revelation or inspiration

    1. to give (not to keep back) testimony

    2. to utter honourable testimony, give a good report

    3. conjure, implore

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μαρτυρέω martyréō, mar-too-reh'-o; from G3144; to be a witness, i.e. testify (literally or figuratively):—charge, give (evidence), bear record, have (obtain, of) good (honest) report, be well reported of, testify, give (have) testimony, (be, bear, give, obtain) witness.
STRONGS NT 3140: μαρτυρέω
μαρτυρέω, μαρτυρῶ; imperfect 3 person plural ἐμαρτύρουν; future μαρτυρήσω; 1 aorist ἐμαρτύρησα; perfect μεμαρτύρηκα; passive, present μαρτυροῦμαι; imperfect ἐμαρτυρουμην; perfect μεμαρτύρημαι; 1 aorist ἐμαρτυρήθην; from (Simonides, Pindar), Aeschylus, Herodotus down; to be a witness, to bear witness, testify, i. e. to affirm that one has seen or heard or experienced something, or that (so in the N. T.) he knows it because taught by divine revelation or inspiration (sometimes in the N. T. the apostles are said μαρτυρεῖν, as those who had been eye-witnesses and ear-witnesses of the extraordinary sayings, deeds and sufferings of Jesus, which proved his Messiahship; so too Paul, as one to whom the risen Christ had visibly appeared; cf. John 15:27; John 19:35; John 21:24; Acts 23:11; 1 Corinthians 15:15; 1 John 1:2, cf. Acts 1:22; Acts 2:32; Acts 3:15; Acts 4:33; Acts 5:32; Acts 10:39, 41; Acts 13:31; Acts 26:16; (cf. Westcott (Speaker's) commentary on John, Introduction, p. 45f));
a. in general; absolutely, to give (not to keep back) testimony: John 15:27; Acts 26:5; followed by ὅτι recitative and the orat. direct., John 4:39; also preceded by λέγων, John 1:32; μαρτυρεῖν εἰς with an accusative of the place into (unto) which the testimony (concerning Christ) is borne, Acts 23:11 (see εἰς, A. I. 5 b.); μαρτυρῶ, inserted parenthetically (Winer's Grammar, § 62, 2), 2 Corinthians 8:3; equivalent to to prove or confirm by testimony, 1 John 5:6f; used of Jesus, predicting what actually befell him, John 13:21; of God, who himself testifies in the Scriptures that a thing is so (viz. as the author declares), followed by the recitative ὅτι, Hebrews 7:17 R. μαρτυρεῖται followed by περί with the genitive of a person, to bear witness concerning one: John 1:7f; περί τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, concerning man, i. e. to tell what one has himself learned about the nature, character, conduct, of men, John 2:25 (see ἄνθρωπος, 1 a.); περί τίνος, followed by direct discourse, John 1:15; the Scriptures are said to testify περί Ἰησοῦ, i. e. to declare things which make it evident that he was truly sent by God, John 5:39; God is said to do the same — through the Scriptures, John 5:37, cf. John 8:18; through the expiation wrought by the baptism and death of Christ, and the Holy Spirit giving souls assurance of this expiation, 1 John 5:6-9; so John the Baptist, as being a 'prophet', John 5:32; so the works which he himself did, John 5:36 (there followed by ὅτι); John 10:25; so the Holy Spirit, John 15:26; the apostles, John 15:27; so Christ himself περί ἑαυτοῦ, John 5:31; John 8:13f, 18. περί with the genitive of the thing, John 21:24; περί τοῦ κακοῦ, to bring forward evidence to prove τό κακόν, John 18:23. with the accusative of a cognate noun, μαρτυρίαν μαρτυρεῖν περί with a genitive of the person, John 5:32; 1 John 5:9 Rec.; 1 John 5:10 (τήν αὐτήν μαρτυρίαν, μαρτυρεῖν, Plato, Eryx., p. 399 b.; τήν μαρτυρίαν αὐτοῦ ἥν τῇ ἀρετή μαρτυρεῖ, Epictetus diss. 4, 8, 32 (cf. Winers Grammar, 225 (211); Buttmann, 148 (129))); with an accusative of the thing, to testify a thing, bear witness to (of) anything: John 3:11, 32; supply αὐτό in John 19:35; τίνι τί, 1 John 1:2; ὅς ἐμαρτύρησε... Χριστοῦ, who has borne witness of (viz., in this book, i. e. the Apocalypse) what God has spoken and Jesus Christ testified (namely, concerning future events; see λόγος, I. 2 b. .), Revelation 1:2; μαρτύρων ταῦτα he that testifieth these things i. e. has caused them to be testified by the prophet, his messenger, Revelation 22:20; μαρτυρῆσαι ὑμῖν ταῦτα ἐπί (L Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading ἐν) ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις, to cause these things to be testified to you in the churches or for, on account of, the churches, Revelation 22:16 — unless ἐπί be dropped from the text and the passage translated, to you, viz. the (seven) churches (of Asia Minor), the prophet reverting again to Revelation 1:4; cf. DeWette, Bleek, Düsterdieck, ad loc.; (others, retaining ἐπί, render it over, concerning, cf. Revelation 10:11; Winers Grammar, 393 (368) c.; see ἐπί, B. 2 f. β. at the end). of testimony borne not in word but by deed, in the phrase used of Christ μαρτυρεῖν τήν καλήν ὁμολογίαν, to witness the good confession, to attest the truth of the (Christian) profession by his sufferings and death, 1 Timothy 6:13, where cf. Hofmann. Passive: Romans 3:21 (a righteousness such as the Scriptures testify that God ascribes to believers, cf. Romans 4:3). μεμαρτύρηκα followed by ὅτι that, John 1:34 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 273 (256)); (John 4:44); John 12:17 (here Rst Tr text WH ὅτε); 1 John 4:14; περί with the genitive of a person followed by ὅτι, John 5:36; John 7:7; κατά τίνος, against (so Winers Grammar, 382 (357), Meyer, others; yet see κατά, I. 2 b.) one, followed by ὅτι, 1 Corinthians 15:15. with a dative of the thing i. e. for the benefit of, in the interests of, a thing (cf. Buttmann, § 133, 11): τῇ ἀλήθεια, John 5:33; John 18:37; σου τῇ ἀλήθεια (see ἀλήθεια, II.), to bear witness unto thy truth, how great it is, 3 John 1:3, 6; used of the testimony which is given in deeds to promote some object: τῷ λόγῳ, Acts 14:3 (T prefixes ἐπί); with a dative (of a thing) incommodi: μαρτυρεῖτε (T Tr WH μάρτυρες ἐστε) τοῖς ἔργοις τῶν πατέρων, by what ye are doing ye add to the deeds of your fathers a testimony which proves that those things were done by them, Luke 11:48. with a dative of the person: to declare to one by testimony (by suggestion, instruction), Hebrews 10:15; followed by direct discourse, Revelation 22:18 G L T Tr WH; to testify to one what he wishes one to testify concerning him: Acts 22:5; followed by ὅτι, Matthew 23:31; John 3:28; Romans 10:2; Galatians 4:15; Colossians 4:13; followed by an accusative with an infinitive Acts 10:43; to give testimony in one's favor, to commend (Winers Grammar, § 31, 4 b.; Buttmann, as above): John 3:26; Acts 13:22; Acts 15:8; passive μαρτυροῦμαι witness is borne to me, it is witnessed of me (Winers Grammar, § 39, 1; Buttmann, § 134, 4): followed by ὅτι, Hebrews 7:8; followed by ὅτι recitative and direct discourse, Hebrews 7:17 L T Tr WH; followed by an infinitive belonging to the subject, Hebrews 11:4f.
b. emphatically; to utter honorable testimony, give a good report: with a dative of the person, Luke 4:22; ἐπί τίνι, on account of, for a thing, Hebrews 11:4 (here L Tr read μαρτυροῦντος ἐπί κτλ. τῷ Θεῷ (but see the commentaries)); μεμαρτύρηται τίνι ὑπό τίνος, 3 John 1:12; passive μαρτυροῦμαι to be borne (good) witness to, to be well reported of, to hate (good) testimony borne to one, accredited, attested, of good report, approved: Acts 6:3 (Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 17, 1f [ET]; 18, 1 [ET]; 19, 1 [ET]; 47, 4 [ET]); followed by ἐν with a dative of the thing in which the commmended excellence appears, 1 Timothy 5:10; Hebrews 11:2 (ἐπί τίνι, for a thing, Athen. 1, p. 25 f.; (yet cf. Winer's Grammar, 387 (362) note)); διά τίνος, to have (honorable) testimony borne to one through (by) a thing, Hebrews 11:39; ὑπό with the genitive of the person giving honorable testimony, Acts 10:22; Acts 16:2; Acts 22:12 (Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 38, 2 [ET]; 44, 3 [ET]; Ignatius ad Philad. c. 5, 2 [ET] cf. 11, 1 [ET] and ad Eph. 12, 2 [ET]; Antoninus 7, 62); with the dative of the person testifying (equivalent to ὑπό τίνος), Acts 26:22 R G.
c. middle, according to a false reading, to conjure, implore: 1 Thessalonians 2:12 (11), where T Tr WH have rightly restored μαρτυρόμενοι. (Compare: ἐπιμαρτυρέω, συνεπιμαρτυρέω, καταμαρτυρέω, συμμαρτυρέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
23:31
Luke
4:22; 11:48
John
1:7; 1:15; 1:32; 1:34; 2:25; 3:11; 3:26; 3:28; 3:32; 4:39; 4:44; 5:31; 5:32; 5:32; 5:33; 5:36; 5:36; 5:37; 5:39; 7:7; 8:13; 8:18; 8:18; 10:25; 12:17; 13:21; 15:26; 15:27; 15:27; 15:27; 18:23; 18:37; 19:35; 19:35; 21:24; 21:24
Acts
1:22; 2:32; 3:15; 4:33; 5:32; 6:3; 10:22; 10:39; 10:41; 10:43; 13:22; 13:31; 14:3; 15:8; 16:2; 22:5; 22:12; 23:11; 23:11; 26:5; 26:16; 26:22
Romans
3:21; 4:3; 10:2
1 Corinthians
15:15; 15:15
2 Corinthians
8:3
Galatians
4:15
Colossians
4:13
1 Thessalonians
2:12
1 Timothy
5:10; 6:13
Hebrews
7:8; 7:17; 7:17; 10:15; 11:2; 11:4; 11:4; 11:39
1 John
1:2; 1:2; 4:14; 5:6; 5:6; 5:7; 5:8; 5:9; 5:9; 5:10
3 John
1:3; 1:6; 1:12
Revelation
1:2; 1:4; 10:11; 22:16; 22:18; 22:20

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3140 matches the Greek μαρτυρέω (martyreō),
which occurs 96 times in 72 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:31 - Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:22 - And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:7 - He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:8 - He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:15 - (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:32 - And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:34 - And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son[fn] of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:25 - and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:11 - Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you[fn] do not receive our testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:26 - And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:28 - You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:32 - He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:39 - Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:44 - (For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:31 - If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:32 - There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:33 - You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:36 - But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:37 - And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:39 - You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:7 - The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:13 - So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:14 - Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:18 - I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:25 - Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:17 - The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:21 - After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:26 - “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:27 - And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:23 - Jesus answered him, “If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:37 - Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:35 - He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:24 - This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:3 - Therefore, brothers,[fn] pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:22 - And they said, “Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:43 - To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:22 - And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:3 - So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:8 - And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:2 - He was well spoken of by the brothers[fn] at Lystra and Iconium.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:5 - as the high priest and the whole council of elders can bear me witness. From them I received letters to the brothers, and I journeyed toward Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:12 - “And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:11 - The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:5 - They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:21 - But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:2 - For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:3 - For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:15 - What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:13 - For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:10 - and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.

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