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Lexicon :: Strong's G3140 - martyreō

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μαρτυρέω
Transliteration
martyreō
Pronunciation
mär-tü-re'-ō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
76x in 40 unique form(s)
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79x in 42 unique form(s)
LXX
10x in 6 unique form(s)
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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 86 times in 75 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:31 - “Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:22 - So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:48 - “In fact, you bear witness that you approve the deeds of your fathers; for they indeed killed them, and you build their tombs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:7 - This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:8 - He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:15 - John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:32 - And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:34 - “And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:25 - and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:11 - “Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:26 - And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified—behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming 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 - “And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:39 - And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:44 - For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:31 - “If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:32 - “There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:33 - “You have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:36 - “But I have a greater witness than John’s; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish—the very works that I do—bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:37 - “And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:39 - “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:7 - “The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:13 - The Pharisees therefore said to Him, “You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:14 - Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from and where I am going.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:18 - “I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of 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, they bear witness of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:17 - Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:21 - When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:26 - “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of 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 I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:37 - Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:35 - And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:24 - This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:3 - “Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:22 - And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:43 - “To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:22 - “And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David[fn] the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:3 - Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:8 - “So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged 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 brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:5 - “as also the high priest bears me witness, and all the council of the elders, from whom I also received letters to the brethren, and went to Damascus to bring in chains even those who were there to Jerusalem to be punished.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:12 - “Then a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good testimony with all the Jews who dwelt there,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:11 - But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:5 - “They knew me from the first, if they were willing to testify, that according to the strictest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:22 - “Therefore, having obtained help from God, to this day I stand, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said would come—
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:21 - But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:2 - For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:15 - Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:3 - For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing,

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