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Lexicon :: Strong's G3162 - machaira

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μάχαιρα
Transliteration
machaira (Key)
Pronunciation
mä'-khi-rä (Key)
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a presumed derivative of μάχη (G3163)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:524,572

Strong’s Definitions

μάχαιρα máchaira, makh'-ahee-rah; probably feminine of a presumed derivative of G3163; a knife, i.e. dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment:—sword.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's G3162 in the following manner: sword (29x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's G3162 in the following manner: sword (29x).
  1. a large knife, used for killing animals and cutting up flesh

  2. a small sword, as distinguished from a large sword

    1. curved sword, for a cutting stroke

    2. a straight sword, for thrusting

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μάχαιρα máchaira, makh'-ahee-rah; probably feminine of a presumed derivative of G3163; a knife, i.e. dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment:—sword.
STRONGS NT 3162: μάχαιρα
μάχαιρα, genitive μαχαίρας (so (with R G) Lachmann in Luke 21:24) and μαχαίρης, dative μάχαιρα. (so (with R G) Lachmann in Luke 22:49; Acts 12:2) and μαχαίρῃ (between which forms the manuscripts vary, cf. (Scrivener, Collation, etc., p. lvi.; Tdf. Proleg., p. 117; WHs Appendix, p. 156a); Winers Grammar, 62 (61); Buttmann, 11; Delitzsch on Hebrews 11:34, p. 584 note), , (akin to μάχη and Latinmactare);
1. a large knife, used for killing animals and cutting up flesh: Homer, Pindar, Herodotus, at.; hence, Genesis 22:6, 10; Judges 19:29 Alex., for מַאֲכֶלֶת.
2. a small sword, distinguished from the large sword, the ῤομφαία (Josephus, Antiquities 6, 9, 5 ἀποτεμνει τήν κεφαλήν τῇ ῤομφαία τῇ ἐκείνου (Goliath's), μάχαιραν, οὐκ ἔχων αὐτός), and curred, for a cutting stroke; distinct also from ξίφος, a straight sword, for thrusting, Xenophon, r. eq. 12, 11, cf. Hell. 3, 3, 7; but the words are frequently used interchangeably. In the N. T. universally, a sword (the Sept. often for חֶרֶב): as a weapon for making or repelling an attack, Matthew 26:47, 51, 52,(55); Mark 14:43, 47; Luke 22:36, 38, 49, 52; John 18:10; Acts 16:27; Hebrews 11:37; Revelation 6:4; Revelation 13:10,(14); by a Hebraism, στόμα μαχαίρας, the edge of the sword (חֶרֶב פִּי, Genesis 34:26; Joshua 8:24; 1 Samuel 13:22; Judges 3:16, etc. (but in the Sept. the rendering στόμα ξίφους or στόμα ῤομφαίας is more common)): Luke 21:24; Hebrews 11:34; μάχαιρα δίστομος (see δίστομος), Hebrews 4:12. of the sword as the instrument of a magistrate or judge: death by the sword, Romans 8:35; ἀναιρεῖν τινα μάχαιρα, Acts 12:2; τήν μαχαίρας φόρειν, to bear the sword, is used of him to whom the sword has been committed, viz. to use when a malefactor is to he punished; hence, equivalent to to have the power of life and death, Romans 13:4 (so ξίφος, ξιφη ἔχειν, Philostr. vit. Apoll. 7, 16; vit. sophist. 1, 25, 2 (3), cf. Dion Cass. 42, 27; and in the Talmud the king who bears the sword, of the Hebrew king). Metaphorically, μάχαιρα, a weapon of war, is used for war, or for quarrels and dissensions that destroy peace; so in the phrase βαλεῖν μάχαιραν ἐπί τήν τήν, to send war on earth, Matthew 10:34 (for which Luke 12:51 says διαμερισμόν); μάχαιρα τοῦ πνεύματος, the sword with which the Spirit subdues the impulses to sin and proves its own power and efficacy (which sword is said to be ῤῆμα Θεοῦ (cf. Buttmann, 128 (112))), Ephesians 6:17 (on the genitive in this passage cf. Ellicott or Meyer).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
22:6; 22:10; 34:26
Joshua
8:24
Judges
3:16; 19:29
1 Samuel
13:22
Matthew
10:34; 26:47; 26:51; 26:52
Mark
14:43; 14:47
Luke
12:51; 21:24; 21:24; 22:36; 22:38; 22:49; 22:49; 22:52
John
18:10
Acts
12:2; 12:2; 16:27
Romans
8:35; 13:4
Ephesians
6:17
Hebrews
4:12; 11:34; 11:34; 11:37
Revelation
6:4; 13:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3162 matches the Greek μάχαιρα (machaira),
which occurs 29 times in 26 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:34 - “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:47 - And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:51 - And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:52 - But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish[fn] by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:55 - In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:43 - And immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:47 - And one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:48 - Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - “And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:36 - Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:38 - So they said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:49 - When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:52 - Then Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:10 - Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:11 - So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:2 - Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:27 - And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:35 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:17 - And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:12 - For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:34 - quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:37 - They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted,[fn] were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented—
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:4 - Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:10 - He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:14 - And he deceives those[fn] who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.
 
 
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