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Lexicon :: Strong's G4642 - sklēros

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σκληρός
Transliteration
sklēros
Pronunciation
sklā-ro's (Key)
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
From the base of σκέλος (G4628)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 5:1028,816

Trench's Synonyms: xiv. σκληρός, αὐστηρός.

Strong’s Definitions

σκληρός sklērós, sklay-ros'; from the base of G4628; dry, i.e. hard or tough (figuratively, harsh, severe):—fierce, hard.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's G4642 in the following manner: hard (5x), fierce (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's G4642 in the following manner: hard (5x), fierce (1x).
  1. hard, harsh, rough, stiff

    1. of men: metaph. harsh, stern, hard

    2. of things: violent, rough, offensive, intolerable

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σκληρός sklērós, sklay-ros'; from the base of G4628; dry, i.e. hard or tough (figuratively, harsh, severe):—fierce, hard.
STRONGS NT 4642: σκληρός
σκληρός, σκληρά, σκληρόν (σκέλλω, σκληναι, (to dry up, be dry)), from (Hesiod, Theognis), Pindar, Aeschylus down; the Sept. for קָשֶׁה, hard, harsh, rough, stiff (τά σκληρά καί τά μαλακά, Xen) mem. 3, 10, 1); of men, metaphorically, harsh, stern, hard: Matthew 25:24 (1 Samuel 25:3; Isaiah 19:4; Isaiah 48:4; many examples from secular authors are given by Passow, under the word, 2 b.; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 2; especially Trench, § xiv.)); of things: ἄνεμος, violent, rough, James 3:4; λόγος, offensive and intolerable, John 6:60, equivalent to ὅς σκανδαλίζει, 61; σκληρά λαλεῖν κατά τίνος, to speak hard and bitter things against one, Jude 1:15 (σκληρά λαλεῖν τίνι is also used of one who speaks roughly, Genesis 42:7, 30; ἀποκρίνεσθαι σκληρά, to reply with threats, 1 Kings 12:13); σκληρόν ἐστι followed by an infinitive, it is dangerous, turns out badly (A. V. it is hard), Acts 9:5 Rec.; Acts 26:14.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
42:7; 42:30
1 Samuel
25:3
1 Kings
12:13
Isaiah
19:4; 48:4
Matthew
25:24
John
6:60
Acts
9:5; 26:14
James
3:4
Jude
1:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4642 matches the Greek σκληρός (sklēros),
which occurs 6 times in 6 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:24 - “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:60 - Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:5 - And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.[fn] It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:14 - “And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:4 - Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:15 - “to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
 
 
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