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Lexicon :: Strong's G4972 - sphragizō

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σφραγίζω
Transliteration
sphragizō
Pronunciation
sfrä-gē'-zō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:939,1127

Strong’s Definitions

σφραγίζω sphragízō, sfrag-id'-zo; from G4973; to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication, to keep secret, to attest:—(set a, set to) seal up, stop.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's G4972 in the following manner: seal (22x), set to (one's) seal (1x), stop (1x), seal up (1x), set a seal (1x), vr seal (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's G4972 in the following manner: seal (22x), set to (one's) seal (1x), stop (1x), seal up (1x), set a seal (1x), vr seal (1x).
  1. to set a seal upon, mark with a seal, to seal

    1. for security: from Satan

    2. since things sealed up are concealed (as the contents of a letter), to hide, keep in silence, keep secret

    3. in order to mark a person or a thing

      1. to set a mark upon by the impress of a seal or a stamp

      2. angels are said to be sealed by God

    4. in order to prove, confirm, or attest a thing

      1. to confirm authenticate, place beyond doubt

        1. of a written document

        2. to prove one's testimony to a person that he is what he professes to be

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σφραγίζω sphragízō, sfrag-id'-zo; from G4973; to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication, to keep secret, to attest:—(set a, set to) seal up, stop.
STRONGS NT 4972: σφραγίζω
σφραγίζω (Revelation 7:3 Rec.st); 1 aorist ἐσφραγισα; 1 aorist middle participle σφραγισάμενος; passive, perfect participle ἐσφραγισμενος; 1 aorist ἐσφραγίσθην; (in 2 Corinthians 11:10 Rec.st gives the form σφραγίσεται de coniectura vel errore (Tdf.; see his note at the passage)); (σφραγίς, which see); the Sept. for חָתַם; to set a seal upon, mark with a seal, to seal;
a. for security: τί, Matthew 27:66; namely, τήν ἄβυσσον, to close it, lest Satan after being cast into it should come out; hence, the addition ἐπάνω αὐτοῦ, over him i. e. Satan, Revelation 20:3 (ἐν —i. e. δώματικεραυνός ἐστιν ἐσφραγισμενος, Aeschylus Eum. 828; middle σφραγίζομαι τήν θύραν, Bel and the Dragon, Bel 1:14, Theod.).
b. Since things sealed up are concealed (as, the contents of a letter), (σφραγίζω means, tropically, to hide (Deuteronomy 32:34), keep in silence, keep secret: τί, Revelation 10:4; Revelation 22:10 (τάς ἁμαρτίας, Daniel 9:24, Theod.; τάς ἀνομίας, Job 14:17; τούς λόγους σιγή, Stobaeus, flor. 34, 9, p. 215; θαυματα πολλά σοφή σφρηγισσατο σιγή, Norm. paraphr. evang. Ioan. 21,140).
c. in order to mark a person or thing; hence, to set a mark upon by the impress of a seal, to stamp: angels are said σφραγίζειν τινας ἐπί τῶν μετώπων, i. e. with the seal of God (see σφραγίς, c.) to stamp his servants on their foreheads as destined for eternal salvation, and by this means to confirm their hopes, Revelation 7:3, cf. Ewald at the passage; (B. D., under the words, Cuttings and Forehead); hence, οἱ εσφραγισμένοι, fourteen times in Rec. Revelation 7:4-8, four times by G L T Tr WH (δεινοισι σημαντροισιν εσφραγισμένοι, Euripides, Iph. Taur. 1372); metaphorically: τινα τῷ πνεύματι and ἐν τῷ πνεύματι, respecting God, who by the gift of the Holy Spirit indicates who are his, passive, Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 4:30; absolutely, middle with τινα, 2 Corinthians 1:22.
d. in order to prove, confirm, or attest a thing; hence, tropically, to confirm, authenticate, place beyond doubt (a written document τῷ δακτυλίῳ, Esther 8:8): followed by ὅτι, John 3:33; τινα, to prove by one's testimony to a person that he is what he professes to be, John 6:27. Somewhat unusual is the expression σφραγισάμενος αὐτοῖς τόν καρπόν τοῦτον, when I shall have confirmed (sealed) to them this fruit (of love), meaning apparently, when I shall have given authoritative assurance that this money was collected for their use, Romans 15:28. (Compare: κατασφραγίζω.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Deuteronomy
32:34
Esther
8:8
Job
14:17
Daniel
9:24
Matthew
27:66
John
3:33; 6:27
Romans
15:28
2 Corinthians
1:22; 11:10
Ephesians
1:13; 4:30
Revelation
7:3; 7:3; 7:4; 7:5; 7:6; 7:7; 7:8; 10:4; 20:3; 22:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4972 matches the Greek σφραγίζω (sphragizō),
which occurs 19 times in 14 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:66 - And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set G4972 a seal G4972 on the stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:33 - “He who has received His testimony has set G4972 his seal G4972 to this, that God is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:27 - “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set G4972 His seal.” G4972
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:28 - Therefore, when I have finished this, and have [fn]put G4972 my seal G4972 on this fruit of theirs, I will go on by way of you to Spain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:22 - who also sealed G4972 us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a [fn]pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:13 - In [fn]Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also [fn]believed, you were sealed G4972 in [fn]Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:30 - Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, [fn]by whom you were sealed G4972 for the day of redemption.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:3 - saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed G4972 the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:4 - And I heard the number of those who were sealed, G4972 one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed G4972 from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:5 - from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed, G4972 from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:8 - from the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed. G4972
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 10:4 - When the seven peals of thunder had spoken, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal G4972 up the things which the seven peals of thunder have spoken and do not write them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:3 - and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed G4972 it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:10 - And he *said to me, “Do not seal G4972 up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.
 
 
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