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Lexicon :: Strong's G5457 - phōs

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φῶς
Transliteration
phōs (Key)
Pronunciation
fo's (Key)
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Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an obsolete phao (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays, cf φαίνω (G5316), φημί (G5346))
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 9:310,1293

Trench's Synonyms: xlvi. φῶς, φέγγος, φωστήρ, λύχνος, λαμπάς.

Strong’s Definitions

φῶς phōs, foce; from an obsolete φάω pháō (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare G5316, G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative):—fire, light.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 70x

The KJV translates Strong's G5457 in the following manner: light (68x), fire (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 70x
The KJV translates Strong's G5457 in the following manner: light (68x), fire (2x).
  1. light

    1. the light

      1. emitted by a lamp

      2. a heavenly light such as surrounds angels when they appear on earth

    2. anything emitting light

      1. a star

      2. fire because it is light and sheds light

      3. a lamp or torch

    3. light, i.e brightness

      1. of a lamp

  2. metaph.

    1. God is light because light has the extremely delicate, subtle, pure, brilliant quality

    2. of truth and its knowledge, together with the spiritual purity associated with it

    3. that which is exposed to the view of all, openly, publicly

    4. reason, mind

      1. the power of understanding esp. moral and spiritual truth

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
φῶς phōs, foce; from an obsolete φάω pháō (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare G5316, G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative):—fire, light.
STRONGS NT 5457: φῶς
φῶς, φωτός, τό (contracted from φάος, from φάω to shine), from Homer (who (as well as Pindar) uses the form φάος) down, Hebrew אור, light (opposed to τό σκότος, σκοτία);
1. properly,
a. universally: Θεός εἰπών ἐκ σκότους φῶς λάμψαι, 2 Corinthians 4:6 (Genesis 1:3); λευκά ὡς τό φῶς, Matthew 17:2; νεφέλη φωτός (Griesbach text) i. e. consisting of light, equivalent to φωτεινεη in R L T Tr WH, Matthew 17:5; τό φῶς τοῦ κόσμου, of the sun, John 11:9; τό φῶς οὐκ ἐστιν ἐν αὐτῷ, the light (i. e. illumining power) is not in him, consequently he does not see or distinguish the filings about him, John 11:10; the light emitted by a lamp, Luke 8:16; (Luke 11:33 L Tr text WH). a heavenly light, such as surrounds angels when they appear on earth: hence, ἄγγελος φωτός, 2 Corinthians 11:14, and illumines the place where they appear, Acts 12:7; a light of this kind shone around Paul when he was converted to Christ, Acts 22:6, (Acts 22:9), Acts 22:11 (Winer's Grammar, 371 (348)); with the addition of οὐρανόθεν, Acts 26:13; of ἀπό (or ἐκ) τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, Acts 9:3.
b. by metonymy, anything emitting light: a heavenly luminary (or star), plural James 1:17 (see πατήρ, 3 a.); fire, because it is light and gives light: Luke 22:56; θερμαίνεσθαι πρός τό φῶς, Mark 14:54 (1 Macc. 12:29; Xenophon, Hell. 6, 2, 29; Cyril 7, 5, 27); a lamp or torch: plural φῶτα, Acts 16:29 (φῶς ἔχειν, Xenophon, Hell. 5, 1, 8; in plural often in Plutarch).
c. light i. e. brightness (Latinsplendor) (see a. above), ἡλίου, Revelation 22:5; of a lamp, John 5:35 (where it symbolizes his rank, influence, worth, mighty deeds); with the addition of λύχνου, Revelation 18:23 (Jeremiah 25:10); of the divine Shechinah (see δόξα, III. 1), Revelation 21:24 (Psalm 88:16 (Ps. 89:16); Isaiah 60:1, 19f).
2. φῶς is often used in poetic discourse, in metaphor, and in parable;
a. The extremely delicate, subtile, pure, brilliant quality of light has led to the use of φῶς as an appellation of God, i. e. as by nature incorporeal, spotless, holy (cf. Westcott, Epistles of St. John, p. 15ff): 1 John 1:5 (Wis. 7:26 where cf. Grimm); he is said εἶναι ἐν τῷ φωτί, in a state of supreme sanctity, 1 John 1:7; φῶς οἴκων ἀπρόσιτον, a figure describing his nature as alike of consummate majesty and inaccessible to human comprehension, 1 Timothy 6:16 (Psalm 103:2 (Ps. 104:2)); used of that heavenly state, consummate and free from every imperfection, to which the true disciples of Christ will be exalted, equivalent to the kingdom of light, Colossians 1:12.
b. By a figure frequently in the N. T. (cf. in classic Greek τῆς ἀληθείας τό φῶς, Euripides, L T. 1046 etc.; see Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 2), φῶς is used to denote truth and its knowledge, together with the spiritual purity congruous with it (opposed to τό σκότος b., σκοτία, which see): ζωή ἦν τό φῶς τῶν ἀνθρώπων, had the nature of light in men, i. e. became the source of human wisdom, John 1:4; especially the saving truth embodied in Christ and by his love and effort imparted to mankind, Matthew 4:16; John 1:5; John 3:19-21; Acts 26:18, 23; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 5:13{a} (cf. below); τό φῶς τό ἀληθινόν, 1 John 2:8; τό θαυμαστόν τοῦ Θεοῦ φῶς, 1 Peter 2:9 (Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 36, 2 [ET] cf. 59, 2 [ET]); τό φῶς ὑμῶν, the divine truth with which ye are imbued, Matthew 5:16; ἔχειν τό φῶς τῆς ζωῆς, the light by which the true life is gained, John 8:12; τά ὅπλα (Lachmann marginal reading ἔργα) τοῦ φωτός, Romans 13:12; καρπός τοῦ φωτός, Ephesians 5:9 G L T Tr WH; ἐν τῷ φωτί περιπατεῖν, to live agreeably to saving wisdom, 1 John 1:7; ἐν τῷ φωτί εἶναι, to be imbued with saving wisdom, μένειν, to continue devoted to it, to persevere in keeping it, 1 John 2:9f; οἱ υἱοί τοῦ φωτός (see υἱός, 2, p. 635{a}), Luke 16:8; John 12:36; 1 Thessalonians 5:5; τέκνα φωτός (see τέκνον, c. β., p. 618^a), Ephesians 5:8. by metonymy, φῶς; is used of one in whom wisdom and spiritual purity shine forth, and who imparts the same to others: φῶς τῶν ἐν σκότει, Romans 2:19; (φῶς ἐθνῶν, Acts 13:47); in a pre-eminent sense is Jesus the Messiah called φῶς and τό φῶς: Luke 2:32; John 1:7; John 12:35f, 46; τό φῶς τοῦ κόσμου, John 8:12; John 9:5 (τό φῶς τοῦ κόσμου τό δοθέν ἐν ὑμῖν εἰς φωτισμόν παντός ἀνθρώπου, Test xii. Patr. test. Levi § 14); τό φῶς τό ἀληθινόν, John 1:9; by the same name the disciples of Jesus are distinguished, Matthew 5:14; Christians are called φῶς ἐν κυρίῳ, having obtained saving wisdom in communion with Christ, Ephesians 5:8. πᾶν τό φανερούμενον φῶς ἐστιν, everything made manifest by the aid of Christian truth has taken on the nature of light, so that its true character and quality are no longer hidden, Ephesians 5:13{b} (others take φῶς here in an outward or physical sense, and regard the statement as a general truth confirmatory of the assertion made respecting spiritual 'φωτός just before (cf. above)).
c. By a figure borrowed from daylight φῶς is used of that which is exposed to the view of all: ἐν τῷ φωτί (opposed to ἐν τῇ σκοτία), openly, publicly (ἐν φαει, Pindar Nem. 4, 63), Matthew 10:27; Luke 12:3.
d. reason, mind; the power of understanding especially moral and spiritual truth: τό φῶς τό ἐν σοι, Matthew 6:23; Luke 11:35. (Synonym: see φέγγος, at the end.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
1:3
Psalms
88:16; 89:16; 103:2; 104:2
Isaiah
60:1; 60:19
Jeremiah
25:10
Matthew
4:16; 5:14; 5:16; 6:23; 10:27; 17:2; 17:5
Mark
14:54
Luke
2:32; 8:16; 11:33; 11:35; 12:3; 16:8; 22:56
John
1:4; 1:5; 1:7; 1:9; 3:19; 3:20; 3:21; 5:35; 8:12; 8:12; 9:5; 11:9; 11:10; 12:35; 12:36; 12:46
Acts
9:3; 12:7; 13:47; 16:29; 22:6; 22:9; 22:11; 26:13; 26:18; 26:23
Romans
2:19; 13:12
2 Corinthians
4:6; 6:14; 11:14
Ephesians
5:8; 5:8; 5:9; 5:13; 5:13
Colossians
1:12
1 Thessalonians
5:5
1 Timothy
6:16
James
1:17
1 Peter
2:9
1 John
1:5; 1:7; 1:7; 2:8; 2:9
Revelation
18:23; 21:24; 22:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5457 matches the Greek φῶς (phōs),
which occurs 72 times in 60 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 4:16–1Ti 6:16)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:16 - the people dwelling in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
on them a light has dawned.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:14 - “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:16 - In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[fn] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:23 - but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:27 - What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:2 - And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:54 - And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:32 - a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:16 - “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:35 - Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:3 - Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:8 - The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world[fn] are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:56 - Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:4 - In him was life,[fn] and the life was the light of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:5 - The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
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 1:9 - The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:19 - And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:20 - For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:21 - But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:35 - He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:12 - Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:5 - As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:9 - Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:10 - But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:35 - So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:36 - While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:46 - I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:3 - Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:7 - And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:47 - For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,
“‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles,
that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:29 - And the jailer[fn] called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:6 - “As I was on my way and drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone around me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:9 - Now those who were with me saw the light but did not understand[fn] the voice of the one who was speaking to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:11 - And since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Damascus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:13 - At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:18 - to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:23 - that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:19 - and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:12 - The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:6 - For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:14 - Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:14 - And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:8 - for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:9 - (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:13 - But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:12 - giving thanks[fn] to the Father, who has qualified you[fn] to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:5 - For you are all children[fn] of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:16 - who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

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