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Lexicon :: Strong's G746 - archē

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ἀρχή
Transliteration
archē
Pronunciation
är-khā' (Key)
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:479,81

Strong’s Definitions

ἀρχή archḗ, ar-khay'; from G756; (properly abstract) a commencement, or (concretely) chief (in various applications of order, time, place, or rank):—beginning, corner, (at the, the) first (estate), magistrate, power, principality, principle, rule.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x

The KJV translates Strong's G746 in the following manner: beginning (40x), principality (8x), corner (2x), first (2x), miscellaneous (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x
The KJV translates Strong's G746 in the following manner: beginning (40x), principality (8x), corner (2x), first (2x), miscellaneous (6x).
  1. beginning, origin

  2. the person or thing that commences, the first person or thing in a series, the leader

  3. that by which anything begins to be, the origin, the active cause

  4. the extremity of a thing

    1. of the corners of a sail

  5. the first place, principality, rule, magistracy

    1. of angels and demons

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀρχή archḗ, ar-khay'; from G756; (properly abstract) a commencement, or (concretely) chief (in various applications of order, time, place, or rank):—beginning, corner, (at the, the) first (estate), magistrate, power, principality, principle, rule.
STRONGS NT 746: ἀρχή
ἀρχή, ἀρχῆς, (from Homer down), in the Sept. mostly equivalent to רֹאשׁ, רֵאֹשִׁית, תְּחִלָּה;
1. beginning, origin;
a. used absolutely, of the beginning of all things: ἐν ἀρχή, John 1:1f (Genesis 1:1); ἀπ' ἀρχῆς, Matthew 19:4 (with which cf. Xenophon, mem. 1, 4, 5 ἐξ ἀρχῆς ποιῶν ἀνθρώπους), Matthew 19:8; John 8:44; 1 John 1:1; 1 John 2:13; 1 John 3:8; more fully ἀπ' ἀρχῆς κτίσεως or κόσμου, Matthew 24:21; Mark 10:6; Mark 13:19; 2 Thessalonians 2:13 (where L (Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading) ἀπαρχήν, which see); 2 Peter 3:4; κατ' ἀρχάς, Hebrews 1:10 (Psalm 101:26 (Ps. 102:26)).
b. in a relative sense, of the beginning of the thing spoken of: ἐξ ἀρχῆς, from the time when Jesus gathered disciples, John 6:64; John 16:4; ἀπ' ἀρχῆς, John 15:27 (since I appeared in public); as soon as instruction was imparted, 1 John 2:(1 John 2:7),1 John 2:24; 1 John 3:11; 2 John 1:5f; more fully ἐν ἀρχή τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, Philippians 4:15 (Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 47, 2 [ET] (see note in Gebh. and Harn. at the passage and cf.) Polycarp, ad Philipp. 11, 3 [ET]); from the beginning of the gospel history, Luke 1:2; from the commencement of life, Acts 26:4; ἐν ἀρχή, in the beginning, when the church was founded, Acts 11:15. The accusative ἀρχήν (cf. Winers Grammar, 124 (118); Lightfoot on Colossians 1:18) and τήν ἀρχήν in the Greek writings (cf. Lennep ad Phalarid., pp. 82ff and, pp. 94ff, Lipsius edition; Brückner in DeWette's Handbook on John, p. 151) is often used adverbially, equivalent to ὅλως altogether (properly, an accusative of 'direction toward':usqueadinitium (cf. Winers Grammar, 230 (216); Buttmann, 153 (134))), commonly followed by a negative, but not always (cf. e. g. Dio Cassius fragment 101 (93 Dindorf); 45:34 (Dindorf vol. ii., p. 194); 59:20; 62:4; see, further, Lycurgus, § 125, Mätzner edition); hence, that extremely difficult passage, John 8:25 τήν... ὑμῖν, must in my opinion be interpreted as follows: I am altogether or wholly (i. e. in all respects, precisely) that which I even speak to you (I not only am, but also declare to you what I am; therefore you have no need to question me) (cf. Winers Grammar, 464 (432); Buttmann, 253 (218)). ἀρχήν λαμβάνειν, to take beginning, to begin, Hebrews 2:3. with the addition of the genitive of the thing spoken of: ὠδίνων, Matthew 24:8; Mark 13:8(Mark 13:9) ((here R G plural); τῶν σημείων, John 2:11); ἡμερῶν, Hebrews 7:3; τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, that from which the gospel history took its beginning, Mark 1:1; τῆς ὑποστάσεως, the confidence with which we have made a beginning, opposed to μέχρι τέλους, Hebrews 3:14. τά στοιχεῖα τῆς ἀρχῆς, Hebrews 5:12 (τῆς ἀρχῆς is added for greater explicitness, as in Latinrudimentaprima, Livy 1, 3; Justin., hist. 7, 5; andprimaelamenta, Horat. sat. 1, 1, 26, etc.); τῆς ἀρχῆς τοῦ Χριστοῦ λόγος equivalent to τοῦ Χριστοῦ λόγος τῆς ἀρχῆς, i. e. the instruction concerning Christ such as it was at the very outset (cf. Winers Grammar, 188 (177); Buttmann, 155 (136)), Hebrews 6:1.
2. the person or thing that commences, the first person or thing in a series, the leader: Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:8 Rec.; Rev 21:6; 22:13; (Deuteronomy 21:17; Job 40:14(19), etc.).
3. that by which anything begins to be, the origin, active cause (a sense in which the philosopher Anaximander, 8th century B.C., is said to have been the first to use the word; cf. Simplicius, on Aristotle, phys. f. 9, p. 326, Brandis edition and 32, p. 334, Brandis edition (cf. Teichmüller, Stud. zur Gesch. d. Begriffe, pp. 48ff 560ff)): ἀρχή τῆς κτίσεως, of Christ as the divine λόγος, Revelation 3:14 (cf. Düsterdieck at the passage; Clement of Alexandria, protrept. 1, p. 6, Potter edition (p. 30 edition Sylb.) λόγος ἀρχή θεία τῶν πάντων; in Ev. Nicod. c. 23 (p. 308, Tischendorf edition, p. 736, Thilo edition) the devil is called ἀρχή τοῦ θανάτου καί ῤίζα τῆς ἁμαρτίας).
4. the extremity of a thing: of the corners of a sail, Acts 10:11; Acts 11:5; (Herodotus 4, 60; Diodorus 1, 35; others.).
5. the first place, principality, rule, magistracy (cf. English 'authorities') (ἄρχω τίνος): Luke 12:11; Luke 20:20; Titus 3:1; office given in charge (Genesis 40:13, 21; 2 Macc. 4:10, etc.), Jude 1:6. Hence, the term is transferred by Paul to angels and demons holding dominions entrusted to them in the order of things (see ἄγγελος, 2 (cf. Lightfoot on Colossians 1:16; Meyer on Ephesians 1:21)): Romans 8:38; 1 Corinthians 15:24; Ephesians 1:21; Ephesians 3:10; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 1:16; Colossians 2:10, 15. See ἐξουσία, 4{c}. ββ.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
1:1; 2; 40:13; 40:21
Deuteronomy
21:17
Job
40:14
Psalms
102:26
Matthew
19:4; 19:8; 24:8; 24:21
Mark
1:1; 10:6; 13:8; 13:9; 13:19
Luke
1:2; 12:11; 20:20
John
1:1; 2:11; 6:64; 8:25; 8:44; 15:27; 16:4
Acts
10:11; 11:5; 11:15; 26:4
Romans
8:38
1 Corinthians
15:24
Ephesians
1:21; 1:21; 3:10; 6:12
Philippians
4:15
Colossians
1:16; 1:16; 1:18; 1:18; 2:10; 2:15
2 Thessalonians
2:13
Titus
3:1
Hebrews
1:10; 2:3; 3:14; 5:12; 6:1; 7:3
2 Peter
3:4
1 John
1:1; 2; 2:7; 2:13; 2:24; 3:8; 3:11
2 John
1:5
Jude
1:6
Revelation
1:8; 3:14; 21:6; 22:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G746 matches the Greek ἀρχή (archē),
which occurs 58 times in 56 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 19:4–2Jo 1:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:4 - And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning G746 made them male and female,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:8 - He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning G746 it was not so.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:8 - All these are the beginning G746 of sorrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:21 - For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning G746 of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:1 - The beginning G746 of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:6 - But from the beginning G746 of the creation God made them male and female.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:8 - For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings G746 of sorrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:19 - For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning G746 of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:2 - Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning G746 were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:11 - And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, G746 and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:20 - And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power G746 and authority of the governor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:1 - In the beginning G746 was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:2 - The same was in the beginning G746 with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:11 - This beginning G746 of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:64 - But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning G746 who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:25 - Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. G746
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:44 - Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, G746 and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:27 - And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. G746
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:4 - But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, G746 because I was with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:11 - And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, G746 and let down to the earth:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:5 - I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; G746 and it came even to me:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:15 - And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. G746
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:4 - My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first G746 among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:38 - For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, G746 nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:24 - Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule G746 and all authority and power.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:21 - Far above all principality, G746 and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:10 - To the intent that now unto the principalities G746 and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:12 - For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, G746 against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:15 - Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning G746 of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:16 - For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, G746 or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:18 - And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, G746 the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:10 - And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality G746 and power:
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:15 - And having spoiled principalities G746 and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:13 - But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning G746 chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:1 - Put them in mind to be subject to principalities G746 and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 1:10 - And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning G746 hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:3 - How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first G746 began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 3:14 - For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning G746 of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:12 - For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first G746 principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:1 - Therefore leaving the principles G746 of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:3 - Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning G746 of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:4 - And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning G746 of the creation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 1:1 - That which was from the beginning, G746 which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:7 - Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. G746 The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. G746
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:13 - I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. G746 I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:14 - I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. G746 I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:24 - Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. G746 If that which ye have heard from the beginning G746 shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:8 - He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. G746 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:11 - For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, G746 that we should love one another.
Unchecked Copy Box2Jo 1:5 - And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, G746 that we love one another.

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