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Lexicon :: Strong's G217 - halas

ἅλας
Transliteration
halas
Pronunciation
hä'-läs (Key)
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Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:228,36

Strong’s Definitions

ἅλας hálas, hal'-as; from G251; salt; figuratively, prudence:—salt.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's G217 in the following manner: salt (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's G217 in the following manner: salt (8x).
  1. salt with which food is seasoned and sacrifices are sprinkled

  2. those kinds of saline matter used to fertilise arable land

  3. salt is a symbol of lasting concord, because it protects food from putrefaction and preserves it unchanged. Accordingly, in the solemn ratification of compacts, this is a practice that continues to this day in some cultures, partaking of salt together.

  4. wisdom and grace exhibited in speech

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἅλας hálas, hal'-as; from G251; salt; figuratively, prudence:—salt.
STRONGS NT 217: ἅλας
ἅλας, (ατος, τό (a later form, found in the Sept. and N. T. (Aristotle, de mirab, ause. § 138; Plutarch, qu. conv. 4:4, 3, 3), cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. i., p. 220; dative ἅλατι Colossians 4:6), and ἅλς, ἁλός, (the classic form (from Homer down); Sir. 22:15 (13); Sirach 43:19; Wis. 10:7; 1 Macc. 10:29, etc. Mark 9:49 ἁλί dative (T WH Tr marginal reading omit; Tr text brackets), and in Mark 9:50 L T Tr WH ἅλα accusative (yet without the article) with the nominative τό ἅλας), finally, the nominative and the accusative ἅλα Tdf. in Mark 9:50 (also Matthew 5:13; Luke 14:34 (where see his note)) (similar to γάλα, genitive γάλατος, a form noted by certain grammarians, see (WH's Appendix, p. 158;) Kühner, 1:353f; but see what Fritzsche, Commentary on Sirach (Sir. 39:26), p. 226f, says in opposition); salt;
1. Salt with which food is seasoned and sacrifices are sprinkled: Mark 9:49 R G; cf. ἁλίζω.
2. ἅλας τῆς γῆς, those kinds of saline matter used to fertilize arable land, Matthew 5:13{a}; here salt as a condiment cannot be understood, since this renders land sterile (Deuteronomy 29:23; Zephaniah 2:9; Judges 9:45); cf. Grohmann in Kauffer's Biblical Studien, 1844, p. 82ff The meaning is, 'It is your prerogative to impart to mankind (likened to arable land) the influences required for a life of devotion to God.' In the statement immediately following, ἐάν δέ ἅλας κτλ., the comparison seems to be drawn from salt as a condiment, so that two figures are blended; (but it is better to adopt this latter meaning throughout the passage, and take γῆ to denote the mass of mankind, see under the word, 4 b. and cf. Tholuck and others at the passage). In Mark 9:50{a} and Luke 14:34 salt is a symbol of that health and vigor of soul which is essential to Christian virtue; (cf. Meyer on the former passage).
3. Salt is a symbol of lasting concord, Mark 9:50{c}, because it protects food from putrefaction and preserves it unchanged. Accordingly, in the solemn ratification of compacts, the Orientals were, and are to this day, accustomed to partake of salt together. Cf. Winers RWB under the word Salz; (BB. DD. under the word ); Knobel on Leviticus, p. 370.
4. Wisdom and grace exhibited in speech: Colossians 4:6 (where see Lightfoot).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Deuteronomy
29:23
Judges
9:45
Zephaniah
2:9
Matthew
5:13; 5:13
Mark
9:49; 9:49; 9:50; 9:50; 9:50; 9:50
Luke
14:34; 14:34
Colossians
4:6; 4:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G217 matches the Greek ἅλας (halas),
which occurs 8 times in 4 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:13 - Ye are the salt G217 of the earth: but if the salt G217 have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:50 - Salt G217 is good: but if the salt G217 have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt G217 in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:34 - Salt G217 is good: but if the salt G217 have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:6 - Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, G217 that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

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