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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 29 times in 17 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:66 - So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing G4972 the stone, and setting a watch.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:33 - He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal G4972 that God is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:27 - Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath G4972 God the Father sealed. G4972
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:28 - When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed G4972 to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:22 - Who hath G4972 also sealed G4972 us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:10 - As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop G4972 me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:13 - In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with G4972 that holy Spirit of promise,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:30 - And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed G4972 unto the day of redemption.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:3 - Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed G4972 G4972 the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:4 - And I heard the number of them which were sealed: G4972 and there were sealed G4972 an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:5 - Of the tribe of Juda were sealed G4972 twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed G4972 twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed G4972 twelve thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:6 - Of the tribe of Aser were sealed G4972 twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed G4972 twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed G4972 twelve thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:7 - Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed G4972 twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed G4972 twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed G4972 twelve thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:8 - Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed G4972 twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed G4972 twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed G4972 twelve thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 10:4 - And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up G4972 those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:3 - And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal G4972 upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:10 - And he saith unto me, Seal G4972 not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
 
 
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