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Lexicon :: Strong's G4973 - sphragis

σφραγίς
Transliteration
sphragis
Pronunciation
sfrä-gē's (Key)
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably strengthened from φράσσω (G5420)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:939,1127

Strong’s Definitions

σφραγίς sphragís, sfrag-ece'; probably strengthened from G5420; a signet (as fencing in or protecting from misappropriation); by implication, the stamp impressed (as a mark of privacy, or genuineness), literally or figuratively:—seal.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's G4973 in the following manner: seal (16x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's G4973 in the following manner: seal (16x).
  1. a seal

    1. the seal placed upon books

    2. a signet ring

    3. the inscription or impression made by a seal

      1. of the name of God and Christ stamped upon their foreheads

    4. that by which anything is confirmed, proved, authenticated, as by a seal (a token or proof)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σφραγίς sphragís, sfrag-ece'; probably strengthened from G5420; a signet (as fencing in or protecting from misappropriation); by implication, the stamp impressed (as a mark of privacy, or genuineness), literally or figuratively:—seal.
STRONGS NT 4973: σφραγίς
σφραγίς, σφραγῖδος, (akin, apparently, to the verb φράσσω or φράγνυμι), from Herodotus down, the Sept. for חותָם, a seal; i. e.
a. the seal placed upon books (cf. B. D., under the word , under the end; Gardthausen, Palaeogr., p. 27): Revelation 5:1; λῦσαι τάς σφραγας, ibid. Revelation 5:2, 5 (Rec.); ἀνοῖξαι, ibid. (5 G L T Tr WH), Revelation 5:9; Revelation 6:1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12; 8:1.
b. a signet-ring: Revelation 7:2.
c. the inscription or impression made by a seal: Revelation 9:4 (the name of God and Christ stamped upon their foreheads must be meant here, as is evident from Revelation 14:1); 2 Timothy 2:19.
d. that by which anything is confirmed, proved, authenticated, as by a seal (a token or proof): Romans 4:11; 1 Corinthians 9:2. (Cf. BB. DD. under the word .)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Romans
4:11
1 Corinthians
9:2
2 Timothy
2:19
Revelation
5:1; 5:2; 5:5; 5:9; 6:1; 6:3; 6:5; 6:7; 6:9; 6:12; 7:2; 8:1; 9:4; 14:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4973 matches the Greek σφραγίς (sphragis),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:11 - And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal G4973 of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:2 - If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal G4973 of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:19 - Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, G4973 The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:1 - And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. G4973
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:2 - And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals G4973 thereof?
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:5 - And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals G4973 thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:9 - And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals G4973 thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:1 - And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, G4973 and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:3 - And when he had opened the second seal, G4973 I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:5 - And when he had opened the third seal, G4973 I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:7 - And when he had opened the fourth seal, G4973 I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:9 - And when he had opened the fifth seal, G4973 I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:12 - And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, G4973 and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:2 - And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal G4973 of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 8:1 - And when he had opened the seventh seal, G4973 there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:4 - And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal G4973 of God in their foreheads.

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