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gar (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primary particle
1,041x in 2 unique form(s)
1,067x in 2 unique form(s)
882x in 2 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

γάρ gár, gar; a primary particle; properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles):—and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1,067x

The KJV translates Strong's G1063 in the following manner: for (1,027x), miscellaneous (28x), not translated (12x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1,067x
The KJV translates Strong's G1063 in the following manner: for (1,027x), miscellaneous (28x), not translated (12x).
  1. for

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
γάρ gár, gar; a primary particle; properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles):—and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
γάρ, a conjunction, which according to its composition, γέ and ἄρα (equivalent to ἄρ), is properly a particle of affirmation and conclusion, denoting truly therefore, verily as the case stands, "the thing is first affirmed by the particle γέ, and then is referred to what precedes by the force of the particle ἄρα" (Klotz ad Devar. ii. 1, p. 232; cf. Kühner, ii., p. 724; [Jelf, § 786; Winers Grammar, 445f (415f)]). Now since by a new affirmation not infrequently the reason and nature of something previously mentioned are set forth, it comes to pass that, by the use of this particle, either the reason and cause of a foregoing statement is added, whence arises the causal or argumentative force of the particle, for (Latin nam, enim; German denn); or some previous declaration is explained, whence γάρ takes on an explicative force: for, the fact is, namely (Latin videlicet, German nämlich). Thus the force of the particle is either conclusive, or demonstrative, or explicative and declaratory; cf. Rost in Passow's Lexicon, i., p. 535ff; Kühner, ii., pp. 724ff, 852ff; [cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word]. The use of the particle in the N. T. does not differ from that in the classics.
I. Its primary and original Conclusive force is seen in questions (in Greek writings also in exclamations) and answers expressed with emotion; where, according to the connexion, it may be freely represented by assuredly, verily, forsooth, why, then, etc.: ἐν γὰρ τούτῳ etc. ye profess not to know whence he is; herein then is assuredly a marvellous thing, why, herein etc. John 9:30; οὐ γάρ, ἀλλά etc. by no means in this state of things, nay verily, but etc. Acts 16:37; certainly, if that is the case, 1 Corinthians 8:11 L T Tr WH. It is joined to interrogative particles and pronouns: μὴ γὰρ etc. John 7:41 (do ye then suppose that the Christ comes out of Galilee? What, doth the Christ, etc.?); μὴ γὰρ... οὐκ, 1 Corinthians 11:22 (what! since ye are so eager to eat and drink, have ye not, etc.?); τίς γάρ, τί γάρ: Matthew 27:23 (τί γὰρ κακὸν ἐποίησεν, ye demand that he be crucified like a malefactor, Why, what evil hath he done?); Matthew 9:5 (your thoughts are evil; which then do ye suppose to be the easier, etc.?); Matthew 16:26; Matthew 23:17, 19; Luke 9:25; Acts 19:35; τί γάρ; for τί γάρ ἐστι, what then? i. e. what, under these circumstances, ought to be the conclusion? Philippians 1:18 [cf. Ellicott at the passage]; πῶς γάρ, Acts 8:31; cf. Klotz, the passage cited, p. 245ff; Kühner, ii., p. 726; [Jelf, ii., p. 608]; Winer's Grammar, 447 (416). Here belongs also the vexed passage Luke 18:14 γὰρ ἐκεῖνος (so G T Tr marginal reading, but L WH Tr text παῤ ἐκεῖνον) or do ye suppose then that that man went down approved of God? cf. Winer's Grammar, 241 (226).
II. It adduces the Cause or gives the Reason of a preceding statement or opinion;
1. universally: Matthew 2:5; Matthew 6:24; Mark 1:22; Mark 9:6; Luke 1:15, 18; Luke 21:4; John 2:25; Acts 2:25; Romans 1:9, 11; 1 Corinthians 11:5; Hebrews 2:8; 1 John 2:19; Revelation 1:3, and very often. In John 4:44 γάρ assigns the reason why now at length Jesus betook himself into Galilee; for the authority denied to a prophet in his own country (Galilee), he had previously to seek and obtain among strangers; cf. John 4:45; Meyer [yet see edition 6 (Weiss)] at the passage; Strauss, Leben Jesu, i. 725 edition 3; Neander, Leben Jesu, p. 385f edition 1 [American translation, pp. 100, 168]; Ewald, Jahrbb. d. Biblical Wissensch. x., p. 108ff.
2. Often the sentences are connected in such a way that either some particular statement is established by a general proposition (`the particular by the universal'), as in Matthew 7:8; Matthew 13:12; Matthew 22:14; Mark 4:22, 25; John 3:20; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Hebrews 5:13, etc.; or what has been stated generally, is proved to be correctly stated by a particular instance (`the universal by the particular'): Mark 7:10; Luke 12:52, 58; Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 1:26; 1 Corinthians 12:8.
3. To sentences in which something is commanded or forbidden, γάρ annexes the reason why the thing must either be done or avoided: Matthew 1:20; Matthew 2:20; Matthew 3:9; Matthew 7:2; Romans 13:11; Colossians 3:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 2:2, and very often. In Philippians 2:13 γάρ connects the verse with Philippians 2:12 thus: work out your salvation with most intense earnestness, for nothing short of this accords with God's saving efficiency within your souls, to whom you owe both the good desire and the power to execute that desire.
4. To questions, γάρ annexes the reason why the question is asked: Matthew 2:2 (we ask this with good reason, for we have seen the star which announces his birth); Matthew 22:28; Romans 14:10; 1 Corinthians 14:9; Galatians 1:10.
5. Frequently the statement which contains the cause is interrogative; τίς, τί γάρ: Luke 22:27; Romans 4:3; Romans 11:34; 1 Corinthians 2:16; 1 Corinthians 7:16; Hebrews 1:5; Hebrews 12:7; τί γάρ for τί γάρ ἐστι, Romans 3:3 (cf. Fritzsche at the passage; [Ellicott on Philippians 1:18]); ἵνα τί γάρ, 1 Corinthians 10:29; ποία γάρ, James 4:14 [WH text omits; Tr brackets γάρ].
6. Sometimes in answers it is so used to make good the substance of a preceding question that it can be rendered yea, assuredly: 1 Corinthians 9:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:20; cf. Kühner, ii., p. 724.
7. Sometimes it confirms, not a single statement, but the point of an entire discussion: Romans 2:25 (it is no advantage to a wicked Jew, for etc.). On the other hand, it may so confirm but a single thought as to involve the force of asseveration and be rendered assuredly, yea: Romans 15:27 (εὐδόκησαν γάρ); so also καὶ γάρ, Philippians 2:27.
8. It is often said that the sentence of which γάρ introduces the cause, or renders the reason, is not expressed, but must be gathered from the context and supplied in thought. But that this ellipsis is wholly imaginary is clearly shown by Klotz ad Devar. ii. 1, p. 236f, cf. Winer's Grammar, 446f (415f). The particle is everywhere used in reference to something expressly stated. Suffice it to append a very few examples; the true nature of many others is shown under the remaining heads of this article: In Matthew 5:12 before γάρ some supply 'nor does this happen to you alone'; but the reason is added why a great reward in heaven is reserved for those who suffer persecution, which reason consists in this, that the prophets also suffered persecution, and that their reward is great no one can doubt. In Romans 8:18 some have supplied 'do not shrink from this suffering with Christ'; but on the use of γάρ here, see III. a. below. On Mark 7:28 [T Tr WH omit; L brackets γάρ], where before καὶ γάρ some supply 'but help me,' or 'yet we do not suffer even the dogs to perish with hunger,' see 10 b. below. In Acts 9:11 before γάρ many supply 'he will listen to thee'; but it introduces the reason for the preceding command.
9. When in successive statements γάρ is repeated twice or thrice, or even four or five times, either
a. one and the same thought is confirmed by as many arguments, each having its own force, as there are repetitions of the particle [Meyer denies the coordinate use of γάρ in the N. T., asserting that the first is argumentative, the second explicative, see his commentaries on the passage to follow, also on Romans 8:6]: Matthew 6:32; Romans 16:18f; or
b. every succeeding statement contains the reason for its immediate predecessor, so that the statements are subordinate one to another: Mark 6:52; Matthew 16:25-27; John 3:19; John 5:21; Acts 2:15; Romans 4:13-15; Romans 8:2f, 5; 1 Corinthians 3:3; 1 Corinthians 9:15-17 (where five times in G L T Tr WH); 1 Corinthians 16:7; James 2:10, etc.; or
c. it is repeated in a different sense: Mark 9:39-41; Romans 5:6f (where cf. Winer's Grammar, 453 (422)); Romans 10:2-5 (four times); James 4:14 [WH text omits; Tr brackets the first γάρ, L WH marginal reading omit the second].
10. καὶ γάρ (on which cf. Kühner, ii., p. 854f; Winer's Grammar, 448 (417); [Ellicott on 2 Thessalonians 3:10]) is
a. for, and truly (etenim, namque, [the simple rendering for is regarded as inexact by many; cf. Meyer on 2 Corinthians 13:4 and see Hartung, Partikeln, i. 137f; Krüger, § 69, 32, 21]): Mark 14:70; Luke 22:37 [L Tr brackets γάρ]; 1 Corinthians 5:7; 1 Corinthians 11:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13.
b. for also, for even (nam etiam): Matthew 8:9; Mark 10:45; Luke 6:32; John 4:45; 1 Corinthians 12:14, etc. In Mark 7:28 καὶ γάρ [R G L brackets] τὰ κυνάρια etc. the woman, by adducing an example, confirms what Christ had said, but the example is of such a sort as also to prove that her request ought to be granted. τὲ γάρ for indeed (German denn ja): Romans 7:7; cf. Fritzsche at the passage; Winer's Grammar, 448 (417). ἰδοὺ γάρ, see under ἰδού.
III. It serves to explain, make clear, illustrate, a preceding thought or word: for equivalent to that is, namely;
a. so that it begins an exposition of the thing just announced [cf. Winer's Grammar, 454f (423f)]: Matthew 1:18 [R G]; Matthew 19:12; Luke 11:30; Luke 18:32. In Romans 8:18 γάρ introduces a statement setting forth the nature of the συνδοξασθῆναι just mentioned.
b. so that the explanation is intercalated into the discourse, or even added by way of appendix: Matthew 4:18; Mark 1:16; Mark 2:15; Mark 5:42; Romans 7:1; 1 Corinthians 16:5. In Mark 16:4 the information ἦν γὰρ μέγας σφόδρα is added to throw light on all that has been previously said (in Mark 16:3f) about the stone.
IV. As respects position: γάρ never occupies the first place in a sentence, but the second, or third, or even the fourth ( τοῦ θεοῦ γὰρ υἱός, 2 Corinthians 1:19 — according to true text). Moreover, "not the number but the nature of the word after which it stands is the point to be noticed," Hermann on Sophocles Phil. 1437.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1:18; 1:20; 2:2; 2:5; 2:20; 3:9; 4:18; 5:12; 6:24; 6:32; 7:2; 7:8; 8:9; 9:5; 13:12; 16:25; 16:26; 16:26; 16:27; 19:12; 22:14; 22:28; 23:17; 23:19; 27:23
1:16; 1:22; 2:15; 4:22; 4:25; 5:42; 6:52; 7:10; 7:28; 7:28; 9:6; 9:39; 9:40; 9:41; 10:45; 14:70; 16:3; 16:4
1:15; 1:18; 6:32; 9:25; 11:30; 12:52; 12:58; 18:14; 18:32; 21:4; 22:27; 22:37
2:25; 3:19; 3:20; 4:44; 4:45; 4:45; 5:21; 7:41; 9:30
2:15; 2:25; 8:31; 9:11; 16:37; 19:35
1:9; 1:11; 2:25; 3:3; 4:3; 4:13; 4:14; 4:15; 5:6; 7:1; 7:2; 7:7; 8:2; 8:5; 8:6; 8:18; 8:18; 10:2; 10:3; 10:4; 10:5; 11:34; 13:11; 14:10; 15:27; 16:18
1 Corinthians
1:26; 2:16; 3:3; 5:7; 7:16; 8:11; 9:10; 9:15; 9:16; 9:17; 10:29; 11:5; 11:9; 11:22; 12:8; 12:12; 12:13; 12:14; 14:9; 16:5; 16:7
2 Corinthians
1:19; 13:4
1:18; 1:18; 2:12; 2:13; 2:27
1 Thessalonians
2:20; 4:3
2 Thessalonians
1:5; 2:2; 2:8; 5:13; 12:7
2:10; 4:14; 4:14
1 John

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1063 matches the Greek γάρ (gar),
which occurs 1,067 times in 1,016 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 21 (Mat 1:18–Mat 11:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:18 - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as G1063 his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:20 - But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for G1063 that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for G1063 he shall save his people from their sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:2 - Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for G1063 we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:5 - And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for G1063 thus it is written by the prophet,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:6 - And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for G1063 out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:13 - And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for G1063 Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:20 - Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for G1063 they are dead which sought the young child's life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:2 - And saying, Repent ye: for G1063 the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:3 - For G1063 this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:9 - And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for G1063 I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:15 - And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for G1063 thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:6 - And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for G1063 it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:10 - Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for G1063 it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:17 - From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for G1063 the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:18 - And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for G1063 they were fishers.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:12 - Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for G1063 so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:18 - For G1063 verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:20 - For G1063 I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:29 - And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for G1063 it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:30 - And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for G1063 it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:46 - For G1063 if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:7 - But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for G1063 they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:8 - Be not ye therefore like unto them: for G1063 your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:14 - For G1063 if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:16 - Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for G1063 they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:21 - For G1063 where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:24 - No man can serve two masters: for G1063 either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:32 - (For G1063 after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for G1063 your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:34 - Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for G1063 the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:2 - For with what G1063 judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:8 - For G1063 every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:12 - Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for G1063 this is the law and the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:25 - And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for G1063 it was founded upon a rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:29 - For G1063 he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:9 - For G1063 I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:5 - For G1063 whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:13 - But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for G1063 I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:16 - No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for G1063 that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:21 - For G1063 she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:24 - He said unto them, Give place: for G1063 the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:10 - Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for G1063 the workman is worthy of his meat.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:17 - But beware of men: for G1063 they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:19 - But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for G1063 it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:20 - For G1063 it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:23 - But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for G1063 verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:26 - Fear them not therefore: for G1063 there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:35 - For G1063 I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:10 - For G1063 this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:13 - For G1063 all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

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