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Lexicon :: Strong's G1063 - gar

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γάρ
Transliteration
gar (Key)
Pronunciation
gar
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Part of Speech
conjunction
Root Word (Etymology)
A primary particle
mGNT
1,041x in 2 unique form(s)
TR
1,067x in 2 unique form(s)
LXX
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.
STRONGS NT 1063: γάρ
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

Matthew
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
Mark
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
Luke
1:15; 1:18; 6:32; 9:25; 11:30; 12:52; 12:58; 18:14; 18:32; 21:4; 22:27; 22:37
John
2:25; 3:19; 3:20; 4:44; 4:45; 4:45; 5:21; 7:41; 9:30
Acts
2:15; 2:25; 8:31; 9:11; 16:37; 19:35
Romans
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
Galatians
1:10
Philippians
1:18; 1:18; 2:12; 2:13; 2:27
Colossians
3:3
1 Thessalonians
2:20; 4:3
2 Thessalonians
3:10
Hebrews
1:5; 2:2; 2:8; 5:13; 12:7
James
2:10; 4:14; 4:14
1 John
2:19
Revelation
1:3

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 the [fn]Messiah was as follows: when His mother Mary had been [fn]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:20 - But when he had thought this over, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for [fn]the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:21 - “She will give birth to a Son; and you shall name Him Jesus, for [fn]He will save His people from their sins.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:2 - “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:5 - They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written [fn]by [fn]the prophet:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:6 - ‘AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH,
ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH;
FOR FROM YOU WILL COME FORTH A RULER
WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:13 - Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord *appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to kill Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:20 - “Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child’s life are dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:2 - “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven [fn]is at hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:3 - For this is the one referred to [fn]by Isaiah the prophet when he said,
“THE VOICE OF ONE [fn]CALLING [fn]OUT IN THE WILDERNESS,
‘PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD,
MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:9 - and do not assume that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father’; for I tell you that God is able, from these stones, to raise up children for Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:15 - But Jesus, answering, said to him, “Allow it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he *allowed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:6 - and he *said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written:
‘HE WILL GIVE HIS ANGELS ORDERS CONCERNING YOU’;
and
‘ON THEIR HANDS THEY WILL LIFT YOU UP,
SO THAT YOU DO NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:10 - Then Jesus *said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND [fn]SERVE HIM ONLY.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:17 - From that time Jesus began to [fn]preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven [fn]is at hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:18 - Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:12 - “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in this same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:18 - “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not [fn]the smallest letter or stroke of a letter shall pass from the Law, until all is accomplished!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:20 - “For I say to you that unless your righteousness far surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:29 - “Now if your right eye is causing you to sin, tear it out and throw it away from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, [fn]than for your whole body to be thrown into [fn]hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:30 - “And if your right hand is causing you to sin, cut it off and throw it away from you; for it is better for you [fn]to lose one of the parts of your body, [fn]than for your whole body to go into [fn]hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:46 - “For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectors, do they not do the same?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:7 - “And when you are praying, do not use thoughtless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:8 - “So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:14 - “For if you forgive other people for their [fn]offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:16 - “Now whenever you fast, do not make a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they [fn]distort their faces so that they will be noticed by people when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:21 - for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:24 - “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and [fn]wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:32 - “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:34 - “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will [fn]worry about itself. [fn]Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:2 - “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and [fn]by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:8 - “For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:12 - “In everything, therefore, [fn]treat people the same way you want [fn]them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:25 - “And the rain fell and the [fn]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:29 - for He was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:9 - “For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:5 - “For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:13 - “Now go and learn [fn]what this means: ‘I DESIRE [fn]COMPASSION, [fn]RATHER THAN SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:16 - “But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for [fn]the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:21 - for she was [fn]saying [fn]to herself, “If I only touch His cloak, I will [fn]get well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:24 - He said, “Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep.” And they began laughing at Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:10 - or a [fn]bag for your journey, or even two [fn]tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is deserving of his [fn]support.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:17 - “But be on guard against people, for they will hand you over to the courts and flog you in their synagogues;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:19 - “But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given you in that hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:20 - “For it is not you who are speaking, but it is the Spirit of your Father who is speaking [fn]in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:23 - “But whenever they persecute you in [fn]one city, flee to the [fn]next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:26 - “So do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:35 - “For I came to TURN A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:10 - “This is the one about whom it [fn]is written:
‘BEHOLD, I AM SENDING MY MESSENGER [fn]AHEAD OF YOU,
WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:13 - “For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.


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